OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-7350

AN ACT CONCERNING IN-SCHOOL SUSPENSIONS.

As Amended by House "A" (LCO 6673), Senate "A" (LCO 7133)

House Calendar No. : 380

Senate Calendar No. : 489

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 08 $

FY 09 $

Education, Dept.

GF - Cost

None

Potential

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 08 $

FY 09 $

All Municipalities

Cost

None

Potential

Explanation

The bill reduces the possibility of out-of-school suspensions which may result in school districts having to provide alternative in-school programs not currently utilized. This may result in an increased need of staff. The potential cost would likely be minimal to smaller school districts. Larger school districts with numerous suspensions could see costs which could be potentially significant. The potential cost is dependent on the chosen path of implementing in-school suspensions rather than out-of-school suspensions.

House “A” was technical and had no fiscal impact.

Senate “A” delayed the costs of the bill until FY 09 by changing the effective date to July 1, 2008.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation.

The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose.