OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-170

AN ACT CONCERNING PARDONS.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 08 $

FY 09 $

Correction, Dept.

GF - Uncertain

See Below

See Below

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill specifies that the Board of Pardons and Paroles (BPP) (1) may accept certain pardons applications within certain timeframes and (2) has the authority to grant pardons to those convicted of certain violations in the same manner as other offenses.

Since the BPP already has the authority to do the above under CGS 54-130a (a-b), it is uncertain if the BPP would alter policies and procedures and therefore, to what extent any fiscal impact would result.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to changes in pardons procedures.