OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-1438

AN ACT CONCERNING NOTICE OF CERTAIN PROBATE COURT HEARINGS AND THE FILING OF CERTAIN REPORTS.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 08 $

FY 09 $

Probate Court

PCAF - Cost/Savings

Minimal

Minimal

Note: PCAF=Probate Court Administration Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill makes changes to the manner in which giving notice in various probate matters are delivered. In certain matters the change in notification could result in a minimal savings to the probate courts, as delivery may be less costly.

However, there are instances such as filing a claim for paternity by a putative father, where the bill requires personal or abode service instead of notice by certified mail. This change may result in a minimal cost to the probate courts, as the new required methods of delivery can be more costly. Therefore, it is unknown how many of each instance will occur; the net impact to the probate court system is indeterminate.

The Out Years

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