OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-6578

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR A CAPITAL FELONY.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 7471

File Copy No.: 726

House Calendar No.: 479

Senate Calendar No.: 661

OFA Fiscal Note

REDUCES SAVINGS IN THE BILL; SIGNIFICANT COST

The amendment preserves the penalty of death that may be imposed on any inmate convicted of murdering a correctional officer, and establishes the penalty of death or life imprisonment without the possibility of release for any inmate convicted of murdering any other person (including inmates and visitors) in a correctional facility.

Preserving the death penalty for certain offenders reduces the significant state savings under the bill. Expanding the penalty of death and life imprisonment without the possibility of release would result in significant state costs associated with litigation, incarceration and execution.

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. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.