OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-349

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR POSSESSION OF A SMALL AMOUNT OF MARIJUANA.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 6332

File Copy No.: 700

Senate Calendar No.: 479

OFA Fiscal Note

MINIMAL COST

The amendment requires the Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) to study the impact of the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana on the service needs and costs of each department. It is anticipated that the requirements will result in a minimal cost to DPH and DMHAS associated with additional overtime, or the need to hire an outside consultant to assist with the study.

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.