OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-5030

AN ACT CONCERNING THE FORFEITURE OF MONEY AND PROPERTY RELATED TO CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND THE POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 11 $

FY 12 $

Dept. of Administrative Services

GF - Revenue Gain

40,875

54,500

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

This bill would generate an estimated state revenue gain of $54,500 annually as a result of the forfeiture of money and property related to child sexual exploitation and human trafficking and child pornography. The number of convictions under statutes included in the bill is approximately 2. 4% of the number of convictions under statutes related to the drug asset forfeitures. Any state revenue gain under the bill is therefore estimated to be 2. 4% of $2. 26 million, or $54,500 annually.

The Department of Administrative Services could process property forfeited under this bill through the normal course of its duties and at no additional cost.

It is anticipated that there would be no additional cost to the bill's requirement that a sexual assault investigation course be included in training programs conducted by the Department of Public Safety, the Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POST), or municipal police departments. Currently, the basic training program conducted at POST includes training on sexual assault investigation.

The Out Years

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

Sources:

CORE-CT Flexible Ledger Analysis Tool (Revenues); Judicial Department's Quarterly Criminal/Motor Vehicle Statute Files