OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS
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April 27, 2010
To Fiscal Note on LCO No. 4295
sHB-5246, File No. 314
AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF, AND SERVICES FOR, VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
The fiscal note should have indicated that the amendment eliminates the $2. 25 million FY 11 appropriation to the Department of Social Services to expand staffing hours at domestic violence shelters. The amendment thereby eliminates the FY 11 General Fund budgeted cost and anticipated FY 12 costs associated with maintaining current services, which are indicated in the fiscal note on the underlying bill.
It should be noted that the budget (sHB 5081, as favorably reported by the Appropriations Committee), contains a General Fund appropriation of $1. 75 million in FY 11 to expand staffing hours at domestic violence shelters. These funds will be supplemented in FY 11 by $500,000 in Federal Fund stimulus through the STOP Violence Against Women Act.