OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-5315

AN ACT CONCERNING EDUCATION AND THE REDUCTION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 5158

File Copy No.: 320

House Calendar No.: 175

Senate Calendar No.: 494

OFA Fiscal Note

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The amendment makes it permissive for a local or regional school district to expel a student for enumerated sex crimes. If an expelled student is under 16 years of age the local or regional school district is required to provide an alternative education for the student, which is generally more costly than if the student attended school in a regular classroom setting. If an expelled student is over 16 years of age, and it is their first expulsion, the local and regional school district is required to provide an alternative education, which could be adult education. The cost of adult education is cheaper than if a student attended school in a regular classroom setting. Therefore, the fiscal impact of the amendment on local and regional boards of education is dependent upon the number of students expelled for the enumerated sex crimes, the age of the students, and if it is their first expulsion.

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.