OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5497

AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES' TASK FORCE ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 4359

File Copy No.: 483

House Calendar No.: 302

OFA Fiscal Note

Reduces Potential Cost of Bill

The amendment requires the Judicial Department to cease operating the bill's pilot program to monitor electronically certain domestic violence offenders once federal stimulus funds for the program have expired in March 2011, if other resources are unavailable to continue the program.

Funds to continue this program (estimated FY 11 cost of $46, 000) are not included in sHB 5018, the Revised FY 11 Budget as favorably reported by the Appropriations Committee. It is anticipated that the program would therefore cease in accordance with the amendment - thus the amendment eliminates the cost described within the original fiscal note.

The amendment also decreases, from 12 to 3 courts, the potential expansion of domestic violence dockets under the bill. This reduces the bill's potential cost, which must be borne "within available appropriations" under either the bill or amendment.

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.