OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-153

AN ACT PROVIDING A SAFE HARBOR FOR EXPLOITED CHILDREN.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 5073

File Copy No.: 469

House Calendar No.: 430

Senate Calendar No.: 332

OFA Fiscal Note

MINIMAL FISCAL IMPACT

The amendment would make failure to report a murder against a child a class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to 1 years' imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $2, 000. To the extent that this change increases the likelihood that offenders would be prosecuted or receive harsher penalties, a potential revenue gain from criminal fines and potential cost for incarceration and/or probation supervision in the community exist. On average, it costs the state $3, 736 to supervise an offender on probation in the community as compared to $47, 425 to incarcerate the offender.

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.