OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-6554

AN ACT CONCERNING EMERGENCY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR PERSONS EXPERIENCING A DRUG OVERDOSE.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 12 $

FY 13 $

Judicial Dept.

GF - Potential Revenue Loss

Less than 10,000

Less than 10,000

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill exempts a person from being charged with possession of narcotics when they seek emergency medical assistance for themselves or another person experiencing a drug overdose. To the extent this change results in less fine money being collected from individuals no longer being charged with possession of narcotics, a revenue loss of less than $10,000 to the General Fund would result. 1

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing revenue identified above would remain constant into the future since fine amounts are set by statute.

Sources:

Judicial Department Offenses and Revenue Database

1 In 2010 there were 126 offenses for possession of narcotics, with $119,905 in revenue collected.