OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-38

AN ACT CONCERNING THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT AND DIVISION OF PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICES.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 12 $

FY 13 $

Pub. Defender Serv. Com.

GF - Savings

5,000

5,000

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill will result in a savings of less than $5,000 to the Public Defenders Services Commission by exempting public defenders from paying a fee for copies obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation.