OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-6489

AN ACT REQUIRING DNA TESTING OF PERSONS ARRESTED FOR THE COMMISSION OF A SERIOUS FELONY.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 7900

File Copy No.: 594

House Calendar No.: 355

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 12 $

FY 13 $

Public Safety, Dept.; Comptroller Misc. Accounts (Fringe Benefits) 1

GF - Reduces Cost in Bill

563, 175

750, 900

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 12 $

FY 13 $

Various Municipalities

See Below

See Below

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Explanation

The amendment reduces the cost by $563, 175 in FY 12 and $750, 900 in FY 13 by 1) restricting the collection of DNA samples to those with a prior felony conviction and 2) permitting the Department of Public Safety to process samples only if available resources allow.

The amendment also reduces the mandated cost to municipalities to a potential cost by requiring law enforcement agencies to collect a sample from certain arrestees only if such resources are available. To the extent that law enforcement agencies purchase DNA sampling kits to test these certain arrestees, there may be a fiscal impact. The potential annualized aggregate municipal cost could be up to $31, 150 if all municipal law enforcement agencies purchase enough kits to test all arrestees.

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.

1 The fringe benefit costs for most state employees are budgeted centrally in accounts administered by the Comptroller. The estimated non-pension fringe benefit cost associated with personnel changes is 23.76% of payroll in FY 12 and FY 13. In addition, there could be an impact to potential liability for the applicable state pension funds.