OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-6554

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

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 7973

File Copy No.: 655

House Calendar No.: 384

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 12 $

FY 13 $

Judicial Dept.

GF - Potential Revenue Gain

less than 50, 000

less than 50, 000

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

There is no fiscal impact in requiring the commissioner of the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) to designate as controlled substances, Mephedrone and MDPV as the agency has expertise in this area.

To the extent that offenders are prosecuted and required to pay fines for the sale and/or possession of mephedrone and MDPV, a potential annual revenue gain of less than $50, 000 to the General Fund would result.

It is anticipated that the number of additional low-risk offenders placed on probation as a result of this change would be less than 100, and would not result in additional resources being required by the Judicial Department.1 An additional 100 offenders placed on probation would represent a 0.15% increase to the total probation caseload.

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 majority of these offenders would be expected to be placed under an administrative form of probation, which does not require ongoing contact with probation officers or contract services.