OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

Legislative Office Building, Room 5200

Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

http: //www.cga.ct.gov/ofa

HB-6599

AN ACT CONCERNING DISCRIMINATION.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 6901

File Copy No.: 838

House Calendar No.: 361

Senate Calendar No.: 545

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

Judicial Dept. (Probation) / Correction, Dept.

GF - Potential Cost

Minimal

Minimal

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment increases the penalties for falsely exhibiting a gender identity in order to commit or facilitate the commission of a crime, which would result in an annual revenue gain of less than $50, 000 to the General Fund. It is anticipated that relatively few fines would be imposed on an annual basis, and, consequently, any revenue gain under the bill is expected to be minimal.

To the extent that these changes increase the likelihood that offenders would be prosecuted or receive harsher penalties than currently provided for, potential cost for incarceration and/or probation supervision in the community would result. On average, it costs the state $3, 785 to supervise an offender on probation in the community as compared to $48, 545 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.