OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS
Legislative Office Building, Room 5200
Hartford, CT 06106 ↓ (860) 240-0200
AN ACT CONCERNING DISCRIMINATION.
LCO No.: 7440
File Copy No.: 838
House Calendar No.: 361
Senate Calendar No.: 545
OFA Fiscal Note
FY 12 $
FY 13 $
GF - Potential Revenue Gain
Note: GF=General Fund
The amendment strikes the underlying bill and the associated fiscal impact.
The amendment prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression. This conforms statute to current practice for the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and does not result in a fiscal impact to the agency.
Sections 22 and 37 of the amendment expand the definition of certain crimes involving the deprivation of rights to include a victim's gender identity or expression, which will result in a revenue gain to the General Fund of less than $5, 000. The estimate assumes that the establishment of a fine and/or imprisonment for this offense will increase the likelihood that an estimated less than 10 offenders annually would be prosecuted and receive harsher penalties than under current law.1
It is anticipated that the number of additional offenders placed on probation would be less than 10, and would not result in additional resources being required by the Judicial Department.
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 Since 2003, there have been 15 offenses filed with the Superior Court for this offense.