OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-913

AN ACT MANDATING EMPLOYERS PROVIDE PAID SICK LEAVE TO EMPLOYEES.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 7129

File Copy No.: 76

Senate Calendar No.: 97

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 creates penalties for a service worker who uses paid sick leave for any purpose not described in the underlying bill, which would result in an annual net 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 under the larceny statutes, a 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.