OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-913

AN ACT MANDATING EMPLOYERS PROVIDE PAID SICK LEAVE TO EMPLOYEES.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 7673

File Copy No.: 76

House Calendar No.: 555

Senate Calendar No.: 97

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 12 $

FY 13 $

Judicial Dept.

GF - Potential Revenue Gain

None

Minimal

Judicial Dept. (Probation)

GF - Potential Cost

None

Minimal

Comptroller Misc. Accounts (Unemployment Benefits)

GF - Cost Avoidance

None

Minimal

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment adds using paid sick leave for any purpose other than what is provided for in the underlying bill as larceny. To the extent that this change increases the likelihood that offenders would be prosecuted or receive harsher penalties than currently provided for under the larceny statutes, a potential revenue gain from criminal fines and potential cost for probation supervision in the community would result. 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. On average, it costs the state $3, 785 to supervise an offender on probation in the community.

Additionally, the amendment denies unemployment compensation benefits to any service worker who uses paid sick leave benefits for any purpose other than what is provided in the underlying bill. As the state and municipalities are reimbursing employers for claims made by former employees for unemployment compensation benefits, this amendment would result in potential minimal cost avoidance.

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.