OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-453

AN ACT CONCERNING CERTIFICATES OF RELIEF FROM BARRIERS RESULTING FROM CONVICTION OF A CRIME.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

Judicial Dept.

GF - Cost

200,000

None

Correction, Dept.

GF - Cost

100,000

100,000

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill results in a potential one-time cost in FY 13 to the Judicial Department of approximately $200,000 to update the data system used to track offenders that are granted a certificate of relief from a Superior Court judge.

The bill makes various changes to statutes regarding provisional pardons which are expected to increase the number of applications for certificates and require additional staff resources. Currently, provisional pardons represent approximately 7% of the agency's workload. The bill is anticipated to cost the Board of Pardons and Parole within the Department of Correction an estimated $100,000 for an additional staff person or additional overtime for existing staff.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation.

Sources:

http: //www. ct. gov/doc/lib/doc/PDF/PDFReport/PardonsCounts. pdf