OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

Legislative Office Building, Room 5200

Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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sHB-6591

AN ACT REQUIRING THE EUTHANIZATION OF ANY CAT OR DOG TO BE PERFORMED BY A LICENSED VETERINARIAN.

As Amended by House "A" (LCO 8113)

House Calendar No.: 364


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 14 $

FY 15 $

Correction, Dept.; Judicial Dpt (Probation)

GF - Potential Cost

Indeterminate

Indeterminate

Judicial Dept.

GF - Potential Revenue Gain

Less than $20,000

Less than $20,000

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill creates a new violation with regards to euthanasia of dogs and cats. The number of potential offenders for this new offense is unknown but is anticipated to be less than 20. To the extent that offenders are prosecuted under this bill, potential costs for incarceration or probation supervision in the community would result. On average, it costs $50,690 to incarcerate an offender and $4,968 (including fringe benefits) to supervise an offender on probation in the community. The bill also results in a potential revenue gain of less than $20,000 to the Judicial Department for fines associated with this provision.

House “A” strikes the underlying bill and replaces it with language that results in the fiscal impact described above.

The Out Years

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