OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-983

AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CONNECTICUT SENTENCING COMMISSION REGARDING UNCLASSIFIED FELONIES.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 14 $

FY 15 $

Judicial Dept.

GF - Potential Revenue Gain

Up to $150,000

Up to $150,000

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill is anticipated to result in a potential revenue gain of up to $150,000 to the Judicial Department by reclassifying previously unclassified felonies to class D and E felonies and increasing the penalty for violation of certain offenses.

The estimated revenue gain was developed by analyzing the current fines for these offenses and assumes that the average fine will increase proportionately to the increase in the maximum fine.

The bill is not anticipated to result in a fiscal impact to the Department of Correction as it only changes the prison penalty for two unclassified felonies both of which are infrequently offended statutes (less than one per year).

The Out Years

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

Sources:

Judicial Department Offenses and Revenue Database