OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-1062

AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CONNECTICUT SENTENCING COMMISSION REGARDING THE SENTENCING OF A CHILD CONVICTED OF A FELONY OFFENSE.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 7253

File Copy No.: 681

Senate Calendar No.: 490


OFA Fiscal Note

NO FISCAL IMPACT

The amendment strikes section 1 of the underlying bill and replaces it with language that does not result in a fiscal impact. The amendment requires the court to consider certain factors when sentencing a juvenile and requires the Judicial Department Court Support Services Division (CSSD) to create reference materials on adolescent psychology and brain development to assist courts at sentencing. It is anticipated that CSSD can do so with current resources and does not result in a fiscal impact.

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.