OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5341

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DESIGNATION OF A PERSON CONVICTED OF CRIMINAL VIOLATION OF A STANDING CRIMINAL PROTECTIVE ORDER AS A PERSISTENT OFFENDER.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 15 $

FY 16 $

Correction, Dept.

GF - Potential Cost

See Below

See Below

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill results in a potential cost to the Department of Correction by adding violation of a standing criminal protective order to statutes enhancing penalties for persistent offenders. On average, 15 offenders are convicted or accept plea bargains under this statute annually. To the extent that future offenders qualify under the persistent offender statutes and are sentenced to longer prison sentences, costs for incarceration would result. On average, it costs the agency $50,690 (including benefits) to incarcerate an offender annually.

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