OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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sHB-5592

AN ACT CONCERNING THE TIME LIMITATION FOR PROSECUTING A MOTOR VEHICLE VIOLATION THAT RESULTS IN DEATH OR SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY TO ANOTHER PERSON.

As Amended by House "A" (LCO 4510)

House Calendar No.: 405


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 eliminating the statute of limitations on certain statutes regarding motor vehicle violations that result in death. To the extent that offenders in cases where the statute of limitations has expired who are now tried under this bill, potential costs for incarceration would result. On average, it costs the agency $50,690 (including benefits) to incarcerate an offender.

House “A” strikes the language of the underlying bill and 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.