OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5593

AN ACT CONCERNING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT.

As Amended by House "A" (LCO 5496)

House Calendar No.: 406

Senate Calendar No.: 598


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 adds a minimum mandatory sentence for violation of 53a-70b. On average seven offenders are prosecuted or accept plea deals under this statute annually. The majority of those offenders are sentenced to over one year in prison. To the extent that future offenders are prosecuted under this bill and sentenced to longer prison sentences, costs for incarceration would result.  On average, it costs the agency $50,690 (including benefits) to incarcerate an offender. 

The bill makes additional changes that do not result in a fiscal impact.

House “A” strikes the language of the underlying bill and the associated fiscal impact and replaces the bill with language that results in the fiscal impact identified above.

The Out Years

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

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.