OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

Legislative Office Building, Room 5200

Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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sSB-429

AN ACT CONCERNING ASSAULT THAT RESULTS IN THE LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 15 $

FY 16 $

Correction, Dept.; Judicial Dept.

GF - Potential Cost

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Judicial Dept.

GF - Potential Revenue Gain

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Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill results in a potential cost to the Department of Corrections and a potential revenue gain to the Judicial Department. It adds an action to assault in the second degree and imposes a mandatory minimum of two years for anyone convicted of this act.

To the extent that offenders are prosecuted for new offenses under this bill, potential costs for incarceration or probation supervision in the community, or judicial revenue would result.  On average, it costs the agency $6,050 (including benefits) to supervise an inmate in the community as opposed to $50,690 (including benefits) to incarcerate an offender. 

The Out Years

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