OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-429

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

As Amended by Senate "A" (LCO 5274)

Senate Calendar No.: 188


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 15 $

FY 16 $

Correction, Dept.; Judicial Dept.

GF - Potential Cost

See Below

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Judicial Dept.

GF - Potential Revenue Gain

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Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

Explanation

The bill results in a potential cost to the Department of Correction and a potential revenue gain to the Judicial Department. It adds an action to assault in the second degree.

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.

Senate “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.

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.