OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-1033

AN ACT CONCERNING COURT OPERATIONS.

As Amended by House "A" (LCO 8031)

House Calendar No.: 572

Senate Calendar No.: 429


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 16 $

FY 17 $

Comptroller - Adjudicated Claims Account

GF - Cost

See Below

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Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill makes various changes to court procedures which do not result in a fiscal impact. Among the changes, it allows judicial marshals to serve a copy of a capias order. Current law allows judicial marshals to only serve the original order. In addition, the bill specifies that the fee for a civil protection order be waived. Legislation for civil protection orders became in effect on January 1, 2015 and it has been the current practice of the Judicial Department to not charge the fee for a request for a civil protection order, as is the case under current law for civil restraining orders.

The bill authorizes Lori Calvert to present her claim against the state, after the time limitations set in statute, to the Claims Commissioner. The associated fiscal impact depends on the adjudication of the claim.

House “A” strikes a section of the bill as amended by Senate “A”, which allowed Kenneth J. Krayeske to present his claim against the state to the Claims Commissioner, after the time limitations set in statue. The impact of this section would have depended on the adjudication of Mr. Krayeske's claim. Therefore, the amendment results in eliminating a potential cost in the underlying bill as amended by Senate “A”. The amendment also makes technical changes which have no fiscal impact.

The Out Years

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