OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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HB-6678

AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TECHNICAL AND OTHER CHANGES TO THE INSURANCE AND RELATED STATUTES.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 7809

File Copy No.: 793

House Calendar No.: 63

Senate Calendar No.: 472


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 16 $

FY 17 $

Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

GF - Cost

Less than $75,000

None

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment requires all home health aides to submit to both a state and national criminal history background check and pay the cost of such checks.1

The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) performs approximately 100,000 national criminal history background checks annually for various licensing and employment purposes. There are estimated to be approximately 15,000 home health aides in Connecticut. The additional checks required under this bill are anticipated to require as much as $75,000 of overtime to perform.

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.

1 The Federal Bureau of Investigation charges approximately $14.75 to perform a national criminal history record check. The fee for a DESPP state criminal history record check is $50.