OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-6899

AN ACT EXPANDING GUARDIANSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN AND IMPLEMENTING PROVISIONS OF THE FEDERAL PREVENTING SEX TRAFFICKING AND STRENGTHENING FAMILIES ACT.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 8108

File Copy No.: 160

House Calendar No.: 128


OFA Fiscal Note

NO FISCAL IMPACT

The amendment implements provisions of the federal Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act and broadens guardianship opportunities for “fictive kin.” It also broadens the requirements related to background checks for contractors as well as credit checks for certain children. These changes do not result in a fiscal impact, as expanded guardianship opportunities shift costs from foster care to adoption accounts, and the bill's other changes are already the current practice of the agency.

Additionally, the amendment makes several technical changes that conforms statute to current practice regarding the Probate Court and Superior Court.

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.