OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-796

AN ACT CONCERNING LENGTHY SENTENCES FOR CRIMES COMMITTED BY A CHILD OR YOUTH AND THE SENTENCING OF A CHILD OR YOUTH CONVICTED OF CERTAIN FELONY OFFENSES.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 6400

File Copy No.: 696

Senate Calendar No.: 409


OFA Fiscal Note

NO FISCAL IMPACT

The amendment makes several technical changes that do not result in a fiscal impact. In addition, the amendment narrows the circumstances in which the court must consider certain factors during sentencing. The amendment also requires the court to indicate the maximum length of incarceration for youthful offenders in certain circumstances. This is not anticipated to result in a fiscal impact as the Judicial Branch and the Department of Correction can collaborate to calculate the information. Finally, the amendment requires the CT Sentencing Commission to study methods of victim notification of parole eligibility and report findings to the General Assembly, which does not result in a fiscal impact.

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.