OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-1005

AN ACT PROTECTING ELDERLY CONSUMERS FROM EXPLOITATION AND ADOPTING THE CONNECTICUT UNIFORM POWER OF ATTORNEY ACT.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 7326

File Copy No.: 201

Senate Calendar No.: 169


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 16 $

FY 17 $

Resources of the General Fund

GF - Potential Revenue Gain

Less than 5,000

Less than 5,000

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment strikes the underlying bill and the associated fiscal impact. The amendment is anticipated to result in a minimal revenue gain of less than $5,000 by expanding mandatory reporters of elder abuse and expanding larceny in the 2nd degree.

The amendment expands mandatory reports of elder abuse to include certain emergency medical service providers. This provision is not anticipated to result in a fiscal impact as there have been no charges filed under the existing mandatory report of elderly abuse statute in the past 10 years.

The amendment also expands larceny in the 2nd degree, a class C felony. In FY 14 there were 1,137 total charges of larceny in the 2nd degree, of which 697 charges were dismissed, 421 accepted a plea bargain, and 15 were guilty, which resulted in fine revenue of $2,500.

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.