OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-1033

AN ACT CONCERNING COURT OPERATIONS.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 7367

File Copy No.: 738

Senate Calendar No.: 429


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 16 $

FY 17 $

Correction, Dept.

GF - Cost

Potential Significant

Potential Significant

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment makes various changes that result in a fiscal impact to the Board of Pardons and Parole within the Department of Correction (DOC). The amendment requires DOC to ensure that victims of crimes register with the agency, and that the victims are contacted when a hearing of the Board of Pardon and Parole is scheduled. This requires significant resources to build, implement and maintain the system. It should be noted that the Judicial Branch Office of Victim Services offers a notification service for crime victims.

The amendment also requires the agency to notify the Chief State's Attorney via certified mail of any parole hearings. The agency holds approximately 2,000 hearings annually, which will cost $6,660 per year to notify the Chief State's Attorney's office using certified mail.

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.