OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5642

AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE POLICY AND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

As Amended by House "A" (LCO 5563)

House Calendar No.: 382

Senate Calendar No.: 554

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 17 $

FY 18 $

Education, Dept.; Children & Families, Dept.; Correction, Dept.; Judicial Dept.

GF - Potential Cost

See Below

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Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 17 $

FY 18 $

Local and Regional School Districts

Potential Cost

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Explanation

The bill makes various changes to juvenile justice matters and results in the fiscal impact described below.

The bill requires the State Department of Education (SDE) to identify effective truancy intervention models, to be used by local and regional boards of education. By August 15, 2018, required local and regional boards of education must implement one of the identified truancy models. This could result in an additional cost to various local and regional boards of education in FY 18. Any costs would be dependent upon the truancy model selected by the district and the method of implementation.

The bill also requires the Departments of Education, Children and Families, Correction, and the Judicial Department to address deficiencies found in the juvenile justice system and to develop a plan to address educational needs of youth reentering the community. The requirements contained in the section could result in potential minimal costs, in FY 17 or FY 18, depending on when the agencies choose to develop the plan. The potential minimal costs are associated with research, policy development, professional development and training, and meeting facilitation.  

The bill creates a data working group of the Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee and requires various agencies to serve on the group. They are required to develop, implement, and maintain a data integration process linking data on children across executive branch agencies (through the Office of Policy and Management's integrated data system) and the Judicial Branch (through the Court Support Services Division). In addition, they are required to develop recommendations for use and access to such data. To the extent that this will require the utilization of technology or other consultants, the bill results in a potential cost to the affected agencies.

House “A” strikes the underlying bill and results in the fiscal impact described above.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation.