OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-20

AN ACT CONCERNING CARRYING A FIREARM WHILE INTOXICATED OR UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 17 $

FY 18 $

Resources of the General Fund

GF - Potential Revenue Gain

Minimal

Minimal

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill lowers the blood alcohol content allowable while carrying a loaded firearm and results in a potential revenue gain from criminal fines by increasing the number of potential violators. In FY 15, 93 charges resulted in one conviction with a fine of $350 and all other cases received a plea bargain or were dismissed.

The Out Years

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

Sources:

Judicial Department Offenses and Revenue Database