OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

Legislative Office Building, Room 5200

Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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SB-72

AN ACT CONCERNING A NOTIFICATION OF SUPPORT FOR FOSTER PARENTS AND RELATIVE CAREGIVERS.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 17 $

FY 18 $

Children & Families, Dept.

GF - Cost

approx. 500

approx. 500

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill results in an annual cost of approximately $500 to the Department of Children and Families (DCF), associated with providing a notification of privileges to foster parents/relative caregivers when a child is placed with them, or upon request. There were 3,292 foster parents and relative caregivers as of January 2016. An expenditure assumption of $0.15 per document, per parent/caregiver, results in a cost of $494. While some individuals will allow this document to be emailed to them at no cost to the agency, the fiscal impact of approximately $500 remains in order to account for duplicative copies provided by DCF upon request.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to the number of foster parents and relative caregivers, and inflation.

Sources:

Department of Children and Families' January Comprehensive Financial Status Report