OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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sSB-74

AN ACT CONCERNING SECOND PARENT ADOPTION.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 17 $

FY 18 $

Children & Families, Dept.

GF - Savings

less than $500

less than $500

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

There is a Department of Children and Families (DCF) savings of less than $500 annually associated with requiring the Probate Court to waive a home study requirement for a second-parent adoption, unless good cause is shown. Four second-parent home studies are performed by DCF annually on average. Savings are associated with reduced fuel expenses.

The Out Years

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