OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

Legislative Office Building, Room 5200

Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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SB-143

AN ACT CONCERNING STATE AGENCY COMPLIANCE WITH PROBATE COURT ORDERS.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 17 $

FY 18 $

Children & Families, Dept.; Department of Developmental Services; Social Services, Dept.

GF - Potential Cost

See Below

See Below

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill requires state agencies to recognize, apply, and enforce any probate court orders, denials or decrees. To the extent that state agencies are not currently complying with such orders, this bill may result in a cost to the agencies to comply. In addition, to the extent that the Probate Court order potentially violates federal law or jeopardizes federal funding, it is likely the affected agency would appeal the decision.

The Out Years

The potential fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to the extent to which state agencies are not in compliance.