OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5495

AN ACT CONCERNING ENHANCED PENALTIES FOR THREATENING A JUDGE.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 4648

File Copy No.: 530

House Calendar No.: 332

OFA Fiscal Note

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The amendment extends the penalty for certain cases of threatening to include judge trial referees and results in a potential revenue gain from criminal fines and a potential cost for increased sentences.

To the extent that offenders are prosecuted for new or expanded offenses under this amendment, potential costs for incarceration or probation supervision in the community, or judicial revenue would result.  On average, it costs the state $7,260 (including benefits) to supervise an inmate in the community as opposed to $61,320 (including benefits) to incarcerate an offender.

The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.