OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-5642

AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE POLICY AND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 5351

File Copy No.: 616

House Calendar No.: 382

OFA Fiscal Note

SEE FISCAL NOTE

The amendment strikes the underlying bill and replaces it with language that results in the impact described below. The amendment makes various changes to juvenile justice matters and results in the fiscal impact described below.

The amendment requires the State Department of Education (SDE) to identify effective truancy intervention models, to be used by local and regional boards of education. By August 15, 2018, required local and regional boards of education must implement one of the identified truancy models. This could result in an additional cost to various local and regional boards of education in FY 18. Any costs would be dependent upon the truancy model selected by the district and the method of implementation.

The amendment also requires the Departments of Education, Children and Families, Correction, and the Judicial Department to address deficiencies found in the juvenile justice system and to develop a plan to address educational needs of youth reentering the community. The requirements contained in the section could result in potential minimal costs, in FY 17 or FY 18, depending on when the agencies choose to develop the plan. The potential minimal costs are associated with research, policy development, professional development and training, and meeting facilitation.  

The amendment creates a data working group of the JJPOC and requires various agencies to serve on the group.  They are required to develop, implement, and maintain a data integration process linking data on children across executive branch agencies (through the Office of Policy and Management's integrated data system) and the Judicial Branch (through the Court Support Services Division).  In addition, they are required to develop recommendations for use and access to such data.  To the extent that this will require the utilization of technology or other consultants, the amendment results in a potential cost to the affected agencies.

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.