OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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SB-73

AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDREN'S SAFETY.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 4111

File Copy No.: 119

Senate Calendar No.: 136

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 17 $

FY 18 $

Governmental Accountability, Off.

GF - Cost

Less than $100,000

Less than $100,000

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment requires the Child Advocate within the Office of Governmental Accountability (OGA) to conduct an assessment of certain internal processes and staff of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) upon the unexpected or unexplained death of a child with past or present involvement with DCF.

The amendment is anticipated to result in fewer than 15 such assessments annually. The cost to the OGA's Child Advocate for conducting such assessments is anticipated to be less than $100,000 annually.

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.