OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-179

AN ACT CONCERNING EDUCATION ISSUES.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 4987

File Copy No.: 311

Senate Calendar No.: 226

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 17 $

FY 18 $

Resources of the General Fund

GF - Potential Revenue Gain

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Correction, Dept.; Judicial Dept. (Probation)

GF - Potential Cost

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Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment, which increases the penalty for certain cases of threatening, results in a potential revenue gain from criminal fines and a potential cost for increased sentences. In FY 15 there were 11 charges with a total revenue gain of $2,640. Currently there are 35 inmates incarcerated for the charges specified.

To the extent that offenders are adults and are prosecuted for new or expanded offenses under this amendment, potential costs for incarceration or probation supervision in the community 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. To the extent that offenders are minors and are prosecuted for new or expanded offenses under this amendment, potential costs for incarceration or probation supervision in the community would result. On average, it costs the state approximately $20,000 (including benefits) for juvenile probation as opposed to $109,865 (including benefits) to incarcerate a juvenile.

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.