OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS
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AN ACT CONCERNING REVENUE AND OTHER ITEMS TO IMPLEMENT THE BUDGET FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE 30, 2017.
LCO No.: 6488
OFA Fiscal Note
The amendment transfers $2,707,953 from Youth Services Prevention in the Judicial Department to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) to provide grants to substance abuse treatment providers for long-term stay treatment beds. While this transfer has no net fiscal impact to the state, it reduces funding to the Judicial Department and associated grantees and increases funding to DMHAS.
Section 501 classifies fentanyl as a narcotic and thus increases the penalty for possession and related crimes. To the extent that future offenders receive higher fines and longer prison sentences 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.