OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-396

AN ACT CONCERNING THE CHILD FATALITY REVIEW PANEL.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 18 $

FY 19 $

Office of the Child Advocate

GF - Cost

77,172

77,172

State Comptroller - Fringe Benefits1

GF - Savings

29,387

29,387

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill requires the Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) to produce an annual report and informational forum regarding child fatalities. This is estimated to result in an annualized cost of $106,559 ($77,172 for salary and $29,387 for fringe benefits) to hire one assistant child advocate position.

Currently, the OCA has one full-time and one part-time position to review and investigate child fatalities. This bill significantly expands the content required in the child fatality report, necessitating intensive investigation and qualitative research.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation.

Sources:

Child Advocate

 

Genesis

1 The fringe benefit costs for most state employees are budgeted centrally in accounts administered by the Comptroller. The estimated active employee fringe benefit cost associated with most personnel changes is 38.08% of payroll in FY 18 and FY 19.