OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-5743

AN ACT CONCERNING HATE CRIMES.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 6814

File Copy No.: 654

House Calendar No.: 418


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 18 $

FY 19 $

Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

GF - Eliminates Cost in Bill

Less than 175,000

Less than 175,000

State Comptroller - Fringe Benefits1

GF - Eliminates Cost in Bill

Less than 57,000

Less than 57,000

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment eliminates the section of the underlying bill that resulted in a cost of less than $175,000 annually to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) for three positions associated with a hate crime hotline and less than $57,000 annually for fringe benefits.

The amendment makes additional clarifying changes that do not result in a fiscal impact.

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.

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.