OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-6663

AN ACT CONCERNING POLICE MISCONDUCT.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 8421

File Copy No.: 221

House Calendar No.: 174


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 18 $

FY 19 $

Various State Agencies

GF - Potential Revenue Loss

See Below

See Below

Attorney General

GF - Potential Cost

See Below

See Below

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 18 $

FY 19 $

Various Municipalities

Potential Cost

Significant

Significant

Explanation

The amendment restricts all municipalities and state agencies from preventing any other municipality or state agency from sharing information regarding the immigration status of any resident aliens with the Department of Homeland Security.

State Agencies

There is potential cost to the Office of the Attorney General to the extent that the agency is required by the amendment to investigate claims against municipalities and state agencies. Likewise, there is potential cost to the Attorney General to the extent that the office is required to defend state agencies from claims allowed by the amendment.

There is a potential revenue loss to various state agencies to the extent that any agency found to be in violation is not eligible for any state moneys otherwise remitted to it.

General Fund

The amendment's impact on the general fund is unclear. The amount of savings to the general fund from any potential limitations on transfers to state agencies resulting from violations would vary depending on which state agency is affected, the amount of their state appropriation, and the amount of any potential federal matches received.

Municipalities

There is a potentially significant revenue loss to municipalities resulting from the amendment. If any municipality is found to violate section 502 under the amendment, they become ineligible from receiving all state aid otherwise remitted to them. State aid is a significant portion of all municipalities' annual revenue. The impact on the general fund from such a violation is again unclear.

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.