OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-7501

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE CONTINUED OPERATION OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE STATE.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 10109


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 18 $

FY 19 $

Correction, Dept.

GF - Cost

See Below

See Below

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

This amendment adds four types of assault to the list of crimes that are ineligible to receive Risk Reduction Earned Credits (RREC) and results in a cost to the state. To the extent that offenders are incarcerated longer under the changes to the RREC program, potential costs for incarceration will result. There are currently 622 people incarcerated for the four types of assault specified in the bill. On average, it costs the state $61,320 (including benefits) to incarcerate an offender for a year.

This amendment also requires the Department of Corrections Commissioner to adopt regulations regarding the RREC Program and does not result in a cost to the state or municipalities.

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.