OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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SB-981

AN ACT CONCERNING STRATEGIC LITIGATION AGAINST PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND A SPECIAL MOTION TO DISMISS.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 7268

File Copy No.: 675

Senate Calendar No.: 357


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 18 $

FY 19 $

Judicial Dept.

GF - Potential Cost

Minimal

Minimal

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

The amendment adds a condition of release for individuals convicted of certain sexual assault crimes, requiring that those individuals to be monitored by a global positions system (GPS) device and results in a potential cost. The cost per day for GPS monitoring by court is $12/day. The total cost for each individual is dependent upon the time frame of the appeal, but the average appeal time is greater than 2 months. However, it is anticipated that the amendment will affect very few cases. There are currently five cases on appeal for the offenses listed in the amendment, and all offenders were unable to post bond and are incarcerated while awaiting appeal.

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.