OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

Legislative Office Building, Room 5200

Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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sSB-14

AN ACT CONCERNING SPECIAL PAROLE FOR HIGH-RISK, VIOLENT AND SEXUAL OFFENDERS.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 19 $

FY 20 $

Correction, Dept.

GF - Potential Savings

Minimal

Minimal

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

This bill removes special parole for certain convictions, prohibits the court from issuing special parole unless necessary for public safety, and allows the Board of Pardons and Parole to discharge a person on special parole and results in potential savings to the state to the extent that an offenders special parole time is reduced. There are currently 2,182 people on special parole and 460 inmates who have special parole as part of their sentence that this bill could potentially impact.

The average cost to the state per community based offender is $12,500 in FY 17. However, savings are expected to be minimal because fixed costs (e.g. officer salaries, contracted beds, office and vehicle rent) won't be affected by a small reduction in the number of people on special parole.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to reduced special parole time for offenders.