OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5334

AN ACT CONCERNING NOTIFICATION BY CONTRACTORS TO SUPERINTENDENTS OF SCHOOLS REGARDING INCIDENTS OF ARREST BY EMPLOYEES.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 4105

File Copy No.: 126

House Calendar No.: 101


OFA Fiscal Note

POTENTIAL COST

The amendment strikes the underlying bill and its associated fiscal impact.

The amendment makes procedural changes to private contractors, which does not result in a cost to the state or municipalities. Additionally, Section 2 of the amendment expands the list of mandated reporters to include:

1) any person that owns/manages/supervises a business that contracts with a local/regional board of education, and

2) any person that employs someone who, in the performance of her/his duties, has regular contact with students and who provides services to/on behalf of students enrolled in a public or private elementary/middle/high school, pursuant to a contract with the local/regional board of education.

To the extent that this expansion of mandated reporters results in an increase in calls to the Department of Children and Families' Careline that cannot be accommodated within its existing staff resources, there may be a cost to the agency to expand its Careline.

Lastly, the amendment adds reporting requirements for local and regional school districts, the State Department of Education, which is not anticipated to 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.