OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5542

AN ACT CONCERNING BUMP STOCKS AND OTHER MEANS OF ENHANCING THE RATE OF FIRE OF A FIREARM.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 5722

File Copy No.: 678

House Calendar No.: 393

Senate Calendar No.: 503


OFA Fiscal Note

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

There is a potential minimal cost to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) and municipalities resulting from the amendment, which requires police officers be examined by health care providers before returning to duty. The amendment requires that these examinations are paid for by the employer. To the extent that any department that was otherwise not paying for such examinations must now incur such a cost, there is a potential minimal cost to providing the examinations.

The amendment expands the offense of criminal possession and results in a potential cost to the Judicial Department and Department of Correction for penalties, as well as a potential revenue gain from fines.

The amendment also requires state and local police departments maintain and electronically publish lists of qualified health care providers. There is no cost resulting from this requirement.

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.