OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-132

AN ACT COMBATTING SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL ASSAULT.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 5636

File Copy No.: 604

House Calendar No.: 530

Senate Calendar No.: 355


OFA Fiscal Note

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The amendment makes various changes to the underlying bill as amended, resulting in potential savings to various state agencies.

The amendment strikes Sections 18 and 19 of the underlying bill as amended, eliminating modifications to the statutes of limitation for certain felony sexual assault crimes. This eliminates potential costs to the Judicial Department, Department of Corrections, Public Defenders Services Commission, and Division of Criminal Justice.

The amendment eliminates the expansion of the types of employers who require sexual harassment training, which does not alter the fiscal impact of the underlying bill as amended.

The amendment establishes a task force to study the statutes of limitations for the prosecution of crimes of sexual assault and consider whether any specified time period for prosecuting a person for committing a crime of sexual assault should be amended.

The task force shall submit its findings and recommendations to the judiciary committee by January 1, 2019. This provision has no fiscal impact as PA 17-236 prohibits transportation allowances for task force members.

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.