OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-241

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR THE INTENTIONAL INJURY OR KILLING OF POLICE ANIMALS OR DOGS IN VOLUNTEER CANINE SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAMS.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 4100

File Copy No.: 547

Senate Calendar No.: 332


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 19 $

FY 20 $

Correction, Dept.

GF - Cost

See Below

See Below

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

This amendment adds four types of assault to the list of crimes committed on or after October 1, 1994, that are ineligible to receive Risk Reduction Earned Credits (RREC) and results in a cost to the state. There are currently 1,069 inmates sentenced under the four assault charges and to the extent that offenders are currently receiving RREC this results in a cost to the state due to these inmates not being able to reduce their sentences with these credits. On average, the marginal cost to the state for incarcerating an offender for the year is $1,900.1

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.

1 Inmate marginal cost is based on reduced consumables (e.g. food, clothing, water, sewage, living supplies, etc.) This does not include an increase in staffing costs or utility expenses because these would only be realized if additional units or facilities opened.