OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-509

AN ACT CONCERNING NEWLY DISCOVERED EVIDENCE.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 4593

File Copy No.: 615

Senate Calendar No.: 365


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 19 $

FY 20 $

Correction, Dept.; Judicial Dept.

GF - Potential Cost

Minimal

Minimal

Resources of the General Fund

GF - Potential Revenue Gain

Minimal

Minimal

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment creates a new offense, prohibiting female genital mutilation, and results in a potential cost from new incarceration or probation and a potential revenue gain from criminal fines.

It is anticipated that less than five offenders will be charged annually. On average, the marginal cost to the state for incarcerating an offender for the year is $1,9001 while the average marginal cost for supervision in the community is less than $7002 each year. The amendment results in potential revenue gain from criminal fines of less than $25,000 annually.

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 increased consumables (e.g. food, clothing, water, sewage, living supplies, etc.) This does not include a change in staffing costs or utility expenses because these would only be realized if a unit or facility opened.

2 Probation marginal cost is based on services provided by private providers and only includes costs that increase with each additional participant. This does not include a cost for additional supervision by a probation officer unless a new offense is anticipated to result in enough additional offenders to require additional probation officers.