OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-124

AN ACT CONCERNING THE MEDICAL USE OF MARIJUANA.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 6514

File Copy No.: 403

Senate Calendar No.: 326

OFA Fiscal Note

SIGNIFICANT COST

The amendment strikes the bill and eliminates the associated fiscal impact.

Instead, the amendment increases criminal penalties for various drug-related crimes. It increases the mandatory minimum prison sentence for certain offenses by five years. These changes would result in significant costs to the state for incarceration and probation supervision. There are approximately 300 individuals incarcerated under the mandatory minimum statutes increased under the amendment. The annual cost to incarcerate someone is $35, 000.

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 House thereof for any purpose.