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File No. 638

    January Session, 2011

Substitute Senate Bill No. 1014

Senate, April 27, 2011

The Committee on Judiciary reported through SEN. COLEMAN of the 2nd Dist., Chairperson of the Committee on the part of the Senate, that the substitute bill ought to pass.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

July 1, 2011

New section

Sec. 2

July 1, 2011

21a-279(c)

Sec. 3

July 1, 2011

21a-267

Sec. 4

July 1, 2011

14-111e

Sec. 5

July 1, 2011

51-164n

Sec. 6

July 1, 2011

51-164n(b)

JUD

Joint Favorable Subst.

 

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 12 $

FY 13 $

Various State Agencies

GF - Potential Savings

See Below

See Below

Judicial Dept.

GF - Potential Revenue Gain

1.4 million

1.4 million

Municipalities

Effect

FY 12 $

FY 13 $

Municipal Police Departments

Potential Savings

See Below

See Below

Agency

Savings

Judicial Department

$ 525,000

Criminal Justice

$ 240,000

Public Defenders

$ 120,000

Comptroller (Fringe Benefits)

$ 135,000

Total Savings

$ 885,000

Sources:

Core-CT Financial Accounting System

 

Department of Administrative Services website

 

Department of Revenue Services

 

Connecticut Department of Public Safety

 

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Yea

23

Nay

15

(04/12/2011)

TOP

1 The Superior Court handles approximately 2,700 cases annually that involve possession of less than four ounces of marijuana for individuals age 18 or older. It is estimated that possession of half an ounce or less of marijuana accounts for 75% of these cases.

2 Approximately 1/3 of these offenders are under an administrative form of probation, which does not require ongoing contact with probation officers or contract services.

3 In 2010 there were 8,198 offenses for possession of four ounces or less of marijuana, with $156,500 in revenue collected.