OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-1014

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR CERTAIN NONVIOLENT DRUG OFFENSES.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 8274

File Copy No.: 638

Senate Calendar No.: 396

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 12 $

FY 13 $

Judicial Dept.

GF - Reduces Revenue Gain in Bill

1.2 million

1.2 million

Various Criminal Justice Agencies

GF - Reduces Savings in Bill

See Below

See Below

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 12 $

FY 13 $

Municipal Police Departments

Reduces Savings in Bill

See Below

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Explanation

The amendment makes possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana punishable by a fine of $100 - $200 for a first offense and $200 - $500 for a second or subsequent offense. By eliminating the infraction specified in the underlying bill for possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana (first offense) , the amendment will reduce the potential revenue gain to the General Fund and the potential savings to various criminal justice agencies and municipal police departments identified in the underlying fiscal note for the original bill.

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.