OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-1014

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR CERTAIN NONVIOLENT DRUG OFFENSES.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 8288

File Copy No.: 638

Senate Calendar No.: 396

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 12 $

FY 13 $

Public Safety, Dept.

GF - See Below

See Below

See Below

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment requires the Department of Public Safety to develop a database by October 1, 2011 to record and track infractions issued pursuant to the bill.

Additionally, the amendment establishes separate account in the General Fund to allow fines collected from such infractions to fund the database. An estimated $350, 000 will be deposited into the account between July 1, 2011 and October 1, 2011. It is anticipated that this revenue will cover the cost of the database.

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.