OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-1014

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR CERTAIN NONVIOLENT DRUG OFFENSES.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 8299

File Copy No.: 638

Senate Calendar No.: 396

OFA Fiscal Note

NO FISCAL IMPACT

The amendment requires a person who has been found guilty after a trial or has twice entered pleas of nolo contendere for possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana to participate in a drug education program. As the amendment specifies participation in the program will be at the offender's own expense, this requirement will not result in increased costs to the state.

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.