OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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HB-5389

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PALLIATIVE USE OF MARIJUANA.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 4249

File Copy No.: 597

House Calendar No.: 254

Senate Calendar No.: 430

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

Judicial Dept.

GF - Revenue Gain

Less than 25, 000

Less than 25, 000

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment changes the crimes of lying to a law enforcement official about acquiring, distributing, possessing, using, or transporting marijuana or related paraphernalia for palliative use for purpose of avoiding arrest or prosecution from a Class C to a Class B misdemeanor and results in a potential revenue gain of less than $25, 000 to the general fund.

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.