OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-5389

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PALLIATIVE USE OF MARIJUANA.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 4727

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 - Potential Revenue Gain

See Below

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Judicial Dpt (Probation)

GF - Potential Cost

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Correction, Dept.

GF - Potential Cost

See Below

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Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment results in a potential revenue gain to the Judicial Department by making it a class D felony for specific behavior. It is unclear at this time how many such violations will occur and the extent of the revenue gain.

To the extent that offenders are prosecuted criminally and subsequently convicted or plead guilty, the state could incur a cost associated with incarceration and/or probation supervision in the community. On average, it costs the state $3, 736 to supervise an offender on probation in the community as compared to $44, 165 to incarcerate the offender.

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.