OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-5389

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PALLIATIVE USE OF MARIJUANA.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 4815

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 $

Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

GF - Cost

Minimal

Minimal

Department of Motor Vehicles

TF - Cost

Minimal

Minimal

Note: GF=General Fund; TF=Transportation Fund

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

Various Municipalities

Cost

Minimal

Minimal

Explanation

The amendment expands the definition of operating under the influence to include a specific amount of tetrahydrocannabinol in an individual's blood. This change will require the state police and municipal police departments to use urine tests to determine the level of marijuana in an individual's system in operating under the influence cases where an officer suspects the individual is under the influence of marijuana. To the extent that this requirement increases the number of supplies and personnel resources spent on operating under the influence cases, it will increase costs to agencies.

To the extent that the amendment and the underlying bill increases the number of operating under the influence cases, the number of Department of Motor Vehicle administrative hearings and associated costs will increase.

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.