OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

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sHB-6641

AN ACT CONCERNING THE SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A PERSON WHO IS PHYSICALLY HELPLESS OR WHOSE ABILITY TO CONSENT IS OTHERWISE IMPAIRED.

As Amended by House "A" (LCO 6580)

House Calendar No.: 463


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 14 $

FY 15 $

Judicial Dpt (Probation)

GF - Potential Cost

Potential

Potential

Correction, Dept.

GF - Potential Cost

Potential

Potential

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill expands the factors that determine guilt and adds clarification to statutes that pertain to the sexual assault of a person with mental disability, which may result in a cost to the Department of Correction. The bill will cost the Department of Correction to the extent that the changes result in additional convictions and plea bargains that result in incarceration. On an annual basis, there are approximately six violations of the statutes changes in this bill that result in incarceration. The prison sentences for violation of this statute are historically longer than one year. On average it costs the state $50,375 (including fringe benefits) to incarcerate an offender annually.

House Amendment “A” changes the definition of “impaired because of mental disability or disease” and does not result in a fiscal impact.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation and the number of convictions that lead to incarceration.

Sources:

Judicial Department Offenses and Revenue Database