The fiscal impact is indeterminable due to an unknown number of cases.
Source of Expenditure Increase:
The creation of a new criminal offense punishable by probation or incarceration creates a potential cost for that supervision or incarceration. Each year of incarceration, per inmate, will cost the State, in current dollars, approximately $33,000 for the cost of incarceration and approximately $10,680 for medical costs. The cost for traditional supervision of a probationer is approximately $1,100 per year, while the cost of supervision for a probationer under the intensive supervision program is approximately $7,300 per year.
There are no current measures that would allow for an accurate prediction of the number of individuals sentenced pursuant to the proposed legislation.
Prepared by: Brian Farmer, Department of Corrections Phone: 777-5983