Source of Expenditure Increase:
The creation of a new criminal offense potentially punishable by probation creates a potential cost for that probation supervision. 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. The majority of misdemeanant offenders are not on supervised probation.
Though there are no current measures that would allow for an accurate prediction of the number of individuals sentenced pursuant to the proposed legislation, it is assumed that the actual number of individuals sentenced would be low.
Prepared by: Brian Farmer, Dept. of Corrections Phone: 777-5983
The fiscal impact to the judicial system is indeterminable due to an unknown number of cases.
Prepared by: Joann Stockdale, Supreme Court Phone: 777-7581