Correctional System Fiscal Impact Note
95b. Prior to consideration, by the House or by any committee thereof, of any bill
which proposes to create new criminal conduct punishable by incarceration, or
either increases or decreases any criminal penalty involving a term of
incarceration, the Division of Corrections, in conjunction with any applicable
State agency, shall provide a correctional system fiscal impact note outlining
the projected fiscal impact on the State’s correctional system of the
legislative proposal. The note shall include projected increases or decreases
in persons incarcerated, the fiscal impact the proposal likely will have on
existing availability of correctional facilities and facility space; whether
the proposal will likely decrease or increase inmate populations and, in the
case of increased inmate populations, whether additional costs will necessarily
be incurred for expanded and increased correctional or jail facilities,
equipment and personnel and, if so, the projected cost therefor.
In the case of a bill which either increases or decreases the revenue or fiscal
liability of the State or any county, municipality or other subdivision of the
State, nothing herein shall prohibit consideration of such a bill if, in the
opinion of the chairman of the committee to which the bill has been referred,
or in the opinion of the Speaker, a reasonable time has elapsed since a fiscal
note was requested and no fiscal note or an incomplete fiscal note has been
No act shall be void or voidable for noncompliance with this rule.
Rule 95b, as herein set forth, shall take effect January 1, 2007.