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									COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY    LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH COMMISSION
GENERAL ASSEMBLY         LOCAL MANDATE FISCAL IMPACT ESTIMATE
2006 REGULAR SESSION                    2005 INTERIM

MEASURE

2006 RS BR 366                                  Amendment:                Committee          Floor

Bill #: HB 73                                   Amendment #

SUBJECT/TITLE            An Act relating to terroristic threatening

SPONSOR           Rep. Mike Denham

MANDATE SUMMARY

Unit of Government:        X    City;       X      County;            X   Urban-County
                                Charter            Consolidated
                           X    County      X      Local

Program/
Office(s) Impacted:     local law enforcement; local jails

Requirement:               X     Mandatory                   Optional

Effect on
Powers & Duties                Modifies Existing      X Adds New                Eliminates Existing

PURPOSE/MECHANICS

HB 73 creates a new section of KRS Chapter 508 relating to assault and related offenses to create
the crime of terroristic threatening of a social worker employed by the state.


FISCAL EXPLANATION/BILL PROVISIONS                                             ESTIMATED COST


The fiscal impact of HB 73 on local governments is expected to be minimal. The measure creates
the crime of terroristic threatening of a social worker employed by the state. Persons found guilty
of violating HB 73 will be guilty of a Class D felony.

Local governments are responsible for the cost of incarcerating individuals who are charged with a
Class D felony until the time of conviction and final sentencing at an average cost of approximately
$31.68 per day. The average length of stay prior to a conviction and final sentencing is 8.7 months.
Class D felons meeting the Kentucky Department of Corrections' requirements for Level I custody
are housed at one of 71 local jails for the duration of their sentence. The state, however, reimburses
the local jail for a portion of the incarceration costs. The current rate of reimbursement is $30.51 per
day.



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The number of cases constituting a crime under HB 73 is expected to be small, therefore, the costs
borne by local governments would be minimal.

DATA SOURCE(S)            Kentucky Department of Corrections; Kentucky Jailers Association;
                          Administrative Office of the Courts

PREPARER        Lynn Aubrey                         REVIEW                   DATE




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