LD 890 LR 1014(02)
An Act To Ensure a Continuing Home Court for Cases Involving Children
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Judiciary
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2015-16 FY 2016-17 Projections  FY 2017-18 Projections  FY 2018-19
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $0 $0 $14,897 $30,540
General Fund $0 $0 $14,897 $30,540
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill includes a General Fund appropriation of $412,750 in fiscal year 2016-17 for the Judicial Department for one Judge position, one Deputy Marshall position and one Assistant Clerk position due to an anticipated increase in the number of district court cases involving children.
The Office of Child and Family Services within the Department of Human Services has indicated to the Judiciary Committee that having all actively pending matters concerning a child and family unit addressed by a single District Court Judge will provide efficiencies and reduce workload within the OFCS. Accordingly, the OFCS has offered, and the bill includes, an offsetting General Fund deappropriation to the Department of Human Services of $412,750 in fiscal year 2016-17.