LD 1322 LR 2056(04)
An Act Regarding Mental Health First Aid Training for Corrections Personnel
Fiscal Note for Bill as Engrossed with:
C "A" (H-499)
Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Fiscal Note
Current biennium cost increase - General Fund
FY 2017-18 FY 2018-19 Projections  FY 2019-20 Projections  FY 2020-21
Other Special Revenue Funds $0 $30,265 $30,265 $19,012
Other Special Revenue Funds $0 $39,504 $39,504 $24,816
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill includes an Other Special Revenue Funds allocation of $30,265 in fiscal year 2018-19 to the Department of Public Safety to provide 8 hours of mental health first aid training as part of basic corrections training.  Other Special Revenue Funds revenue to the Department of Public Safety would increase by $39,504 in fiscal year 2018-19 for training fees charged.
The cost to provide mental health first aid training to state correctional staff is expected to be a significant General Fund cost.  The Department of Corrections has estimated overtime costs of $420,000 and course, travel, meals and lodging costs in excess of $100,000 to move more than 700 employees through 8 hours of training. Due to uncertainty over the number of staff trained annually and the number of overtime hours required, the cost to the Department of Corrections by fiscal year is not estimated at this time.