LD 842 LR 195(03)
An Act To Reestablish Parole
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Judiciary
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Current biennium cost increase - General Fund
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The Department of Corrections (DOC) will require additional General Fund appropriations to establish positive reentry parole. Costs could include establishing a reentry center for individuals released on parole, additional Probation and Parole Officers, a Victim's Advocate position and related operating expenses. 
The DOC will also require additional funding to support the Parole Board. It is anticipated that there will be a significant increase in the number of parole applications received, increasing the number of hearings the board must hold. As a result, the DOC would need to hire additional staff to process the applications, gather information and organize hearings.
Any additional costs to expand the parole board from 5 to 7 members is anticipated to be minor and can be absorbed within existing resources.