LD 1562 LR 2027(02)
An Act To Prohibit the Sale or Possession of So-called Bath Salts Containing Dangerous Synthetic Drugs
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment "   "
Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Current biennium cost increase - General Fund
Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements
Establishes new Class A, Class B and Class C crimes; increases correctional, indigent legal services and judicial costs.
Fiscal Detail and Notes
Prohibiting the sale or possession of so-called bath salts is expected to increase costs related to prosecuting and housing offenders.  Estimates of the new number of individuals that may be convicted range from 10 to 24 per year.  It is likely that a large number of offenders are juveniles.  The exact amount of General Fund appropriations by fiscal year  needed to support these costs cannot be estimated at this time.