LD 1159 LR 2036(03)
An Act To Address Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking and Prostitution
Fiscal Note for Bill as Engrossed with:
No Amendments
Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Fiscal Note
Current biennium cost increase - General Fund
Minor revenue increase - General Fund
Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements
Increases the class of a crime from a Class D crime to a Class C crime and a Class B crime.
The collection of additional fines may also increase General Fund revenue by minor amounts.
Fiscal Detail and Notes
Increasing the class of crime for certain prostitution crimes will likely result in an increase in the length of a sentence and potentially shift the cost from the county correctional system to the state.  Allowing the court to impose a jail sentence for the Class E crime of first offense engaging a prostitute may increase the number of people sentenced to jail.  The average cost per day per prisoner is $111.34 in a state facility and $118.04 in a county facility.