LD 1340 LR 2250(03)
An Act To Require Criminal History Record Checks for All Prospective and Current Staff Members of the Office of the State Auditor
Fiscal Note for Bill as Engrossed with:
C "A" (H-420)
Committee: State and Local Government
Fiscal Note
FY 2019-20 FY 2020-21 Projections  FY 2021-22 Projections  FY 2022-23
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $784 $118 $118 $118
General Fund $784 $118 $118 $118
Other Special Revenue Funds $1,216 $182 $182 $182
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill requires all employees of the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) to consent to having their fingerprints taken for criminal background checks conducted by the Department of Public Safety. Assuming an average cost per employee of $50, OSA estimates it will cost about $2,000 to process all current employees and $300 annually for new employees based on existing turnover. Accordingly, the bill includes General Fund appropriations of $748 in fiscal year 2019-20 and $118 in fiscal year 2020-21 and Other Special Revenue Funds allocations of $1,216 in fiscal year 2019-20 and $182 in fiscal year 2020-21. 
Additional costs to the Department of Public Safety associated with performing background checks can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.  Other Special Revenue Funds revenue will be increased by minor amounts not requiring any change to the budget.