LD 801 LR 243(02)
An Act Regarding Sentencing Options for a Person Convicted of a Crime Committed While Serving a Term of Imprisonment
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Potential future biennium savings - General Fund
Fiscal Detail and Notes
Current law requires a nonconcurrent sentence when a person is convicted of a crime committed while the person is serving their sentence on another conviction. The bill would allow an individual to serve a sentence concurrently under certain circumstances, reducing the amount of time individuals will be incarcerated and decreasing correctional costs. The amount of savings realized as a result of this bill will depend on how many individuals are sentenced to concurrent sentences. The current average cost of incarcerating an individual for one day in a correctional facility is $151.24, totaling $55,203 per year.