L.R. NO. 3674-03
BILL NO. SB 979
SUBJECT: Domestic Violence Commission
DATE: February 15, 2000
Net Effect on All State Funds * SUBJECT TO APPROPRIATIONS Net Effect on All Federal Funds
FY 2003 General Revenue*
Unknown) Total Estimated
Unknown) FUND AFFECTED
FY 2003 None
Net Effect on All
* SUBJECT TO APPROPRIATIONS
Net Effect on All
|FUND AFFECTED||FY 2001||FY 2002||FY 2003|
Numbers within parentheses: ( ) indicate costs or losses
This fiscal note contains 4 pages.
Officials from the Department of Health and the Department of Social Services assume the proposed legislation would have no fiscal impact on their agencies.
Officials from the Office of State Courts Administrator assume the proposed legislation would establish the "Missouri Domestic Violence Commission" within the Department of Public Safety to study domestic violence and establish pilot sites relating to domestic violence. Two members of the Commission are to be judges, appointed by the Supreme Court. At this time, the only costs would be for travel, meals, etc., which are reimbursable for Commission meetings. Any future costs would be dependent on the actions of the Commission and cannot be estimated at this time.
Officials from the Department of Public Safety (DPS) assume the Commission will award 20 grants each year of $25,000 to programs addressing domestic violence issues. DPS assumes these program funds will be awarded through a competitive grant process similar to procedures currently in place in the Director's Office. DPS assumes it will require 1 FTE Program Specialist for administering the program and working with the Commission; 1 FTE Program Representative for monitoring the programs on a minimum semi-annual basis; 1 FTE Clerk Typist III to provide clerical support; 1 FTE Computer Info Technologist to assist the automation, monitoring, and auditing process; 1 FTE Accountant to prepare monthly and annual reports and work with grantees to resolve financial reporting problems and questions; plus the related equipment and expense for each position.
Officials from the Office of Secretary of State (SOS) assume there would be costs due to additional publishing duties related to the Department of Public Safety's authority to promulgate rules, regulations, and forms. SOS estimates the division could require approximately 32 new pages of regulations in the Code of State Regulations at a cost of $26.50 per page, and 48 new pages in the Missouri Register at a cost of $22.50 per page. Costs due to this proposal would be $1,928, the actual fiscal impact would be dependent upon the actual rulemaking authority and may be more or less. Financial impact in subsequent fiscal years would depend entirely on the number, length, and frequency of the rules filed, amended, rescinded, or withdrawn. SOS does not anticipate the need for additional staff as a result of this proposal; however, the enactment of more than one similar proposal may, in the aggregate, necessitate additional staff.
Oversight assumes the SOS could absorb the costs of printing and distributing regulations related to this proposal. If multiple bills pass which require the printing and distribution of regulations at substantial costs, the SOS could request funding through the appropriation process. Any decisions to raise fees to defray costs would likely be made in subsequent fiscal years.
FISCAL IMPACT - State Government FY 2001 FY 2002 FY 2003
Costs - Office of State Courts Administrator (Unknown) (Unknown) (Unknown)
Costs - Department of Public Safety
Salaries ($143,910) ($181,326) ($190,393)
Fringe Benefits (47,490) (59,838) (62,830)
Expense and Equipment (83,198) (49,946) (49,946)
Grant Funds* (500,000) (500,000) (500,000)
Total ($774,598) ($791,110) ($803,169)
ESTIMATED NET EFFECT ON ($774,598 to ($791,110 to ($803,169 to
GENERAL REVENUE Unknown) Unknown) Unknown)
* SUBJECT TO APPROPRIATIONS
FISCAL IMPACT - Local Government FY 2001 FY 2002 FY 2003
0 0 0
FISCAL IMPACT - Small Business
No direct fiscal impact on small businesses would be expected due to this proposal.
This proposal modifies domestic violence law. Currently, Section 455.080, RSMo, allows the establishment of domestic crisis teams. New language requires that additional training regarding domestic violence be made available to the crisis teams and other individual officers who deal with domestic violence.
A new Section 455.300 creates the "Missouri Domestic Violence Commission" within the Department of Public Safety to study solutions for domestic violence. The Commission will begin meeting in December, 2000, and will work with the Department in the establishment and administration of the pilot projects established in Section 455.305.
A new Section 455.305 allows the Department of Public Safety and the "Missouri Domestic Violence Commission" to establish up to 20 Missouri Domestic Violence Prevention/ Intervention/ Rehabilitation Pilot Projects, beginning in 2001. Duties of the projects are specified and the program is subject to appropriation. Projects will be established throughout the state. No individual project award shall exceed $25,000 and no more than 60 percent of the total awards should be given to projects in urban areas.
Currently, Section 571.090, RSMo, establishes eligibility criteria for those requesting a concealable firearm permit. New language states that a permit may not be issued to anyone who has been convicted of a domestic assault offense, as defined in Section 565.063, RSMo, or who currently has a full order of protection granted against him or her, under Chapter 455, RSMo,
regarding adult abuse.
This legislation is not federally mandated, would not duplicate any other program, and would not require additional capital improvements or rental space.
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
Office of State Courts Administrator
Department of Public Safety
Department of Health
Department of Social Services
Office of Secretary of State
Jeanne Jarrett, CPA
February 15, 2000