Fiscal Note - State of Utah - 2012 General Session
HB0300 - Illegal Alien Related Amendments
State Government (UCA 36-12-13(2)(b)):
Enactment of this bill will avoid the following costs and revenues that would otherwise occur under current law: 1. Tax Commission: $487,200 one-time General Fund costs in FY 2013 for programming. 2. Public Safety: $5.4M one-time General Fund costs in FY 2013 for the pilot permit program start-up. 3. Public Safety: $6.1M in ongoing restricted account revenue and costs in FY 2014 from the pilot permit program. 4. Public Safety: $3.1M in ongoing dedicated credit revenue and costs in FY 2014 for background checks, fingerprinting, and FBI fees. 5. Public Safety: $162,200 in ongoing restricted fund revenue and costs in FY 2013 for training. This amount changes to $116,700 in FY 2014. 6. Income Tax: $11.5 million ongoing Education Fund revenue in FY 2014. This revenue is not assumed in current revenue projections. If federal laws are changed as outlined in this bill, enactment of this bill will result in the following additional costs and revenues: 1. Public Safety: $2.2M one-time from the General Fund for program start-up costs. 2. Public Safety: $2.1M ongoing restricted fund revenue and costs for the permit program. 3. Public Safety: $105,600 ongoing dedicated credit revenue and costs for background checks and FBI fees. 4. Department of Administrative Services: $53,000 ongoing General Fund costs to administer a tracking system. 5. To the extent that federal funds are available, state agencies may incur additional costs to train state law enforcement officers on federal immigration law and enforcement. 6. To the extent that state law enforcement agencies detain additional individuals, state agencies could incur a cost of $100 per stop plus additional costs related to incarceration and deportation, which are unknown at this time.
Local Governments (UCA 36-12-13(2)(c)):
To the extent that federal funds are available, local governments will incur costs to train local law enforcement officers on federal immigration law and to enforcement. If federal law changes, to the extent that local law enforcement agencies detain additional individuals, local agencies could incur a cost of $100 per stop plus additional costs related to incarceration and deportation, which are unknown at this time. If local law enforcement agencies are noncompliant with reporting or enforcement of applicable federal laws, they can lose up to ten percent of state payments.
Direct Expenditures by Utah Residents and Businesses (UCA 36-12-13(2)(d)):
1. An estimated 2,900 individuals may apply for a modified worker permit and will pay about $770 each, for a total cost to individuals of $2.2M per year. 2. Individuals who overstay their visas and have not otherwise obeyed the law may pay a fine of either $5,000 or $10,000. 3. Individuals applying for a permit will be required to repay certain public benefits and unpaid taxes. 4. Employers of permit holders will be required to pay permit holders a wage of at least 133 percent of the federal poverty level based on family size, and provide at least a basic health insurance plan.
|2/13/2012, 9:32:31 AM, Lead Analyst: Syphus, G./Attny: PO||Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst|