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Fiscal Note - State of Utah - 2011 General Session

HB0070 - Illegal Immigration Enforcement Act

State Government (UCA 36-12-13(2)(b)):
Enactment of this bill may cost the Attorney General $143,400 per year ongoing from the General Fund for defense against potential civil litigation. The bill will cost the Department of Public Safety an estimated $162,200 in FY 2012 and $116,700 in FY 2013 from the Transportation Restricted - Public Safety Account for training. To the extent that state law enforcement agencies choose to detain additional individuals for verification of immigration status, those agencies could incur a cost of about $100 per stop. To the extent that the bill results in cases of public assistance fraud, the Courts would incur a cost of up to $259 per incident. To the extent that the bill results in cases of encouraging aliens to enter illegally or in cases of transporting illegal immigrants less than 100 miles, the Courts would incur a cost of up to $465 per case. Additional costs may occur in the event that citizens exercise civil causes of action established in this bill and courts find against the State.

State Budget Detail TableFY 2011FY 2012FY 2013
Revenue$0$0$0
    
Expenditure:   
General Fund$0$143,400$143,400
Restricted Funds$0$162,200$116,700
   Total Expenditure$0$305,600$260,100
    
Net Impact, All Funds (Rev.-Exp.)$0($305,600)($260,100)
   Net Impact, General/Education Funds (Rev.-Exp.)$0($143,400)($143,400)

Local Governments (UCA 36-12-13(2)(c)):
To the extent that local law enforcement officials choose to detain additional individuals for verification of immigration status, local governments could incur a cost of about $100 per stop.

Direct Expenditures by Utah Residents and Businesses (UCA 36-12-13(2)(d)):
Residents or businesses in violation of newly defined crimes of encouraging aliens to enter illegally or enhanced crimes of transporting illegal immigrants may pay judgement fines of up to $5,000.

2/16/2011, 10:33:10 AM, Lead Analyst: Syphus, G./Attny: SCAOffice of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst