Fiscal Note - State of Utah - 2012 General Session

HB0290 - Divorce Orientation Class

State Government (UCA 36-12-13(2)(b)):
Enactment of this bill will cost the Courts up to $142,500 ongoing from the General Fund for divorce orientation class provider costs. This bill will also reduce revenue to the Childrens Legal Defense - General Fund Restricted Account by $47,500 annually by eliminating divorce orientation class fee collections.

State Budget Detail TableFY 2012FY 2013FY 2014
Restricted Funds$0($47,500)($47,500)
   Total Revenue$0($47,500)($47,500)
General Fund$0$142,500$142,500
   Total Expenditure$0$142,500$142,500
Net Impact, All Funds (Rev.-Exp.)$0($190,000)($190,000)
   Net Impact, General/Education Funds (Rev.-Exp.)$0($142,500)($142,500)

Local Governments (UCA 36-12-13(2)(c)):
Enactment of this bill likely will not result in direct, measurable costs for local governments.

Direct Expenditures by Utah Residents and Businesses (UCA 36-12-13(2)(d)):
An estimated 9,500 prospective petitioners for divorce will no longer have to pay the $20 fee for divorce orientation classes, resulting in a total $190,000 in ongoing savings.

1/30/2012, 8:50:19 AM, Lead Analyst: Syphus, G./Attny: ECMOffice of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst