LEGISLATIVE FISCAL ESTIMATE

SENATE, No. 714

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

217th LEGISLATURE

 

DATED: JANUARY 31, 2017

 

 

SUMMARY

 

Synopsis:

Provides US Armed Forces and Reserves members with protection against interference with enjoyment of any accommodation, facility, public accommodation, or privilege.

Type of Impact:

Revenue to Special Fund in Department of the Treasury: “NJ National Guard State Family Readiness Council Fund.”

Agencies Affected:

Department of the Treasury; Judiciary

 

Office of Legislative Services Estimate

Fiscal Impact

Year 1 

Year 2 

Year 3 

 

State Revenue

Indeterminate, but minimal - See comments below

 

 

 

 

·         This bill requires the imposition of a mandatory minimum fine of $1,000 to be paid by a person convicted of excluding a person wearing a uniform of the organized militia, the United States Armed Forces, or the Reserves from a public accommodation or place of entertainment.

·         This bill requires the fine to be deposited in the “NJ National Guard State Family Readiness Council Fund” for appropriation to the National Guard State Family Readiness Council for the purposes of providing support to members of the New Jersey National Guard and their families affected by extended deployment during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

·          The fiscal impact of this bill cannot be determined because the number of individuals who will be convicted of this criminal offense cannot be estimated; however, the revenue would likely be minimal.

 

 

BILL DESCRIPTION

 

      Senate Bill No. 714 of 2016 provides that any person who excludes a member of the organized militia, the United States Armed Forces, or the Reserves wearing a uniform from a public accommodation or place of entertainment is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree.  The bill adds a mandatory minimum fine of $1,000 for a violation of the statute.  Any fines collected will be deposited in the “NJ National Guard State Family Readiness Council Fund.”  The fund was established by law in 2011.

 

 

FISCAL ANALYSIS

 

EXECUTIVE BRANCH

 

      None received.

 

OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE SERVICES

 

      The Office of Legislative Services cannot determine the fiscal impact of this bill because the number of individuals who will be convicted of this criminal offense cannot be estimated; however, the revenue would likely be minimal.

 

Section:

State Government

Analyst:

Aggie Szilagyi

 Section Chief

Approved:

Frank W. Haines III

Legislative Budget and Finance Officer

 

This legislative fiscal estimate has been produced by the Office of Legislative Services due to the failure of the Executive Branch to respond to our request for a fiscal note.

 

This fiscal estimate has been prepared pursuant to P.L.1980, c.67 (C.52:13B-6 et seq.).