Division of the Budget
Landon State Office Building Phone: (785) 296-2436
900 SW Jackson Street, Room 504 adam.c.proffitt@ks.gov
Topeka, KS 66612 Division of the Budget http://budget.kansas.gov
Adam Proffitt, Director Laura Kelly, Governor

February 10, 2023

The Honorable Stephen Owens, Chairperson
House Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice
300 SW 10th Avenue, Room 546-S
Topeka, Kansas 66612
Dear Representative Owens:
SUBJECT: Fiscal Note for HB 2295 by House Committee on Corrections and Juvenile
In accordance with KSA 75-3715a, the following fiscal note concerning HB 2295 is
respectfully submitted to your committee.
HB 2295 would require a person who is 18 years of age or older who lives with an offender
who is currently serving a term of probation, assignment to a community correctional services
program, parole, post-release supervision, conditional release, or suspended sentence to report any
instance the person knows or should have known when the offender is not at home during any time
that the offender is required to be at home. The bill would allow the report to be made orally, by
email, or by text message and would require certain information to be included in the report.
Failure to make a report would be an unclassified misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more
than $500 if the offender commits a new misdemeanor during the time they were required to be
home and a class C nonperson misdemeanor if the offender commits a felony. The bill would also
grant civil liability immunity for individuals making reports.

Estimated State Fiscal Effect
FY 2023 FY 2023 FY 2024 FY 2024
SGF All Funds SGF All Funds
Revenue -- -- -- --
Expenditure -- -- $705,000 $705,000
FTE Pos. -- -- -- 12.00
The Office of Judicial Administration indicates enactment of the bill would require court
services officers to notify people living with an offender when they are supposed to be home and
the process for reporting, to receive the reports, and to maintain the reports filed. The bill would
also increase the number of cases filed in district courts because it creates a new crime associated
with failure to make a required report. This would increase the time spent by district court judicial
The Honorable Stephen Owens, Chairperson
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and nonjudicial personnel in processing, researching, and hearing cases. Since the crime carries a
misdemeanor penalty, there could also be more supervision of offenders required by court services
officers. The bill could also result in the collection of supervision fees, docket fees, and fines in
cases filed under the provisions of the bill. However, a precise fiscal effect cannot be determined
because the additional cases and workload cannot be estimated.
The Department of Corrections indicates enactment of the bill could affect access to
housing for offenders. The Department indicates the most successful housing option for a person
being released from a correctional facility is with family or friends who are able and willing to
assist in the offender’s transition back into a community. Should the bill reduce the willingness to
provide housing for offenders, the financial burden for housing offenders could shift to the state.
The Department informally polled parole officers who estimated approximately 25.0 to 50.0
percent of current family members or friends who are providing housing for an offender may
decline to do so if the bill were enacted. However, the cost of providing housing for such offenders
cannot be estimated at this time.
The Department of Corrections also estimates that enactment of the bill would add
approximately four hours of work to each parole officer’s duties per week. With 105 officers, an
additional 21,840 hours of work would be required (105 officers x four hours x 52 weeks). The
Department states the additional workload would require 12.00 Parole Officer FTE positions
(21,840 additional hours / 2,080 paid hours per year = 10.50 FTE positions plus 1.50 FTE positions
to keep up with tasks when staff are on paid leave). Starting pay and benefits for a new parole
officer is currently $58,750, resulting in a total of $705,000 from the State General Fund in FY
2024 for 12.00 FTE positions. The Department notes that the bill would have a similar impact on
the workloads and housing of probationers supervised by community corrections agencies. In FY
2022 community corrections agencies supervised an average of 7,689 probationers. As local
decisions would determine how the provisions of the bill would be enforced by each of those
county agencies, the Department is unable to estimate the fiscal effect of this bill on community
corrections agencies budgets, but it is likely that costs would increase, and counties would request
additional grant funding from the Department. However, a precise effect on community
corrections agencies cannot be estimated.
The Sentencing Commission indicates enactment of the bill would not have a fiscal effect
on the agency. Any fiscal effect associated with HB 2295 is not reflected in The FY 2024
Governor’s Budget Report.


Adam Proffitt
Director of the Budget
cc: Scott Schultz, Sentencing Commission
Vicki Jacobsen, Judiciary
Randy Bowman, Department of Corrections