From the proposed bill:
"To the extent that the violations continue after passage of the bill, costs will be incurred by the Department of Correction if prison sentences for violation of the statute exceed the terms of the offender. The bill specifies a penalty of up to five years in prison for violation of the statute. Prison sentences for violation of the statute will occur concurrently with an inmate's existing sentence. On average, it costs the Department of Correction $44,165 to incarcerate an offender annually.
Additionally, the bill levies a fine of up to $5,000 per violation, which will potentially increase Judicial Department revenues to the extent that fines are assessed in future cases."
So,... should this bill become law, if anyone is caught w**king off, they could expect to be sentenced, up to as much as 5 additional years in prison (at a cost of $44,165 per year). These costs would be offset by fining each offender $5000 per offense. But, if they are in jail, they can't earn or pay the fine... so, these inmates would be grinning from ear-to-ear, because they would be helping to cause the penal system to go bankrupt, and this situation would have been enabled by the clear-thinking Democrats of Connecticut. Imagine, if you will, a w**king protest-action...