The Arizona-style immigration bill which has passed the Kentucky State Senate (and is reportedly unlikely to pass the House) could cost up to $40 million a year in court, prison and other costs.

The Herald-Leader has this from the bill’s sponsor:

“It does look like serious money,” Sen. John Schickel, the bill’s sponsor, said Thursday.

“But these are estimates, and quite frankly, I don’t agree with these estimates,” said Schickel, R-Union. “For one thing, this assumes that law enforcement is going to enforce it to the maximum everywhere, and the bill leaves it open to each jurisdiction’s individual discretion.”