124th MAINE LEGISLATURE
LD 1456 LR 1131(01)
An Act To Ensure That Construction Workers Are Protected by Workers' Compensation Insurance
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. Martin of Eagle Lake
Committee: Labor
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
             
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
2009-10 2010-11 Projections 2011-12 Projections 2012-13
Appropriations/Allocations
Other Special Revenue Funds $262,829 $404,560 $418,373 $431,486
Revenue
Other Special Revenue Funds $262,829 $404,560 $418,373 $431,486
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The Workers' Compensation Board will require Other Special Revenue Funds allocations of $262,829 in fiscal year 2009-10 and $404,560 in fiscal year 2010-11 for one Management Analyst II position, two Paralegal positions, two abuse unit field investigator positions and one legal secretary position and related All Other associated with the costs of identifying noncompliance with the requirements in this legislation effective January 1, 2010. According to the Workers' Compensation Board, those costs include expanding the monitoring system to identify employers without coverage, changing from a self-declaration application process to a verification process, and conducting on-site investigations.
In order to support the costs of additional positions required to fulfill the requirements of this bill, the Workers' Compensation Board will need to increase its assessment cap established in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 39-A, 154, sub- 6(A) by corresponding amounts beginning in fiscal year 2009-10.