LD 848 LR 824(01)
Resolve, Directing the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices To Study Modifying the Maine Clean Election Act
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Sen. Patrick of Oxford
Committee: Veterans and Legal Affairs
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
Legislative Cost/Study
Legislative Cost/Study
The estimated cost for the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs to hold 2 interim meetings to review the report and report out legislation is projected to be $3,250 in fiscal year 2011-12.  The Legislature's proposed budget includes $10,000 in fiscal year 2011-12 for legislative studies.  Whether this amount is sufficient to fund all studies will depend on the number of studies authorized by the Legislative Council and the Legislature.
Fiscal Detail and Notes
Additional costs to the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices associated with performing the study and reporting the results can be absorbed with existing staff and within existing budgeted resources.