LD 616 LR 1088(03)
An Act To Amend the Expedited Permitting Area for Wind Energy Development under the Jurisdiction of the Maine Land Use Planning Commission
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Energy, Utilities and Technology
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2013-14 FY 2014-15 Projections  FY 2015-16 Projections  FY 2016-17
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $28,750 $19,627 $19,627 $19,627
General Fund $28,750 $19,627 $19,627 $19,627
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill includes a General Fund appropriation of $28,750 in fiscal year 2013-14 and $19,627 in fiscal year 2014-15 for one limited period one-quarter time Senior Planner position to process requests for removal of locations from the expedited permitting area.  The department anticipates the position would be needed for 3 to 4 years.  $10,301 of the 2013-14 appropriation is one-time funding for rulemaking costs including room rental, mileage, advertising and legal review by the Attorney General's Office.