LD 783 LR 125(08)
An Act To Change the Voting Requirements for the Withdrawal of a Municipality from a Regional School Unit
Fiscal Note for House Amendment " " to Committee Amendment "A"
Sponsor: Rep. Malaby of Hancock
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 ($43,522) ($643,500) ($1,287,000) ($1,287,000)
General Fund ($43,522) ($643,500) ($1,287,000) ($1,287,000)
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This amendment reduces the General Fund appropriations in the bill by $43,522 in fiscal year 2013-14 and $643,500 in fiscal year 2014-15 as a result of removing the emergency provision and clarifying that any administrative costs incurred by a municipality as a result of withdrawing from a regional school unit pursuant to this legislation must be borne by that municipality.
As amended, this bill includes General Fund appropriations of $134,881 in fiscal year 2013-14 and $182,926 in fiscal year 2014-15 to the School Finance and Operations Program within the Department of Education for one Education Specialist II position and one Education Specialist III position and related all other costs to support the anticipated increase in workload associated with the process of municipalities withdrawing from regional school units.  This fiscal note assumes that the positions begin in October of 2013 and that the increased workload will subside in fiscal year 2016-17 and these positions will end.