LD 1147 LR 767(03)
An Act To Protect Maine's Scenic Character
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Energy, Utilities and Technology
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Minor cost increase - General Fund
Minor cost increase - Other Special Revenue Funds
Minor savings - General Fund (Courts)
Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements
Decreases the number of Law Court cases
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The amendment requires the Department of Environmental Protection and the Maine Land Use Planning Commission within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry to consider new criteria when determining whether an applicant for an expedited wind energy development must provide a visual impact assessment. Any additional costs to these departments to consider the new criteria are expected to be minor and can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.