|126th MAINE LEGISLATURE|
|LD 1177||LR 1124(02)|
|An Act To Implement the Recommendations from the Discontinued and Abandoned Roads Stakeholder Group|
|Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "|
|Committee: State and Local Government|
|Fiscal Note Required: Yes|
|State Mandate - Exempted
Minor cost increase - General Fund
Minor revenue increase - General Fund
|Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements|
number of civil cases.
The collection of additional filing fees may also increase General Fund revenue by minor amounts.
|Required Activity||Unit Affected||Local Cost|
|Municipalities will be required to conduct a public hearing, file orders of discontinuance with the registry of deeds and the Department of Transportation, provide notice to abutting property owners and hold a vote of the municipal legislative body to discontinue a town way. By January 1, 2016, municipalities must prepare a list of all town ways that are currently maintained with public funds and town ways that have been discontinued since 1965.||Municipality||Moderate statewide|
|Pursuant to the Mandate Preamble, the two-thirds vote of all members elected to each House exempts the State from the constitutional requirement to fund 90% of the additional costs.|