LD 1811 LR 2762(02)
An Act To Appropriate and Allocate Funds To Strengthen the State's Efforts To Investigate, Prosecute and Punish Persons Committing Drug Crimes
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
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 $0 $2,483,350 $2,470,515 $2,493,602
General Fund $0 $2,483,350 $2,470,515 $2,493,602
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill includes General Fund appropriations totaling $2,483,350 in fiscal year 2014-15 for the Judicial Department, the Department of Public Safety, the Department of the Attorney General and the Department of Health and Human Services.  $618,816 is appropriated  for 2 Judge positions and related staff.  $920,812 is appropriated to the Department of Public Safety in fiscal year 2014-15 for drug enforcement activities.  $173,472 is appropriated to the Department of the Attorney General for drug crime prosecuting costs.  $750,000 is appropriated for substance abuse treatment.  Additional funds will also be required by the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services beginning in fiscal year 2014-15.  Another significant cost of this bill is the cost of incarceration.  It is possible the number of sentences imposed will require additional staffing.  The exact amount required by fiscal year cannot be estimated at this time.