127th MAINE LEGISLATURE
LD 57 LR 681(01)
An Act To Increase Mileage Reimbursement and Compensation for Jurors
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. Martin of Eagle Lake
Committee: Judiciary
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
             
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
FY 2015-16 FY 2016-17 Projections FY 2017-18 Projections FY 2018-19
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $460,869 $614,492 $614,492 $614,492
Appropriations/Allocations
General Fund $460,869 $614,492 $614,492 $614,492
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The Judicial Department will require General Fund appropriations of $460,868 in fiscal year 2015-16 and $614,492 in fiscal year 2016-17 to increase juror mileage reimbursement from 15 per mile to the rate specified for state employees, currently 44 per mile, and to increase the per diem rate paid to jurors from $10 to $20.
The Governor's proposed biennial budget for 2016-2017 contains $160,312 in fiscal year 2015-16 and $454,179 in fiscal year 2016-17 to increase juror mileage reimbursement from 15 per mile to the rate specified for state employees, currently 44 per mile, beginning in the 2nd year of the biennium, fiscal year 2016-17, and to increase the per diem rate paid to jurors from $10 to $15. This bill is in conflict with the proposed biennial budget and may need to be revisited after final legislative action on that budget.