LD 98 LR 273(01)
An Act Amending the Trap Limit for the Swans Island Lobster Conservation Area
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Sen. Langley of Hancock
Committee: Marine Resources
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
Minor savings - General Fund
Minor revenue decrease - General Fund
FY 2014-15 FY 2015-16 FY 2016-17 Projections  FY 2017-18 Projections  FY 2018-19
Other Special Revenue Funds $1,100 $1,100 $1,100 $1,100 $1,100
Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements
Increasing the trap limit from 550 traps to 600 will eliminate Class D violations related to that range.
A reduction in fines will decrease General Fund revenue by minor amounts.
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill raises the number of traps that may be placed or maintained by individuals registered to obtain Swans Island Lobster Conservation Area trap tags from 550 to 600. This will increase Other Special Revenue Funds revenue from increased trap tag sales by an estimated $1,100 to the Lobster Management Fund within the Department of Marine Resources in fiscal year 2014-15 and in every subsequent fiscal year.