LD 431 LR 760(02)
An Act To Strengthen the Laws Prohibiting Stalking
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Current biennium cost increase - General Fund
Minor revenue increase - General Fund
Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements
Increases the class of a crime from a Class D crime to a Class C crime.
Establishes new Class C and Class B crimes, increasing correctional, indigent legal and judicial costs.
The collection of additional fines may also increase General Fund revenue by minor amounts.
Fiscal Detail and Notes
Changes in sentencing will increase costs to the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services by an average of $638 per case, with new cases estimated to cost $1,500 per case.  The Department of Corrections will also experience incarceration costs.  The average daily cost is $107.71 per prisoner. The total number of individuals charged and sentenced in any fiscal year cannot be estimated at this time.