LD 1690 LR 2613(01)
An Act To Facilitate Wireless Broadband Deployment in Maine and Modify the Process for Issuing Utility Facility Location Permits
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. Wadsworth of Hiram
Committee: Energy, Utilities and Technology
Fiscal Note Required: No
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
Minor cost increase - Other Special Revenue Funds
Minor revenue decrease to local governments
Fiscal Detail and Notes
Any additional costs to the Public Utilities Commission as a result of modifications to the laws concerning the siting of small cell facilities and authority regarding regulation and permitting of them are anticipated to be minor and can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.
Provisions concerning permit fees and pole attachment fees for small cell facilities could potentially decrease revenue to local governments depending on the number of facilities located within them and the difference between the local government's current permit fee and pole attachment fee structure and those proposed in this bill.