LD 58 LR 272(02)
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Extend the Terms of Legislators to 4 Years
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: State and Local Government
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Current biennium cost increase - General Fund
Future biennium savings - Other Special Revenue Funds
Referendum Costs Month/Year Election Type Question Length
Nov-19 General Referendum Standard
The Secretary of State's budget includes sufficient funds to accommodate one ballot of average length for the general election in November.  If the number or size of the referendum questions requires production and delivery of a second ballot, an additional appropriation of $107,250 may be required.
Fiscal Detail and Notes
Contingent on passage at referendum, increasing the term of office for Representatives and Senators from 2 to 4 years will decrease the number of future election cycles and associated candidates seeking funding through the Maine Clean Election Act, which would result in future biennium Other Special Revenue Funds savings.