|129th MAINE LEGISLATURE|
|LD 67||LR 787(02)|
|An Act To Ensure Access to Justice for Victims of Sexual Assault|
|Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "|
|Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety|
|Fiscal Note Required: Yes|
|Future biennium cost increase - General Fund
Minor revenue increase - General Fund
Minor revenue increase - Other Special Revenue Funds
|Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements|
workload associated with the minimal number of new felony cases does not
require additional funding at this time for the courts.
The collection of additional fine revenue will increase General Fund and dedicated revenue by minor amounts.
|Fiscal Detail and Notes|
|This bill amends the Maine Criminal Code to extend from 8 to 20 years the statute of limitations applicable to certain Class A, B and C crimes. While there could be an increase in the number of cases filed and individuals incarcerated, the changes to the statute of limitations apply only to instances committed on or after the effective date of the bill or for cases where the statute of limitations has not yet expired under current law. As such, any increased costs to the Judicial Branch, the Department of Corrections, and Indigent Legal Services would occur in a future biennium.|