129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
LD 182 LR 595(02)
An Act To Amend the Maine Bail Code Regarding the Financial Capacity of a Defendant To Post Bond
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Judiciary
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
             
Fiscal Note
FY 2019-20 FY 2020-21 ProjectionsFY 2021-22 ProjectionsFY 2022-23
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $0 $361,710 $348,241 $359,669
Appropriations/Allocations
General Fund $0 $361,710 $348,241 $359,669
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill transfers 6 full-time financial screener positions and 3 half-time financial screener positions responsible for determining a defendantís ability to pay for counsel from the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services (MCILS) to the Judicial Branch in fiscal year 2020-21. The bill includes offsetting General Fund deappropriations and appropriations of $525,319, respectively, to the MCILS and the Judicial Branch for these transfers. The bill also includes an additional $361,710 in fiscal year 2020-21 to the Judicial Branch to increase the 3 half-time positions to full-time and to establish one additional Financial Screener position and one Managing Staff Accountant to hire, train and supervise the financial screeners.†††