LD 314 LR 854(02)
An Act To Simplify Apprenticeship Requirements for Student and Apprentice Lobster and Crab Fishing License Holders
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Marine Resources
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2019-20 FY 2020-21 Projections  FY 2021-22 Projections  FY 2022-23
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $38,719 $52,120 $53,592 $55,108
General Fund $38,719 $52,120 $53,592 $55,108
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill requires the Department of Marine Resources to allow a person with a student lobster and crab fishing license who is less than 18 years of age to demonstrate apprentice program completion through verified landings of at least 4,000 pounds of lobster caught over the course of 100 days at sea to be completed over 2 separate seasons. This will require access to the currently confidential landings information for approximately 1095 licensees. The bill includes General Fund appropriations to the Department of Marine Resources, Bureau of Marine Science, of $38,719 in fiscal year 2019-20 and $52,120 in fiscal year 2020-21 for one Marine Resources Scientist I position and associated All Other costs.