LD 322 LR 158(02)
An Act To Strengthen Maine's Election Laws by Requiring Photographic Identification for the Purpose of Voting
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Veterans and Legal Affairs
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
State Mandate - Exempted
FY 2019-20 FY 2020-21 Projections  FY 2021-22 Projections  FY 2022-23
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $397,980 $322,980 $65,600 $65,600
Highway Fund $300,000 $150,000 $0 $0
General Fund $397,980 $322,980 $65,600 $65,600
Highway Fund ($300,000) ($150,000) $0 $0
State Mandates
Required Activity Unit Affected Local Cost
Establishes a provisional voting process requiring election officials to track provisional ballots and provisional ballot affidavits, complete a provisional ballot log and report the status of all provisional ballots to the Secretary of State.  Municipality Moderate statewide
Pursuant to the Mandate Preamble, the two-thirds vote of all members elected to each House exempts the State from the constitutional requirement to fund 90% of the additional costs.
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill includes General Fund appropriations to the Department of Secretary State of $397,980 in fiscal year 2019-20 and $322,980 in fiscal year 2020-21 to produce state identification cards, perform programming changes, generate provisional ballots and affidavits and conduct voter outreach.
Highway Fund revenue would be reduced by $300,000 in fiscal year 2019-20 and $150,000 in fiscal year 2020-21 as a result of issuing free nondriver identification cards to any individual who needed a card to vote.