LD 574 LR 1797(02)
An Act To Clarify That Petitions for Certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States Are Included within the Definition of Indigent Legal Services
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Judiciary
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 $9,000 $12,000 $12,000 $12,000
General Fund $9,000 $12,000 $12,000 $12,000
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill would add filing a petition for certiorari to the Supreme Court to the services provided by the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services. The Commission estimates about 3 to 7 instances per year that a petition would be filed. Assuming a petition takes 40 hours of time to prepare, each petition would cost the Commission $2,400. As a result, costs to the Commission could total $7,200 to $16,800 per year, averaging $12,000 per year. The bill includes appropriations of $9,000 in FY 2019-20 and $12,000 in FY 2020-21.