LD 665 LR 1641(01)
An Act To Enact the Campus Free Expression Act
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. Andrews of Paris
Committee: Education and Cultural Affairs
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
Potential current biennium cost increase - Maine Community College System
Minor cost increase - General Fund
Minor revenue increase - General Fund
Minor revenue increase - Other Special Revenue Funds
Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements
This bill may increase the number of civil suits filed in the court system.
The additional workload associated with the minimal number of new cases filed in the court system does not require additional funding at this time. 
The collection of additional filing fees may increase General Fund and other dedicated revenue by minor amounts.
Fiscal Detail and Notes
According to information provided by the Maine Community College System (MCCS), this legislation may result in increased security and maintenance costs of approximately $31,500 per year beginning in fiscal year 2019-20.  This estimate assumes that one event per month will occur at each of the 7 campuses within the MCCS for the 9 months that the college is in session at a cost of $500 per event.  The actual cost to the MCCS will depend on actual experience.
Additional costs to the University of Maine System and Maine Maritime Academy to implement the requirements of this legislation can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.