129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
LD 665 LR 1641(03)
An Act To Enact the Campus Free Expression Act
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Education and Cultural Affairs
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
             
Fiscal Note
FY 2019-20 FY 2020-21 ProjectionsFY 2021-22 ProjectionsFY 2022-23
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $43,100 $0 $0 $0
Appropriations/Allocations
General Fund $43,100 $0 $0 $0
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill requires the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to investigate whether there have been any instances in the state where the University of Maine System, the Maine Community College System or the Maine Maritime Academy has violated or restricted a studentís free speech rights. The bill also requires the OAG to determine if any additional protections are necessary under state law and report to the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary by January 1, 2020. The OAG has indicated it requires an additional position to meet these requirements. The bill includes one limited- period Assistant Attorney General position and provides General Fund appropriations of $43,100 in fiscal year 2019-20.