|129th MAINE LEGISLATURE|
|LD 1118||LR 514(02)|
|An Act To Give the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Rule-making Authority To Establish a Bear Season Framework and Bag Limits|
|Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "|
|Committee: Inland Fisheries and Wildlife|
|Fiscal Note Required: Yes|
|FY 2019-20||FY 2020-21||Projections FY 2021-22||Projections FY 2022-23|
|Net Cost (Savings)|
|Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements|
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 fine and/or fee revenue will increase General Fund and dedicated revenue by minor amounts.
|Fiscal Detail and Notes|
|This bill allows the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IFW) to establish bear hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits through rulemaking and reduces the fee charged for a resident bear hunting permit from $27 to $10. The fee reduction will result in an annual reduction of General Fund revenue of $80,750 starting in fiscal year 2021-22. Any additional costs to IFW as a result of the rulemaking process for bear hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits are anticipated to be minor and can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.|