LD 1209 LR 950(01)
An Act To Require Legislative Hearings on Citizen-initiated Legislation
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. Bradstreet of Vassalboro
Committee: State and Local Government
Fiscal Note Required: No
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
Minor cost increase - General Fund
Fiscal Detail and Notes
If the public hearing required by this bill is held during a legislative session, the portion of the Legislature's baseline budget used for committee meetings held during the legislative session would be used for this purpose.  If a public hearing is held during the interim when the Legislature is not in regular or special session, the portion of the baseline budget reserved for interim committee meetings would be used for this purpose.  Whether or not there will be sufficient funds to hold public hearings for a citizens initiative will depend on the number of committee meetings authorized for the interim.