|129th MAINE LEGISLATURE|
|LD 1232||LR 694(01)|
|An Act To Ensure the Right To Work without Payment of Dues or Fees to a Labor Union as a Condition of Employment|
|Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill|
|Sponsor: Rep. Lockman of Bradley|
|Committee: Labor and Housing|
|Fiscal Note Required: Yes|
|Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement|
|Potential current biennium cost increase - Other Special Revenue
Potential current biennium revenue increase - Other Special Revenue Funds
|FY 2019-20||FY 2020-21||Projections FY 2021-22||Projections FY 2022-23|
|Net Cost (Savings)|
|Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements|
Class D crimes.
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 fine revenue will increase General Fund and dedicated revenue by minor amounts.
|Fiscal Detail and Notes|
|The Department of the Attorney General will require General Fund appropriations of $96,938 in fiscal year 2019-20 and $129,250 in fiscal year 2020-21 for additional part-time staff to investigate and prosecute violations concerning the right to refrain from joining a union or paying a fee to a labor organization.|
|This legislation may increase litigation before the Maine Labor Relations Board, resulting in increased payments to board members for per diem and other expenses. Pursuant to Title 26, section 968, per diem and necessary expenses for members and alternates of the board, as well as state cost allocation program charges, must be shared equally by the parties to any proceeding at which the board presides and must be paid into an Other Special Revenue Funds account administered by the board from which all costs must be paid.|