|129th MAINE LEGISLATURE|
|LD 1811||LR 2536(04)|
|An Act To Enhance Personal and Public Safety by Requiring Evaluations of and Judicial Hearings for Persons in Protective Custody Regarding Risk of Harm and Restricting Access to Dangerous Weapons|
|Fiscal Note for
Bill as Engrossed with:
C "A" (S-357)
|Current biennium cost increase - General Fund
Current biennium cost increase - Highway Fund
|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|
|The Department of Public Safety will require a General Fund appropriation and a Highway Fund allocation in fiscal year 2020-21 for programming changes and annual maintenance to create a database to record information related to persons in protective custody who are restricted from access to dangerous weapons. The department will need to work with the vendor to develop and implement the new system. The costs are unknown at this time and no estimate is made.|