LD 1941 LR 2960(02)
An Act To Reform Corrections Officer Compensation in Maine
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2019-20 FY 2020-21 Projections  FY 2021-22 Projections  FY 2022-23
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $0 $4,085,590 $4,208,152 $4,334,396
General Fund $0 $4,085,590 $4,208,152 $4,334,396
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill requires equal pay increases to correctional officers (and their equivalent position at Long Creek Youth Development Center) out of a total of $3,656,580. After dividing this total among the specified postions, the average increase in pay was 13%. The bill also requires wage increases to those who supervise correctional officers, including corrections captains, correctional lieutenants, corrections unit managers (and equivalent positions at Long Creek Youth Development Center) equal to the same percentage wage increase as given to correctional officers. The bill includes $4,085,590 in General Fund appropriations across correctional facilities in the Department of Corrections, with $3,656,580 appropriatied for correctional officers, and $429,010 for supervisory positions. Pay increases are retroactive to July 2020.