LD 763 LR 178(03)
An Act To Allow State Vehicles Assigned to Certain Maine Emergency Management Agency Employees To Be Used for Commuting
Fiscal Note for Bill as Engrossed with:
C "A" (H-550)
Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Fiscal Note
Minor cost increase - General Fund
Minor cost increase - Federal Expenditures Fund
Minor revenue increase - Federal Expenditures Fund
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill allows 2-3 employees within the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management, Maine Emergency Management Agency, to use a state-owned or state-leased vehicle to commute from home to work.  While this may increase the number of miles and maintenance costs of these vehicles, there will be times when commuting directly from home to an emergency location may reduce the miles driven. During a non-federally declared emergency the cost would be shared 50% with state funding and 50% with federal grant money. During federally declared disasters the cost would be reimbursable up to at least 75% with federal funds with any remainder covered by state funding. It is not anticipated that the net cost to the State will be significant.