|130th MAINE LEGISLATURE|
|LD 803||LR 391(01)|
|An Act Regarding Violation of a Protective Order|
|Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill|
|Sponsor: Sen. Deschambault of York|
|Fiscal Note Required: Yes|
|Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement|
|Future biennium cost increase - General Fund
Minor revenue increase - General Fund
Minor revenue increase - Other Special Revenue Funds
|Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements|
|Increase in the
incidence of class C crimes; increases correctional and judicial costs.
The additional workload associated with the minimal number of new felony cases filed in the court system does not require additional funding at this time.
The collection of additional fines may increase General Fund and other dedicated revenue by minor amounts.
|Fiscal Detail and Notes|
|The bill modifies an existing class C crime of violating a protective order to include instances when the protective order was not issued by a Maine court. It is unclear how many additional individuals will be convicted of a Class C crime who otherwise would not have been. The current average cost of incarcerating an individual for a single year is $55,203. The Department of Corrections has not indicated the need for additional funding at this time and no funding is included in the bill.|