LD 803 LR 391(02)
An Act Regarding Violation of a Protective Order
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Judiciary
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
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.