LD 910 LR 284(05)
An Act To Amend the General Assistance Laws Governing Reimbursement
Fiscal Note for Bill as Engrossed with:
S "A" (S-609)
Committee: Health and Human Services
Fiscal Note
FY 2021-22 FY 2022-23 Projections  FY 2023-24 Projections  FY 2024-25
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund ($20,000,000) ($56,000,000) $0 $0
Other Special Revenue Funds $0 $10,000,000 $0 $0
General Fund $20,000,000 $56,000,000 $0 $0
Other Special Revenue Funds $10,000,000 $0 $0 $0
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill includes a one-time Other Special Revenue Funds allocation to the Department of Health and Human Services of $10,000,000 in fiscal year 2022-23 for supplemental payments to municipalities for the unanticipated fiscal and operational costs of the general assistance program related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also includes a transfer of $10,000,000 by June 30, 2022 from the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund to the General Assistance - Reimbursement to Cities and Towns, Other Special Revenue Fund account to fund the allocation. 
To reimburse the General Fund, the bill was also intended to transfer $10,000,000 from the Liquor Operation Revenue Fund at the Maine Municipal Bond Bank to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund by June 30, 2022. Due to a drafting error, the bill transfers $30,000,000 in fiscal year 2021-22 and $56,000,000 in fiscal year 2022-23 to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund. LD 2041, "An Act to Correct Errors in Recently Enacted Legislation", corrects this.