LD 1238 LR 1651(01)
An Act To Protect Women's Single-sex Shelters
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Sen. Keim of Oxford
Committee: Judiciary
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
FY 2021-22 FY 2022-23 Projections  FY 2023-24 Projections  FY 2024-25
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $121,034 $119,124 $122,776 $126,543
General Fund $121,034 $119,124 $122,776 $126,543
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill excludes from the definition of "place of public accommodation" privately owned and operated facilities that provide emergency shelter to women. The Maine Human Rights Commission will require General Fund appropriations of $121,034 in fiscal year 2021-22 and $119,124 in fiscal year 2022-23 for one part-time Attorney position and one part-time Investigator position, as well as related All Other costs. These positions are necessary to handle an expected increase in complaints and the need for legal counsel.