LD 1270 LR 1380(02)
An Act To Establish Resentencing Units in the Attorney General's Office and All Maine Prosecutorial Districts
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Judiciary
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2021-22 FY 2022-23 Projections  FY 2023-24 Projections  FY 2024-25
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $503,457 $526,814 $542,973 $559,648
General Fund $503,457 $526,814 $542,973 $559,648
Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements
The additional workload associated with the minimal number of new cases filed in the court system does not require additional funding at this time.
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill establishes a resentencing unit within the Office of the Attorney General (OAG). The bill includes General Fund appropriations to the OAG of $503,457 in fiscal year 2021-22 and $526,814 in fiscal year 2022-23 for 3 Assistant Attorney General positions and one Paralegal position to review the sentences of imprisonment of criminal cases prosecuted by the OAG or District Attorney's Office. 
Reducing terms of imprisonment for individuals serving sentences in state correctional facility will reduce correctional costs. No estimate of the potential savings is available at this time and will depend on the number of sentences reduced. The current average cost of incarcerating an individual for a single year is $55,203.