LD 123 LR 573(01)
An Act to Eliminate the Educational Purposes Exception to the Prohibition on the Dissemination of Obscene Matter to Minors
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Sen. Libby of Cumberland
Committee: Education and Cultural Affairs
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
Current biennium cost increase - General Fund
Minor revenue increase - General Fund
Minor revenue increase - Other Special Revenue Funds
Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements
Establishes new Class C crimes; increases correctional and judicial costs. The bill creates a Class C crime by eliminating the exception to the prohibition on dissemination of obscene material to minors for educational purposes in public schools. The current average cost of incarcerating one individual for a single year is $55,203.

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 fine revenue will increase General Fund and dedicated revenue by minor amounts.