LD 492 LR 2040(02)
An Act to Repurpose Vacant Shopping Mall and Retail Space to Mixed-use Housing and Retail
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Housing
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Potential State Mandate - Unfunded
State Mandates
Required Activity Unit Affected Local Cost
Requires municipalities to adopt ordinances to allow the establishment of residential units within buildings located in areas zoned for commercial use, including but not limited to, vacant or partially vacant retail property if necessary to achieve statewide and regional housing production goals established pursuant to Title 5, section 13056, subsection 9. Municipality Moderate statewide
The required local activities in this bill may represent a state mandate pursuant to the Constitution of Maine. If the bill does require a local unit of government to expand or modify its activities so as to necessitate additional expenditures from local revenue, the state mandate provisions of the Constitution of Maine require either: (1) General Fund appropriations be provided to fund at least 90% of any additional necessitated local costs of the mandate; or (2) a Mandate Preamble be added to the bill and two-thirds of the members of each House vote to exempt the mandate from the funding requirement. If the bill does represent a state mandate and neither one of these actions occurs, the local units of government will not be required to implement the mandated activities.