LD 1380 LR 1075(01)
An Act To Amend the Maine Clean Election Laws Governing Gubernatorial Candidates
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. Pingree of North Haven
Committee: Legal and Veterans Affairs
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
2009-10 2010-11 Projections 2011-12 Projections 2012-13
Other Special Revenue Funds ($600,000) ($600,000) $0 $0
Other Special Revenue Funds ($16,250) $0 $0 $0
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This legislation proposes to increase required seed money contributions to gubernatorial candidates.  It is assumed that the effect will be one less gubernatorial candidate in both the primary and general elections, resulting in Other Special Revenue Fund savings of $600,000 in fiscal years 2009-10 and 2010-11.  The legislation also removes the extended qualifying period for unenrolled gubernatorial candidates, resulting in an estimated reduction in Other Special Revenue Funds revenue of $16,250 in fiscal year 2009-10.