LD 1304 LR 1201(01)
Resolve, Establishing the East-west Highway Study Commission To Oversee Further Study or Planning for an East-west Highway
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. McCabe of Skowhegan
Committee: Transportation
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
Legislative Cost/Study
Legislative Cost/Study
The general operating expenses of this study commission are projected to be $5,900 in fiscal year 2013-14.  The Legislature's proposed budget includes $10,000 in fiscal year 2013-14 and $10,000 in fiscal year 2014-15 for legislative studies.  Whether the amounts are sufficient to fund all studies will depend on the number of studies authorized by the Legislative Council and the Legislature.  The additional costs associated with providing staff assistance to the study commission can be absorbed by the Legislature utilizing existing budgeted resources.
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The additional costs to the Department of Transportation associated with the Commissioner of Transportation or the commissioner's designee serving on the study commission can be absorbed by the department utilizing existing budgeted resources.