|127th MAINE LEGISLATURE|
|LD 652||LR 280(02)|
|An Act To Authorize the Carrying of Concealed Handguns without a Permit|
|Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "|
|Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety|
|Fiscal Note Required: Yes|
|FY 2015-16||FY 2016-17||Projections FY 2017-18||Projections FY 2018-19|
|Net Cost (Savings)|
|Other Special Revenue Funds||($202,451)||($277,495)||($285,309)||($293,302)|
|Other Special Revenue Funds||($205,662)||($274,216)||($274,216)||($274,216)|
|Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements|
|Eliminates Class D
and Class E crimes.
A reduction in fines will decrease General Fund revenue by minor amounts.
|Fiscal Detail and Notes|
|This bill authorizes a person who is not prohibited from possessing a firearm to carry a concealed weapon without a permit. The permitting process would remain for those individuals needing a permit for reciprocity with another state. The bill includes Other Special Revenue Funds deallocations of $202,451 in fiscal year 2015-16 and $277,495 in fiscal year 2016-17 from the Department of Public Safety from eliminating 2 Office Associate II positions, one State Police Detective position, one contracted position and related costs. General Fund revenue would be reduced by $118,853 in fiscal year 2015-16 and $158,470 in fiscal year 2016-17 and Other Special Revenue Funds revenue would be reduced by $205,662 in fiscal year 2015-16 and $274,216 in fiscal year 2016-17.|