LD 256 LR 1837(03)
An Act To Ensure Continued Availability of High-speed Broadband Internet at Maine's Schools and Libraries
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Energy, Utilities and Technology
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2017-18 FY 2018-19 Projections  FY 2019-20 Projections  FY 2020-21
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $630,000 $0 $0 $0
General Fund $630,000 $0 $0 $0
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill includes a one-time General Fund appropriation of $630,000 to the Maine School and Library Network (MSLN) program within the Maine State Library to support the MSLN in fiscal year 2017-18.  
Additional costs to the Maine State Library, the Public Utilities Commission and the Office of the Public Advocate to convene a stakeholder group to look at alternatives to funding the MSLN and to submit the required report can be absorbed within existing resources.