LD 610 LR 1613(01)
An Act To Provide Funding for Maine Public
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. Jorgensen of Portland
Committee: Education and Cultural Affairs
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
FY 2019-20 FY 2020-21 Projections  FY 2021-22 Projections  FY 2022-23
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $2,000,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000
General Fund $2,000,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill includes ongoing General Fund appropriations totaling $2,000,000 per year beginning in fiscal year 2019-20 to Maine Public, formerly know as Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation.  Of that amount, $1,500,000 is provided to maintain the annual funding levels to Maine Public and $500,000 per year is provided to increase the State's contribution to funding the cost of the emergency alert system.