LD 1435 LR 1634(01)
An Act to Reduce Commercial Sexual Exploitation
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. Reckitt of South Portland
Committee: Judiciary
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
Current biennium cost increase - General Fund
Minor revenue increase - General Fund
Minor revenue increase - Other Special Revenue Funds
Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements
Changes from a Class D crime to a Class C crime the crime of commercial sexual exploitation of a child and solicitation of a child for commercial sexual exploitation. The current average cost of incarcerating one individual for a single year is $55,203.

The additional workload associated with the minimal number of new felony cases filed in the court system does not require additional funding at this time. The collection of additional fines related to those cases where the class of crime is increased may increase General Fund or other dedicated revenue by minor amounts.