LD 1143 LR 362(02)
Resolve, Providing for the Official Observance of the 200th Anniversary of the Formation of the State of Maine
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Education and Cultural Affairs
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Legislative Cost/Study
FY 2017-18 FY 2018-19 Projections  FY 2019-20 Projections  FY 2020-21
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $75,000 $0 $0 $0
General Fund $75,000 $0 $0 $0
Other Special Revenue Funds $500 $500 $500 $500
Legislative Cost/Study
The general operating expenses of this study are projected to be $3,090 in fiscal year 2017-18 and $3,090 in fiscal year 2018-19. The Legislature's proposed budget includes $10,000 in fiscal year 2017-18 and $10,000 in fiscal year 2018-19 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.
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill includes a one-time non-lapsing General Fund appropriation to the State of Maine Bicentennial Celebration program within the Maine Cultural Affairs Council for staff support and other expenses during the 4-year planning of the State of Maine bicentennial celebration.  It also provides an ongoing allocation for outside funds received for the State of Maine bicentennial celebration to be used by the Maine Bicentennial Commission.  
Additional costs to the Department of Education, the University of Maine System, the Maine Maritime Academy, the Maine Community College System, the Supreme Judicial Court, the Department of Secretary of State and the Maine Humanities Council associated with serving on the commission can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.