129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
LD 369 LR 150(04)
An Act Authorizing Earned Employee Leave
Fiscal Note for Bill as Engrossed with:
C "A" (S-79)
Committee: Labor and Housing
             
Fiscal Note
Minor cost increase - General Fund
Minor revenue increase - General Fund
Minor revenue increase - Other Special Revenue Funds
Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements
The additional workload associated with the minimal number of new cases filed in the court system does not require additional funding at this time.
The collection of additional fine revenue will increase General Fund and dedicated revenue by minor amounts.
Fiscal Detail and Notes
Any penalty assessed by the Department of Labor pursuant to section 637, subsection 9 of this act accrues to the General Fund. No estimate of these penalties can be made at this time. Additional costs to the Department of Labor to enforce the requirements of this legislation can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.
Some providers of Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) services are paid through a cost-settlement process. If those providers do not currently provide earned paid sick leave, their costs could increase due to this proposal. If the providersí costs increase, then DHHS would also have an increase in the amount paid to those providers. It is not known how many cost-settled providers are currently paying earned paid sick leave or what the increased cost would be, but DHHS expects any additional costs to be minor and can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.