LD 1552 LR 2330(01)
An Act To Make Technical Changes to Maine's Marine Resources Laws
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. Alley of Beals
Committee: Marine Resources
Fiscal Note Required: No
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
Minor cost increase - General Fund
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill makes changes to the laws regarding the Aquaculture Advisory Council, defines a vessel's base of operations, repeals the defunct Sea Run Fisheries and Habitat Advisory Council and clarifies eligibility criteria for non-resident lobster landings permits.  Any costs to the Department of Marine Resources are anticipated to be minor and can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.