|129th MAINE LEGISLATURE|
|LD 1729||LR 2331(02)|
|An Act To Create a Carrier License for Pelagic and Anadromous Fish|
|Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "|
|Committee: Marine Resources|
|Fiscal Note Required: Yes|
|Minor cost increase - General Fund
Minor revenue increase - General Fund
Minor revenue increase - Other Special Revenue Funds
|Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements|
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|
|This bill creates a new carrier license, effective January 1, 2020, which allows the possession or transport of Atlantic herring and Atlantic menhaden which was not caught by the holder of the license. The bill sets a fee of $98 for the license and directs that revenue from the license fee be deposited into the Pelagic and Anadromous Fisheries Fund. Due to the unique nature of the fishery and limited species, the Department of Marine Resources anticipates a minor Other Special Revenue Funds increase from the licenses.|