LD 164 LR 357(02)
An Act To Establish the Maine Length of Service Award Program
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2015-16 FY 2016-17 Projections  FY 2017-18 Projections  FY 2018-19
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $109,250 $109,250 $0 $0
Other Special Revenue Funds $115,000 $115,000 $0 $0
General Fund ($109,250) ($109,250) $0 $0
Other Special Revenue Funds $109,250 $109,250 $0 $0
State Mandates
Required Activity Unit Affected Local Cost
Requires the municipal fire department to submit a list of all persons who were eligible volunteers during a calendar year to the board for review and approval.  Requires the fire chief to resolve any disputes related to the service credit shown. Municipality Insignificant statewide
The required local activities in this bill may represent a State mandate pursuant to the Constitution of Maine.  Unless General Fund appropriations are provided to fund at least 90% of the additional costs or a Mandate Preamble is amended to the bill and two-thirds of the members of each House vote to exempt this mandate from the funding requirement, municipalities may not be required to implement these changes.
Fiscal Detail and Notes
Dedicating 50% of the sales tax revenue collected from consumer fireworks sales to the Maine Length of Service Award Program requires transfers from the General Fund of $109,250 in both fiscal years 2015-16 and 2016-17 and transfers from Municipal Revenue Sharing of $5,750 in both fiscal years 2015-16 and 2016-17.  The transfers will provide $115,000 in both fiscal years to the Maine Length of Service Award Program.  The bill includes Other Special Revenue Funds allocations of $115,000 in both years.