|127th MAINE LEGISLATURE|
|LD 415||LR 1657(03)|
|An Act To Promote the Safe Use and Sale of Firearms|
|Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "|
|Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety|
|Fiscal Note Required: Yes|
|FY 2015-16||FY 2016-17||Projections FY 2017-18||Projections FY 2018-19|
|Net Cost (Savings)|
|Other Special Revenue Funds||$0||($138,748)||($285,309)||($293,302)|
|Other Special Revenue Funds||$0||($45,000)||($90,000)||($90,000)|
|Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements|
D and Class E crimes.
A reduction in fines will decrease General Fund revenue by minor amounts.
|Fiscal Detail and Notes|
|This legislation proposes to remove the requirement for a concealed handgun permit except in the cases of reciprocity. It increases the concealed handgun permit fees and establishes the Chief of the State Police as the only issuing authority. This would result in a loss of General Fund revenue of $55,825 in fiscal year 2016-17 and a loss of Other Special Revenue Funds revenue to the Department of Public Safety of $45,000 in fiscal year 2016-17. The bill includes a General Fund appropriation of $260,000 in fiscal year 2016-17 to create and maintain a centralized database of concealed handgun permit holders and applicants.|