|127th MAINE LEGISLATURE|
|LD 512||LR 749(03)|
|An Act To Implement Certain Recommendations of the Criminal Law Advisory Commission Relative to the Maine Criminal Code|
|Fiscal Note for
Bill as Engrossed with:
C "A" (H-86)
|Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety|
|Current biennium cost increase - General Fund
Minor revenue increase - General Fund
|Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements|
assault penalties from Class B crimes to Class A crimes, increasing
correctional and judicial costs.
The collection of additional fines may also increase General Fund revenue by minor amounts.
|Fiscal Detail and Notes|
|The Department of Corrections will incur additional costs as a result of the increase in the length of sentence. The average cost of a Class A crime is $203,141 per sentence based on an average length of stay of 1,886 days. The average cost of a Class B crime is $62,687 per sentence based on an average length of stay of 582 days. The Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services will also experience an increase in costs, estimated to be $1,502 per case. The number of occurrences in any given fiscal year is not projected at this time.|