LD 888 LR 240(03)
An Act To Recognize and Provide for the Right To Hunt for Sustenance in Aroostook County for Maliseet and Micmac Tribal Members and Disabled Veterans
Fiscal Note for Senate Amendment " " to Original Bill
Sponsor: Sen. Miramant of Knox
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 ($3,015) ($3,015) ($3,015) ($3,015)
General Fund $3,015 $3,015 $3,015 $3,015
Other Special Revenue Funds $300 $300 $300 $300
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The amendment removes the requirement that the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IF&W) issue 33 moose and 33 bear permits to disabled veterans without a fee. This amendment allows the IF&W commissioner to reduce the 33 moose permits allocated to both the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians and the Aroostook Band of Micmacs if biological data and sound management practices warrant it. The amendment will reduce the General Fund revenue loss by an estimated $3,015 and reduce the Other Special Revenue Funds revenue loss to the Moose Research and Management Fund within IF&W by an estimated $300 in fiscal year 2015-16 and in every subsequent fiscal year. These numbers assume that the IF&W commissioner will not limit the number of allocated moose permits to these groups.