LD 893 LR 631(04)
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to Article X of the Constitution of Maine Regarding the Publication of Maine Indian Treaty Obligations
Fiscal Note for House Amendment " " to Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. Bear of Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Current biennium savings - General Fund
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This floor amendment removes the constitutional referendum from the bill and therefore would result in a General Fund savings related to eliminating any referendum costs, including any potential need for a second ballot in the November 2015 general election.
Additional costs to the Department of Secretary of State, the Legislature and the Maine State Library associated with making the Articles of Separation from Massachusetts, including the fifth subsection, more prominently available to the public can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.