LD 1036 LR 1525(01)
An Act To Prioritize Use of Available Resources in General Assistance Programs
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Sen. Brakey of Androscoggin
Committee: Health and Human Services
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
Potential current biennium savings - General Fund
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill may produce savings to the Department of Health and Human services. However, since General Assistance is administered by municipalities, DHHS does not have client specific data to determine if the sanction period or 120 days is greater. Also, DHHS is unable to determine which clients return to seek General Assistance benefits once the disqualification period has ended.