LD 1155 LR 383(01)
An Act Concerning Electronic Monitoring and Increased Bail for Certain Crimes Involving Violence
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. Picchiotti of Fairfield
Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
FY 2015-16 FY 2016-17 Projections  FY 2017-18 Projections  FY 2018-19
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $105,847 $141,130 $141,130 $141,130
General Fund $105,847 $141,130 $141,130 $141,130
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services will require a General Fund appropriation of $105,847 in fiscal year 2015-16 and $141,130 in fiscal year 2016-17 for the additional costs associated with representing an incarcerated defendant as compared to someone out on bail.  That is based on an estimated 25% of defendants, 1283 of 5133 in calendar 2014, who will require an extra $110 per case for a total of $141,130 annually.  This bill will also increase costs to county and regional jails.  The amount cannot be estimated at this time.