LD 1155 LR 383(02)
An Act Concerning Electronic Monitoring and Increased Bail for Certain Crimes Involving Violence
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
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 $105,847 $141,130 $141,130 $141,130
General Fund $105,847 $141,130 $141,130 $141,130
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill includes a General Fund appropriation of $105,847 in fiscal year 2015-16 and $141,130 in fiscal year 2016-17 for the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services 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.  Certain defendants participating in an electronic monitoring program will pay the full cost of being in that program.