LD 1418 LR 2019(02)
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Provide for a Lieutenant Governor and Change the Line of Succession for Governor
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: State and Local Government
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Current biennium cost increase - General Fund
Referendum Costs Month/Year Election Type Question Length
Nov-15 General Referendum Standard
The Secretary of State's budget includes sufficient funds to accommodate one ballot of average length for the general election in November.  If the number or size of the referendum questions requires production and delivery of a second ballot, an additional appropriation of $107,250 may be required.
Fiscal Detail and Notes
If approved by the voters, this Constitutional amendment would replace the position of Secretary of State with the position of Lieutenant Governor effective in January 2019.  It is unknown at this time whether the salaries of the two positions would be comparable or whether additional costs might be incurred.