LD 49 LR 83(02)
An Act To Improve Science and Engineering Education for Maine's Students
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Education and Cultural Affairs
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2017-18 FY 2018-19 Projections  FY 2019-20 Projections  FY 2020-21
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $5,000 $105,000 $105,000 $0
General Fund $5,000 $105,000 $105,000 $0
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill includes General Fund appropriations totaling $5,000 in fiscal year 2017-18 and $105,000 in fiscal year 2018-19 to the Learning Systems Team program within the Department of Education for the costs associated with including a core of science standards for kindergarten to grade 12 aligned to the "Next Generation Science Standards" in the statewide system of learning results beginning with the 2020-2021 school year.  Of the amounts, $5,000 in fiscal years 2017-18 and 2018-19 is provided for rulemaking, professional develop and technical assistance and $100,000 is provided in fiscal year 2018-19 for the development and adoption of a new assessment for the science standards.