LD 1259 LR 104(04)
An Act Regarding Pay Equality
Fiscal Note for Senate Amendment " " to Original Bill
Sponsor: Sen. Volk of Cumberland
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Potential conflict with worksharing agreements
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This amendment establishes a filing fee for complaints filed with the Maine Human Rights Commission.  The commission has indicated that such a fee is specifically prohibited in the commission's worksharing agreements with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Equal Opportunity Commission.  The commission also indicates that the estimated $150,000 that could be generated annually from the new fees would be dwarfed by the 45% of the commission's annual revenue that would be immediately terminated because of the violation of aggreements.