LD 1370 LR 635(02)
An Act To Enhance Safety on College and University Campuses by Allowing Firearms To Be Carried on the Campuses of Public Colleges and Universities
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Education and Cultural Affairs
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Current biennium cost increase - University of Maine System
Current biennium cost increase - Maine Maritime Academy
FY 2017-18 FY 2018-19 Projections  FY 2019-20 Projections  FY 2020-21
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $400,000 $280,000 $280,000 $280,000
General Fund $400,000 $280,000 $280,000 $280,000
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill includes General Fund appropriations totaling $400,000 in fiscal year 2017-18 and $280,000 in fiscal year 2018-19 to the Maine Community College System to implement the requirements of this legislation.  Of these amounts, $120,000 is provided on a one-time basis in fiscal year 2017-18 for the purchase of walk-through metal detectors to be installed in residence halls at all campuses throughout the system.  Additionally, $280,000 per year beginning in fiscal year 2017-18 is provided for the ongoing costs of implementing and administering additional security measures at all of the community college campuses.
Additonal costs to the University of Maine System and the Maine Maritime Academy associated with increasing safety measures to ensure that no firearms or ammunition are brought into residence halls or public entertainment facilities can not be estimated at this time, but are expected to be significant.