LD 1490 LR 1796(07)
An Act To Stabilize Funding for the County Jails
Fiscal Note for Bill as Engrossed with:
C "A" (S-268)
S "A" (S-535) to C "A" (S-268)
Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Fiscal Note
FY 2017-18 FY 2018-19 Projections  FY 2019-20 Projections  FY 2020-21
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $0 $3,120,000 $3,120,000 $3,120,000
General Fund $0 $6,120,000 $3,120,000 $3,120,000
General Fund $0 $3,000,000 $0 $0
Other Special Revenue Funds $0 ($3,000,000) $0 $0
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill provides an ongoing appropriation of $3,000,000 beginning in fiscal year 2018-19 for the County Jails Operation Fund program and $120,000 beginning in fiscal year 2018-19 for the Kennebec County Criminogenic Addiction Recovery Academy (CARA) program. The bill also adds a one-time appropriation of $3,000,000 in fiscal year 2018-19 for county and regional jails with unusually high costs incurred during fiscal year 2017-18 and adds language allocating these funds. This bill also requires the State Controller to transfer $3,000,000 from available balances in the Other Special Revenue Funds accounts within the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation to the General Fund unappropriated surplus at the close of fiscal year 2018-19.