LD 1566 LR 561(02)
An Act To Enact the Maine Fair Chance Employment Act
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Potential State Mandate - Unfunded
FY 2017-18 FY 2018-19 Projections  FY 2019-20 Projections  FY 2020-21
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $0 $398,952 $0 $0
General Fund $0 $398,952 $0 $0
State Mandates
Required Activity Unit Affected Local Cost
Creates requirements for public employers regarding the criminal history information of job applicants. County
Moderate statewide
The required local activities in this bill may represent a state mandate pursuant to the Constitution of Maine. If the bill does require a local unit of government to expand or modify its activities so as to necessitate additional expenditures from local revenue, the state mandate provisions of the Constitution of Maine require either: (1) General Fund appropriations be provided to fund at least 90% of any additional necessitated local costs of the mandate; or (2) a Mandate Preamble be added to the bill and two-thirds of the members of each House vote to exempt the mandate from the funding requirement. If the bill does represent a state mandate and neither one of these actions occurs, the local units of government will not be required to implement the mandated activities.
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill provides a one-time appropriation of $398,952 in 2018-19 to the Department of Administrative and Financial Services for the information technology and related costs of implementing the bill's requirements regarding the criminal history information of job applicants.
Additional costs to other state agencies and the Maine Community College System, the Maine Maritime Academy, the University of Maine System, the Finance Authority of Maine, the Maine State Housing Authority and the Maine Public Employees Retirement System to implement the requirements of this legislation can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.