|129th MAINE LEGISLATURE|
|LD 396||LR 690(02)|
|An Act To Support Justice for Victims of Sexual Assault by Increasing the Time Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Kits Must Be Stored|
|Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "|
|Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety|
|Fiscal Note Required: Yes|
|Minor cost increase - General Fund
Minor revenue increase - General Fund
Minor revenue increase - Other Special Revenue Funds
|Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements|
workload associated with the minimal number of new cases filed in the court
system does not require additional funding at this time.
The collection of additional fine revenue will increase General Fund and dedicated revenue by minor amounts.
|Fiscal Detail and Notes|
increases the period of time a law enforcement agency must store a sexual
assault forensic examination kit from 90 days to 8 years. This change could
make evidence available for longer periods of time, potentially increasing
the number of cases and convictions for sexual assault. However, the number
of new cases and convictions is expected to be minimal and the Maine
Commission on Indigent Legal Services and the Department of Corrections do
not require additional funding at this time.
Additional costs to the Department of Public Safety associated with this legislation can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.