LD 1317 LR 1666(04)
An Act To Restore Services To Help Certain Noncitizens Meet Their Basic Needs
Fiscal Note for House Amendment " " to Committee Amendment "A"
Sponsor: Rep. Gattine of Westbrook
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Removes appropriations - General Fund
Eliminates certain requirements, limits eligibility - Reduces costs
FY 2019-20 FY 2020-21 Projections  FY 2021-22 Projections  FY 2022-23
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund ($7,327,767) ($7,125,033) ($7,125,033) ($7,125,033)
General Fund ($7,327,767) ($7,125,033) ($7,125,033) ($7,125,033)
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This amendment eliminates the General Fund appropriations that were in the bill. It also eliminates the bill's expansion of eligiblity for certain programs within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The DHHS is directed to implement administrative changes in compliance with current state law to ensure that, within existing resources, certain noncitizens are able to access certain assistance. Without additional funding, the impact of these new provisions on other programs and services in the DHHS cannot be determined at this time.

This amendment also requires the DHHS to study the cost and health consequences for non-citizens without health insurance. Any additional costs to the DHHS to conduct this study and report to the legislature are expected to be minor and can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.