LD 1614 LR 2452(01)
Resolve, Establishing the Commission To Study the Economic, Environmental and Energy Benefits of Energy Storage to the Maine Electricity Industry
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. Riley of Jay
Committee: Energy, Utilities and Technology
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
Legislative Cost/Study
Legislative Cost/Study
The general operating expenses of this study are projected to be $2,750 in fiscal year 2019-20. An estimated $6,190 is available in each of fiscal years 2019-20 and 2020-21 in the Legislature's proposed budget for legislative studies as well as any balances from prior years for this purpose. Whether these amounts are sufficient to fund all studies will depend on the number of studies authorized by the Legislative Council and the Legislature. The additional costs of providing staffing assistance to the study during the interim can be absorbed utilizing existing budgeted staff resources.
Fiscal Detail and Notes
Any additional costs for the departments and agencies participating in the work of the commission are assumed to be minor and can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.