LD 612 LR 511(01)
An Act To Recognize Occupational Licenses and Certifications from Other States To Attract New Residents and Businesses to Maine
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. Andrews of Paris
Committee: Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement and Business
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
Current biennium cost increase - Other Special Revenue Funds
Potential current biennium revenue decrease - Other Special Revenue Funds
Fiscal Detail and Notes
Additional costs to boards within and affiliated with the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation to implement the requirements of this legislation and the ability of each board to absorb those costs without raising fees can not be determined at this time.  It is unclear whether the $100 cap on fees that a board receiving an application for an occupational license or government certification under this legislation may charge to recoup its costs is in addition to a licensing fee or the maximum amount a board may charge an applicant.  If the intent is that the cap for all fees is $100, then this bill may result in a reduction in revenue received by boards from licensing fees as the current fee for some boards is above $100.