LD 1673 LR 1645(02)
An Act To Create a Comprehensive Permit Process for the Construction of Affordable Housing
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Labor and Housing
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2021-22 FY 2022-23 Projections  FY 2023-24 Projections  FY 2024-25
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $0 $225,009 $235,585 $246,690
General Fund $0 $225,009 $235,585 $246,690
Other Special Revenue Funds $0 $1,174 $1,174 $1,174
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill requires the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (ACF) to update service center community classifications by 2023 and every five years thereafter, post the service center community listing on a publicly accessible website and submit a report by February 15, 2023 that details where growth is occurring and is projected to occur in the State. ACF has indicated that it will require 2 positions to complete these requirements. The bill includes ongoing appropriations of $225,009 beginning in fiscal year 2022-23 for one Public Service Manager II position, one Senior Planner position and associated costs. The bill also includes ongoing allocations of $1,174 beginning in fiscal year 2022-23 for technology costs and STA-CAP expenses.  
Any additional costs to the Maine State Housing Authority and the Department of Economic and Community Development to implement the requirements of this legislation are anticipated to be minor and can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.