LD 1959 LR 2562(15)
An Act To Ensure Transmission and Distribution Utility Accountability
Fiscal Note for House Amendment " " to Committee Amendment "A"
Sponsor: Rep. Kessler of South Portland
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2021-22 FY 2022-23 Projections  FY 2023-24 Projections  FY 2024-25
Other Special Revenue Funds $0 $206,237 ($2,005,623) ($1,662,542)
Other Special Revenue Funds $0 $206,237 ($2,009,623) ($1,662,542)
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This amendment reduces the number of Public Utilities Commission positions added by the bill from 5 Staff Attorney positions and 6 Utility Analyst positions to 1 Staff Attorney position and 2 Utility Analyst positions. It also reduces the one-time allocation for contracted services from $650,000 to $400,000 for a study, but moves it into fiscal year 2022-23 from fiscal year 2023-24. The net incremental change is to increase allocations by $206,237 in fiscal year 2022-23, but the allocations in subsequent years will be considerably less. As amended, in fiscal year 2022-23 the bill will include ongoing allocations of $499,028 for positions and related costs and the one-time allocation of $400,000 for contracted services.