|131st MAINE LEGISLATURE|
|LD 123||LR 573(01)|
|An Act to Eliminate the Educational Purposes Exception to the Prohibition on the Dissemination of Obscene Matter to Minors|
|Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill|
|Sponsor: Sen. Libby of Cumberland|
|Committee: Education and Cultural Affairs|
|Fiscal Note Required: Yes|
|Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement|
|Current biennium cost increase - General Fund
Minor revenue increase - General Fund
Minor revenue increase - Other Special Revenue Funds
|Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements|
Class C crimes; increases correctional and judicial costs. The bill creates a
Class C crime by eliminating the exception to the prohibition on
dissemination of obscene material to minors for educational purposes in
public schools. The current average cost of incarcerating one individual for
a single year is $55,203.
The additional workload associated with the minimal number of new felony cases filed in the court system does not require additional funding at this time.
The collection of additional fine revenue will increase General Fund and dedicated revenue by minor amounts.