LD 129 LR 593(02)
Resolve, to Direct the University of Maine System to Study the Feasibility of Establishing a Public Allopathic Medical School in Penobscot County
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Education and Cultural Affairs
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2023-24 FY 2024-25 Projections  FY 2025-26 Projections  FY 2026-27
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $150,000 $0 $0 $0
General Fund $150,000 $0 $0 $0
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill includes a one-time General Fund appropriation of $150,000 in fiscal year 2023-24 to the University of Maine System (UMS) to contract with vendors for the data and analysis required to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of establishing a public allopathic medical school in Penobscot County.  The bill allows the UMS to apply for and receive funding from private and public sources and may reduce the amount of funding necessary to be provided through General Fund appropriations.  No information as to the amount of outside funding available for this purpose is known at this time.
Additional costs to the State Board of Education, the Maine Center for Workforce Research and Information and the Department of Health and Human Services to participate in the study can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.