|131st MAINE LEGISLATURE
|An Act to Ensure Safer Communities by Increasing the Punishment for Crimes Involving Fentanyl
|Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
|Sponsor: Sen. Farrin of Somerset
|Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
|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
penalty for trafficking fentanyl and other scheduled drugs containing a
detectable amount of fentanyl from a Class B crime to a Class A crime and
establishes a new Class B crime of unlawful use of an electronic
communication device in furtherance of fentanyl trafficking. The current
average cost of incarcerating one individual for a single year is
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 fines will increase General Fund or other dedicated revenue by minor amounts.
|Fiscal Detail and Notes
|Any additional costs to the Office of the Attorney General associated with the provisions of the bill are expected to be minor and can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.