|131st MAINE LEGISLATURE
|An Act to Ensure Safer Communities by Increasing the Punishment for Crimes Involving Fentanyl
|Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
|Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
|Fiscal Note Required: Yes
|Current biennium cost increase - General Fund
Minor revenue increase - General Fund
Minor revenue increase - Other Special Revenue Funds
|Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements
|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 $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 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.