LD 1148 LR 2327(02)
An Act to Prohibit COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for Students Enrolled in Public Institutions of Learning
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Education and Cultural Affairs
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Contingent revenue loss - public higher educational institutions
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill prohibits the University of Maine System (UMS), the Maine Community College System (MCCS) and the Maine Maritime Academy from requiring a student to be immunized with a vaccine that is approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration under emergency use authorization as a condition of acceptance or attendance. The UMS and the MCCS have indicated their concern that this prohibition may lead to a loss of tuition and other revenue if a contagious illness results in a refund or proration of tuition and other fees as happened during the COVID-19 pandemic. This fiscal note makes no assumption as to whether the enactment of this bill will result in such actions occurring in the future.