LD 1608 LR 661(04)
An Act to Address Teacher Shortages Through Financial Assistance and Career Advancement Opportunities
Fiscal Note for Senate Amendment " " to Committee Amendment "A"
Sponsor: Sen. Rotundo of Androscoggin
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 $0 ($800,000) ($1,000,000) ($1,000,000)
General Fund $0 ($800,000) ($1,000,000) ($1,000,000)
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This amendment eliminates the ongoing General Fund appropriations of $1,000,000 per year included in the bill beginning in fiscal year 2024-25 to the Educational and General Activities program within the University of Maine System to support the Maine Teacher Residency Program at the University of Southern Maine and instead provides a one-time General Fund appropriation of $200,000 in fiscal year 2024-25 for the same purpose.
As amended, the bill still requires the Maine Education Policy Research Institute to study the development of career ladders for educators and report its findings and recommendations to the Legislature by December 6, 2023.