LD 1619 LR 2454(01)
An Act to Improve Maine's Reproductive Privacy Laws
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Spkr. Talbot Ross of Portland
Committee: Judiciary
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
Current biennium savings - General Fund
Minor revenue decrease - General Fund
Minor revenue decrease - Other Special Revenue Funds
Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements
Eliminates Class C and D crimes. The Class C crime eliminated pertains to performing an abortion without being licensed as a physician, physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse.  The current average cost of incarcerating one individual for a single year is $55,203.

There may be some minor reduction of workload associated with the minimal number of felony cases that will no longer be filed in the court system. 
Reductions in the collection of fines will decrease General Fund or other dedicated revenue by minor amounts.
Fiscal Detail and Notes
Any additional costs to the Department of Health and Human Services to revise the form for collecting the required data are expected to be minor and can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.