LD 1898 LR 2496(02)
An Act to Ensure That a Teacher Who Participates in the Prevention of Dangerous Behavior Is Protected Under a Collective Bargaining Agreement
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Education and Cultural Affairs
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Potential State Mandate - Unfunded
State Mandates
Required Activity Unit Affected Local Cost
Requires a dispute involving a public school employee covered by a collective bargaining agreement arising out of an incident of dangerous behavior by a student be subject to the dispute resolution process of the collective bargaining agreement.  This requirement may result in increased costs to local school administrative units for legal and other services. School Moderate statewide
The required local activities in this bill may represent a state mandate pursuant to the Constitution of Maine. If the bill does require a local unit of government to expand or modify its activities so as to necessitate additional expenditures from local revenue, the state mandate provisions of the Constitution of Maine require either: (1) General Fund appropriations be provided to fund at least 90% of any additional necessitated local costs of the mandate; or (2) a Mandate Preamble be added to the bill and two-thirds of the members of each House vote to exempt the mandate from the funding requirement. If the bill does represent a state mandate and neither one of these actions occurs, the local units of government will not be required to implement the mandated activities.