LD 1973 LR 947(02)
An Act to Enact the Maine Consumer Privacy Act
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Judiciary
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 $238,571 $493,301 $510,042
General Fund $0 $238,571 $493,301 $510,042
Other Special Revenue Funds $0 $0 $500 $500
Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements
This bill may increase the number of civil suits filed in the court system. The additional workload associated with the minimal number of new cases filed in the court system does not require additional funding at this time. The collection of additional filing fees will increase General Fund revenue by minor amounts.
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill includes ongoing General Fund appropriations to the Office of the Attorney General of $238,571 in fiscal year 2024-25 to establish 2 Assistant Attorney General positions, one Paralegal position and one Technician position in the Consumer Protection Division beginning January 1, 2025 for implementation, administration and enforcement of the provisions of the Maine Consumer Privacy Act.
This bill establishes the Maine Privacy Fund effective July 1, 2025. The Office of the Attorney General will require a $500 allocation beginning in fiscal year 2025-26 to authorize expenditures from the fund.