LD 68 LR 604(01)
An Act To Prohibit the Use of a Handheld Mobile Telephone while Operating a Motor Vehicle
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. Beaudoin of Biddeford
Committee: Transportation
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
FY 2013-14 FY 2014-15 Projections  FY 2015-16 Projections  FY 2016-17
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund ($229,157) ($1,184,787) ($1,183,106) ($1,181,375)
General Fund $19,003 $56,013 $57,694 $59,425
General Fund $248,160 $1,240,800 $1,240,800 $1,240,800
Other Special Revenue Funds $37,840 $189,200 $189,200 $189,200
Fiscal Detail and Notes
Prohibiting the use of a handheld mobile telephone while operating a motor vehicle is expected to increase fine revenue by $1,430,000 annually, resulting in a General Fund revenue increase of $248,160 in fiscal year 2013-14 and $1,240,800 in fiscal year 2014-15.  This bill also includes a General Fund appropriation of $19,003 in fiscal year 2013-14 and $56,013 in fiscal year 2014-15 for one Assistant Clerk position for the Judicial Department to process the anticipated increase in the number of violations.