LD 1586 LR 2610(01)
An Act To Implement Recommendations of the Right To Know Advisory Committee Concerning Remote Participation in Public Proceedings
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. Hobbins of Saco
Committee: Judiciary
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
Potential State Mandate - Unfunded
State Mandates
Required Activity Unit Affected Local Cost
To adopt a written policy concerning remote attendence at public meetings. Municipality Insignificant 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.
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The additional costs to the Department of the Attorney General are expected to be minor.