LD 65 LR 63(02)
An Act To Ensure the Right To Work without Payment of Dues or Fees to a Labor Union as a Condition of Employment
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Potential current biennium cost increase - Other Special Revenue Funds
Potential current biennium revenue increase - Other Special Revenue Funds
FY 2017-18 FY 2018-19 Projections  FY 2019-20 Projections  FY 2020-21
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $84,116 $111,382 $114,493 $117,697
General Fund $84,116 $111,382 $114,493 $117,697
Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements
Establishes new Class D crimes.
The collection of additional fines may also increase General Fund revenue by minor amounts.
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill includes a General Fund appropriation of $84,116 in fiscal year 2017-18 and $111,382 in fiscal year 2018-19 for the Department of the Attorney General for staff to investigate and prosecute violations concerning the right to refrain from joining a union.
This legislation may increase litigation before the Maine Labor Relations Board, resulting in increased payments to board members for per diem and other expenses.  Pursuant to Title 26, section 968, per diem and necessary expenses for members and alternates of the board, as well as state cost allocation program charges, must be shared equally by the parties to any proceeding at which the board presides and must be paid into a special fund administered by the board from which all costs must be paid.