LD 323 LR 1771(01)
An Act To Fully Fund the Waiting List for the Home and Community Benefits for Members with Intellectual Disabilities or Autistic Disorder Waiver
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. Malaby of Hancock
Committee: Health and Human Services
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
FY 2017-18 FY 2018-19 Projections  FY 2019-20 Projections  FY 2020-21
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $35,785,000 $47,710,000 $47,710,000 $47,530,000
General Fund $35,785,000 $47,710,000 $47,710,000 $47,530,000
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill includes General Fund appropriations to the Department of Health and Human Services of $35,785,000 in fiscal year 2017-18 and $47,710,000 in fiscal year 2018-19 to fully fund the waiting list for community-based services provided under the MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapters II and III, Section 21 relating to home and community benefits for members with intellectual disabilities or autistic disorder.

A more current estimate that includes a new position, an updated waitlist total and a suggested phase-in of the waitlist members to the program would decrease the FY 2017-18 General Fund appropriation by $27,947,951 to $7,837,049 and the FY 2018-19 General Fund appropriation by $15,335,059 to $32,374,941. This new estimate also includes Federal Expenditures Fund and Other Special Revenue Fund allocations.