LD 214 LR 1107(08)
An Act To Increase Funding for Civil Legal Services
Fiscal Note for Bill as Engrossed with:
C "A" (H-316)
S "A" (S-370) to C "A" (H-316)
Committee: Judiciary
Fiscal Note
FY 2019-20 FY 2020-21 Projections  FY 2021-22 Projections  FY 2022-23
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $105,076 $140,101 $140,101 $140,101
Other Special Revenue Funds $715,010 $953,346 $953,346 $953,346
General Fund ($105,076) ($140,101) ($140,101) ($140,101)
Other Special Revenue Funds $609,934 $813,245 $813,245 $813,245
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill increases from 7% to 9% the percentage of fee revenues collected that must be credited to the Maine Civil Legal Services Fund. These revenues are currently credited to the General Fund, resulting in an anticipated $140,101 in lost revenue to the General Fund annually. The bill also creates a surcharge fee of $127 for debt collectors’ actions, and revenues collected from the fee are credited to the Fund. The bill includes Other Special Revenue Funds allocations to the Fund of $715,010 in Fiscal Year 2019-20 and $953,346 in Fiscal Year 2020-21.