126th MAINE LEGISLATURE
LD 1292 LR 1471(03)
An Act To Minimize the Use of Plastic Bags
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Environment and Natural Resources
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
             
Fiscal Note
FY 2013-14 FY 2014-15 Projections FY 2015-16 Projections FY 2016-17
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $56,044 $59,692 $61,415 $63,189
Appropriations/Allocations
General Fund $56,044 $59,692 $61,415 $63,189
Other Special Revenue Funds $35,973 $38,219 $39,309 $40,432
Revenue
Other Special Revenue Funds $35,973 $38,219 $39,309 $40,432
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill includes a General Fund appropriation of $56,044 in FY 2013-14 and $59,692 in FY 2014-15 and an Other Special Revenue Funds allocation of $35,973 in FY 2013-14 and $38,219 in FY 2014-15 for one full-time Office Associate II position and one half-time Environmental Specialist III position and other administrative and technology costs associated with the adminstration of a Plastics Recycling Fund program. Revenue realized by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) through collection of 3 of a 5 surcharge assessed on plastic bags designed for one-time use distributed to a customer at the point of retail sale is estimated at $35,973 in FY 2013-14 and $38,219 in FY 2014-15. The retailer will retain the other 2.