126th MAINE LEGISLATURE
LD 1292 LR 1471(04)
An Act To Minimize the Use of Plastic Bags
Fiscal Note for House Amendment " " to Committee Amendment "A"
Sponsor: Rep. McGowan of York
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 $56,044 $59,692 $61,415 $63,189
Revenue
Other Special Revenue Funds $56,044 $59,692 $61,415 $63,189
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The amendment removes the General Fund appropriations of $56,044 in FY 2013-14 and $59,692 in FY 2014-15 and increases the Other Special Revenue Funds allocations by those same amounts to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to account for a revised revenue estimate of the 3 surcharge assessed on plastic bags at the point of retail sale. Revenue realized by the DEP through this surcharge is estimated to cover the administrative costs associated with the Plastics Recycling Fund program, which will be $92,017 in FY 2013-14 and $97,911 in FY 2014-15.