LD 988 LR 1071(02)
An Act To Reduce the Landfilling of Municipal Solid Waste 
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Environment and Natural Resources
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2019-20 FY 2020-21 Projections  FY 2021-22 Projections  FY 2022-23
Other Special Revenue Funds $0 $27,500 $55,000 $55,000
Other Special Revenue Funds $0 $27,500 $55,000 $55,000
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill repeals current statute that includes a $2 per ton municipal solid waste surcharge and certain exemptions to that surcharge.  The bill changes the current $1 per ton solid waste disposal fee to include all municipal solid waste or municipal solid waste ash.  The loss of revenue from the removal of the surcharge will be offset by an increase in the number of tons subject to the fee.  The net impact of these changes is estimated to be an ongoing annual revenue increase of $55,000, prorated to $27,500 in fiscal year 2020-21, to the Maine Solid Waste Management Fund (MSWMF) within the Department of Environmental Protection. The bill includes an accompanying increase in the allocation to the MSWMF for expenditure of the additional revenue.