LD 870 LR 445(02)
An Act To Amend the Maine Spruce Budworm Management Laws
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2015-16 FY 2016-17 Projections  FY 2017-18 Projections  FY 2018-19
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $3,700 $0 $0 $0
General Fund $3,700 $0 $0 $0
Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements
Increases the number of civil violations.
The collection of additional fines may also increase General Fund revenue by minor amounts.
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill requires the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (ACF) to adopt rules to regulate the presalvage and salvage harvesting of forest stands. Any additional costs to the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the Department of Environmental Protection to ensure that these adopted rules are consistent with wildlife habitat and environmental protection are expected to be minor. This bill includes a General Fund appropriation of $3,700 in fiscal year 2015-16 to ACF for one-time rulemaking costs.