LD 1525 LR 2207(02)
An Act To Encourage the Purchase of Products Made in Maine and in the United States and To Give Preference to Maine Businesses When Awarding Contracts
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: State and Local Government
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 $0 $176,765 $178,873 $185,545
Highway Fund $0 $149,400 $153,582 $157,889
General Fund $0 $176,765 $178,873 $185,545
Highway Fund $0 $149,400 $153,582 $157,889
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill includes a General Fund appropriation of $90,300 in fiscal year 2016-17 to the Office of the Treasurer of State for one Public Service Coordinator I position and related costs to prepare for and attend meetings of the Procurement Review Board.  It also includes a General Fund appropriation of $86,465 in fiscal year 2016-17 for the Department of Administrative and Financial Services for one Management Analyst II position to meet the contractual requirements concerning the origin of manufactured goods and construction materials.
The bill also includes a Highway Fund allocation of $149,400 in fiscal year 2016-17 to the Department of Transportation for 2 Procurement And Contract Specialist positions and related costs to coordinate with the board.
Requiring all contracts for the construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, improvement or maintenance of a public building or public work by a public agency, including the University of Maine System, Maine Maritime Academy and the Maine Community College System, to include a provision that the manufactured goods, including iron and steel, used or supplied in the performance of the contract or any subcontract must be manufactured in Maine or the United States could increase costs to the General Fund, Highway Fund and Federal Expenditures Fund as well as to the higher educational institutions if these goods are more expensive than those manufactured elsewhere and a waiver is not granted.