LD 1578 LR 2574(04)
An Act To Update Maine's Solid Waste Management Laws
Fiscal Note for Senate Amendment " " to Committee Amendment "A"
Sponsor: Sen. Volk of Cumberland
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Potential current biennium cost impact - Other Special Revenue Funds
Potential current biennium revenue impact - Other Special Revenue Funds
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This amendment makes certain changes to the stewardship program for batteries contained in the committee amendment and makes this stewardship program effective only upon the adoption of substantially consistent legislation by at least five contiguous states, including Maine. The stewardship program for batteries will be repealed on January 1, 2024 if it has not become effective before this date. Any potential impact on costs and revenues cannot be determined at this time. This fiscal note assumes that the fees contained in the committee amendment, a fee of up to $25,000 on applicants to review submissions of plans and an annual fee of up to $25,000 on operators of the program, are sufficient to cover the Department of Environmental Protection's costs.
As amended, the bill still includes a $40,000 appropriation to the Department of Administrative and Financial Services to establish a food waste composting pilot program.