LD 956 LR 457(06)
An Act To Establish the Maine Buy America and Build Maine Act
Fiscal Note for Senate Amendment " " to Original Bill
Sponsor: Sen. Cushing of Penobscot
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Potential current biennium savings - General Fund
Potential current biennium savings - Highway Fund
Potential current biennium savings - Other Special Revenue Funds
Potential current biennium savings - Federal Expenditures Fund
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The provision in this amendment that makes permissive, but does not require, public agencies to issue contracts that contain a provision that requires any manufactured goods be manufactured in the United States will eliminate the potential current biennium cost increase to the State's higher educational institutions, the Department of Transportation and other state agencies.  The administrative costs to the Department of Administration and Financial Services are significantly reduced or eliminated as well.
As amended, participation in the intent of this bill will be at the choice of the various entities and the fiscal note assumes any participation will occur only when the costs can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources. The fiscal impact of the bill is reversed.