LD 292 LR 1213(05)
An Act To Feed Maine's Residents by Allowing Dairy Dealers and Producers in the State To Donate Fresh Milk to Food Banks in the State
Fiscal Note for Bill as Engrossed with:
C "A" (H-516)
Committee: Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Fiscal Note
Minor cost increase - Other Special Revenue Funds
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill exempts fresh milk produced and processed in the State that is donated to nonprofit organizations established for the purpose of reducing hunger and increasing food security from the minimum price requirements of the Maine Milk Commission (MMC), if the donation does not have a wholesale or retail market that will provide a higher monetary value to the producer-dealer of fresh milk.  Any additional costs to the MMC within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Foresty resulting from this exemption are anticipated to be minor and can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.