LD 1280 LR 750(03)
An Act To Establish the Maine Buy American and Build Maine Act
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: State and Local Government
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Potential current biennium cost increase - All Funds
Potential current biennium cost increase - Higher educational institutions
Fiscal Detail and Notes
Requiring all procurement bids and subsequent contracts to contain a provision that the manufactured goods be manufactured in the United States could increase costs to all state agencies and public higher educational institutions if contracted goods are less expensive than those manufactured in the United States and a waiver is not granted. This provision does not apply to the Department of Transportation's construction contracts. The Department of Administrative and Financial Services (DAFS)  has indicated it will require additional positions to review all contracts and to implement and enforce the waiver process. However, full information was not provided pertaining to the salary grade and ranges required for these positions and no positions are included in the bill at this time.