LD 469 LR 791(02)
An Act To Ensure Safety across Maine's Construction Industry
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Labor and Housing
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2021-22 FY 2022-23 Projections  FY 2023-24 Projections  FY 2024-25
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $80,386 $104,456 $97,436 $100,519
Highway Fund $10,000 $10,000 $0 $0
General Fund $80,386 $104,456 $97,436 $100,519
Highway Fund $10,000 $10,000 $0 $0
Federal Expenditures Fund $40,000 $40,000 $0 $0
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill requires contractors to require mandatory safety training for all craft workers on public works construction sites and increases the types of construction workers needing to be trained. The bill includes General Fund appropriations of $70,386 in fiscal year 2021-22 and $94,456 in fiscal year 2022-23 to the Regulation and Enforcement program within the Department of Labor for one Labor and Safety Inspector position and related All Other costs associated with conducting investigations into potential violations of the construction safety training requirements for craft workers. The bill also includes General Fund appropriations of $10,000 and Highway Fund allocations of $10,000 in fiscal years 2021-22 and 2022-23 for increased construction costs. Federal Expenditures Fund allocations of $40,000 in fiscal years 2021-22 and 2022-23 are also included. An effective date of October 1, 2021 is assumed.