LD 1411 LR 241(02)
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
FY 2021-22 FY 2022-23 Projections  FY 2023-24 Projections  FY 2024-25
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $252,784 $260,873 $269,221 $277,836
General Fund $252,784 $260,873 $269,221 $277,836
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 research which products are manufactured in the United States, to review all contracts and to implement and enforce the waiver process. The bill includes General Fund appropriations of $252,784 in fiscal year 2021-22 and $260,873 in fiscal year 2022-23 for 2 Planning and Research Associate I positions and 2 Procurement Analyst I positions.