LD 1599 LR 1896(02)
An Act To Establish A Maine Pesticide Sales and Use Registry
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
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 $946,786 $1,029,786 $814,075 $850,079
General Fund $946,786 $1,029,786 $814,075 $850,079
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill directs the Board of Pesticides Control (BPC) within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry to develop and administer a comprehensive online pesticide sales and use registry for documenting and quantifying pesticide sales, distribution and application in the State. The BPC has indicated it will require additional staffing and resources to develop and maintain the registry. The bill includes ongoing General Fund appropriations to the BPC of $696,786 beginning in fiscal year 2021-22 and $729,786 in fiscal year 2022-23 for one Environmental Specialist IV position and seven Environmental Specialist II positions and associated costs. The bill also includes a one-time appropriation of $250,000 in fiscal year 2021-22 and $300,000 in fiscal year 2022-23 to develop the online registry and ongoing appropriations of $50,000 beginning in fiscal year 2023-24 to maintain the registry.