LD 1639 LR 1260(03)
An Act To Protect the Health and Welfare of Maine Communities and Reduce Harmful Solid Waste
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Environment and Natural Resources
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2021-22 FY 2022-23 Projections  FY 2023-24 Projections  FY 2024-25
Other Special Revenue Funds $0 $0 $0 ($63,000)
Other Special Revenue Funds $0 $0 $0 ($63,000)
Fiscal Detail and Notes
Currently, construction and demolition debris originating out-of-state is subject to a $2 per ton fee and the proceeds are used to reimburse municipalities for the costs of landfill closure and remediation. This bill increases the percentage of construction and demolition debris that must be reused or recycled, reducing the amount of material subject to the fee beginning in January of 2025. The Department of Environmental Protection estimates that this will reduce Other Special Revenue Funds revenue by $63,000 in fiscal year 2024-25 and by $126,000 annually thereafter and the department will require corresponding deallocations in those years for the reduction in funding used to reimburse municipalities.
Additional costs to the Bureau of General Services in the Department of Administrative and Financial Services can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.