LD 1639 LR 1260(07)
An Act To Protect the Health and Welfare of Maine Communities and Reduce Harmful Solid Waste
Fiscal Note for Bill as Engrossed with:
C "A" (S-494)
S "B" (S-525) to C "A" (S-494)
Committee: Environment and Natural Resources
Fiscal Note
FY 2021-22 FY 2022-23 Projections  FY 2023-24 Projections  FY 2024-25
Other Special Revenue Funds $0 ($156,250) ($375,000) ($375,000)
Other Special Revenue Funds $0 ($156,250) ($375,000) ($375,000)
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. This will reduce Other Special Revenue Funds revenue to the Department of Environmental Protection by $156,250 in fiscal year 2022-23 for a February 1, 2023 start date and by $375,000 annually thereafter. The bill includes a deallocation to the DEP of $156,250 to reflect the reduced amount needed to reimburse municipalities in fiscal year 2022-23. 
Additional costs to the Bureau of General Services in the Department of Administrative and Financial Services can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.