124th MAINE LEGISLATURE
LD 1239 LR 1458(01)
An Act To Establish a Revenue Source for the Maine Pesticide Education Fund
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. Blanchard of Old Town
Committee: Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
             
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
2009-10 2010-11 Projections 2011-12 Projections 2012-13
Appropriations/Allocations
Other Special Revenue Funds $0 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
Revenue
Other Special Revenue Funds $0 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill establishes a 15 per container fee on the retail sale of pesticides which would result in increased Other Special Revenue Funds revenue to the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources beginning in fiscal year 2010-11 of $150,000. The Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources would require an Other Special Revenue Funds allocation of $150,000 beginning in fiscal year 2010-11 for pesticide education programs, applicator licensing and obsolete pesticide collection programs.
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension within the University of Maine System will require an additional Other Special Revenue Funds allocation of $150,000 per year beginning in fiscal year 2010-11 for its share of the projected $300,000 revenue expected to be raised from the 15 per container fee.
The State Tax Assessor is required by this bill to make routine technical rules for implementation and to process fee collections from retailers. Any related costs can be absorbed by Maine Revenue Services within existing budgeted resources.