LD 1308 LR 1492(01)
An Act To Allow the Importation of Wine into the State for Individuals through Specific Ports of Entry
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. Webster of Freeport
Committee: Legal and Veterans Affairs
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
2009-10 2010-11 Projections 2011-12 Projections 2012-13
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund ($20,000) ($20,000) ($20,000) ($20,000)
General Fund $20,000 $20,000 $20,000 $20,000
Fiscal Detail and Notes
Additional General Fund revenue of $20,000 is estimated from issuance of wine direct shipper licenses.  This assumes 200 licenses issued at $100 each.  Maine Revenue Services indicates that a small amount of sales tax may not be collected due to the inability to require collection and remittance of sales tax from some licensees.  Additional costs to the Department of Public Safety associated with reviewing reports from the direct shippers can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.