|129th MAINE LEGISLATURE|
|LD 1750||LR 878(02)|
|An Act To Establish Appliance Energy and Water Standards|
|Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "|
|Committee: Environment and Natural Resources|
|Fiscal Note Required: Yes|
|FY 2019-20||FY 2020-21||Projections FY 2021-22||Projections FY 2022-23|
|Net Cost (Savings)|
|Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements|
workload associated with the minimal number of new cases filed in the court
system does not require additional funding at this time.
The collection of additional fine and/or fee revenue will increase General Fund and dedicated revenue by minor amounts.
|Fiscal Detail and Notes|
|This bill prohibits the sale of certain appliances in Maine on or after January 1, 2022 that have been prohibited from sale in California. The bill authorizes the Governor's Energy Office (GEO) to create the prohibition program, enforce the prohibition and to enter into an agreement with the Efficiency Maine Trust to provide technical assistance to educate customers and businesses regarding the prohibition program. The GEO has indicated that to fulfill the prohibition program requirements it would require additional staff resources. The bill includes General Fund appropriations of $174,055 in fiscal year 20-21 for two Management Analyst II positions and associated costs.|