LD 2188 LR 3036(01)
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 26: Producer Margins, a Major Substantive Rule of the Maine Milk Commission
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. Pluecker of Waren
Committee: Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
FY 2023-24 FY 2024-25 Projections  FY 2025-26 Projections  FY 2026-27
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $1,770,267 $33,657,377 $34,794,452 $35,696,196
Other Special Revenue Funds $1,770,267 $33,657,377 $34,794,452 $35,696,196
General Fund ($1,770,267) ($33,657,377) ($34,794,452) ($35,696,196)
Other Special Revenue Funds $1,770,267 $33,657,377 $34,794,452 $35,696,196
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill proposes to adopt a Maine Milk Commission rule that updates the producer margins for target prices within the tiers used to make payouts through the Dairy Stabilization Program. It will decrease General Fund revenue by $1,770,267 in fiscal year 2023-24 and by $33,657,377 in fiscal year 2024- 25 and increase Other Special Revenue Funds revenue to the Milk Commission within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry by the same amounts. The department will require corresponding increases in Other Special Revenue Funds allocations in order to make increased payouts through the program.  
This bill involves a major substantive rule. Under the provisions of the Maine Administrative Procedures Act, if the Legislature fails to take specific action either authorizing or disapproving the adoption of the rule or part of the rule, the Maine Milk Commission will be authorized to finally adopt the rule.