|127th MAINE LEGISLATURE|
|LD 870||LR 445(02)|
|An Act To Amend the Maine Spruce Budworm Management Laws|
|Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "|
|Committee: Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry|
|Fiscal Note Required: Yes|
|FY 2015-16||FY 2016-17||Projections FY 2017-18||Projections FY 2018-19|
|Net Cost (Savings)|
|Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements|
number of civil violations.
The collection of additional fines may also increase General Fund revenue by minor amounts.
|Fiscal Detail and Notes|
|The bill requires the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (ACF) to adopt rules to regulate the presalvage and salvage harvesting of forest stands. Any additional costs to the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the Department of Environmental Protection to ensure that these adopted rules are consistent with wildlife habitat and environmental protection are expected to be minor. This bill includes a General Fund appropriation of $3,700 in fiscal year 2015-16 to ACF for one-time rulemaking costs.|