law, PL 2013, c. 436 requires that if at least five contiguous states,
including Maine, adopt legislation requiring mandatory labeling of
genetically engineered food by January 1, 2018, then food offered for retail
sale that is genetically engineered requires disclosure. Currently, five
contiguous states have not adopted this type of legislation and PL 2013, c.
436 will be repealed on January 1, 2018 if this does not change. This bill
extends the repeal date to January 1, 2022, resulting in the Department of
Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry incurring annual General Fund costs of
$156,915 for one Consumer Protection Inspector position, one Office Associate
II position and other related costs if at least five contiguous states adopt
this type of legislation before January 1, 2022.