127th MAINE LEGISLATURE
LD 1099 LR 1303(04)
An Act To Establish a Fund for the Operations and Outreach Activities of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Animal and Plant Disease and Insect Control Laboratory
Fiscal Note for Senate Amendment " " to Committee Amendment "A"
Sponsor: Sen. Cushing of Penobscot
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
             
Fiscal Note
FY 2015-16 FY 2016-17 Projections FY 2017-18 Projections FY 2018-19
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $0 $0 $0 $0
Appropriations/Allocations
General Fund $0 $0 $0 $0
Other Special Revenue Funds ($120,000) ($306,855) ($379,428) ($379,428)
Revenue
General Fund ($120,000) ($228,000) ($340,000) ($340,000)
Transfers
General Fund $120,000 $228,000 $340,000 $340,000
Other Special Revenue Funds ($120,000) ($228,000) ($340,000) ($340,000)
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This floor amendment reduces the fee from 20 on each container of consumer packaged pesticides to 10 and repeals the provision effective 5-1-17. It would result in a reduction in revenue of $120,000 in fiscal year 2015-16 and 228,000 in fiscal year 2016-17 as compared to the committee amendment. This amendment also results in a corresponding reduction in the amount of funds transferred to the Animal and Plant Disease and Insect Control Fund at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.
This amendment reduces the Other Special Revenue Funds allocations to $72,000 in fiscal year 2015-16 and $112,000 in fiscal year 2016-17 to the Animal and Plant Disease and Insect Control Fund at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension for outreach and education initiatives on pest management and pest safety and for non-administrative costs related to its animal and plant disease and insect control laboratory.
The amendment requires the Pesticides Control Board within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (ACF) to provide certain retail stores with product codes for every type of pesticide container that may be sold by that store by January 1, 2016. The committee amendment required ACF to perform this annually. This amendment removes Other Special Revenue Funds allocations of $78,855 in fiscal year 2016-17 to hire a contractor to assist ACF in providing product codes and for other related costs due to this now being a one-time activity. The amendment removes the transfer from the Animal and Plant Disease and Insect Control Fund to ACF for reimbursing costs to provide product codes for pesticide containers. ACF will administer this fund beginning May 1, 2017.