127th MAINE LEGISLATURE
LD 1099 LR 1303(07)
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 ($102,000) ($170,000) ($170,000) ($170,000)
Revenue
General Fund ($102,000) ($170,000) ($170,000) ($170,000)
Transfers
General Fund $102,000 $170,000 $170,000 $170,000
Other Special Revenue Funds ($102,000) ($170,000) ($170,000) ($170,000)
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This amendment reduces the fee to 10 on each container of consumer packaged pesticides. It would result in a loss of revenue of $102,000 in fiscal year 2015-16 and $170,000 in fiscal year 2016-17. 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 $90,000 in fiscal year 2015-16 and $170,000 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 removes the transfer from the Animal and Plant Disease and Insect Control Fund to the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry for reimbursing costs to provide product codes for pesticide containers.