LD 1151 LR 168(02)
An Act To Prevent the Infestation of Firewood by Invasive Species
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Minor cost increase - General Fund
FY 2015-16 FY 2016-17 Projections  FY 2017-18 Projections  FY 2018-19
Other Special Revenue Funds $500 $500 $500 $500
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill requires the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (ACF) to establish a firewood emergency response group to respond to reports of infestation of firewood by invasive species and establishes the Firewood Infestation Education Fund within ACF for educational and promotional purposes. The bill includes Other Special Revenue Funds allocations of $500 in each of fiscal years 2015-16 and 2016-17 to establish the fund. No revenue source is provided in the bill. Any additional costs to ACF to establish a firewood emergency response group are expected to be minor and can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.