LD 1221 LR 207(02)
An Act To Enhance Energy Cost Reduction and Facilitate Heating Alternatives in furtherance of the Omnibus Energy Act
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Energy, Utilities and Technology
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Transfer from Efficiency Maine Trust to Maine Energy Office
FY 2015-16 FY 2016-17 Projections  FY 2017-18 Projections  FY 2018-19
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $90,483 $92,340 $95,934 $99,671
General Fund $90,483 $92,340 $95,934 $99,671
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill renames the Governor's Energy Office as the Maine Energy Office (MEO). It allows for the MEO to receive up to $300,000 in total from the Efficiency Maine Trust (EMT) for MEO activities that support or reasonably relate to programs or activities of the EMT. This fiscal note assumes the MEO will be able to justify transfer of the full $300,000 over time. No estimate is made of how long it will take to receive the full amount. This bill also establishes a Deputy Commissioner position to be appointed by the Governor. The bill includes General Fund appropriations to the MEO of $90,483 in fiscal year 2015-16 and $92,340 in fiscal year 2016-17 for the establishment of this Deputy Commissioner position and related costs.