An Act To Provide Funding to Municipalities Severely Infested by Brown-tail Moth Caterpillars
Sec. 1. 7 MRSA c. 6-B is enacted to read:
MANAGEMENT OF BROWN-TAIL MOTH CATERPILLARS
§ 181. Brown-tail moth caterpillar management
The commissioner may use appropriate methods for the management of brown-tail moth caterpillars and the prevention of their breeding, including but not limited to conducting or contracting for brown-tail moth caterpillar management activities. The commissioner in undertaking activities under this section shall use a combination of the lowest risk, most effective integrated pest management techniques and science-based technology.
§ 182. Maine Brown-tail Moth Caterpillar Management Fund
§ 183. Rules
The department shall adopt routine technical rules pursuant to Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A necessary to administer and enforce this chapter.
Sec. 2. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.
AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY, DEPARTMENT OF
Maine Brown-tail Moth Caterpillar Management Fund N236
Initiative: Provides one-time funding to the new Maine Brown-tail Moth Caterpillar Management Fund within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry to be used in mitigating infestation of brown-tail moth caterpillars.
|GENERAL FUND TOTAL||$500,000||$0|
This bill establishes the Maine Brown-tail Moth Caterpillar Management Fund to provide municipalities severely infested with brown-tail moth caterpillars funds to be used in mitigating the infestation of properties within the municipality. It also provides $500,000 to the fund.