An Act To Protect Firefighters by Establishing a Prohibition on the Sale and Distribution of New Upholstered Furniture Containing Certain Flame-retardant Chemicals
Sec. 1. 38 MRSA §1609-A is enacted to read:
§ 1609-A. Residential upholstered furniture
Sec. 2. Transfer funds. The State Controller shall transfer $101,717 by June 30, 2018 and $65,909 by June 30, 2019 from the Medical Use of Marijuana Fund, Other Special Revenue Funds account in the Department of Health and Human Services to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund.
Sec. 3. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF
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Initiative: Provides appropriations in fiscal year 2017-18 for one full-time Environmental Specialist III position to monitor furniture sales and develop and oversee laboratory testing for compliance with a prohibition on flame-retardant chemicals in new upholstered residential furniture and appropriations for technology and office costs related to the position. The position is reduced to part-time in fiscal year 2018-19.
POSITIONS - FTE COUNT
|GENERAL FUND TOTAL||$101,717||$65,909|