LD 88 LR 1572(05)
An Act To Delay the Implementation of Certain Portions of the Marijuana Legalization Act
Fiscal Note for House Amendment " " to Committee Amendment "A"
Sponsor: Rep. Farrin of Norridgewock
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2016-17 FY 2017-18 FY 2018-19 Projections  FY 2019-20 Projections  FY 2020-21
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $1,600,000 $0 $0 $0 $0
Other Special Revenue Funds $1,600,000 $0 $0 $0 $0
General Fund ($1,600,000) $0 $0 $0 $0
Other Special Revenue Funds $1,600,000 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill replaces the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry with the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations within the Department of Administrative and Financial Services (BABLO) as the state licensing authority to regulate and control the licensing of the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing and sale of retail marijuana and retail marijuana products.  It also establishes the Retail Marijuana Regulatory Coordination Fund within BABLO.  
This amendment includes an Other Special Revenue Funds allocation of $1,600,000 in fiscal year 2016-17 to BABLO to establish the Retail Marijuana Regulatory Coordination Fund. It also includes a $1,600,000 transfer from the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund in fiscal year 2016-17 to the new fund. BABLO may use the fund to conduct rulemaking, enter into contracts with consultants, hire staff and implement other activities of this bill.