LD 643 LR 395(02)
An Act To Provide Funding to Municipalities Severely Affected by Pest Infestations
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2019-20 FY 2020-21 Projections  FY 2021-22 Projections  FY 2022-23
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $500,000 $0 $0 $0
General Fund $500,000 $0 $0 $0
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill includes a one-time General Fund appropriation to the Department of Health and Human Services of $500,000 in fiscal year 2019-20 to the Maine Harmful Pest Management Fund within the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Public Health and Emergency Preparedness to be used by municipalities in mitigating infestations of harmful pests, such as browntail moth caterpillars and ticks. Any additional costs to the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry as a result of consultations by the State Entomologist regarding harmful pests are anticipated to be minor and can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.