LD 1190 LR 143(03)
An Act To Prohibit the Sale and Distribution of Flavored Tobacco Products
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Health and Human Services
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Future biennium revenue decrease - Fund for a Healthy Maine
FY 2019-20 FY 2020-21 Projections  FY 2021-22 Projections  FY 2022-23
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $3,094,000 $4,125,000 $4,084,000 $4,043,000
General Fund ($3,094,000) ($4,125,000) ($4,084,000) ($4,043,000)
Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements
Establishes new Class D crimes
The additional workload associated with the minimal number of new cases filed in the court system does not require additional funding at this time.
The collection of additional fine revenue will increase General Fund and dedicated revenue by minor amounts.
Fiscal Detail and Notes
Prohibiting the sale and distribution of certain flavored tobacco products will reduce General Fund revenue by $3,094,000 in fiscal year 2019-20 and $4,125,000 in fiscal year 2020-21.
Except for some cigars and electronic smoking devices, the tobacco products that are prohibited by this bill are included in the overall revenue that is used in the calculation of the Master Settlement Agreement (Tobacco Settlement) payments. Therefore, there would also be a decrease in Fund for a Healthy Maine (FHM) revenue in the future. However, it is not known how much of the FHM payment received annually is from the flavored products, so no estimate of the revenue decrease is made at this time.