LD 1750 LR 878(02)
An Act To Establish Appliance Energy and Water Standards
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Environment and Natural Resources
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 $0 $174,055 $179,081 $184,258
General Fund $0 $174,055 $179,081 $184,258
Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements
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 and/or fee revenue will increase General Fund and dedicated revenue by minor amounts.
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill prohibits the sale of certain appliances in Maine on or after January 1, 2022 that have been prohibited from sale in California. The bill authorizes the Governor's Energy Office (GEO) to create the prohibition program, enforce the prohibition and to enter into an agreement with the Efficiency Maine Trust to provide technical assistance to educate customers and businesses regarding the prohibition program. The GEO has indicated that to fulfill the prohibition program requirements it would require additional staff resources. The bill includes General Fund appropriations of $174,055 in fiscal year 20-21 for two Management Analyst II positions and associated costs.