LD 57 LR 279(02)
An Act To Reduce the Landfilling of Municipal Solid Waste
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Environment and Natural Resources
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2021-22 FY 2022-23 Projections  FY 2023-24 Projections  FY 2024-25
Other Special Revenue Funds $120,750 $161,000 $161,000 $161,000
Other Special Revenue Funds $120,750 $161,000 $161,000 $161,000
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill repeals current statute that includes a $2 per ton municipal solid waste surcharge and certain exemptions to that surcharge. The bill changes the current $1 per ton solid waste disposal fee to include all municipal solid waste or municipal solid waste ash. The loss of revenue from the removal of the surcharge will be offset by an increase in the number of tons subject to the fee. The net impact of these changes is estimated to be a revenue increase of $120,750 in fiscal year 2021-22 and $161,000 in fiscal year 2022-23 to the Maine Solid Waste Management Fund (MSWMF) within the Department of Environmental Protection. The bill includes an accompanying increase in the allocation to the MSWMF for expenditure of the additional revenue.