LD 404 LR 1906(06)
An Act To Preserve Deer Habitat
Fiscal Note for Bill as Engrossed with:
C "A" (H-254)
S "B" (S-354) to C "A" (H-254)
Committee: Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Fiscal Note
Potential future biennium cost increase - Other Special Revenue Funds
Fiscal Detail and Notes
Allowing portions of Land for Maine's Future program bond funds to be used for projects that protect deer wintering areas may change the ratio of expenditures within the programs but will not change the overall level of expenditures from these funds. Allowing portions of the Deer Management Fund within the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to acquire deer habitat may increase future expenditures from the fund; the impact on other programs cannot be determined at this time. The 5% of appraised value limit on funds allowed to be spent for a management plan for land acquired with Lands for Maine's Future proceeds can now include minor capital investments in the stewardship and management of that land, but the combined total is still subject to the 5% limit. Total expenditure of Lands for Maine's Future funding is not expected to change.