|130th MAINE LEGISLATURE|
|LD 602||LR 806(02)|
|An Act To Prevent Pollution from Single-use Plastic Straws, Splash Sticks and Beverage Lid Plugs|
|Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "|
|Committee: Environment and Natural Resources|
|Fiscal Note Required: Yes|
|FY 2021-22||FY 2022-23||Projections FY 2023-24||Projections FY 2024-25|
|Net Cost (Savings)|
|Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements|
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 places restrictions on the use of single-use beverageware at food and eating establishments. Due to the number and variety of potentially regulated entities, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has indicated it will need additional staff to provide education and outreach prior to the effective date of the restriction and to respond to inquiries and complaints that come from regulated entities or the general public. The bill includes appropriations of $88,880 in fiscal year 2021-22 and $92,878 in fiscal year 2022-23 for one full-time equivalent (FTE) Environmental Specialist III position and associated costs. The DEP has indicated that this position will continue for one year after the implementation date of January 1, 2023 and then drop to one-half FTE on January 1, 2024.|