LD 940 LR 1431(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 2021-22 FY 2022-23 Projections  FY 2023-24 Projections  FY 2024-25
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $0 $90,080 $94,081 $98,278
General Fund $0 $90,080 $94,081 $98,278
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill prohibits the sale of certain appliances in Maine on or after January 1, 2023 that have been prohibited from sale in California under its appliance efficiency regulations. The bill authorizes the Department of Environmental Protection 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 DEP has indicated that to fulfill the prohibition program requirements it would require additional staff resources. The bill includes General Fund appropriations of $90,080 in fiscal year 2022-23 for one Environmental Specialist III position and associated costs.