LD 1358 LR 1546(02)
An Act To Provide for the Direct Shipment of Spirits to Consumers
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Veterans and Legal Affairs
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 $100,000 $0 $0
General Fund $0 $100,000 $0 $0
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill directs the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations (BABLO) within the Department of Administrative and Financial Services to conduct a review of the direct shipment of wine to consumers in the State, the feasibility of allowing in-state and out-of-state spirits manufacturers to sell and ship spirits directly to Maine consumers and the impact that direct-to-consumer spirits sales may have on consumer spirits choice and state revenues. BABLO is required to report its findings by February 15, 2023. Due to the scope of this review and the timeline for reporting, BABLO anticipates the need to utilize contracted services. The bill includes a one-time appropriation of $100,000 to BABLO for the cost of the contracted services.