LD 1541 LR 1620(11)
An Act To Support and Improve Municipal Recycling Programs and Save Taxpayer Money
Fiscal Note for Bill as Engrossed with:
C "A" (H-605)
H "A" (H-714) to C "A" (H-605)
S "B" (S-382) to C "A" (H-605)
Committee: Environment and Natural Resources
Fiscal Note
FY 2021-22 FY 2022-23 Projections  FY 2023-24 Projections  FY 2024-25
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $0 $131,292 $182,758 $191,047
General Fund $0 $131,292 $182,758 $191,047
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill establishes a stewardship program for packaging material to be operated by a stewardship organization contracted by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The bill provides a General Fund appropriation to the department of $131,292 in fiscal year 2022-23 for 2 Environmental Specialist III positions and associated costs.  The bill does not require the department to initiate rulemaking until on or before December 31, 2023 to adopt rules necessary for the implementation, administration and enforcement of the stewardship program. It is assumed any fees and allocations necessary to fund the ongoing costs of the program would not be established until after the fiscal note forecast period.