LD 348 LR 615(05)
An Act to Make Menstrual Products Available in Certain Schools
Fiscal Note for Senate Amendment " " to Committee Amendment "A"
Sponsor: Sen. Brakey of Androscoggin
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2023-24 FY 2024-25 Projections  FY 2025-26 Projections  FY 2026-27
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund ($124,740) $0 $0 $0
General Fund ($124,740) $0 $0 $0
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This amendment removes the requirement that schools provide menstrual products in all bathrooms.  The fiscal note assumes that dispensers will be installed in 4 bathrooms per school building instead of 7 and still assumes that half of the estimated 300 school buildings that serve students in grades 6 through grade 12 will have dispensers installed.  The General Fund cost of the bill is reduced by $127,740 in fiscal year 2023-24. 
As amended, this bill includes ongoing General Fund appropriations of $439,319 in fiscal year 2023-24 and $272,999 in fiscal year 2024-25 to a newly created Menstrual Products Reimbursement program within the Department of Education to reimburse school administrative units that serve students in grades 6 to 12 for 90% of the cost of making menstrual products available to students at no cost. Of that amount, $166,320 is one-time funding in fiscal year 2023-24 for the cost of purchasing and installing coinless dispensers in bathrooms and $272,999 is ongoing funding beginning in fiscal year 2023-24 for the cost of menstrual products.