LD 384 LR 2157(02)
An Act Addressing Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry in Maine
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
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 $5,329,667 $0 $0 $0
Other Special Revenue Funds $5,329,667 $0 $0 $0
General Fund ($5,329,667) $0 $0 $0
Other Special Revenue Funds $5,329,667 $0 $0 $0
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill provides one-time pandemic volatility payments at a rate of $1 per hundredweight of milk production to Maine milk producers who produced milk and reported production information to the Maine Milk Commission (MMC) in the calendar year 2022 and are currently participating in the Maine Dairy Stabilization Program. The bill includes a one-time transfer of $5,329,667 on or before July 30, 2023 from the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund to the MMC within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and an accompanying allocation of the same amount to allow for the disbursement of the funds.