LD 516 LR 2027(01)
An Act to Reduce Cancer Among Firefighters by Providing Grants for Safety Equipment
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. Landry of Farmington
Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
FY 2023-24 FY 2024-25 Projections  FY 2025-26 Projections  FY 2026-27
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $5,250,000 $0 $0 $0
General Fund $5,250,000 $0 $0 $0
Other Special Revenue Funds $500 $500 $500 $500
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The Maine Fire Protection Services Commission will require a one-time General Fund appropriation of $5,250,000 in fiscal year 2023-24 to provide grants to fire departments for the purchase and installation of diesel exhaust systems and heavy duty extractor washing machines.  This assumes 150 fire departments at an average cost of $35,000 for each location.
The bill also creates the Firefighter Safety Equipment Fund within the Maine Fire Protection Services Commission with a base Other Special Revenue Funds allocation of $500 beginning in fiscal year 2023-24.