LD 1811 LR 2611(02)
An Act To Amend the Maine Medical Marijuana Act
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment "   "
Committee: Health and Human Services
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
2009-10 2010-11 Projections 2011-12 Projections 2012-13
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $0 $100,000 ($100,000) $0
Other Special Revenue Funds $0 $251,145 $203,605 $206,286
Other Special Revenue Funds $0 $251,145 $203,605 $206,286
General Fund $0 ($100,000) $100,000 $0
Other Special Revenue Funds $0 $100,000 ($100,000) $0
Fiscal Detail and Notes
Provides for the advance of up to $200,000 from the General Fund to a newly created Medical Use of Marijuana Fund in the Department of Health and Human Services to provide start-up funds for the implementation of the Medical Marijuana Act with the ongoing costs of the Fund to be paid by fees established in the Act. It is assumed that a minimum of $100,000 of the General Fund advance will be repaid by June 30, 2011, with the balance to be repaid by June 30, 2012.
Provides an allocation of $251,145 in fiscal year 2010-11 for the costs of one Social Services Program Specialist II position and one Office Associate II position and other related costs for the administration of the Medical Marijuana Act.  
Additional costs to the Department of Labor associated with rulemaking can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.