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LD 868 Title Page An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Reimbursement of Training Costs for Law Enfo... Page 2 of 2
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Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

 
Sec. 1. 25 MRSA 2808, sub-3, as enacted by PL 1989, c. 521, 13, is
amended to read:

 
3. Reimbursement for training costs after September 1, 1989.
Whenever a law enforcement officer, trained at the Maine Criminal
Justice Academy on or after September 1, 1989, while on the
payroll of a particular governmental entity, is subsequently
hired by another governmental entity within 5 years of graduation
from the academy, the governmental entity shall reimburse the
first governmental entity according to the following formula.

 
A. If the officer is hired by the other governmental entity
during the first year after graduation, that governmental
entity shall reimburse the first governmental entity the
full cost of the training costs $15,000.

 
B. If the officer is hired by the other governmental entity
during the 2nd year after graduation, that governmental
entity shall reimburse the first governmental entity 80% of
the training costs $12,000.

 
C. If the officer is hired by the other governmental entity
during the 3rd year after graduation, that governmental
entity shall reimburse the first governmental entity 60% of
the training costs $9,000.

 
D. If the officer is hired by the other governmental entity
during the 4th year after graduation, that governmental
entity shall reimburse the first governmental entity 40% of
the training costs $6,000.

 
E. If the officer is hired by the other governmental entity
during the 5th year after graduation, that governmental
entity shall reimburse the first governmental entity 20% of
the training costs $3,000.

 
F. If the officer graduated more than 5 years before
subsequently being hired by the other governmental entity,
that governmental entity shall is not be obligated to
reimburse the first governmental entity.

 
If the officer is subsequently hired by additional governmental
entities within 5 years of graduation from the academy, each of
those governmental entities shall be is liable to the
governmental employer immediately preceding it for the training
costs paid by that governmental entity under this subsection.
The extent of financial liability shall be is determined
according to the formula established by this subsection.


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