HP1547
LD 2173
First Special Session - 123rd Legislature - Text: MS-Word, RTF or PDF LR 3445
Item 2
Bill Tracking Chamber Status

Amend the bill by striking out everything after the title and before the summary and inserting the following:

Emergency preamble. Whereas,  acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and

Whereas,  the 90-day period may not terminate until after the beginning of the next fiscal year; and

Whereas,  certain obligations and expenses incident to the operation of state departments and institutions will become due and payable immediately; and

Whereas,  in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore,

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

PART A

Sec. A-1. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.

ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF

Accident - Sickness - Health Insurance 0455

Initiative: Reduces funding for the State's contribution to premiums for the law enforcement and firefighters retiree health insurance to recognize savings from slightly lower than projected enrollments.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($29,607)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($29,607)

Administration - Human Resources 0038

Initiative: Transfers one Public Service Manager II position, 2 Public Service Coordinator II positions, 3 Public Service Coordinator I positions and one Office Specialist II position and related All Other funding from the Office of Employee Relations to the Bureau of Human Resources as part of the merger approved in Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part HH.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
0.000 7.000
Personal Services
$0 $611,952
All Other
$0 $57,791
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $669,743

Administration - Human Resources 0038

Initiative: Transfers one Office Associate I position and one Office Associate II position from the Office of the State Controller to the Bureau of Human Resources in order to properly place these positions in the program where the duties of these 2 individuals are being performed.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
2.000 2.000
Personal Services
$93,963 $97,237
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $93,963 $97,237

Administration - Human Resources 0038

Initiative: Reduces funding by recognizing one-time savings in Personal Services from the management of vacant positions in fiscal year 2007-08. This initiative relates to the curtailments ordered in Financial Order 003806 F8.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
($13,487) $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL ($13,487) $0

Budget - Bureau of the 0055

Initiative: Reduces funding for Personal Services and information technology from the management of vacant positions in fiscal year 2007-08. This initiative relates to the curtailments ordered in Financial Order 003806 F8.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
($90,000) $0
All Other
($2,939) ($4,645)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL ($92,939) ($4,645)

Buildings and Grounds Operations 0080

Initiative: Reduces the headcount in the Real Property Lease Internal Service Fund. The headcount was incorrectly increased in Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part A.

REAL PROPERTY LEASE INTERNAL SERVICE FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
(0.500) (0.500)
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REAL PROPERTY LEASE INTERNAL SERVICE FUND TOTAL $0 $0

Buildings and Grounds Operations 0080

Initiative: Provides funding for a projected 60% rate increase in electrical charges paid by the Bureau of General Services for state-owned facilities. It is projected that the fiscal year 2007-08 expenditure will result in $800,000 of additional undedicated revenue to the General Fund in fiscal year 2008-09 from the State Cost Allocation Plan.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$1,580,585 $1,580,585
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $1,580,585 $1,580,585

Buildings and Grounds Operations 0080

Initiative: Provides funding for fuel expenditures for state-owned buildings based on new fuel rates and fuel usage in fiscal year 2006-07. It is projected that the fiscal year 2007-08 expenditure will result in $935,000 of additional undedicated revenue to the General Fund in fiscal year 2008-09 from the State Cost Allocation Plan.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$1,870,415 $935,208
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $1,870,415 $935,208

Buildings and Grounds Operations 0080

Initiative: Reorganizes one Public Service Manager II position from range 29 to range 31 and transfers All Other to Personal Services to fund the reorganization.

REAL PROPERTY LEASE INTERNAL SERVICE FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$1,907 $7,161
All Other
($1,907) ($7,161)
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REAL PROPERTY LEASE INTERNAL SERVICE FUND TOTAL $0 $0

Buildings and Grounds Operations 0080

Initiative: Reduces funding by recognizing one-time savings in Personal Services from the management of vacant positions in fiscal year 2007-08. This initiative relates to the curtailments ordered in Financial Order 003806 F8.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
($75,309) $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL ($75,309) $0

Buildings and Grounds Operations 0080

Initiative: Eliminates 2 vacant Boiler Engineer positions and transfers funding to All Other for the purpose of contracting for boiler engineer maintenance in state-owned buildings.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
0.000 (2.000)
Personal Services
$0 ($125,290)
All Other
$0 $125,290
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $0

Debt Service - Government Facilities Authority 0893

Initiative: Reduces funding for the debt service payments to the Maine Governmental Facilities Authority (MGFA) in fiscal years 2007-08 and 2008-09 to recognize investment earnings on the construction fund balance maintained by MGFA that will be credited to the State.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
($441,000) ($277,712)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL ($441,000) ($277,712)

Departments and Agencies - Statewide 0016

Initiative: Provides funding to offset the deappropriation made in Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part G, section 2 to the statewide account for health insurance. The savings in health insurance will not be achieved through a rate reduction but through a transfer from the Accident, Sickness and Health Insurance Internal Service Fund to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$500,000 $500,000
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $500,000 $500,000

Employee Relations - Office of 0244

Initiative: Transfers one Public Service Manager II position, 2 Public Service Coordinator II positions, 3 Public Service Coordinator I positions and one Office Specialist II position and related All Other funding from the Office of Employee Relations to the Bureau of Human Resources as part of the merger approved in Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part HH.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
0.000 (7.000)
Personal Services
$0 ($611,952)
All Other
$0 ($57,791)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($669,743)

Financial and Personnel Services - Division of 0713

Initiative: Establishes 3 Public Service Manager I positions, 3 Senior Staff Accountant positions, 3 Accounting Technician positions and one Financial Analyst position and provides All Other funds for these positions for the Department of Health and Human Services Service Center in the Department of Administrative and Financial Services to improve the efficiency in financial accounting and reporting services for the department.

FINANCIAL AND PERSONNEL SERVICES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
0.000 10.000
Personal Services
$0 $699,264
All Other
$0 $55,270
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FINANCIAL AND PERSONNEL SERVICES FUND TOTAL $0 $754,534

Financial and Personnel Services - Division of 0713

Initiative: Transfers 3 Public Service Coordinator I positions and one Social Services Manager I position and related All Other funds from the Department of Health and Human Services Service Center to the Office of Management and Budget in the Department of Health and Human Services in order to properly align these fiscal program coordinator positions within the department.

FINANCIAL AND PERSONNEL SERVICES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
0.000 (4.000)
Personal Services
$0 ($331,842)
All Other
$0 ($22,108)
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FINANCIAL AND PERSONNEL SERVICES FUND TOTAL $0 ($353,950)

Financial and Personnel Services - Division of 0713

Initiative: Transfers one Accounting Technician position and one Public Service Manager I position from the Maine State Library to the General Government Service Center effective April 1, 2008.

FINANCIAL AND PERSONNEL SERVICES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
2.000 2.000
Personal Services
$38,753 $157,950
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FINANCIAL AND PERSONNEL SERVICES FUND TOTAL $38,753 $157,950

Homestead Property Tax Exemption - Mandate Reimbursement 0887

Initiative: Reduces funding from projected savings in the Homestead Property Tax Exemption - Mandate Reimbursement program.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
($4,100) ($1,093)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL ($4,100) ($1,093)

Homestead Property Tax Exemption Reimbursement 0886

Initiative: Reduces funding from savings for the Homestead Property Tax Exemption Reimbursement program. Maine Revenue Services has sufficient information to determine that the final payout of funds will result in an unexpended balance of $830,000 in fiscal year 2007-08. The projected savings in fiscal year 2008-09 assumes the same level of claim payments as for fiscal year 2007-08 with no significant changes in real property values or mill rates. This initiative relates to the curtailments ordered in Financial Order 003806 F8.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
($830,000) ($800,000)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL ($830,000) ($800,000)

Information Services 0155

Initiative: Reduces funding in the Office of Information Technology to recognize a reduction in costs due to changes in operations and other efficiencies.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($1,012,848)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($1,012,848)

Information Services 0155

Initiative: Reduces funding for professional services, enterprise-level training for project management, information technology advisory services and security initiatives and delays printer replacement schedules in the Office of Information Technology. This initiative relates to the curtailments ordered in Financial Order 003806 F8.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
($184,772) ($109,897)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL ($184,772) ($109,897)

Information Services 0155

Initiative: Provides funding to extend 8 limited-period positions through June 12, 2010 and one position through June 13, 2009. The following positions were previously established by financial order: one Public Service Manager II position, one Information Technology Consultant position, one Systems Analyst position, one Computer Programmer position, one Information Technology Senior Project Manager position and 3 Information Technology Project Associate positions. Extends one GIS Coordinator position through June 2009. Six of the positions are required to support the claims management system (MECMS) during the transition of MaineCare to the fiscal agent. Two are required to support MSCommNet - Enterprise Radio project. The GIS Coordinator position is required to support ambient water quality data collection and quality assurance and control for the Department of Environmental Protection.

OFFICE OF INFORMATION SERVICES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$0 $772,428
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OFFICE OF INFORMATION SERVICES FUND TOTAL $0 $772,428

Lottery Operations 0023

Initiative: Reduces general operating expenditures through maintaining a vacant position through the first quarter of fiscal year 2008-09. This reduction will result in increased undedicated General Fund revenue due to decreased cost of goods sold.

STATE LOTTERY FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
($20,000) ($15,000)
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STATE LOTTERY FUND TOTAL ($20,000) ($15,000)

Mandate BETE - Reimburse Municipalities Z065

Initiative: Provides funding to cover the mandate expense for the new business equipment tax exemption for eligible property first subject to tax on or after April 1, 2008.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 $20,000
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $20,000

Office of the Commissioner - Administrative and Financial Services 0718

Initiative: Recognizes one-time savings in Personal Services from the management of vacant positions in fiscal year 2007-08. This initiative relates to the curtailments ordered in Financial Order 003806 F8.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
($21,000) $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL ($21,000) $0

Public Improvements - Planning/Construction - Administration 0057

Initiative: Reduces funding for Personal Services from savings through the management of position vacancies.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
($14,604) $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL ($14,604) $0

Revenue Services - Bureau of 0002

Initiative: Reduces funding through one-time savings by postponing the updates to econometric models by one fiscal year.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($300,000)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($300,000)

Revenue Services - Bureau of 0002

Initiative: Reduces funding through one-time savings by delaying independent consulting services provided to Maine Revenue Services.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($272,000)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($272,000)

Revenue Services - Bureau of 0002

Initiative: Reduces funding through one-time savings for training.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($56,760)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($56,760)

Revenue Services - Bureau of 0002

Initiative: Provides funding for a projected 60% rate increase in electricity rates for the office located at 14 Edison Drive in Augusta.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$6,475 $6,475
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $6,475 $6,475

Revenue Services - Bureau of 0002

Initiative: Reduces funding for printing through utilization of electronic transmission of information and returns. This initiative relates to the curtailments ordered in Financial Order 003806 F8.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
($50,000) ($65,000)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL ($50,000) ($65,000)

Revenue Services - Bureau of 0002

Initiative: Reduces funding through one-time savings achieved by delaying projected expenditures for contractual computer consulting work. This initiative relates to the curtailments ordered in Financial Order 003806 F8.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
($306,000) ($75,000)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL ($306,000) ($75,000)

Revenue Services - Bureau of 0002

Initiative: Reduces funding by recognizing one-time savings in Personal Services from the management of vacant positions in fiscal year 2007-08. This initiative relates to the curtailments ordered in Financial Order 003806 F8.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
($262,208) $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL ($262,208) $0

Revenue Services - Bureau of 0002

Initiative: Provides funding for one Senior Tax Examiner position and one Tax Examiner position assigned to the Collections Unit beginning July 1, 2008 to collect unpaid business and trust fund taxes. These positions will increase General Fund revenue by $901,550 in fiscal year 2008-09.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
0.000 2.000
Personal Services
$0 $126,799
All Other
$0 $21,068
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $147,867

Salary Plan 0305

Initiative: Provides funding to correct the deappropriation in the General Fund Salary Plan program that was made in error in Public Law 2007, chapter 452. The intent of the legislation was to appropriate funds to cover the additional costs of health insurance to the State resulting from the requirement to provide coverage for hearing aids for persons 18 years of age and under. This request will be offset by the lapsing of $15,000 from the General Fund Salary Plan program, as reflected in Part U, section 1 of this Act.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$0 $15,000
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $15,000

Snow Grooming Property Tax Exemption Reimbursement Z024

Initiative: Reduces funding from projected one-time savings in the Snow Grooming Property Tax Exemption Reimbursement program.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($654)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($654)

State Controller - Office of the 0056

Initiative: Reorganizes 2 Accountant II positions to 2 Public Service Coordinator I positions to work as auditors in the Office of the State Controller.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$0 $46,974
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $46,974

State Controller - Office of the 0056

Initiative: Transfers one Office Associate I position and one Office Associate II position from the Office of the State Controller to the Bureau of Human Resources in order to properly place these positions in the program where the duties of these 2 individuals are being performed.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
(2.000) (2.000)
Personal Services
($93,963) ($97,237)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL ($93,963) ($97,237)

State Controller - Office of the 0056

Initiative: Eliminates one vacant Accounting Technician position in the Office of the State Controller.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
(1.000) (1.000)
Personal Services
($23,296) ($49,034)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL ($23,296) ($49,034)

Statewide Radio Network System 0112

Initiative: Reduces funding from a one-time savings for the statewide radio network project by delaying the financing scheduled in fiscal year 2008-09 by 6 months.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($800,000)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($800,000)

Tree Growth Tax Reimbursement 0261

Initiative: Reduces funding from one-time savings for the Tree Growth Tax Reimbursement program. Maine Revenue Services has sufficient information to determine that the final payout of funds will result in an unexpended balance of $76,083 in fiscal year 2007-08.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
($76,083) $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL ($76,083) $0

Veterans' Organization Tax Reimbursement Z062

Initiative: Provides funding to reimburse municipalities for 50% of the estimated revenue loss in property taxes as a result of Public Law 2005, chapter 645, which expanded the exemption to include property owned by certain veterans' organizations.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 $322,892
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $322,892

Veterans' Organization Tax Reimbursement Z062

Initiative: Deappropriates funds no longer required to reimburse municipalities for 50% of the estimated revenue loss in property taxes based on fiscal year 2007-08 claims.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($300,000)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($300,000)

Veterans Tax Reimbursement 0407

Initiative: Reduces funding for veterans' tax reimbursements. Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part PPPP increased the amount of property tax exemption for qualified post-World War I veterans from $5,000 to $6,000. The increased exemption will not take effect until April 1, 2008. The reimbursement for the increased exemption will occur after July 1, 2009; therefore, the additional appropriation is not required in fiscal year 2008-09.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($359,800)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($359,800)

Veterans Tax Reimbursement 0407

Initiative: Reduces funding for veterans' tax reimbursements. The statutory requirement has been fulfilled for all claims paid in fiscal year 2007-08. Additional savings are also projected for fiscal year 2008-09.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
($86,265) ($47,598)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL ($86,265) ($47,598)

ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
GENERAL FUND
$1,476,412 ($986,647)
FINANCIAL AND PERSONNEL SERVICES FUND
$38,753 $558,534
OFFICE OF INFORMATION SERVICES FUND
$0 $772,428
REAL PROPERTY LEASE INTERNAL SERVICE FUND
$0 $0
STATE LOTTERY FUND
($20,000) ($15,000)
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $1,495,165 $329,315

Sec. A-2. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.

AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND RURAL RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF

Animal Welfare Fund 0946

Initiative: Provides funding for the approved reorganization of 6 District Humane Agent positions from range 18 to range 20.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$7,904 $22,953
All Other
$429 $1,245
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $8,333 $24,198

Animal Welfare Fund 0946

Initiative: Transfers 50% of the cost of one Office Associate II position from the Division of Animal Health and Industry, General Fund to the Animal Welfare Fund, Other Special Revenue Funds.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$0 $30,202
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $0 $30,202

Beverage Container Enforcement Fund 0971

Initiative: Reduces funding one time in the Beverage Container Enforcement Fund. This initiative relates to the curtailments ordered in Financial Order 003806 F8.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
($17,000) $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL ($17,000) $0

Division of Animal Health and Industry 0394

Initiative: Transfers 50% of the cost of one Office Associate II position from the Division of Animal Health and Industry, General Fund to the Animal Welfare Fund, Other Special Revenue Funds.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$0 ($30,202)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($30,202)

Division of Animal Health and Industry 0394

Initiative: Reduces funding for the Soil and Water Conservation Districts to $17,500 each annually.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($40,800)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($40,800)

Division of Animal Health and Industry 0394

Initiative: Reduces funding by managing vacant positions in fiscal year 2007-08. This initiative relates to the curtailments ordered in Financial Order 003806 F8.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
($49,245) $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL ($49,245) $0

Division of Market and Production Development 0833

Initiative: Transfers 50% of one Public Service Coordinator I position from the Milk Commission, Other Special Revenue Funds to the Division of Market and Production Development, General Fund. Transfers one Planning and Research Associate II position originally funded 50% in the Division of Market and Production Development, General Fund and 50% Pesticides Control, Board of, Other Special Revenue Funds to be 100% funded in the Milk Commission, Other Special Revenue Funds. Also transfers one Planning and Research Associate II position originally funded 50% Division of Market and Production, General Fund and 50% Division of Quality Assurance and Regulation, Federal Expenditures Fund to the Division of Market and Production Development to be funded 61% Federal Expenditures Fund and 39% General Fund to better align funding with function.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
(2.000) (2.000)
Personal Services
($1,814) ($588)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL ($1,814) ($588)

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
1.000 1.000
Personal Services
$39,113 $41,275
All Other
$1,738 $2,238
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $40,851 $43,513

Division of Quality Assurance and Regulation 0393

Initiative: Transfers 50% of one Public Service Coordinator I position from the Milk Commission, Other Special Revenue Funds to the Division of Market and Production Development, General Fund. Transfers one Planning and Research Associate II position originally funded 50% in the Division of Market and Production Development, General Fund and 50% Pesticides Control, Board of, Other Special Revenue Funds to be 100% funded in the Milk Commission, Other Special Revenue Funds. Also transfers one Planning and Research Associate II position originally funded 50% Division of Market and Production, General Fund and 50% Division of Quality Assurance and Regulation, Federal Expenditures Fund to the Division of Market and Production Development to be funded 61% Federal Expenditures Fund and 39% General Fund to better align funding with function.

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
($32,056) ($33,830)
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL ($32,056) ($33,830)

Division of Quality Assurance and Regulation 0393

Initiative: Provides funding for increased electrical costs.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$7,270 $7,270
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $7,270 $7,270

Division of Quality Assurance and Regulation 0393

Initiative: Reduces funding by managing vacant positions in fiscal year 2007-08. This initiative relates to the curtailments ordered in Financial Order 003806 F8.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
($57,236) $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL ($57,236) $0

Division of Quality Assurance and Regulation 0393

Initiative: Reduces funding by postponing filling a vacant Consumer Protection Inspector position during fiscal year 2008-09.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$0 ($62,389)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($62,389)

Harness Racing Commission 0320

Initiative: Adjusts funding to bring it into line with projected available resources based on revenue changes approved by the Revenue Forecasting Committee.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
($250,634) $671,973
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL ($250,634) $671,973

Milk Commission 0188

Initiative: Transfers 50% of one Public Service Coordinator I position from the Milk Commission, Other Special Revenue Funds to the Division of Market and Production Development, General Fund. Transfers one Planning and Research Associate II position originally funded 50% in the Division of Market and Production Development, General Fund and 50% Pesticides Control, Board of, Other Special Revenue Funds to be 100% funded in the Milk Commission, Other Special Revenue Funds. Also transfers one Planning and Research Associate II position originally funded 50% Division of Market and Production, General Fund and 50% Division of Quality Assurance and Regulation, Federal Expenditures Fund to the Division of Market and Production Development to be funded 61% Federal Expenditures Fund and 39% General Fund to better align funding with function.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
1.000 1.000
Personal Services
$32,219 $31,328
All Other
$692 $672
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $32,911 $32,000

Pesticides Control - Board of 0287

Initiative: Provides funding for the approved reorganization of 8 Pesticide Control Technician positions to Environmental Specialist II positions.

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$2,511 $12,991
All Other
$32 $160
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $2,543 $13,151

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$3,035 $9,527
All Other
$48 $141
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $3,083 $9,668

Pesticides Control - Board of 0287

Initiative: Transfers 50% of one Public Service Coordinator I position from the Milk Commission, Other Special Revenue Funds to the Division of Market and Production Development, General Fund. Transfers one Planning and Research Associate II position originally funded 50% in the Division of Market and Production Development, General Fund and 50% Pesticides Control, Board of, Other Special Revenue Funds to be 100% funded in the Milk Commission, Other Special Revenue Funds. Also transfers one Planning and Research Associate II position originally funded 50% Division of Market and Production, General Fund and 50% Division of Quality Assurance and Regulation, Federal Expenditures Fund to the Division of Market and Production Development to be funded 61% Federal Expenditures Fund and 39% General Fund to better align funding with function.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
($37,462) ($38,185)
All Other
($369) ($377)
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL ($37,831) ($38,562)

AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND RURAL RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
GENERAL FUND
($118,025) ($126,709)
FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND
$11,338 $22,834
OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS
($244,138) $729,479
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS ($350,825) $625,604

Sec. A-3. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.

ARTS COMMISSION, MAINE

Arts - Administration 0178

Initiative: Reduces funding for outreach grants and general operations to maintain costs within available resources.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($23,039)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($23,039)

Arts - Administration 0178

Initiative: Reduces funding for in-state travel. This initiative relates to the curtailments ordered in Financial Order 003806 F8.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
($11,222) ($17,734)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL ($11,222) ($17,734)

ARTS COMMISSION, MAINE
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
GENERAL FUND
($11,222) ($40,773)
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS ($11,222) ($40,773)

Sec. A-4. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.

ATLANTIC STATES MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission 0028

Initiative: Reduces funding for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to maintain costs within available resources.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($1,189)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($1,189)

Sec. A-5. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.

ATTORNEY GENERAL, DEPARTMENT OF THE

Administration - Attorney General 0310

Initiative: Eliminates one Assistant Attorney General position and related All Other to maintain costs within available resources.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
0.000 (1.000)
Personal Services
$0 ($108,469)
All Other
$0 ($1,500)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($109,969)

Administration - Attorney General 0310

Initiative: Reduces one full-time Assistant Attorney General position to part-time and reduces related All Other to maintain costs within available resources.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
0.000 (0.500)
Personal Services
$0 ($51,608)
All Other
$0 ($600)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($52,208)

Administration - Attorney General 0310

Initiative: Reduces funding from savings achieved by managing a vacancy to maintain costs within available resources.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$0 ($60,318)
All Other
$0 ($600)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($60,918)

Administration - Attorney General 0310

Initiative: Reorganizes one Research Assistant position from full-time to part-time. This initiative relates to the curtailments ordered in Financial Order 003806 F8.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
(0.500) (0.500)
Personal Services
($9,579) ($20,300)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL ($9,579) ($20,300)

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
($7,836) ($16,605)
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL ($7,836) ($16,605)

Administration - Attorney General 0310

Initiative: Reduces funding for general operations. These are one-time savings. This initiative relates to the curtailments ordered in Financial Order 003806 F8.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
($3,700) $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL ($3,700) $0

Civil Rights 0039

Initiative: Reduces funding from savings achieved by cancelling the annual statewide Civil Rights Team Project spring conference.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
($25,597) $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL ($25,597) $0

District Attorneys Salaries 0409

Initiative: Reduces funding for savings achieved by managing vacancies to maintain costs within available resources.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$0 ($301,361)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($301,361)

ATTORNEY GENERAL, DEPARTMENT OF THE
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
GENERAL FUND
($38,876) ($544,756)
OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS
($7,836) ($16,605)
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS ($46,712) ($561,361)

Sec. A-6. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.

AUDIT, DEPARTMENT OF

Audit - Departmental Bureau 0067

Initiative: Transfers 50% of one Staff Auditor II position from the General Fund to Other Special Revenue Funds in this same program and reduces funding in All Other to maintain costs within available resources.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$0 ($33,417)
All Other
$0 ($17,108)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($50,525)

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$0 $33,417
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $0 $33,417

Audit - Departmental Bureau 0067

Initiative: Reduces funding for in-state travel, which will result in fewer reviews in the municipal outreach program. This initiative relates to the curtailments ordered in Financial Order 003806 F8.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
($1,644) ($1,988)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL ($1,644) ($1,988)

AUDIT, DEPARTMENT OF
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
GENERAL FUND
($1,644) ($52,513)
OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS
$0 $33,417
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS ($1,644) ($19,096)

Sec. A-7. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.

BAXTER COMPENSATION AUTHORITY

Baxter Compensation Authority 0117

Initiative: Provides funding to cover the unemployment costs of a former Baxter Compensation Authority employee.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$8,834 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $8,834 $0

Sec. A-8. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.

BAXTER STATE PARK AUTHORITY

Baxter State Park Authority 0253

Initiative: Provides funding to increase the length of one seasonal Forest Technician position from 26 weeks to 31 weeks.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - FTE COUNT
0.096 0.096
Personal Services
$4,200 $4,408
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $4,200 $4,408

Baxter State Park Authority 0253

Initiative: Provides funding for the management, resource protection and public safety of the Mt. Chase/Austin-Cary lands.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$50,000 $50,000
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $50,000 $50,000

Tree Harvesting Fund 0809

Initiative: Provides funding for the management, resource protection and public safety of the Scientific Forest Management Area.

BAXTER TREE HARVESTING FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$150,000 $150,000
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BAXTER TREE HARVESTING FUND TOTAL $150,000 $150,000

BAXTER STATE PARK AUTHORITY
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS
$54,200 $54,408
BAXTER TREE HARVESTING FUND
$150,000 $150,000
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $204,200 $204,408

Sec. A-9. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.

CENTERS FOR INNOVATION

Centers for Innovation 0911

Initiative: Reduces funding for research and education projects related to commercial aquaculture. This initiative relates to the curtailments ordered in Financial Order 003806 F8.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
($5,067) ($12,978)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL ($5,067) ($12,978)

PART B

Sec. B-1. Appropriations and allocations. There are appropriated and allocated from the various funds for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2008 and June 30, 2009, to the departments listed, the sums identified in the following, in order to provide funding for approved reclassifications and range changes.

ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF

Administration - Human Resources 0038

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$5,661 $4,080
All Other
($5,661) ($4,080)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $0

Buildings and Grounds Operations 0080

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$23,232 $20,864
All Other
($23,232) ($20,864)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $0

Central Fleet Management 0703

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

CENTRAL MOTOR POOL 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$13,314 $12,355
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CENTRAL MOTOR POOL TOTAL $13,314 $12,355

Financial and Personnel Services - Division of 0713

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

FINANCIAL AND PERSONNEL SERVICES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$5,770 $38,812
All Other
($5,770) ($38,812)
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FINANCIAL AND PERSONNEL SERVICES FUND TOTAL $0 $0

Information Services 0155

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

OFFICE OF INFORMATION SERVICES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$43,357 $45,600
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OFFICE OF INFORMATION SERVICES FUND TOTAL $43,357 $45,600

Revenue Services - Bureau of 0002

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$92,440 $58,891
All Other
($92,440) ($58,891)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $0

ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
GENERAL FUND
$0 $0
FINANCIAL AND PERSONNEL SERVICES FUND
$0 $0
OFFICE OF INFORMATION SERVICES FUND
$43,357 $45,600
CENTRAL MOTOR POOL
$13,314 $12,355
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $56,671 $57,955

AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND RURAL RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF

Animal Welfare Fund 0946

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$395 $435
All Other
$22 $24
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $417 $459

Office of the Commissioner 0401

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$4,759 $4,212
All Other
($4,759) ($4,212)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $0

AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND RURAL RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
GENERAL FUND
$0 $0
OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS
$417 $459
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $417 $459

BAXTER STATE PARK AUTHORITY

Baxter State Park Authority 0253

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$2,504 $1,995
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $2,504 $1,995

BAXTER STATE PARK AUTHORITY
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS
$2,504 $1,995
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $2,504 $1,995

CONSERVATION, DEPARTMENT OF

Forest Policy and Management - Division of 0240

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$25,409 $18,238
All Other
($25,409) ($18,238)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $0

Natural Areas Program 0821

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$21,871 $8,038
All Other
$1,350 $495
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $23,221 $8,533

CONSERVATION, DEPARTMENT OF
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
GENERAL FUND
$0 $0
OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS
$23,221 $8,533
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $23,221 $8,533

CORRECTIONS, DEPARTMENT OF

Charleston Correctional Facility 0400

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$6,010 $3,593
All Other
($6,010) ($3,593)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $0

Correctional Center 0162

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$9,967 $8,289
All Other
($9,967) ($8,289)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $0

Mountain View Youth Development Center 0857

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$4,492 $4,361
All Other
($4,492) ($4,361)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $0

State Prison 0144

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$5,185 $12,408
All Other
($5,185) ($12,408)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $0

CORRECTIONS, DEPARTMENT OF
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
GENERAL FUND
$0 $0
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $0 $0

DEFENSE, VETERANS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF

Administration - Maine Emergency Management Agency 0214

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$1,182 $1,448
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $1,182 $1,448

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$3,542 $4,329
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $3,542 $4,329

Military Training and Operations 0108

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
($1,182) ($1,448)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL ($1,182) ($1,448)

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$2,211 $1,352
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $2,211 $1,352

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$72 $43
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $72 $43

DEFENSE, VETERANS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
GENERAL FUND
$0 $0
FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND
$5,753 $5,681
OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS
$72 $43
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $5,825 $5,724

ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF

Business Development 0585

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$8,617 $12,323
All Other
($8,617) ($12,323)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $0

ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
GENERAL FUND
$0 $0
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $0 $0

EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF

Learning Systems 0839

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$6,185 $5,505
All Other
($6,185) ($5,505)
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $0 $0

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$10,544 $5,243
All Other
($10,544) ($5,243)
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $0 $0

Learning Through Technology Z029

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$3,364 $3,119
All Other
($3,364) ($3,119)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $0

Support Systems 0837

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$4,888 $5,785
All Other
($4,888) ($5,785)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $0

EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
GENERAL FUND
$0 $0
FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND
$0 $0
OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS
$0 $0
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $0 $0

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF

Administration - Environmental Protection 0251

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$6,025 $5,740
All Other
$125 $120
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $6,150 $5,860

Air Quality 0250

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$13,233 $7,303
All Other
($13,233) ($7,303)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $0

Land and Water Quality 0248

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$9,316 $7,303
All Other
($9,316) ($7,303)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $0

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$11,755 $12,033
All Other
$247 $253
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $12,002 $12,286

Maine Environmental Protection Fund 0421

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$25,079 $24,025
All Other
$527 $505
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $25,606 $24,530

Performance Partnership Grant 0851

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$70,078 $63,310
All Other
$1,472 $1,329
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $71,550 $64,639

Remediation and Waste Management 0247

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$13,560 $11,812
All Other
$282 $245
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $13,842 $12,057

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$181,142 $123,303
All Other
$3,798 $2,584
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $184,940 $125,887

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
GENERAL FUND
$0 $0
FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND
$85,392 $76,696
OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS
$228,698 $168,563
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $314,090 $245,259

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF (FORMERLY BDS)

Driver Education and Evaluation Program - Substance Abuse 0700

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$9,266 $5,803
All Other
($9,266) ($5,803)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $0

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF (FORMERLY BDS)
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
GENERAL FUND
$0 $0
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $0 $0

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF (FORMERLY DHS)

Bureau of Child and Family Services - Central 0307

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$9,203 $5,740
All Other
($9,203) ($5,740)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $0

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$4,165 $5,618
All Other
$257 $348
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $4,422 $5,966

Bureau of Child and Family Services - Regional 0452

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$81,757 $44,914
All Other
($81,757) ($44,914)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $0

Bureau of Medical Services 0129

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$10,693 $6,983
All Other
$418 $273
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $11,111 $7,256

Child Support 0100

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$0 $2,105
All Other
$0 ($2,105)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $0

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$13,169 $4,210
All Other
$515 $164
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $13,684 $4,374

Child Welfare Services 0139

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$3,278 $1,912
All Other
($3,278) ($1,912)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $0

Disability Determination - Division of 0208

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$6,881 $4,862
All Other
$269 $190
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $7,150 $5,052

FHM - Service Center 0957

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

FUND FOR A HEALTHY MAINE 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$22,176 $12,470
All Other
$203 $114
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FUND FOR A HEALTHY MAINE TOTAL $22,379 $12,584

Health - Bureau of 0143

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$3,242 $2,900
All Other
($3,242) ($2,900)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $0

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$5,992 $6,049
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $5,992 $6,049

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$9,203 $5,740
All Other
$359 $224
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $9,562 $5,964

Office of Elder Services Central Office 0140

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$6,359 $2,869
All Other
($6,359) ($2,869)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $0

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$33,848 $29,385
All Other
$328 $284
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $34,176 $29,669

Office of Integrated Access and Support - Central Office Z020

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$8,501 $8,262
All Other
($8,501) ($8,262)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $0

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$8,588 $5,788
All Other
$335 $226
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $8,923 $6,014

Office of Licensing and Regulatory Services Z036

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$18,190 $10,647
All Other
($18,190) ($10,647)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $0

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$6,020 $5,334
All Other
$235 $217
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $6,255 $5,551

FEDERAL BLOCK GRANT FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$45,107 $29,081
All Other
$1,761 $1,136
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FEDERAL BLOCK GRANT FUND TOTAL $46,868 $30,217

Office of Management and Budget 0142

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$6,432 $5,479
All Other
($6,432) ($5,479)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $0

OMB Division of Regional Business Operations 0196

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$9,266 $5,803
All Other
($9,266) ($5,803)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $0

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$85,463 $56,418
All Other
$3,337 $2,203
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $88,800 $58,621

Special Children's Services 0204

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

FEDERAL BLOCK GRANT FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$2,116 $4,187
All Other
$83 $164
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FEDERAL BLOCK GRANT FUND TOTAL $2,199 $4,351

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF (FORMERLY DHS)
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
GENERAL FUND
$0 $0
FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND
$82,790 $63,917
FUND FOR A HEALTHY MAINE
$22,379 $12,584
OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS
$107,285 $70,599
FEDERAL BLOCK GRANT FUND
$49,067 $34,568
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $261,521 $181,668

HEALTH DATA ORGANIZATION, MAINE

Maine Health Data Organization 0848

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$9,026 $8,832
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $9,026 $8,832

HEALTH DATA ORGANIZATION, MAINE
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS
$9,026 $8,832
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $9,026 $8,832

INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE, DEPARTMENT OF

Public Information and Education, Division of 0729

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$11,952 $11,525
All Other
$1,300 $1,300
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $13,252 $12,825

INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE, DEPARTMENT OF
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS
$13,252 $12,825
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $13,252 $12,825

LABOR, DEPARTMENT OF

Employment Security Services 0245

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$33,689 $21,650
All Other
$2,700 $2,700
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $36,389 $24,350

Employment Services Activity 0852

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$9,178 $5,783
All Other
$772 $772
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $9,950 $6,555

Rehabilitation Services 0799

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$14,664 $16,090
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $14,664 $16,090

Safety Education and Training Programs 0161

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$13,911 $12,284
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $13,911 $12,284

LABOR, DEPARTMENT OF
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND
$61,003 $46,995
OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS
$13,911 $12,284
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $74,914 $59,279

MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF

Bureau of Resource Management 0027

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$17,826 $7,867
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $17,826 $7,867

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$2,531 $873
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $2,531 $873

Sea Run Fisheries and Habitat Z049

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$6,483 $8,223
All Other
($6,483) ($8,223)
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $0 $0

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$2,216 $3,604
All Other
($2,216) ($3,604)
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $0 $0

MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND
$17,826 $7,867
OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS
$2,531 $873
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $20,357 $8,740

PROFESSIONAL AND FINANCIAL REGULATION, DEPARTMENT OF

Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection 0091

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$14,903 $5,802
All Other
($14,903) ($5,802)
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $0 $0

Licensing and Enforcement 0352

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$10,298 $4,224
All Other
($10,298) ($4,224)
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $0 $0

Licensure in Medicine - Board of 0376

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$10,601 $10,991
All Other
($10,601) ($10,991)
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $0 $0

PROFESSIONAL AND FINANCIAL REGULATION, DEPARTMENT OF
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS
$0 $0
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $0 $0

PUBLIC SAFETY, DEPARTMENT OF

Administration - Public Safety 0088

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$7,949 $8,021
All Other
($7,949) ($8,021)
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $0 $0

Liquor Enforcement 0293

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$33,044 $25,789
All Other
($33,044) ($25,789)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $0

State Police 0291

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$4,271 $3,040
All Other
($4,271) ($3,040)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $0

PUBLIC SAFETY, DEPARTMENT OF
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
GENERAL FUND
$0 $0
OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS
$0 $0
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $0 $0

WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD

Administration - Workers' Compensation Board 0183

Initiative: RECLASSIFICATIONS

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$53,128 $32,540
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $53,128 $32,540

WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS
$53,128 $32,540
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $53,128 $32,540

SECTION TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
GENERAL FUND
$0 $0
FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND
$252,764 $201,156
FUND FOR A HEALTHY MAINE
$22,379 $12,584
OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS
$454,045 $317,546
FEDERAL BLOCK GRANT FUND
$49,067 $34,568
FINANCIAL AND PERSONNEL SERVICES FUND
$0 $0
OFFICE OF INFORMATION SERVICES FUND
$43,357 $45,600
CENTRAL MOTOR POOL
$13,314 $12,355
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SECTION TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $834,926 $623,809

PART C

Sec. C-1. 20-A MRSA §4102, sub-§4, ¶A,  as enacted by PL 1983, c. 422, §17, is amended to read:

A.  Elementary schools in school administrative districts and community school districts may only be closed if approved by the voters in accordance with the procedures set out in section 1407 and section 1751, subsection 5 1512 for regional school units.

Sec. C-2. 20-A MRSA §5806, sub-§2,  as amended by PL 1987, c. 463, is further amended to read:

2. Maximum allowable tuition.   The maximum allowable tuition charged to a school administrative unit by a private school shall be is the rate established under subsection 1 or the state average per public secondary student cost as adjusted, whichever is lower, plus an insured value factor. The insured value factor shall be is computed by dividing 5% of the insured value of school buildings and equipment by the average number of pupils enrolled in the school on October 1st and April 1st of the year immediately before the school year for which the tuition charge is computed. It may not exceed 10% of a school's legal tuition rate per student in any one year beginning with the 1988-89 school year. For the 2008-09 school year only, a school administrative unit is not required to pay an insured value factor greater than 5% of the school's tuition rate per student, unless the legislative body of the school administrative unit votes to authorize its school board to pay a higher insured value factor that is no greater than 10% of the school's tuition rate per student.

For the 1988-89 school year only the state share of the increase in the insured value factor shall be paid in the year of allocation.

Sec. C-3. 20-A MRSA §15671, sub-§7, ¶A,  as amended by PL 2005, c. 2, Pt. D, §34 and affected by §§72 and 74 and c. 12, Pt. WW, §18, is further amended to read:

A.  The base total calculated pursuant to section 15683, subsection 2 is subject to the following annual targets.

(1) For fiscal year 2005-06, the target is 84%.

(2) For fiscal year 2006-07, the target is 90%.

(3) For fiscal year 2007-08, the target is 95%.

(4) For fiscal year 2008-09 and succeeding years, the target is 100% 97%.

(5) For fiscal year 2009-10 and succeeding years, the target is 100%.

Sec. C-4. 20-A MRSA §15671, sub-§7, ¶B,  as amended by PL 2007, c. 240, Pt. C, §2, is further amended to read:

B. The annual targets for the state share percentage of the statewide adjusted total cost of the components of essential programs and services are as follows.

(1) For fiscal year 2005-06, the target is 52.6%.

(2) For fiscal year 2006-07, the target is 53.86%.

(3) For fiscal year 2007-08, the target is 53.51%.

(4) For fiscal year 2008-09 and succeeding years, the target is 55% 54.01%.

(5) For fiscal year 2009-10 and succeeding years, the target is 55%.

Sec. C-5. 20-A MRSA §15671-A, sub-§2, ¶B,  as amended by PL 2007, c. 240, Pt. XXXX, §24, is further amended to read:

B. For property tax years beginning on or after April 1, 2005, the commissioner shall calculate the full-value education mill rate that is required to raise the statewide total local share. The full-value education mill rate is calculated for each fiscal year by dividing the applicable statewide total local share by the applicable statewide valuation. The full-value education mill rate must decline over the period from fiscal year 2005-06 to fiscal year 2008-09 and may not exceed 9.0 mills in fiscal year 2005-06 and may not exceed 8.0 mills in fiscal year 2008-09. The full-value education mill rate must be applied according to section 15688, subsection 3-A, paragraph A to determine a municipality's local cost share expectation. Full-value education mill rates must be derived according to the following schedule.

(1) For the 2005 property tax year, the full-value education mill rate is the amount necessary to result in a 47.4% statewide total local share in fiscal year 2005-06.

(2) For the 2006 property tax year, the full-value education mill rate is the amount necessary to result in a 46.14% statewide total local share in fiscal year 2006-07.

(3) For the 2007 property tax year, the full-value education mill rate is the amount necessary to result in a 45.56% statewide total local share in fiscal year 2007-08.

(4) Except as provided in subparagraph (6), for For the 2008 property tax year and subsequent tax years, the full-value education mill rate is the amount necessary to result in a 45.0% 45.99% statewide total local share in fiscal year 2008-09 and after.

(4-A) Except as provided in subparagraph (6), for the 2009 property tax year and subsequent tax years, the full-value education mill rate is the amount necessary to result in a 45.0% statewide total local share in fiscal year 2009-10 and after.

(6) For school administrative units that do not conform to the requirements of chapter 103-A for the 2009 property tax year, the full-value education mill rate is the amount necessary to result in a 46.14% statewide total local share in fiscal year 2009-10 and after.

Sec. C-6. 20-A MRSA §15675, sub-§1, ¶A,  as enacted by PL 2003, c. 504, Pt. A, §6, is amended to read:

A.  For a school administrative unit with 15 or fewer limited English proficiency students, the unit receives an additional weight of .50 .70 per student;

Sec. C-7. 20-A MRSA §15675, sub-§1, ¶B,  as amended by PL 2005, c. 12, Pt. UU, §2 and affected by §§12 and 13 and Pt. WW, §18, is further amended to read:

B. For a school administrative unit with more than 15 and fewer than 251 limited English proficiency students, the unit receives an additional weight of .30 .50 per student;

Sec. C-8. 20-A MRSA §15675, sub-§1, ¶C,  as amended by PL 2005, c. 12, Pt. UU, §2 and affected by §§12 and 13 and Pt. WW, §18, is further amended to read:

C.  For a school administrative unit with 251 or more limited English proficiency students, the unit receives an additional weight of .60 .525 per student; and

Sec. C-9. 20-A MRSA §15683-A,  as enacted by PL 2005, c. 2, Pt. D, §49 and affected by §§72 and 74 and c. 12, Pt. WW, §18, is amended to read:

§ 15683-A. Total debt service allocation

For each school administrative unit, that unit's total debt service allocation is that unit's debt service costs as defined in section 15672, subsection 2-A. For the 2008-09 funding year only, for each school administrative unit, that unit's total debt service allocation is that unit's debt service costs as defined in section 15672, subsection 2-A excluding 80% of the insured value factor pursuant to section 15672, subsection 2-A, paragraph C.

Sec. C-10. 20-A MRSA §15689, sub-§1, ¶B,  as amended by PL 2007, c. 240, Pt. C, §3, is further amended to read:

B. The school administrative unit's special education costs as calculated pursuant to section 15681-A, subsection 2 multiplied by the following transition percentages:

(1) In fiscal year 2005-06, 84%;

(2) In fiscal year 2006-07, 84%;

(3) In fiscal year 2007-08, 84%; and

(4) In fiscal year 2008-09 and succeeding years, 100%. 50%; and

(5) In fiscal year 2009-10 and succeeding years, 84%.

Sec. C-11. 20-A MRSA §15689-A, sub-§12-A,  as enacted by PL 2007, c. 240, Pt. D, §9, is amended to read:

12-A. Learning through technology.   The commissioner may pay costs attributed to staff support and system maintenance for a program that promotes learning through technology. A transfer of All Other funds from the General Purpose Aid for Local Schools account to Personal Services and All Other line categories in the Learning Through Technology General Fund nonlapsing account sufficient to support the Personal Services and All Other costs of one Education Team and Policy Director position, one 2 Education Specialist III position positions, one Planning and Research Associate I position , one Director of Special Projects position, one Education Specialist II position, the General Fund share of one Education Specialist II position and the agreement that provides one-to-one wireless computers for 7th grade, 8th grade and high school students and educators may occur annually by financial order upon recommendation of the State Budget Officer and approval of the Governor.

Sec. C-12. 20-A MRSA §15689-A, sub-§16  is enacted to read:

16 Transportation administration.   The commissioner may pay costs attributed to staff support and system maintenance necessary to implement the transportation requirements of this chapter and chapter 215. A transfer of All Other funds from the General Purpose Aid for Local Schools account to Personal Services and All Other line categories in the Support Systems General Fund account sufficient to support the Personal Services and All Other costs of one Education Specialist III position may occur annually by financial order upon recommendation of the State Budget Officer and approval of the Governor.

Sec. C-13. 20-A MRSA §15689-B, sub-§7,  as enacted by PL 2005, c. 2, Pt. D, §61 and affected by §§72 and 74 and c. 12, Pt. WW, §18, is amended to read:

7. Required data; subsidy payments withheld.   A school administrative unit shall provide the commissioner with information that the commissioner requests to carry out the purposes of this chapter, according to time schedules that the commissioner establishes. The commissioner may withhold monthly subsidy payments from a school administrative unit when information is not filed in the specified format and with specific content and within the specified time schedules. If the school administrative unit files the information in the specified format, the Department of Education shall include the payment of the withheld subsidy in the next regularly scheduled monthly subsidy payment.

Sec. C-14. 20-A MRSA §15689-B, sub-§7-A  is enacted to read:

7-A Penalty for late submission of required data.   Notwithstanding any other provision of this Title, the commissioner may implement the following subsidy penalty for a school administrative unit that is not in compliance with subsection 7. If a school administrative unit has not filed the required data pursuant to subsection 7 within 3 months of the due date, a penalty equal to 1% of that unit's monthly subsidy check times the number of months past due is assessed.

Sec. C-15. 20-A MRSA §15690, sub-§1, ¶C,  as enacted by PL 2005, c. 2, Pt. D, §62 and affected by §§72 and 74 and c. 12, Pt. WW, §18, is amended to read:

C. The state share of the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12 as described in section 15688, excluding state-funded debt service for each school administrative unit, is limited to the same proportion as the local school administrative unit raises of its required contribution to the total cost of education as described in section 15688, excluding state-funded debt service costs. For school administrative units that annually demonstrate savings by purchasing supplies using an electronic bidding forum, the commissioner may suspend all or a portion of any adjustment to the unit's state contribution pursuant to this paragraph.

Sec. C-16. 20-A MRSA §15905, sub-§1, ¶A,  as amended by PL 2005, c. 519, Pt. J, §3, is further amended to read:

A. The state board may approve projects as long as no project approval will cause debt service costs, as defined in section 15672, subsection 2-A, paragraph A, to exceed the maximum limits specified in Table 1 in subsequent fiscal years.
Table 1
Fiscal year Maximum Debt Service Limit
1990 $ 48,000,000
1991 $ 57,000,000
1992 $ 65,000,000
1993 $ 67,000,000
1994 $ 67,000,000
1995 $ 67,000,000
1996 $ 67,000,000
1997 $ 67,000,000
1998 $ 67,000,000
1999 $ 69,000,000
2000 $ 72,000,000
2001 $ 74,000,000
2002 $ 74,000,000
2003 $ 80,000,000
2004 $ 80,000,000
2005 $ 84,000,000
2006 $ 90,000,000
2007 $ 96,000,000
2008 $100,000,000
2009 $104,000,000
2010 $108,000,000
2011 $126,000,000
2012 $126,000,000
2013 $126,000,000

Sec. C-17. Mill expectation. The mill expectation pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15671-A for fiscal year 2008-09 is 6.55.

Sec. C-18. Total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12. The total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12 for fiscal year 2008-09 is as follows:

2008-09
TOTAL
Total Operating Allocation
Total operating allocation pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15683 without transitions percentage $1,327,003,735
Total operating allocation pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15683 with 97% transitions percentage $1,287,193,623
Total other subsidizable costs pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15681-A $371,300,906
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Total Operating Allocation
Total operating allocation pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15683 and total other subsidizable costs pursuant to Title 20-A, section 15681-A $1,658,494,529
Total Debt Service Allocation
Total debt service allocation pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15683-A $91,354,060
Total Adjustments and Miscellaneous Costs
Total adjustments and miscellaneous costs pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15689 and 15689-A $71,177,813
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Total Cost of Funding Public Education from Kindergarten to Grade 12
Total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12 for fiscal year 2008-09 pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, chapter 606-B $1,821,026,402

Sec. C-19. Local and state contributions to total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12. The local contribution and the state contribution appropriation provided for general purpose aid for local schools for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2008 and ending June 30, 2009 is calculated as follows:

2008-09 2008-09
LOCAL STATE
Local and State Contributions to the Total Cost of Funding Public Education from Kindergarten to Grade 12
Local and state contributions to the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12 pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15683 $837,488,866 $983,537,536

Sec. C-20. Limit of State's obligation. If the State's continued obligation for any individual component contained in sections 18 and 19 of this Part exceeds the level of funding provided for that component, any unexpended balances occurring in other programs may be applied to avoid proration of payments for any individual component. Any unexpended balances from section 5 of this Part may not lapse but must be carried forward for the same purpose.

Sec. C-21. Authorization of payments. Sections 18 and 19 of this Part may not be construed to require the State to provide payments that exceed the appropriation of funds for general purpose aid for local schools for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2008 and ending June 30, 2009.

Sec. C-22. Fiscal year 2007-08 carry forward. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in implementing the $500,000 reduction in fiscal year 2008-09, the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf must exhaust all funds carried forward from the 2007-08 fiscal year before reducing any educational programs and services provided to students.

Sec. C-23. Retroactivity. That section of this Part that amends the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 4102, subsection 4, paragraph A applies retroactively to June 7, 2007.

PART D

Sec. D-1. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.

ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF

Administration - Human Resources 0038

Initiative: Eliminates one Personnel Assistant position. The merger of the Office of Employee Relations with the Bureau of Human Resources on July 1, 2007 has revealed additional opportunities for efficiency resulting in the elimination of the position as part of the initiative to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
0.000 (1.000)
Personal Services
$0 ($59,161)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($59,161)

Budget - Bureau of the 0055

Initiative: Eliminates one Budget Analyst position that is currently vacant, eliminates one Budget Examiner position and creates one Senior Budget Analyst position as part of the reorganization of the Bureau of the Budget to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
0.000 (1.000)
Personal Services
$0 ($54,329)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($54,329)

Buildings and Grounds Operations 0080

Initiative: Reduces funding for heating fuel and electricity from savings achieved through the leasing of the Stone Building on the East Campus as part of the initiative to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($300,000)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($300,000)

Buildings and Grounds Operations 0080

Initiative: Eliminates one Institutional Custodial Worker I position and reclassifies 2 Institutional Custodial Worker I positions to 2 Building Custodian positions as part of the initiative to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
0.000 (1.000)
Personal Services
$0 ($19,538)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($19,538)

Central Services - Purchases 0004

Initiative: Eliminates one Media/Graphics Supervisor position and one Photographer I position and reduces All Other funds. This eliminates the audio visual operation within the Central Services - Purchases program in the Bureau of General Services. This operation is currently subsidized by other central services operations. If eliminated, the subsidy would no longer be necessary and rates for central services could be reduced. The savings in central services to the General Fund is reflected in a separate statewide initiative in this Part to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

POSTAL, PRINTING AND SUPPLY FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
0.000 (2.000)
Personal Services
$0 ($124,976)
All Other
$0 ($50,733)
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POSTAL, PRINTING AND SUPPLY FUND TOTAL $0 ($175,709)

Central Services - Purchases 0004

Initiative: Eliminates one vacant Accounting Associate I position and reduces All Other funds in the Postal, Printing and Supply Fund as part of the consolidation of the printing and postal activities currently carried out in both the Bureau of General Services and the Office of Information Technology. This is part of the initiative to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

POSTAL, PRINTING AND SUPPLY FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
0.000 (1.000)
Personal Services
$0 ($57,655)
All Other
$0 ($140,342)
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POSTAL, PRINTING AND SUPPLY FUND TOTAL $0 ($197,997)

Central Services - Purchases 0004

Initiative: Transfers one Central Services Supervisor position, one Central Services Manager position, one Inventory and Property Associate I position and 7 Office Assistant II positions from the Central Services - Purchases program to the Information Services program as part of the consolidation of the printing functions from central printing to the Office of Information Technology. This is part of the initiative to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

POSTAL, PRINTING AND SUPPLY FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
0.000 (10.000)
Personal Services
$0 ($528,590)
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POSTAL, PRINTING AND SUPPLY FUND TOTAL $0 ($528,590)

Central Services - Purchases 0004

Initiative: Transfers one Office Specialist I Supervisor position, one Office Associate II position and one Office Associate I position from the Information Services program to the Central Services - Purchases program in the Bureau of General Services as part of the consolidation of the postal services operations in the Bureau of General Services. This is part of the initiative to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

POSTAL, PRINTING AND SUPPLY FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
3.000 3.000
Personal Services
$84,904 $172,254
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POSTAL, PRINTING AND SUPPLY FUND TOTAL $84,904 $172,254

Departments and Agencies - Statewide 0016

Initiative: Provides funding to offset the deappropriation made in Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ, section 9 to the statewide account regarding savings through the initiative to streamline State Government. Savings are achieved in this Part.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Unallocated
$0 $10,100,000
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $10,100,000

Employee Relations - Office of 0244

Initiative: Reduces funding for office rental. Staff in the Office of Employee Relations currently in leased space will be located with staff of the Bureau of Human Resources within the Burton M. Cross Building, resulting in savings as part of the initiative to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($39,062)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($39,062)

Information Services 0155

Initiative: Transfers one Central Services Supervisor position, one Central Services Manager position, one Inventory and Property Associate I position and 7 Office Assistant II positions from the Central Services - Purchases program to the Information Services program as part of the consolidation of the printing functions from central printing to the Office of Information Technology. This is part of the initiative to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

OFFICE OF INFORMATION SERVICES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
0.000 10.000
Personal Services
$0 $528,590
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OFFICE OF INFORMATION SERVICES FUND TOTAL $0 $528,590

Information Services 0155

Initiative: Transfers one Office Specialist I Supervisor position, one Office Associate II position and one Office Associate I position from the Information Services program to the Central Services - Purchases program in the Bureau of General Services as part of the consolidation of the postal services operations in the Bureau of General Services. This is part of the initiative to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

OFFICE OF INFORMATION SERVICES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
(3.000) (3.000)
Personal Services
($84,904) ($172,254)
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OFFICE OF INFORMATION SERVICES FUND TOTAL ($84,904) ($172,254)

Lottery Operations 0023

Initiative: Reduces funding in general operating expenditures. This reduction will result in a net increase to General Fund undedicated revenue of $300,000 in fiscal year 2007-08 and $600,000 in fiscal year 2008-09. The standardization of commissions to retail agents for instant ticket sales in the State would decrease the cost of goods sold and also result in an additional $1,600,000 in General Fund undedicated revenue in fiscal year 2008-09 as part of the initiative to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

STATE LOTTERY FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
($300,000) ($600,000)
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STATE LOTTERY FUND TOTAL ($300,000) ($600,000)

State Controller - Office of the 0056

Initiative: Reduces funding through the streamlining of the State's payroll processing by requiring direct deposit of paychecks and eliminating the paper copy that is currently mailed or hand delivered. Employees will be able to access their pay records online via the Maine State - Time and Attendance Management System. This is part of the initiative to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($25,000)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($25,000)

State Controller - Office of the 0056

Initiative: Reduces funding in technology from a transfer of the cash receipts functions to the State's new accounting system, AdvantageME, and from the elimination of the training environment and reduction in the testing environment supported by the Office of Information Technology for the Treasurer's Automated Management Information System (TAMI). The support functions for TAMI were paid for in part by the Office of the State Controller. This is part of the initiative to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
($20,000) ($25,500)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL ($20,000) ($25,500)

ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
GENERAL FUND
($20,000) $9,577,410
POSTAL, PRINTING AND SUPPLY FUND
$84,904 ($730,042)
OFFICE OF INFORMATION SERVICES FUND
($84,904) $356,336
STATE LOTTERY FUND
($300,000) ($600,000)
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS ($320,000) $8,603,704

CONSERVATION, DEPARTMENT OF

Division of Forest Protection 0232

Initiative: Reduces funding by pooling aircraft resources and coordinating dual missions, allowing a reduction to contracts with outside vendors for fire detection and savings on maintenance and fuel costs to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($57,526)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($57,526)

CONSERVATION, DEPARTMENT OF
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
GENERAL FUND
$0 ($57,526)
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $0 ($57,526)

ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF

Business Development 0585

Initiative: Eliminates the funding in fiscal year 2008-09 for one Development Director position in the Office of Business Development program in order to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$0 ($105,156)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($105,156)

ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
GENERAL FUND
$0 ($105,156)
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $0 ($105,156)

EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF

Education in Unorganized Territory 0220

Initiative: Eliminates funding for the Benedicta School including 2 Teacher positions, one part-time seasonal Office Assistant II position and one part-time Principal position to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
0.000 (2.500)
POSITIONS - FTE COUNT
0.000 (0.404)
Personal Services
$0 ($205,015)
All Other
$0 ($94,985)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($300,000)

Leadership 0836

Initiative: Eliminates funding for dues to the Education Commission of the States to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($60,500)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($60,500)

EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
GENERAL FUND
$0 ($360,500)
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $0 ($360,500)

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF

Administration - Environmental Protection 0251

Initiative: Transfers 50% of one Public Service Manager II position from the Air Quality program, General Fund to the Maine Environmental Protection Fund program, Other Special Revenue Funds. Transfers 50% of one Public Service Manager II position and 50% of one Environmental Specialist III position from the Land and Water Quality program, General Fund to the Maine Environmental Protection Fund program, Other Special Revenue Funds and transfers technology funds from the Maine Environmental Protection Fund program, Other Special Revenue Funds to the Administration - Environmental Protection program, Other Special Revenue Funds to continue centralizing information technology costs to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 $145,294
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $0 $145,294

Air Quality 0250

Initiative: Transfers 50% of one Public Service Manager II position from the Air Quality program, General Fund to the Maine Environmental Protection Fund program, Other Special Revenue Funds. Transfers 50% of one Public Service Manager II position and 50% of one Environmental Specialist III position from the Land and Water Quality program, General Fund to the Maine Environmental Protection Fund program, Other Special Revenue Funds and transfers technology funds from the Maine Environmental Protection Fund program, Other Special Revenue Funds to the Administration - Environmental Protection program, Other Special Revenue Funds to continue centralizing information technology costs to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$0 ($51,966)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($51,966)

Land and Water Quality 0248

Initiative: Transfers 50% of one Public Service Manager II position from the Air Quality program, General Fund to the Maine Environmental Protection Fund program, Other Special Revenue Funds. Transfers 50% of one Public Service Manager II position and 50% of one Environmental Specialist III position from the Land and Water Quality program, General Fund to the Maine Environmental Protection Fund program, Other Special Revenue Funds and transfers technology funds from the Maine Environmental Protection Fund program, Other Special Revenue Funds to the Administration - Environmental Protection program, Other Special Revenue Funds to continue centralizing information technology costs to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
0.000 (1.000)
Personal Services
$0 ($89,233)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($89,233)

Maine Environmental Protection Fund 0421

Initiative: Transfers 50% of one Public Service Manager II position from the Air Quality program, General Fund to the Maine Environmental Protection Fund program, Other Special Revenue Funds. Transfers 50% of one Public Service Manager II position and 50% of one Environmental Specialist III position from the Land and Water Quality program, General Fund to the Maine Environmental Protection Fund program, Other Special Revenue Funds and transfers technology funds from the Maine Environmental Protection Fund program, Other Special Revenue Funds to the Administration - Environmental Protection program, Other Special Revenue Funds to continue centralizing information technology costs to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
0.000 1.000
Personal Services
$0 $141,199
All Other
$0 ($141,199)
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $0 $0

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
GENERAL FUND
$0 ($141,199)
OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS
$0 $145,294
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $0 $4,095

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

Planning Office 0082

Initiative: Eliminates one Planner II position from the land use team in order to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
0.000 (1.000)
Personal Services
$0 ($72,106)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($72,106)

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
GENERAL FUND
$0 ($72,106)
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $0 ($72,106)

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF (FORMERLY BDS)

Mental Health Services - Child Medicaid 0731

Initiative: Reduces funding by streamlining the case management services provided to any one child and family to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ. The corresponding federal funding decrease is reflected in the Medical Care - Payments to Providers program.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($487,950)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($487,950)

Mental Health Services - Children 0136

Initiative: Appropriates funds to partially offset the reduction in MaineCare funding resulting from reducing the number of children placed in congregate care settings to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 $278,000
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $278,000

Mental Retardation Services - Community 0122

Initiative: Adjusts funding by redirecting a portion of the funding for sheltered workshop services included in the Mental Retardation Services - Community program to the new Mental Retardation Waiver - Supports program, providing seed funds to draw federal match and resulting in net General Fund savings of $200,000 to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ. The corresponding federal funding increase is reflected in the Medical Care - Payments to Providers program.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($500,000)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($500,000)

Mental Retardation Waiver - Supports Z006

Initiative: Adjusts funding by redirecting a portion of the funding for sheltered workshop services included in the Mental Retardation Services - Community program to the new Mental Retardation Waiver - Supports program, providing seed funds to draw federal match and resulting in net General Fund savings of $200,000 to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ. The corresponding federal funding increase is reflected in the Medical Care - Payments to Providers program.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 $300,000
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $300,000

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF (FORMERLY BDS)
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
GENERAL FUND
$0 ($409,950)
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $0 ($409,950)

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF (FORMERLY DHS)

Bureau of Medical Services 0129

Initiative: Reduces funding by eliminating contracted services for surveying hospitals to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($16,078)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($16,078)

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($16,078)
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $0 ($16,078)

Medical Care - Payments to Providers 0147

Initiative: Reduces funding by prorating monthly reimbursement payments for assertive community treatment (ACT) and some targeted case management (TCM) services to be consistent with utilization of the services to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($200,000)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($200,000)

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($344,960)
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $0 ($344,960)

Medical Care - Payments to Providers 0147

Initiative: Reduces funding by changing the assessment requirement for individuals eligible for services under MaineCare's Katie Beckett option from an annual assessment to an assessment every 3 years to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($42,000)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($42,000)

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($72,442)
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $0 ($72,442)

Medical Care - Payments to Providers 0147

Initiative: Adjusts funding by reducing the number of children placed in congregate care settings to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($1,520,035)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($1,520,035)

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($2,959,751)
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $0 ($2,959,751)

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($195,966)
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $0 ($195,966)

Medical Care - Payments to Providers 0147

Initiative: Reduces funding by unbundling the cost of clinical services from therapeutic foster care rates to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($1,776,179)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($1,776,179)

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($3,591,744)
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $0 ($3,591,744)

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($306,238)
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $0 ($306,238)

Medical Care - Payments to Providers 0147

Initiative: Adjusts funding by redirecting a portion of the funding for sheltered workshop services to the new Supports Waiver, providing seed funds to draw federal match and resulting in net General Fund savings of $200,000 in fiscal year 2008-09 and $400,000 per year in subsequent fiscal years to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ. The corresponding General Fund adjustments are reflected in the Mental Retardation Waiver - Supports and Mental Retardation Services - Community programs.

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 $517,439
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $0 $517,439

Medical Care - Payments to Providers 0147

Initiative: Reduces funding by streamlining the case management services provided to any one child and family to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ. The corresponding state funding decrease is reflected in the Mental Health Services - Child Medicaid program.

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($841,614)
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $0 ($841,614)

Office of Licensing and Regulatory Services Z036

Initiative: Eliminates 2 Health Services Consultant positions and one Assistant Director Medicaid/Medicare Services position and reduces All Other for overhead costs and for inspection and consulting services to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$0 ($167,511)
All Other
$0 ($32,489)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($200,000)

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
0.000 (3.000)
Personal Services
$0 ($81,362)
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $0 ($81,362)

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF (FORMERLY DHS)
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
GENERAL FUND
$0 ($3,754,292)
FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND
$0 ($7,390,512)
OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS
$0 ($502,204)
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $0 ($11,647,008)

INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE, DEPARTMENT OF

Enforcement Operations - Inland Fisheries and Wildlife 0537

Initiative: Reduces funding by pooling aircraft resources and coordinating dual missions, allowing a reduction to contracts with outside vendors for fire detection and savings on maintenance and fuel costs to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($14,103)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($14,103)

Licensing Services - Inland Fisheries and Wildlife 0531

Initiative: Eliminates one Office Associate II position and reduces funding by migrating to an online process for any deer and moose permit lotteries and eliminating costs associated with printing and mailing permit applications to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
0.000 (1.000)
Personal Services
$0 ($54,900)
All Other
$0 ($120,000)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($174,900)

Licensing Services - Inland Fisheries and Wildlife 0531

Initiative: Reduces funding by requiring all licensing agents with annual number of licenses sold in excess of 500 to become MOSES agents and reducing the printing cost associated with off-line agents to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($72,000)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($72,000)

Office of the Commissioner - Inland Fisheries and Wildlife 0529

Initiative: Reduces funding by eliminating the requirement that everyone who applies for a license be given a printed law book, resulting in savings in printing, handling and mailing costs to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($40,000)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($40,000)

INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE, DEPARTMENT OF
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
GENERAL FUND
$0 ($301,003)
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $0 ($301,003)

LABOR, DEPARTMENT OF

Employment Services Activity 0852

Initiative: Reduces funding as a result of restructuring Career Center service delivery and reallocates 14 Career Center Consultant positions from 50% to 38.85% General Fund and 42.85% to 54% Federal Expenditures Fund and for one Employment and Training Specialist III position from 50% to 38.85% General Fund and 50% to 61.15% Federal Expenditures Fund in order to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$0 ($106,867)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($106,867)

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND 2007-08 2008-09
Personal Services
$0 $106,867
All Other
$0 ($106,867)
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND TOTAL $0 $0

LABOR, DEPARTMENT OF
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
GENERAL FUND
$0 ($106,867)
FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND
$0 $0
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $0 ($106,867)

MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF

Marine Patrol - Bureau of 0029

Initiative: Reduces funding by pooling aircraft resources and coordinating dual missions, allowing a reduction to contracts with outside vendors for fire detection and savings on maintenance and fuel costs to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($5,101)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($5,101)

MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
GENERAL FUND
$0 ($5,101)
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $0 ($5,101)

PUBLIC SAFETY, DEPARTMENT OF

State Police 0291

Initiative: Reduces funding by pooling aircraft resources and coordinating dual missions, allowing a reduction to contracts with outside vendors for fire detection and savings on maintenance and fuel costs to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 ($3,080)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($3,080)

PUBLIC SAFETY, DEPARTMENT OF
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
GENERAL FUND
$0 ($3,080)
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $0 ($3,080)

TREASURER OF STATE, OFFICE OF

Administration - Treasury 0022

Initiative: Eliminates one vacant Office Associate II position and provides for the reclassification of one Public Service Coordinator I position from range 20 to range 23 as part of the reorganization of the Office of the Treasurer of State in an effort to streamline State Government in accordance with Public Law 2007, chapter 240, Part QQQ.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
(1.000) (1.000)
Personal Services
($40,000) ($40,000)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL ($40,000) ($40,000)

TREASURER OF STATE, OFFICE OF
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
GENERAL FUND
($40,000) ($40,000)
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL - ALL FUNDS ($40,000) ($40,000)

SECTION TOTALS 2007-08 2008-09
GENERAL FUND
($60,000) $4,220,630
FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND
$0 ($7,390,512)
OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS
$0 ($356,910)
POSTAL, PRINTING AND SUPPLY FUND
$84,904 ($730,042)
OFFICE OF INFORMATION SERVICES FUND
($84,904) $356,336
STATE LOTTERY FUND
($300,000) ($600,000)
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SECTION TOTAL - ALL FUNDS ($360,000) ($4,500,498)

PART E

Sec. E-1. 5 MRSA §1543-A  is enacted to read:

§ 1543-A Direct deposit of certain disbursements

1 Electronic funds transfer system.   The State Controller and the Treasurer of State shall establish an electronic funds transfer system for the purpose of transferring directly into payees' accounts held at accredited financial institutions the payment of any amount or obligation owed by the State. Beginning with the payroll after the effective date of this section that is closest to January 1, 2008, the State shall pay all state employees' wages and salaries through an electronic funds transfer system. Except as set forth in subsection 2, all wages and salaries of state employees must be transferred by means of electronic funds transfer directly into an employee's account in an accredited financial institution designated by the employee, and each state employee shall complete a direct deposit application on such forms as the State Controller shall prescribe. The direct deposit application authorizes the State Controller to initiate credit and debit entries and to correct erroneous credit entries to the employee's designated account. The State Controller shall develop policies and procedures to allow the employee to change the designated account at any time.
2 Waiver provisions.   The State may waive the mandatory direct deposit of the wages or salary for a state employee in subsection 1 if the State Controller determines that:
A The employee has a physical or mental disability that would impede the employee's ability to gain access to electronically deposited funds;
B The employee has religious convictions that preclude the use of direct deposits; or
C The facts of the particular case warrant a waiver of the mandatory direct deposit of the employee's wages or salary.
3 Transfers to multiple payees.   A single transfer may contain payments to multiple payees.
4 System administration.   The State Controller and the Treasurer of State shall establish the standards and procedures for administering the electronic funds transfer system.

Sec. E-2. 12 MRSA §10103, sub-§7,  as enacted by PL 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 and affected by c. 614, §9, is repealed.

Sec. E-3. 12 MRSA §10201, sub-§1,  as affected by PL 2003, c. 614, §9, amended by c. 655, Pt. B, §37 and affected by c. 655, Pt. B, §422, is further amended to read:

1. Sale of publications.   If the commissioner determines it advisable for the more effective dissemination of factual information, information of public interest or information tending to promote better public relations, the commissioner may fix the price, if any, of certain publications and materials of the department and sell and deliver them. Publications and materials included within this authority are all publications, articles, biological and statistical data, professional and technical service reports by departmental personnel and other materials in the department's possession and pertaining to the department , except publications of the laws as described in section 10103, subsection 7. These publications may not carry any advertising of a political nature but may carry commercial advertising. The commissioner shall accept commercial advertising in the department's general circulation magazine entitled "Maine Fish and Wildlife" and any successor or similar publication developed by the department.

The commissioner may sell or lease video and audio recordings, photographs and negatives owned by the department and may fix the price, if any, giving consideration to their fair market value.

Sec. E-4. 12 MRSA §10201, sub-§2,  as enacted by PL 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 and affected by c. 614, §9, is repealed.

Sec. E-5. 22 MRSA §1696-I, 2nd ¶,  as amended by PL 2003, c. 414, Pt. B, §35 and affected by c. 614, §9, is further amended to read:

If, in the professional judgment of the Director of the Bureau of Health, conditions exist in which consumption of fish caught in state waters poses a threat to public health, the director shall prepare an advisory of the public health threat. The advisory must be in a form suitable for posting in places frequented by noncommercial anglers , included in the abstract of fish and wildlife laws prepared under Title 12, section 10103, subsection 7 and distributed to all holders of sport fishing licenses. The director has final authority regarding the content of the advisory, including the exact language used in the advisory. The Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is responsible for printing and posting verbatim copies of the advisory and for incorporating the verbatim health advisory in the abstract of fish and wildlife laws.

Sec. E-6. Report and analysis on administrative positions. The joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over appropriations and financial affairs shall review during the First Regular Session of the 124th Legislature the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability's report and the Office of Fiscal and Program Review's analysis on administrative positions within state agencies and shall include the committee's recommendations in response to the report and analysis in the next budget bill following its review.

Sec. E-7. Investment earnings; float earnings bonus. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Treasurer of State is authorized to reduce the earnings distribution costs for the Treasurer of State's cash pool by retaining the float earnings bonus in order to generate additional General Fund revenue of $1,000,000 annually beginning in fiscal year 2008-09.

Sec. E-8. Legislature; lapsed balances. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, $60,000 of unencumbered balance forward in the Personal Services line category in the Legislative General Fund account in the Legislature lapses to the General Fund in fiscal year 2007-08. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, $100,000 of unencumbered balance forward in the All Other line category in the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability General Fund account in the Legislature lapses to the General Fund in fiscal year 2007-08.

PART F

Sec. F-1. 22 MRSA §2494,  as amended by PL 2003, c. 673, Pt. X, §1, is further amended to read:

§ 2494. Fees

Each application for, or for renewal of, a license to operate an eating establishment, eating and lodging place, lodging place, recreational camp or camping area within the meaning of this chapter must be accompanied by a fee, appropriate to the size of the establishment, place, camp or area of the licensee, determined by the department and not to exceed the fees listed below. All fees collected by the department must be deposited in the General Fund into a special revenue account established for this purpose. No such fee may be refunded. No license may be assignable or transferable. The fees may not exceed:

1. One hundred dollars.   One hundred dollars for:
A.  Public schools governed by a school board of an administrative unit;
B.  Private secondary schools approved for tuition when school enrollments are at least 60% publicly funded students as determined by the previous school year's October to April average enrollment; and
C.  Schools operated by an agency of State Government for the education of children in unorganized territories;
2. Sixty dollars.   Sixty dollars for each inspection for any eating establishment that is located in a municipality that requires local inspections of eating establishments; and
3. One hundred seventy-five dollars.   One hundred fifty seventy-five dollars for all other establishments, places and camps not included in subsection 1 or 2.

All such fees are for the license, 2 licensure inspections and one follow-up inspection. When additional inspections are required to determine an applicant's eligibility for licensure, the department is authorized through its rules to charge an additional $35 fee not to exceed $100 to cover the costs of each additional inspection or visit. Failure to pay such charges within 30 days of the billing date constitutes grounds for revocation of the license, unless an extension for a period not to exceed 60 days is granted in writing by the commissioner.

Sec. F-2. Commissioner of Health and Human Services; fees. The Commissioner of Health and Human Services shall increase the fees assessed under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 22, section 2494, subsection 3 for the following establishments in the following amounts, up to a maximum of $175. The fee increases under this section take effect May 1, 2008.

1. For an eating establishment, the commissioner shall assess a base fee of $55 and a per seat fee of $4.

2. For a lodging place, the commissioner shall assess a base fee of $55 and a per room fee of $3.

3. For a recreational camp or a camping area, the commissioner shall assess a base fee of $55 and a site fee of $2.

Sec. F-3. Eliminate dual food licensing. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Department of Health and Human Services, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, Division of Quality Assurance and Regulation shall eliminate dual food licensing in accordance with this Part.

Sec. F-4. Defining jurisdiction; food inspection. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in defining jurisdiction for food inspection services the Department of Health and Human Services, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, Division of Quality Assurance and Regulation shall apply a "predominance of business rule" based on a successful model used in the State of New York, where health and agriculture agencies share responsibility for food inspection. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is responsible for the inspection and regulation of places where food is consumed on the premises or sold ready-to-eat for off-premises consumption, including the site at which individual portions are provided. The Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, Division of Quality Assurance and Regulation is responsible for the inspection and regulation of places where food is processed or manufactured, food warehouses, wholesale food distributors and retail food stores.

Sec. F-5. Resolving overlapping jurisdiction. If an establishment has operations that may fall under the jurisdiction of both the Department of Health and Human Services, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, Division of Quality Assurance and Regulation, the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources has jurisdiction over all operations of the establishment unless sales of food for consumption on the premises or ready-to-eat for off-premises consumption, measured by annual dollar receipts, exceeds 50% of total annual dollar receipts, in which case the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has jurisdiction over the establishment. The field staff of the respective departments shall meet on a regular basis to resolve jurisdictional questions and issues.

Sec. F-6. Consistent application of policy, laws and rules. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Department of Health and Human Services, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, Division of Quality Assurance and Regulation shall administer the State's food policy, laws and rules in a consistent way for all licensed establishments and in a manner that eliminates inspector and program "shopping" by licensees.

Sec. F-7. Conflicts and inconsistencies; proposed legislation. If the Commissioner of Health and Human Services and the Commissioner of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources identify a conflict or inconsistency between provisions in the Maine Revised Statutes or rules adopted by the agencies, the commissioners shall attempt to resolve that conflict or inconsistency by interpreting the laws or rules together to give effect to the intent of the Legislature or agency, as the case may be. If the commissioners determine rulemaking is required to resolve a conflict or inconsistency, the commissioners shall adopt routine technical rules as authorized by law, the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A. In adopting rules under this section, the commissioners have sole discretion to determine whether an emergency exists. The commissioners may notify the members of the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over appropriations and financial affairs prior to adopting any emergency rule under this section. The commissioners may jointly submit proposed legislation necessary to fully implement the intent of this Part by October 1, 2008 to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over appropriations and financial affairs and the joint standing committee may submit legislation to the 124th Legislature based on the proposed legislation.

Sec. F-8. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF (FORMERLY DHS)

Health - Bureau of 0143

Initiative: Transfers 11 Sanitarian II positions, one Office Associate II position and health inspection license fee revenue from the General Fund to the Other Special Revenue Funds account within the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Inspection Program. Position detail is on file in the Bureau of the Budget.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
0.000 (12.000)
Personal Services
$0 ($770,769)
All Other
$0 ($186,028)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($956,797)

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
0.000 12.000
Personal Services
$0 $770,769
All Other
$0 $155,937
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $0 $926,706

PART G

Sec. G-1. 7 MRSA §91, sub-§1,  as enacted by PL 2005, c. 563, §3, is amended to read:

1. Fund created.   The Treasurer of State shall establish an account to be known as "the Agricultural Fair Support Fund" and shall credit to it all money received under Title 8, section 1036, subsection 2, paragraph D. The fund is a dedicated, nonlapsing fund. All revenues deposited in the fund must be disbursed in accordance with this section, except that assessments and advances may be withdrawn in accordance with Title 8, section 267-A.

Sec. G-2. 8 MRSA §265, last ¶,  as enacted by PL 1997, c. 528, §8, is amended to read:

Compensation of the members of the commission and all other necessary expenses of the commission must be paid out of amounts the Legislature may appropriate the operating account established under section 267-A.

Sec. G-3. 8 MRSA §266  is amended to read:

§ 266. Disbursements

Compensation of the commissioners, their assistants and all other necessary expenses of the commission shall be paid out of such amounts as the Legislature may appropriate the operating account established under section 267-A.

Sec. G-4. 8 MRSA §267, sub-§1,  as enacted by PL 1991, c. 579, §8, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:

1 Budget.   The commission shall develop or revise a recommended operating budget for each fiscal year of the biennium in accordance with this subsection. Funding for the commission is provided entirely from the operating account established in section 267-A.
A On or before August 1st of even-numbered years the commission shall hold a hearing to make findings regarding and develop its recommended operating budget for the biennium. The commission shall provide notice of the hearing in accordance with Title 5, section 9052, and notice must be provided to persons who receive distributions from the funds established by sections 281, 298, 299 and 300 and Title 7, section 91. Based on the information obtained during the hearing, the commission shall submit to the commissioner as provided in Title 5, section 1665 a budget consistent with this subsection that is sufficient to carry out the provisions of this chapter, and the commissioner shall transmit this budget to the Bureau of the Budget without any revision, alteration or change. The commission shall submit a copy of this budget with any desired comments to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over agricultural matters, to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over appropriations and financial affairs and to the Executive Director of the Legislative Council.
B On or before August 1st of odd-numbered years the commission shall hold a hearing to make findings regarding and develop any revisions to its budget for the second fiscal year of the biennium. The commission shall provide notice of the hearing in accordance with Title 5, section 9052, and notice must be provided to persons who receive distributions from the funds established by sections 281, 298, 299 and 300 and Title 7, section 91. After the hearing, the commission may submit to the commissioner any recommended revisions to its budget, and the commissioner shall transmit these changes to the Bureau of the Budget without any revision, alteration or change. The commission shall submit a copy of this revised budget with any desired comments to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over agricultural matters, to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over appropriations and financial affairs and to the Executive Director of the Legislative Council.

Any budgetary increases proposed by the commission in developing its recommended budget for fiscal year 2010 and thereafter must be reasonable and related to expansion in the number of racing days, the numbers of races held, the need to maintain competitive salaries, or inflation.

Sec. G-5. 8 MRSA §267, sub-§2,  as amended by PL 1997, c. 528, §9, is further amended to read:

2. Report.   By May 1st annually, the commission shall make a report to the commissioner with copies to the Governor, the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over agricultural matters and the Executive Director of the Legislative Council. This report must include an account of the commission's operations and actions, a report of its financial position, including receipts, an account of the practical effects of application of this chapter and any recommended legislation. The operations report must include the number and types of violations of racing laws and rules, the disposition of those violations and the amount of time required for their disposition, including a history of any appeals. The report must include the date and amount of each administrative assessment withdrawn in accordance with section 267-A from each of the assessed funds under section 267-A, subsection 4.

Sec. G-6. 8 MRSA §267-A  is enacted to read:

§ 267-A Operating account for the commission

1 Account established.   An operating account for the commission, referred to in this section as "the operating account," is established as a dedicated, nonlapsing fund. Funds in the operating account may be allocated and expended only for the purposes of funding the operations of the commission. The fund may not be charged for indirect costs under a departmental indirect cost allocation plan.
2 Revenues.   The following must be deposited in the operating account:
A The state share as required under section 287;
B All fees collected by the commission pursuant to section 271, 275-D and 279-A; and
C Any funds allocated or appropriated to the operating account.
3 Additional revenue needs.   Using the total legislative allocation of the operating account for the fiscal year and the revenue received and anticipated under subsection 2, the commission shall calculate the amount of additional revenue needed, referred to in this section as "the shortfall," to equal the total legislative allocation. This calculation must be made at least annually and more frequently if needed.
4 Administrative assessments.   The following funds, referred to collectively in this section as "the assessed funds," are subject to an administrative assessment determined under subsection 5:
A The fund established in section 298 to supplement harness racing purses;
B The Sire Stakes Fund established in section 281;
C The Agricultural Fair Support Fund established in Title 7, section 91;
D The Fund to Encourage Racing at Maine's Commercial Tracks established in section 299; and
E The Fund to Stabilize Off-track Betting Facilities established in section 300.

Only those balances in the assessed funds from revenues received under section 1036, subsection 2, paragraphs B, C, D, H and I are subject to an assessment under this section.

5 Calculation and transfer of administrative assessment.   The commission shall establish by rule an administrative assessment that when applied to each of the assessed funds yields a total that approximates the amount of the shortfall. The assessment is a percentage of the revenue each fund receives under section 1036. An assessment may be made on a monthly basis. The commission shall certify the amounts to be assessed on each of the assessed funds to the Treasurer of State, who shall transfer those amounts to the operating account.
6 Working capital advance.   In addition to the administrative assessment established under subsection 5, the commission may assess a working capital advance from each of the assessed funds to meet the cash flow needs of the commission. The amount of the advance under this subsection must be established by rule and must be calculated as a single percentage applied to each of the assessed funds. The commission shall certify the amounts to be advanced from each of the assessed funds to the Treasurer of State, who shall transfer those amounts to the operating account.

The commission shall credit against future assessments calculated under subsection 5 any amounts advanced as a working capital advance under this subsection.

7 Rulemaking.   Rules adopted under subsections 5 and 6 to establish administrative assessments and working capital advances are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.

Sec. G-7. 8 MRSA §271, sub-§2, ¶A,  as amended by PL 2007, c. 466, Pt. A, §26, is further amended to read:

A. The revenues to be generated, consistent with the profitability and financial health of the licensee, for the General Fund operating account pursuant to section 287; the purse supplements pursuant to section 286; the Sire Stakes Fund pursuant to section 281; and the Stipend Fund pursuant to Title 7, section 86;

Sec. G-8. 8 MRSA §281, last ¶,  as amended by PL 1999, c. 482, §4, is further amended to read:

The commission, by rule, may define a strain of Maine Standardbred, bred or owned in the State of Maine and registered with the department in its registry book. The commission is also authorized to establish necessary fees for horses and races in the establishment of a Maine Standardbred program, the funds from which must be administered by the department by deposit in a trust account entitled Sire Stakes Fund. The fund is a dedicated, nonlapsing fund and all revenues deposited in the fund remain in the fund and must be disbursed in accordance with this section. All disbursements from the fund must be for the purposes of supplementing purses, costs of administration , including assessments and advances withdrawn in accordance with section 267-A, and any other appropriate expenses incurred by the department. A report must be submitted annually by the executive director to the commissioner setting forth an itemization of all deposits to and expenditures from the fund.

Sec. G-9. 8 MRSA §287,  as amended by PL 2005, c. 563, §6, is further amended to read:

§ 287. Payment of state share

1. Payment.   Amounts calculated as state share under section 286 must be paid to the Treasurer of State for deposit in the General Fund operating account established under section 267-A. If the total of regular and exotic wagers placed at facilities licensed under this chapter exceeds $35,000,000 for any calendar year, the portion payable to the General Fund operating account must be distributed in accordance with this section. All wagers placed at off-track betting facilities and racetracks must be included in making this calculation, including wagers made in this State to commingled pools.
2. Commercial meet account.   The Treasurer of State shall deposit in a commercial meet account 72% of the revenue credited to the General Fund operating account under this section that is attributable to amounts in excess of $35,000,000. This account must be divided in the proportion that the contributions of regular and exotic wagers of pari-mutuel pools on live racing made or conducted at the commercial meets of each licensee during the calendar year bear to the total contributions of regular and exotic wagers to pari-mutuel pools on live racing made or conducted at the commercial meets of all licensees during that calendar year. Licensees sharing in this distribution shall use 1/2 of the funds received for the purpose of supplementing purse money. The other 1/2 of this distribution must be paid to the commercial licensees as reimbursement for improvements made to their racing facilities in the calendar year during which the funds are generated or, beginning January 1, 2000, during the prior year. To receive reimbursement, commercial licensees must submit plans for the improvements to the commission and receive approval from the commission prior to making the improvements, and the commission must verify that the approved improvements have been made.
3. Payment to Stipend Fund.   Nine percent of the revenue credited to the General Fund operating account under this section that is attributable to amounts in excess of $35,000,000 must be distributed to the Stipend Fund as provided in Title 7, section 86.
4. Sire Stakes Fund.   Nine percent of the revenue credited to the General Fund operating account under this section that is attributable to amounts in excess of $35,000,000 must be paid to the commission to be credited to the Sire Stakes Fund as provided in section 281.
5. Definition.   For the purposes of this section, "improvements" means the amount paid out for new buildings or for permanent improvements made to improve the facilities utilized by the licensee for conducting its racing meetings; or the amount expended in restoring property or in improving the facility or any part of the facility that results in the addition, replacement or substantial enhancement or restoration of a fixed asset or of a movable asset that is important to efficient operation of the racing meetings. In general, the amounts referred to as improvements include amounts paid that add to the value, improve or substantially prolong the useful life of the racetrack and moveable assets utilized by the licensee for conducting its racing meetings. Amounts paid or incurred for routine repairs and maintenance of property, interest expense or lease payments in connection with the capital improvements are not improvements within the meaning of this section. In order to qualify as an improvement, a substantial enhancement or restoration of an asset must cost at least $2,000 and must be an expenditure that would qualify for depreciation under the United States Internal Revenue Code. A moveable asset may be considered important to the efficient operation of a race meeting if the asset will remain at the commercial track or at the offices of the licensee throughout its use and if that asset is directly associated with running races, accommodating patrons of the race meet, conducting pari-mutuel wagering or paying purses.
6. Timing of payment.   Payment under this section must be made no later than 7 days after each race and must be accompanied by a report under oath showing the total of all contributions to pari-mutuel pools covered by the report and other information the commission requires.
7. Interim payments to commercial tracks.   If during the course of any calendar year the commission finds that wagers placed at facilities licensed under this chapter for the year are likely to exceed $35,000,000, it may, if reasonably necessary for improvements to be effected expeditiously, direct the Treasurer of State to make interim payments to a commercial track in amounts as the commission finds the commercial track is likely to be entitled to receive under this section. If a commercial track receives interim payments under this subsection that exceed the total amount the commercial track is entitled to receive for the calendar year, the Treasurer of State shall reimburse the General Fund operating account for this excess by retaining money otherwise due to that commercial track pursuant to section 295.

Sec. G-10. 8 MRSA §298, sub-§1,  as enacted by PL 2003, c. 687, Pt. A, §3 and affected by Pt. B, §11, is amended to read:

1. Fund created.   A fund is established to supplement harness racing purses to which the commission shall credit all payments received pursuant to section 1036, subsection 2, paragraph B for distribution in accordance with this section. The fund is a dedicated, nonlapsing fund, and all revenues deposited in the fund remain in the fund and must be disbursed in accordance with this section, except that assessments and advances may be withdrawn in accordance with section 267-A. The commission shall distribute in accordance with this section amounts credited to the fund.

Sec. G-11. 8 MRSA §299, sub-§1,  as enacted by PL 2003, c. 687, Pt. A, §4 and affected by Pt. B, §11, is amended to read:

1. Fund created.   The Fund to Encourage Racing at Maine's Commercial Tracks is established to provide revenues to Maine's commercial tracks. The fund is a dedicated, nonlapsing fund. All revenues deposited in the fund remain in the fund and must be disbursed in accordance with this section, except that assessments and advances may be withdrawn in accordance with section 267-A.

Sec. G-12. 8 MRSA §300, sub-§1,  as enacted by PL 2003, c. 687, Pt. A, §4 and affected by Pt. B, §11, is amended to read:

1. Fund created.   The Fund to Stabilize Off-track Betting Facilities is established to provide revenues to those off-track betting facilities licensed and in operation as of December 31, 2003. The fund is a dedicated, nonlapsing fund. All revenues deposited in the fund remain in the fund and must be disbursed in accordance with this section, except that assessments and advances may be withdrawn in accordance with section 267-A.

Sec. G-13. Transition; working capital advance. Notwithstanding any other provision in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 8, section 267-A, the Harness Racing Commission may assess a working capital advance under Title 8, section 267-A, subsection 6 in an amount not to exceed $110,000, pending the adoption of rules under Title 8, section 267-A, subsection 7. The commission shall certify the amounts to be assessed to the Treasurer of State, who shall transfer those amounts from each of the assessed funds to the commission's operating account. The amount transferred pursuant to this section must be credited against subsequent assessments made pursuant to rules adopted under Title 8, section 267-A, subsection 7.

Sec. G-14. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.

AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND RURAL RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF

Harness Racing Commission 0320

Initiative: Deappropriates funding for the Harness Racing Commission.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
0.000 (3.000)
POSITIONS - FTE COUNT
0.000 (2.578)
Personal Services
$0 ($410,634)
All Other
$0 ($698,575)
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 ($1,109,209)

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 2007-08 2008-09
POSITIONS - LEGISLATIVE COUNT
0.000 3.000
POSITIONS - FTE COUNT
0.000 2.809
Personal Services
$0 $423,828
All Other
$0 $466,593
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OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL $0 $890,421

Sec. G-15. Effective date. This Part takes effect July 1, 2008.

PART H

Sec. H-1. Transfer of funds from Accident, Sickness and Health Insurance Internal Service Fund. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the State Controller shall transfer $500,000 by June 30, 2008 and $1,117,799 by June 30, 2009 from the Accident, Sickness and Health Insurance Internal Service Fund in the Department of Administrative and Financial Services to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund. The State Controller shall also transfer the equitable share of health insurance savings to each participating fund by June 30, 2008 and June 30, 2009. The fund transfers are to recognize health insurance savings achieved through changes to be adopted by the State Employee Health Commission.

Sec. H-2. Transfer of excess equity reserves from Accident, Sickness and Health Insurance Internal Service Fund. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the State Controller shall transfer $10,438,051 representing the General Fund share of excess equity reserve for health insurance by June 30, 2008 from the Accident, Sickness and Health Insurance Internal Service Fund in the Department of Administrative and Financial Services to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund. The State Controller shall also transfer the equitable share of health insurance excess equity reserve to each participating fund by June 30, 2008.

Sec. H-3. Transfer of excess equity reserves from Retiree Health Insurance Internal Service Fund. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the State Controller shall transfer $16,832,248 representing the General Fund share of excess equity reserve for retiree health insurance by June 30, 2008 from the Retiree Health Insurance Internal Service Fund in the Department of Administrative and Financial Services to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund. The State Controller shall also transfer the equitable share of retiree health insurance excess equity reserve to each participating fund by June 30, 2008.

Sec. H-4. Transfer of funds from Retiree Health Insurance Internal Service Fund. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the State Controller shall transfer $185,196 by June 30, 2009 from the Retiree Health Insurance Internal Service Fund in the Department of Administrative and Financial Services to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund. The State Controller shall also transfer the equitable share of retiree health insurance savings to each participating fund by June 30, 2009. The fund transfers are to recognize retiree health insurance savings achieved through changes to be adopted by the State Employee Health Commission.

PART I

Sec. I-1. Department of Administrative and Financial Services; Statewide Radio and Network System; lease-purchase authorization. Pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 1587, the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Office of Information Technology may enter into financing arrangements on or after July 1, 2009 for the acquisition of hardware, software and systems to support the operations of the Statewide Radio and Network System Reserve Fund established in Title 5, section 1520. The financing arrangements may not exceed 7 years in duration and $15,000,000 in principal costs. The interest rate may not exceed 8% and interest costs may not exceed $4,890,000. Annual principal and interest costs must be paid from the Office of Information Technology, Statewide Radio and Network System Reserve Fund.

Sec. I-2. Department of Administrative and Financial Services; statewide enterprise system, e-mail; lease-purchase authorization. Pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 1587, the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Office of Information Technology may enter into financing arrangements on or after July 1, 2008 for the acquisition of a statewide enterprise system to facilitate e-mail archiving and related activities, including software, necessary hardware and peripherals and contractual services associated with the implementation and deployment of the system. The financing arrangements may not exceed $3,000,000 in principal costs and 5 years in duration. The interest rate may not exceed 8%, and interest costs may not exceed $700,000. The annual principal and interest costs must be paid from the appropriate line category in the Office of Information Services account.

PART J

Sec. J-1. Transfer from the Maine Asthma and Lung Disease Research Fund Other Special Revenue Funds; unexpended funds. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the State Controller shall transfer $14,648 in unexpended funds from the Maine Asthma and Lung Disease Research Fund Other Special Revenue Funds account within the Department of Administrative and Financial Services in fiscal year 2007-08 to General Fund unappropriated surplus.

PART K

Sec. K-1. Transfer; Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife carrying account; training reimbursement. On or before June 30, 2008, the State Controller shall transfer $7,200 from the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife carrying account to the Enforcement Operations program for training reimbursement.

Sec. K-2. Transfer; Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife carrying account; legal fees. On or before June 30, 2008, the State Controller shall transfer $140,000 from the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife carrying account to the Office of the Commissioner program for legal fees.

Sec. K-3. Transfer; Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife carrying account; management review reimbursements. On or before June 30, 2008, the State Controller shall transfer $45,000 from the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife carrying account to the Enforcement Operations program for management review reimbursements.

Sec. K-4. Transfer; Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife carrying account; retroactive pay to employees. On or before June 30, 2008, the State Controller shall transfer $8,565 from the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife carrying account to the Public Information and Education program and $211,165 to the Fisheries and Hatcheries Operations program for retroactive pay to employees.

Sec. K-5. Transfer; Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife carrying account; purchase of airplane engine. On or before September 1, 2008, the State Controller shall transfer $30,000 from the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife carrying account to the Enforcement Operations program for the purchase of one airplane engine.

Sec. K-6. Transfer; Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife carrying account; fisheries and hatcheries. On or before June 30, 2008, the State Controller shall transfer $79,000 from the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife carrying account to the Fisheries and Hatcheries Operations program to cover an unanticipated shortfall in the All Other line.

Sec. K-7. Transfer; Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife carrying account; enforcement operations. On or before June 30, 2008, the State Controller shall transfer $270,000 from the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife carrying account to the Enforcement Operations program to cover an unanticipated shortfall in the All Other line.

Sec. K-8. Publication of magazine; development of plan. The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife shall maintain publication of "Maine Fish and Wildlife Magazine" and develop a plan for the magazine to be self-supporting.

PART L

Sec. L-1. Transfers to Maine Clean Election Fund. In addition to the transfers authorized pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 21-A, section 1124, the State Controller shall transfer $2,425,000 from General Fund undedicated revenue to the Maine Clean Election Fund on or before June 1, 2010 and shall transfer an additional $2,000,000 from General Fund undedicated revenue to the Maine Clean Election Fund on or before August 1, 2010.

Sec. L-2. Reduction in payments under the Maine Clean Election Fund. Notwithstanding the procedures set forth in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 21-A, section 1125, subsection 8, the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices shall reduce the initial payment amounts established for Maine Clean Election Act candidates in the 2008 and 2009 general election by 5%.

Sec. L-3. Transfer of funds from Maine Clean Election Fund. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the State Controller shall transfer $135,199 on or before June 30, 2008 and $135,717 on or before June 30, 2009 from the Maine Clean Election Fund to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund.

PART M

Sec. M-1. 36 MRSA §185, sub-§3  is enacted to read:

3 Setoff of lottery winnings against debts.   The State Tax Assessor shall periodically notify the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations, referred to in this subsection as "the bureau," of all persons who have a liquidated tax liability to the State under this Title. Prior to paying any lottery winnings that must be paid directly by the bureau, the bureau shall determine whether the lottery winner is on the list of persons who have a liquidated tax liability to the State under this Title. If the winner is on the list of persons who have a liquidated tax liability to the State under this Title, the bureau shall suspend payment of the winnings and provide notice to the winner of its intention to set off the winnings against the tax debt. The bureau may assign the winnings due to the winner to the State Tax Assessor in payment of any liquidated tax liability of the winner under this Title. Any remaining winnings must be paid to the winner by the bureau.

Sec. M-2. 36 MRSA §191, sub-§2, ¶II,  as amended by PL 2007, c. 328, §3, is further amended to read:

II. The disclosure to an authorized representative of the Maine Milk Commission of information on the quantity of packaged milk handled in the State and subject to the milk handling fee established in section 4902 and other information obtained by the assessor in the administration of chapter 721; and

Sec. M-3. 36 MRSA §191, sub-§2, ¶JJ,  as enacted by PL 2007, c. 328, §4, is amended to read:

JJ. The disclosure to the State Purchasing Agent of a person's sales tax standing as necessary to enforce Title 5, section 1825-B, subsection 14 . ; and

Sec. M-4. 36 MRSA §191, sub-§2, ¶KK  is enacted to read:

KK The disclosure of information necessary to administer the setoff of liquidated tax debts pursuant to section 185, subsection 3.

PART N

Sec. N-1. 2 MRSA §6, sub-§2,  as amended by PL 2007, c. 273, Pt. B, §1 and affected by §7, is further amended to read:

2. Range 90.   The salaries of the following state officials and employees are within salary range 90:
Superintendent of Financial Institutions;