An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability and the Government Oversight Committee Regarding Quasi-independent State Entities
Sec. A-1. 5 MRSA c. 379, sub-c. 3 is enacted to read:
QUASI-INDEPENDENT STATE ENTITIES
§ 12021. Definitions
As used in this subchapter, unless the context indicates otherwise, the following terms have the following meanings.
§ 12022. Financial policies and procedures
A governing body of an entity:
§ 12023. Reports to the Legislature
For the purpose of this subsection, "the preceding year" means either the most recent January 1st to December 31st budget cycle or the most recent July 1st to June 30th budget cycle, depending on the fiscal year that the entity uses.
Reports to the Legislature required by this subsection must be submitted to the Clerk of the House, the Secretary of the Senate and the Executive Director of the Legislative Council in a manner determined by the Executive Director of the Legislative Council. The Executive Director of the Legislative Council shall refer each report to the appropriate joint standing committee or committees of the Legislature.
§ 12024. Proposed quasi-independent state entities
A joint standing committee of the Legislature that considers proposed legislation establishing a quasi-independent state entity after January 1, 2013 shall:
If the committee determines that the proposed quasi-independent state entity should be added to the list of reporting entities under section 12021, subsection 6, the committee shall include that determination in any report on the legislation; and
(1) Appointment, performance review and termination of the managing director;
(2) Establishing and ensuring compliance with organizational policies and procedures, including those required by section 12022; and
(3) Ensuring adherence to all requirements of this chapter;
Sec. A-2. Application. Notwithstanding the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 12023, subsection 2, the report due pursuant to that subsection on February 1, 2014 must cover the 6-month period from July 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013.
Sec. B-1. Legislation. A joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over the subject matter of a quasi-independent state entity, as defined in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 12021, subsection 5, may submit legislation to the First Regular Session of the 126th Legislature to add that entity to the list of reporting entities under Title 5, section 12021, subsection 6 or to amend the laws governing the quasi-independent state entity to be consistent with Title 5, chapter 379, subchapter 3.