An Act To Fund the Maine HIV Prevention Education Program within the Department of Education
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, federal funding to support HIV prevention training and education for school health educators and special education teachers in Maine ended as of August 31, 2013; and
Whereas, the training and education have been highly successful and have contributed to the State's low incidence rate of HIV; 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,
Sec. 1. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.
EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF
Maine HIV Prevention Education Program N166
Initiative: Provides ongoing funds for HIV prevention training and education to partially offset the loss of federal grant funds as of August 31, 2013. Funding will be used to provide training for 165 health educators and special education teachers and 420 teachers and youth workers as well as training for student peer educators through student leadership conferences in 44 schools.
|GENERAL FUND TOTAL||$150,000||$150,000|
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.
This bill provides ongoing General Fund appropriations of $150,000 per year beginning in fiscal year 2013-14 to partially offset the loss of federal grant funds used to provide HIV prevention training and education to educators in Maine.