‘Sec. 1. 36 MRSA §5219-II, sub-§4 is enacted to read:
Sec. 2. 36 MRSA §6201, sub-§1, as amended by PL 2007, c. 700, Pt. A, §1, is further amended to read:
Sec. 3. 36 MRSA §6201, sub-§2, as amended by PL 2007, c. 438, §111, is further amended to read:
If 2 or more individuals claim the same property, the matter must be referred to the State Tax Assessor, whose decision is final. Ownership of a homestead under this chapter may be by fee, by life tenancy, by bond for deed, as mortgagee or any other possessory interest in which the owner is personally responsible for the tax for which a refund is claimed.
Sec. 4. 36 MRSA §6201, sub-§3, as amended by PL 2007, c. 438, §112, is further amended to read:
Sec. 5. 36 MRSA §6201, sub-§4, as amended by PL 1991, c. 824, Pt. A, §81, is repealed.
Sec. 6. 36 MRSA §6201, sub-§5, as amended by PL 2011, c. 513, §1, is further amended to read:
Sec. 7. 36 MRSA §6201, sub-§11, as amended by PL 1987, c. 839, §1, is repealed.
Sec. 8. 36 MRSA §6201, sub-§11-A, as amended by PL 2005, c. 2, Pt. E, §2 and affected by §§7 and 8, is repealed.
Sec. 9. 36 MRSA §6207, as amended by PL 2011, c. 380, Pt. P, §1, is further amended to read:
§ 6207. Income limitations
A claimant representing a nonelderly household qualifies for the following benefits subject to the following income limitations.
Sec. 10. 36 MRSA §6216, first ¶, as enacted by PL 1987, c. 516, §§3 and 6 and amended by PL 2003, c. 689, Pt. B, §6, is further amended to read:
It is the intent of the Legislature that any claim paid under this chapter shall must supplement any benefits paid under aid to the aged , blind and disabled or any program which that succeeds or supplants it. The Department of Health and Human Services shall take any such action as may be necessary to assure ensure that recipients of aid to the aged , blind and disabled shall continue to receive as high a percentage of their current assistance as may be possible. To carry out this legislative directive, the department shall utilize all the state funds expected to be saved by a reduction in benefits of recipients of aid to the aged , blind and disabled resulting from this chapter to raise the standards of aid to the aged , blind and disabled at a total cost in state funds equivalent to the savings in state funds which that would be expected as a result of this chapter.
Sec. 11. 36 MRSA §6220, as amended by PL 2011, c. 657, Pt. BB, §15, is further amended to read:
§ 6220. Coordination required
The bureau shall seek the advice and cooperation of the Department of Health and Human Services; advocates for elderly and low-income individuals; and other interested agencies and organizations in developing the application form and instruction booklet for the Maine Residents Property Tax Program and the outreach plan required by section 6219.
Sec. 12. 36 MRSA §6221, as corrected by RR 2013, c. 1, §55, is amended to read:
§ 6221. Termination of Circuitbreaker Program for nonelderly households and rent
No benefits Benefits are not allowed under this chapter for nonelderly households or for rent constituting property taxes accrued for an application filed on or after August 1, 2013.
As used in this section, "nonelderly household" means a household that does not meet the definition of elderly household, and "rent constituting property taxes accrued" means rent actually paid in cash or its equivalent in any tax year by a claimant and the claimant's household solely for the right of occupancy of their Maine homestead in the tax year and which rent constitutes the basis, in the succeeding calendar year, of a claim for relief under this chapter by the claimant.
Sec. 13. PL 2013, c. 368, Pt. S, §8 is amended to read:
Sec. 8. Contingent reduction to municipal revenue sharing. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, if legislation pursuant to this Part is not enacted into law before July 1, 2014 that generates an increase in budgeted General Fund revenue of at least $40,000,000 as estimated by the Office of Fiscal and Program Review, the amount transferred from the Local Government Fund to the General Fund under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 30-A, section 5681, subsection 5-C in fiscal year 2014-15 is increased by $40,000,000 $6,989,348.’