An Act To Ensure Equity in Teacher Retirement Costs for Private Academies
Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and
Whereas, this legislation needs to take effect before the expiration of the 90-day period in order to be in place in time to apply to the 2013-2014 school year; 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. 20-A MRSA §5806, sub-§2, as amended by PL 2013, c. 368, Pt. C, §3 and c. 418, §1, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.
This bill provides that, for the 2013-2014 school year only, the maximum allowable tuition charged to a school administrative unit by a private school that participates in the Maine Public Employees Retirement System must be increased above the amount otherwise permitted by an amount equal to 60% of the calculated normal cost of teacher retirement for that school divided by the number of enrolled students as of October 1, 2012. Current law allows this increase in the maximum allowable tuition for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years and allows the entire cost of teacher retirement to be recovered through the tuition increase. The bill also corrects a conflict that was created when 2 public laws amended the same provision of law.