LD 972
Session - 128th Maine Legislature
C "A", Filing Number H-78, Sponsored by
LR 846
Item 2
Bill Tracking, Additional Documents Chamber Status

Amend the bill in section 2 in §793 in subsection 1 by striking out all of paragraph B (page 1, lines 30 to 35 in L.D.) and inserting the following:

B.  Budget Advisory committee members serve 3-year terms except, in 1990, one member from each district must be elected for a one-year term, one for a 2-year term and one for a 3-year term. If a budget an advisory committee member ceases to be a municipal officer during the term of membership, the committee member vacates membership and the next district caucus governing body of the vacating member's municipality shall elect a qualified municipal officer to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term.’

Amend the bill in section 2 in §793 in subsection 2 in the last line (page 1, line 38 in L.D.) by inserting after the following: "committee." the following: ' The legislative member is a nonvoting member, except that the legislative member has a right to vote in the event of a tie vote of the advisory committee voting members.'

Amend the bill in section 3 in §795 in the next to the last line (page 2, line 16 in L.D.) by striking out the following: " members present" and inserting the following: ' membership'


This amendment is the minority report of the committee. The amendment makes the following changes to the bill.

1. It provides for 3-year terms of the advisory committee voting members, instead of one-year terms as proposed in the bill.

2. It makes the legislative member a nonvoting member, except in the case of a tie vote.

3. It requires a 2/3 vote of the advisory committee membership, rather than 2/3 of members present, to reject a change to the budget made by the county commissioners.

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