An Act To Fund the Operations of the Tick Identification Laboratory in the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Diagnostic and Research Laboratory
Sec. 1. 7 MRSA §2405, as enacted by PL 2001, c. 497, §3, is amended to read:
§ 2405. Integrated Pest Management Fund
There is created a dedicated, nonlapsing Integrated Pest Management Fund. The commissioner shall credit funds from any source to the Integrated Pest Management Fund for the purpose of developing and implementing integrated pest management programs. Funds received pursuant to Title 8, section 374, subsection 6 must be used solely to support the operation of a diagnostic and research laboratory focused on ticks and tick-borne diseases in the State. Appropriations from the General Fund may not be credited to the Integrated Pest Management Fund.
Sec. 2. 8 MRSA §374, sub-§6 is enacted to read:
This bill directs the State Liquor and Lottery Commission, in consultation with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Pest Management Office, to develop and initiate a $2 instant lottery game designed to raise funds to support the operation of a diagnostic and research laboratory focused on ticks and tick-borne diseases in the State.