Amend the bill by inserting after the title and before the enacting clause the following:
‘Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and
Whereas, it is necessary that this legislation take effect prior to the start of the next fiscal year for the Efficiency Maine Trust to remove uncertainty and prevent market disruption for Maine contractors, vendors and customers; 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,’
Amend the bill by inserting after the enacting clause and before section 1 the following:
‘Sec. 1. 30-A MRSA §4706, sub-§2, ¶D, as amended by PL 1993, c. 175, §3, is further amended to read:
D. In any litigation or proceeding in which an authority is a party, the authority may introduce evidence based on any information that is deemed confidential and is within the control or custody of the authority; and
Sec. 2. 30-A MRSA §4706, sub-§2, ¶E, as enacted by PL 1993, c. 175, §4, is amended to read:
E. Any person or agency directly involved in the administration or auditing of weatherization, energy conservation or fuel assistance programs of the Maine State Housing Authority and any agency of the State with a legitimate reason to know must be given access to those records described in subsection 1, paragraphs C and D . ; and
Sec. 3. 30-A MRSA §4706, sub-§2, ¶F is enacted to read:
F. The Maine State Housing Authority may provide records to the Efficiency Maine Trust pursuant to Title 35-A, section 10104, subsection 4, paragraph A, subparagraph (2).’
Amend the bill by striking out all of section 2 and inserting the following:
‘Sec. 2. 35-A MRSA §10104, sub-§4, as amended by PL 2013, c. 369, Pt. A, §§10 to 13, is further amended to read:
Amend the bill by striking out all of section 7 and inserting the following:
‘Sec. 7. 35-A MRSA §10111, sub-§2, as amended by PL 2017, c. 358, §1, is further amended to read:
Amend the bill by inserting after section 9 the following:
‘Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.’
Amend the bill by relettering or renumbering any nonconsecutive Part letter or section number to read consecutively.
This amendment makes the following changes to the bill.
1. It adds language to clarify the provision in the bill regarding the requirement for the Maine State Housing Authority and the Department of Health and Human Services to provide data to the Efficiency Maine Trust.
2. It provides that the Public Utilities Commission is required to conduct an adjudicatory proceeding to review the triennial plan if requested by the Efficiency Maine Trust or any party to the triennial plan; otherwise, the commission may use an adjudicatory proceeding or other process to complete the review.
3. It makes other technical changes to clarify language.
FISCAL NOTE REQUIRED