LD 429 LR 1001(03)
An Act To Protect the Health of Students and Educators by Requiring School Emergency Management Plans To Address Health and Safety
Fiscal Note for Bill as Engrossed with:
C "A" (H-366)
Committee: Education and Cultural Affairs
Fiscal Note
Potential State Mandate - Unfunded
State Mandates
Required Activity Unit Affected Local Cost
Requires school administrative units to expand its emergency management plan to include a comprehensive health and safety plan.  Also requires school boards to form a steering committee to regularly review and refine the comprehensive health and safety and emergency management plan if requested by any school board member or full-time school employee. School Significant statewide
The required local activities in this bill may represent a state mandate pursuant to the Constitution of Maine. If the bill does require a local unit of government to expand or modify its activities so as to necessitate additional expenditures from local revenue, the state mandate provisions of the Constitution of Maine require either: (1) General Fund appropriations be provided to fund at least 90% of any additional necessitated local costs of the mandate; or (2) a Mandate Preamble be added to the bill and two-thirds of the members of each House vote to exempt the mandate from the funding requirement. If the bill does represent a state mandate and neither one of these actions occurs, the local units of government will not be required to implement the mandated activities.