Maine Revised Statutes

§3202. National forest funds; use for schools and roads

All sums received by the State from the Federal Government on account of the national forests in the State established under the "Weeks Act," Public Law 61-435, and amendments to that Act, shall be distributed as follows. [1987, c. 737, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1987, c. 737, Pt. C, §106 (NEW); 1989, c. 6, (AMD); 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §§8, 10 (AMD).]

1. Apportionment and payment.  The Treasurer of State shall first apportion these funds among the municipalities and unorganized places in which the national forest is located, in proportion to the area of the national forest in each, as determined by the Forest Service of the United States Department of Agriculture. The Treasurer of State shall pay the apportioned sums, within 60 days of receipt of the funds, to the treasurers of the appropriate municipalities.
[ 1987, c. 737, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1987, c. 737, Pt. C, §106 (NEW); 1989, c. 6, (AMD); 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §§8, 10 (AMD) .]
2. Expenditure by municipalities.  All sums apportioned and paid to municipalities under subsection 1 must be expended for the benefit of the public schools and public roads of the municipality, in addition to the sums required by law to be raised for those purposes, in the manner determined by appropriations made by the municipal legislative body.
[ 1987, c. 737, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1987, c. 737, Pt. C, §106 (NEW); 1989, c. 6, (AMD); 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §§8, 10 (AMD) .]
3. Expenditures by counties.  All sums apportioned paid to unorganized places under subsection 1 must be expended for the benefit of public schools and public roads in the counties in which those places are located, in the manner determined by the Governor.
[ 1987, c. 737, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1987, c. 737, Pt. C, §106 (NEW); 1989, c. 6, (AMD); 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §§8, 10 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1987, c. 737, §§A2,C106 (NEW). 1989, c. 6, (AMD). 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD). 1989, c. 104, §§C8,10 (AMD).