Maine Revised Statutes

§710. County correctional services budget procedure

1. Budget growth guidance and proposed budget.  At least 14 months before the beginning of the first year of the next biennium, the corrections working group established in Title 34-A, section 1804 shall provide biennial budget growth guidance for the correctional services expenditures in the new fiscal year for each county biennial budget. The county commissioners shall submit proposed itemized correctional services budgets to the board in a format and by a date to be determined by the board, but no later than 12 months before the beginning of the next biennium.
[ 2011, c. 374, §5 (AMD) .]
2. Review of county correctional services budgets.  The board shall review, amend if necessary and approve each county correctional services budget submitted under subsection 1.
[ 2011, c. 374, §5 (AMD) .]
3. Hearing on county commissioners' budget.  The board may hold a hearing under this subsection, except that it shall hold a hearing on a county correctional services budget when the county requests a hearing. If the board holds a hearing under this subsection, the provisions of Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 4 apply.
[ 2011, c. 374, §5 (AMD) .]
4. Budget adjustment process.  For a county correctional services budget submitted to the board, the board may amend or accept the proposed budget provided that the total estimated revenues, together with the amount of county tax to be levied pursuant to section 701, subsections 2-A and 2-B, equal the total estimated expenditures.
[ 2007, c. 653, Pt. A, §12 (NEW) .]
5. Adoption of budget.  After review of a county correctional services budget submitted to the board under subsection 2, a hearing, if necessary pursuant to subsection 3, and the adjustment process under subsection 4, the board shall adopt a final correctional services budget for the county and transmit that budget to the county commissioners.
[ 2007, c. 653, Pt. A, §12 (NEW) .]
6. Assessment of taxes.  The property tax assessment for county correctional services expenditures as established in section 701, subsection 2-A, and the county jail debt assessment established in section 701, subsection 2-B, approved by the board processes, are the final authorization for the assessment of county taxes. The budget must be sent to the county commissioners and the county tax must be authorized, apportioned and collected in accordance with section 706.
[ 2007, c. 653, Pt. A, §12 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2007, c. 653, Pt. A, §12 (NEW). 2011, c. 374, §5 (AMD).

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