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Second Regular Session of the 118th



H.P. 1667 - L.D. 2290

Resolve, for Laying of the County Taxes and Authorizing Expenditures of Kennebec County for the Year 1998

Mandate preamble. This measure requires one or more local units of government to expand or modify activities so as to necessitate additional expenditures from local revenues but does not provide funding for at least 90% of those expenditures. Pursuant to the Constitution of Maine, Article IX, Section 21, two thirds of all of the members elected to each House have determined it necessary to enact this measure.

     Emergency preamble. Whereas, Acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and

     Whereas, Kennebec County has certain expenses and liabilities that must be met as they become due; and

     Whereas, it is necessary that the taxes for the year 1998 mentioned be immediately assessed in order to provide the required revenue for the county; 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, be it

     Sec. 1. Kennebec County; taxes apportioned. Resolved: That the following sum is granted as a tax on Kennebec County to be apportioned, assessed, collected and applied to the purposes of paying debts and necessary expenses of the county as authorized in this resolve, and for other purposes of law, for the calendar year 1998:

1998 TAX


     Sec. 2. General Fund expenditures authorized. Resolved: That the following sums, based on the county budget filed in the office of the Secretary of State, are authorized as General Fund expenditures by the county during the calendar year 1998, in the specific total amounts of expenditures for personal services, contractual services, commodities and capital expenditures for each account in the county budget:


1005 - Superior Court

1010 - Emergency Management Agency

1015 - District Attorney

1020 - County Commissioners

1025 - County Treasurer

1040 - Court House

1050 - Jail

1065 - Register of Deeds

1070 - Register of Probate

1075 - Sheriff

1090 - Auditing

1095 - Debt Service

2005 - Extension Services

2025 - Employee Benefits

2040 - County Copier

2045 - Program Grants

2050 - Insurance

2075 - Property Improvement

2090 - Miscellaneous

     Sec. 3. Summary. Resolved: That the figures appearing in this resolve represent the total amount of taxes and the total specific expenditures authorized for the calendar year 1998. The following is a summary of revenues and appropriations:

Total Appropriations $7,655,190

Available Credits:

Total Available Credits $2,611,781

Amount to be Raised by Taxation $5,043,409

     Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this resolve takes effect when approved.

Effective April 2, 1998.

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