H.P. 1451 - L.D. 2042
An Act Relating to the Maine School Administrative District 49 Arts and Technology Center
Emergency preamble. Whereas, Acts of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and
Whereas, Private and Special Law 1995, chapter 32 authorized Maine School Administrative District No. 49 to accept up to $3,300,000 from the Town of Fairfield's Williamson Fund to build an auditorium and supporting facilities at no cost to the taxpayers and specifically exempted the project from the requirement of approval by the Commissioner of Education; and
Whereas, the cost of the project has increased due to changes in the project; and
Whereas, it is necessary to immediately authorize Maine School Administrative District No. 49 to accept an additional $1,400,000 from the Williamson Fund so the project can be completed; and
Whereas, on November 4, 1997 the legal voters of Maine School Administrative District No. 49 approved the authorization of the additional $1,400,000 from the Williamson Fund; 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 enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. Authority to accept and expend funds. The school directors of Maine School Administrative District No. 49 are authorized to accept and expend $1,400,000 from the Town of Fairfield's Bert Williamson Fund, in addition to the $3,300,000 from that fund previously authorized by Private and Special Law 1995, chapter 32 and approved by the legal voters of Maine School Administrative District No. 49, and conditional and unconditional gifts obtained by the district through fund-raising efforts and funds from sources other than taxation approved by the voters pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, sections 1305 and 1309, and interest earnings thereon, in a combined total amount not to exceed $5,500,000 for the purpose of constructing and equipping an arts and technology center to be located in the Town of Fairfield at the site of the Lawrence Junior-Senior High School complex.
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this Act takes effect when approved.
Effective February 27, 1998.
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