S.P. 734 - L.D. 2012
An Act to Provide Funds for the Year 2000 Project
Emergency preamble. Whereas, Acts of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and
Whereas, the information systems of several state departments and agencies require significant modifications before the year 2000; and
Whereas, funding to make necessary information system modifications has not been provided; and
Whereas, as much time as possible is required to make the necessary changes before the end of the year 1999; 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. Report. The Director of the Bureau of Information Services, within the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, shall submit detailed status reports at the close of each fiscal quarter to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over appropriations and financial affairs describing the progress made by each department or agency toward resolution of "Year 2000" information system problems.
Sec. 2. Appropriation. The following funds are appropriated from the General Fund to carry out the purposes of this Act.
All Other $150,000
Provides a portion of the funds needed to accomplish the computer migration project and to assist in addressing "Year 2000" information system problems.
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this Act takes effect when approved.
Effective April 14, 1998.
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