H.P. 1555 - L.D. 2184
An Act to Appropriate Funds to the Battleship USS Maine Centennial Committee to Restore and Maintain the Monument to the USS Maine in Davenport Park
Emergency preamble. Whereas, Acts of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and
Whereas, the funding provided by this legislation is needed as soon as possible to ensure the restoration and maintenance of the monument to the USS Maine in Davenport Park in time for the ceremonies marking the centennial of the sinking of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor, which precipitated the Spanish-American War; 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. Appropriation. The following funds are appropriated from the General Fund to carry out the purposes of this Act.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
Miscellaneous Acts and Resolves
All Other $20,000
Provides funds to the Battleship USS Maine Centennial Committee to restore and maintain the USS Maine monument at Davenport Park in Bangor.
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this Act takes effect when approved.
Effective April 15, 1998.
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