H.P. 1415 - L.D. 1914
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 302: Rules for the Maine Microenterprise Initiative, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Economic and Community Development
Emergency preamble. Whereas, Acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and
Whereas, the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A requires legislative authorization before major substantive agency rules may be finally adopted by the agency; and
Whereas, the above-named major substantive rule has been submitted to the Legislature for review; and
Whereas, immediate enactment of this resolve is necessary to record the Legislature's position on final adoption of the rule; 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. Adoption. Resolved: That final adoption of Chapter 302: Rules for the Maine Microenterprise Initiative, a provisionally adopted major substantive rule of the Department of Economic and Community Development that has been submitted to the Legislature for review pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A, is authorized only if the rule is modified as follows:
1. Section 2, 2nd full paragraph is amended to restore the original grant amounts of $150,000 and $75,000, which the rule had proposed to change to $175,000 and $100,000; and
2. Section 3, 2nd full paragraph is amended to add language providing that preference will be given to proposals from businesses with 5 or fewer employees.
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this resolve takes effect when approved.
Effective April 14, 2004.
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