S.P. 26 - L.D. 40
Resolve, to Extend the Reporting Deadline of the Commission to Recognize Veterans of World War II and the Korean War in the State House Hall of Flags
Emergency preamble. Whereas, Acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and
Whereas, a commission was established by the 120th Legislature to arrange for a plaque or plaques and a flag or flags to be displayed in the Hall of Flags in the State House to honor the Maine veterans of World War II and the Korean War; and
Whereas, the commission was required to file its final report and to terminate on November 1, 2002; and
Whereas, the commission, which consists of 7 members, requires additional time to complete its work; and
Whereas, the process to solicit and select designs and to raise the necessary funds to produce the plaque or plaques and flag or flags chosen by the commission could not be completed by the original report deadline; 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. Resolve 2001, c. 113, §§5 and 7, amended. Resolved: That Resolve 2001, c. 113, §§5 and 7 are amended to read:
Sec. 5. Meetings. Resolved: That the commission may hold up to
4 8 meetings; and be it further
Sec. 7. Consultation; reports. Resolved: That the commission shall consult with the State House and Capitol Park Commission to ensure the appropriateness of the design and location of the new plaque or plaques and the selection and placement of the new flag or flags within the State House Hall of Flags. When the commission has agreed upon an appropriate location and design, but no later than October 4, 2002, the commission shall submit its initial report for review by the Legislative Council through the Office of the Executive Director. A final report must be submitted to the Executive Director of the Legislative Council by November 1,
2002 2003. Upon submission of its required reports, the commission terminates; and be it further
; and be it further
Sec. 2. Retroactivity. Resolved: That the section of this resolve that amends Resolve 2001, chapter 113 applies retroactively to November 1, 2002; and be it further
Sec. 3. Funding; intent. Resolved: That it is the intent of the Legislature to fund the cost of the study through the Legislature's study budget.
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this resolve takes effect when approved.
Effective June 17, 2003.
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