H.P. 1056 - L.D. 1511
An Act Regarding the Budget Process for the Legislative Youth Advisory Council
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 3 MRSA §168-A, sub-§10, as amended by PL 2003, c. 20, Pt. F, §3, is further amended to read:
10. Staff. The
Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service Legislative Council shall provide funding and staff assistance to the council from within its existing budgeted resources or from any grants received by the school Legislative Council for that purpose. The Office of Policy and Legal Analysis staff assigned by the Legislative Council shall draft all legislation submitted to the Legislature by the council. Legislative Council staffing may be curtailed during periods when the Legislature is in regular or special session.
Sec. 2. 3 MRSA §168-A, sub-§11 is enacted to read:
11. Funding. The Legislative Council may seek outside funds to fund costs of the council. Contributions to support the work of the youth council may not be accepted from any party having a pecuniary or other vested interest in the outcome of the matters being studied or who would in any way compromise the work of the council. Any person, other than a state agency, desiring to make a financial or in-kind contribution must certify to the Legislative Council or its designee in the manner prescribed by the Legislative Council that the person has no pecuniary or other vested interest in the outcome of the work of the council. All contributions are subject to approval by the Legislative Council or its designee. The Executive Director of the Legislative Council administers any funds received by the youth council. The executive director shall notify the chairs of the youth council of the status of the funding on or before December 1st annually and what funding is available for the immediately following calendar year.
Sec. 3. Budget. The Legislative Youth Advisory Council, established in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 3, section 168-A, shall work with the Executive Director of the Legislative Council to develop a budget for the youth council. The budget must be submitted to the Executive Director of the Legislative Council within 60 days of the effective date of this Act. The Legislative Council shall pay reasonable expenses of members who are Legislators to attend authorized meetings of the youth council. All other expenses must be paid for from the youth council's budget. The youth council may not incur any expense that would cause the youth council to exceed its budgeted resources.
Sec. 4. Transfer; Other Special Revenue Funds savings; authorization. The Department of Education shall transfer $30,000 by October 1, 2005 from funds that support the Task Force on Citizenship Education established pursuant to Resolve 2003, chapter 143 to the Legislature to provide funding for the Legislative Youth Advisory Council. The Legislative Council is authorized to allocate these funds to support the operations of the Legislative Youth Advisory Council.
Sec. 5. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.
Initiative: Provides funds to pay for staffing and other expenses incurred in support of the Legislative Youth Advisory Council.
OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE
FUNDS 2005-06 2006-07
All Other $30,000 $0
OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE
FUNDS TOTAL $30,000 $0
Effective September 17, 2005.
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