H.P. 1174 - L.D. 1665
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 11: PBX/Multiline Telephone System (MLTS) Requirements, a Major Substantive Rule of the Public Utilities Commission
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 11: PBX/Multiline Telephone System (MLTS) Requirements, a provisionally adopted major substantive rule of the Public Utilities Commission 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 amended to add an application section specifying that, in accordance with Title 25, section 2934, subsection 1, no local unit of government is required to comply with any provision of the rule that would require that local unit of government to expand or modify its activities so as to necessitate additional expenditures from local revenues.
The Public Utilities Commission is not required to hold hearings or undertake further proceedings prior to final adoption of the rule in accordance with this section.
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this resolve takes effect when approved.
Effective June 3, 2005.
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