Sec. MM-1. Transfer from unappropriated surplus at close of fiscal year 2007-08 to the Department of Health and Human Services, Medical Care - Payment to Providers account. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, at the close of fiscal year 2007-08 the State Controller shall transfer up to $107,500,000 from the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund to the Department of Health and Human Services, Medical Care - Payment to Providers account in the General Fund after all required deductions of appropriations, budgeted financial commitments and adjustments considered necessary by the State Controller have been made and as the first priority after the transfers required pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, sections 1507 and 1511 and before the transfer required pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 1536.
Sec. MM-2. Priority of transfers. Transfers made in accordance with section 1 of this Part must be expended for the purposes listed in this section in the following amounts.
As the first priority, the Medical Care - Payments to Providers General Fund account must receive up to $82,000,000 less the transfer amount received from unappropriated surplus at the close of fiscal year 2006-07 for use in fiscal year 2007-08. These transfers made must be expended for prospective interim payments to hospitals.
As the second priority, the Medical Care - Payments to Providers General Fund account must receive $25,500,000 as the first of equal payments to be made until the sum of $102,000,000 is reached. Transfers made to the Medical Care - Payments to Providers program must be expended for hospital settlements.
Sec. MM-3. Transfer considered adjustments to appropriations. Notwithstanding the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 1585, or any other provision of law, amounts transferred pursuant to this Part are considered adjustments to appropriations in fiscal years 2007-08 and 2008-09. These funds may be allotted by financial order upon recommendation of the State Budget Officer and approval of the Governor.