Public Laws

124th Legislature

First Regular Session



Chapter 193

H.P. 267 - L.D. 331

An Act To Clarify the Duties of Municipal Treasurers, Clerks and Tax Collectors

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 30-A MRSA §2655  is enacted to read:

§ 2655.   Prohibition on commingling funds

A clerk is prohibited from commingling personal funds with any funds collected for a municipality while performing the duty of clerk.

Sec. 2. 30-A MRSA §5603, sub-§2, śC,  as enacted by PL 1987, c. 737, Pt. A, §2 and Pt. C, §106 and amended by PL 1989, c. 6; c. 9; §2; and c. 104, Pt. C, §§8 and 10, is further amended to read:

C. Maintain a bank account in the municipality's name for the deposit of cash receipts. The treasurer shall deposit the all cash balance receipts in the bank within 10 days when it exceeds $100. The treasurer may not commingle funds of the municipality with any personal funds or in any personal account of the treasurer.

Sec. 3. 36 MRSA §759-A  is enacted to read:

§ 759-A.   Prohibition on commingling funds

A tax collector is prohibited from commingling personal funds with any funds collected for a municipality while performing the duty of tax collector.

Effective September 12, 2009

Office of the Revisor of Statutes
State House, Room 108
Augusta, ME 04333