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124th Legislature

First Regular Session


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Chapter 213

H.P. 274 - L.D. 353

PART CCCC

Sec. CCCC-1. Penalty Reserve.

1. Penalty Reserve. The Penalty Reserve is established as an account category within the adjustments and miscellaneous costs section of the General Purpose Aid for Local Schools program to set aside those funds identified as penalties assessed pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15696 on nonconforming school administrative units in fiscal year 2009-10. The amount established in that cost category may not be expended or distributed by the Department of Education until directed pursuant to subsection 2.

2. Report. The Commissioner of Education shall submit a report to the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs and the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs by January 15, 2010 that includes the following:

A. Information regarding the balance of the Penalty Reserve under subsection 1; and
B. Recommendations on how to disburse the funds given the results of the referendum vote on Legislative Document 977, An Act to Repeal the School District Consolidation Laws.

Following receipt and review of the report, the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs may report out legislation to the Second Regular Session of the 124th Legislature with its recommendations on distributing the funds in the Penalty Reserve.

3. Repeal. This Part is repealed June 30, 2011.

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