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124th Legislature

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Chapter 213

H.P. 274 - L.D. 353

PART FF

Sec. FF-1. PL 2009, c. 1, Pt. E, 2 is amended to read:

Sec. E-2. Economic Recovery Fund account established. The Federal Relief Funds Reserve Economic Recovery Fund account, referred to in this section as "the reserve account," is established as a nonlapsing General Fund account to be used to reserve the General Fund savings from the anticipated temporary increase in the State's federal medical assistance percentage to be used for expenditures related to health care, including as first priority the payment of MaineCare settlements for hospital fiscal years 2005 and 2006. The State Budget Officer may transfer funds from the reserve account to the Medical Care - Payments to Providers program within the Department of Health and Human Services by financial order upon approval of the Governor for this purpose. Funds in the reserve account may not be expended, transferred or otherwise obligated for other purposes unless specifically authorized by the Legislature. The transfers pursuant to this section are considered adjustments to appropriations and allocations in fiscal year years 2008-09 , 2009-10 and 2010-11.

Sec. FF-2. PL 2009, c. 1, Pt. E, 3 is amended to read:

Sec. E-3. Calculation and transfer; increased federal medical assistance percentage in fiscal years 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the State Budget Officer shall calculate the amount of projected savings in fiscal year years 2008-09 , 2009-10 and 2010-11 that applies against each appropriate MaineCare General Fund seed account within the Department of Health and Human Services from the anticipated temporary increase in the State's federal medical assistance percentage and shall transfer the calculated amounts by financial order upon approval of the Governor to the Federal Relief Funds Reserve Economic Recovery Fund account established in section 2. These transfers are considered adjustments to appropriations and allocations in fiscal year years 2008-09 , 2009-10 and 2010-11.

Sec. FF-3. PL 2009, c. 1, Pt. E, 4 is amended to read:

Sec. E-4. Report. The State Budget Officer shall provide the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs and the State Controller a report with reports of the transferred amounts and adjustments to appropriations and allocations made pursuant to sections 2 and 3 by May 15, 2009 , May 15, 2010 and May 15, 2011.

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