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124th Legislature

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Chapter 213

H.P. 274 - L.D. 353

PART OOO

Sec. OOO-1. 5 MRSA §1507, first ¶,  as amended by PL 1993, c. 410, Pt. QQQ, §1, is further amended to read:

The Governor may allocate from the State Contingent Account amounts not to exceed in total the sum of $2,350,000 $4,350,000. The Governor may allocate from such account amounts not to exceed in total the sum of $300,000 in any fiscal year in accordance with the purposes specified in subsections 1, 2, 3, 4 and 4-A, an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 in accordance with the purposes specified in subsection 5-A and , an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 in accordance with the purposes specified in subsection 5-B and an amount not to exceed $2,000,000 in accordance with the purposes specified in subsection 5-C.

Sec. OOO-2. 5 MRSA §1507, sub-§5-C  is enacted to read:

5-C Early childhood investments.   The Governor may allocate funds from the account in amounts not to exceed in total the sum of $2,000,000 to provide funds to assist with the development of an early care and education infrastructure. Allocations for this purpose may be made from this fund by the Governor upon written request of the Commissioner of Education and the Commissioner of Health and Human Services and after consultation with the State Budget Officer.

Sec. OOO-3. 5 MRSA §1507, 3rd ¶,  as enacted by PL 1995, c. 464, §2 and affected by §18, is amended to read:

After the close of each fiscal year, the Governor may request a General Fund appropriation from the next session of the Legislature in an amount as may be available to bring the total available in the State Contingent Account to a maximum of $2,350,000 $4,350,000 for the current fiscal year.

Sec. OOO-4. Transfer from General Fund unappropriated surplus; State Contingent Account. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the State Controller shall transfer $2,000,000 by June 30, 2009 from General Fund unappropriated surplus to the State Contingent Account. Transfers made in accordance with this section will not preclude additional transfers to be made to the State Contingent Account in accordance with the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 1507 at the close of fiscal year 2008-09.

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