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Chapter 213

H.P. 274 - L.D. 353

PART VVV

Sec. VVV-1. Legislative allocation of funds; federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Notwithstanding the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 1582 or any other provision of law, a state department, an independent agency, a higher education system or any other agency that is subject to appropriation or allocation of any funds by the Legislature may establish by financial order a new program or expand an existing program beyond the scope of the program already established by law solely for the purpose of expending funds authorized in the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Allocations by financial order of federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funds are not authorized if the federal funds require the commitment of nonfederal state funding sources beyond appropriations and allocations authorized by law. These new programs and expansion of existing programs and allocations made to fund them may not continue beyond the period authorized in the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 unless the program and the method of financing are submitted to the Governor and the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of the Budget for evaluation and recommendation to the Legislature and approved by law. The allotment of funds by financial order as authorized in this section is subject to review by the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over appropriations and financial affairs and may not take effect until 7 days after the approval of the financial order by the Governor.

Sec. VVV-2. Transfer of funds; federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Notwithstanding the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 1585 or any other provision of law, the State Budget Officer shall identify the amount of funds in section 3 of this Part to be transferred to departments and agencies. The State Budget Officer shall transfer the funds by financial order upon approval of the Governor. These transfers are considered adjustments to allocations or allotment of unencumbered balance forward in fiscal years 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11.

Sec. VVV-3. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.

ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF

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Initiative: Provides funding for administrative costs from State Fiscal Stabilization Funds authorized in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND ARRA 2009-10 2010-11
Unallocated
$125,000 $125,000
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FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FUND ARRA TOTAL $125,000 $125,000

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