An Act Regarding Maine's Energy Future
Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and
Whereas, this legislation establishes the Efficiency Maine Trust to operate an integrated suite of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs; and
Whereas, it is necessary that the changes made by this legislation take effect as soon as possible for the maximum benefit of the people of the State to aid them in developing efficient uses of energy; and
Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore,
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.