Public Laws

124th Legislature

First Regular Session


Parts: A B C D E

Chapter 415

H.P. 1028 - L.D. 1475

PART B

Sec. B-1. 4 MRSA 162 is amended to read:

162. Place for holding court; suitable quarters

In each division, the place for holding court shall must be located in a state, county or municipal building designated by the Chief Judge, who, with the advice and approval of the Bureau of Public Improvements, is empowered to negotiate on behalf of the State, the leases, contracts and other arrangements he the Chief Judge considers necessary, within the limits of the budget and the funds available under section 163, subsection 3, to provide suitable quarters, adequately furnished and equipped for the District Court in each division.

The facilities of the Superior Court in each county when that court is not in session shall must be available for use by the District Court of that division in which such facilities are located. Arrangements for such use shall must be made by the Chief Judge.

If the Chief Judge is unable to negotiate the leases, contracts and other arrangements as provided in the preceding paragraph, he the Chief Judge may, with the advice and approval of the Bureau of Public Improvements, negotiate on behalf of the State, the leases, contracts and other arrangements he the Chief Judge considers necessary, within the limits of the budget and funds available under section 163, subsection 3, to provide suitable quarters, adequately furnished and equipped for the District Court in privately owned buildings.

Sec. B-2. 4 MRSA 163, sub-3 is repealed.

Sec. B-3. 5 MRSA 12004-I, sub-32, as enacted by PL 1987, c. 786, 5, is amended to read:

32.
Housing Passamaquoddy Indian Housing Authority - Indian Township Not Authorized 22 MRSA 4733 30-A MRSA 4995

Sec. B-4. 5 MRSA 12004-I, sub-33, as enacted by PL 1987, c. 786, 5, is amended to read:

33.
Housing Passamaquoddy Indian Housing Authority - Pleasant Point Not Authorized 22 MRSA 4733 30-A MRSA 4995

Sec. B-5. 5 MRSA 12004-I, sub-34, as amended by PL 1989, c. 503, Pt. A, 31, is further amended to read:

34.
Housing Penobscot Tribal Reservation Housing Authority Not Authorized 22 MRSA 4733 30-A MRSA 4995

Sec. B-6. 18-A MRSA 5-411, sub-(c), (2), as enacted by PL 1997, c. 453, 2, is amended to read:

(2).Financial institutions authorized to do business in the this State under as defined in Title 9-B, section 131, subsection 12-A 17-A, or their employees; and

Sec. B-7. 20-A MRSA 1486, sub-3, F, as amended by PL 2007, c. 668, 20 and by c. 695, Pt. G, 1, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:

F. The article to be voted on must be in the following form:

(1) "Do you favor approving the (name of regional school unit) budget for the upcoming school year that was adopted at the latest (name of regional school unit) budget meeting?

Yes No"

Sec. B-8. 20-A MRSA 1486, sub-3, G, as repealed by PL 2007, c. 668, 20 and amended by c. 695, Pt. G, 2, is repealed.

Sec. B-9. 30-A MRSA 4995, as enacted by PL 1993, c. 738, Pt. C, 7, is amended to read:

4995. Create respective tribal housing authorities

The Passamaquoddy Tribe , and the Penobscot Nation , as provided in Title 5, section 12004-I, and the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians are authorized by Title 5, section 12004, subsection 10 to create respective tribal housing authorities. The respective tribe, nation or band shall prescribe the manner of selection of the members, their terms and grounds for removal. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter or clearly indicated otherwise, the Maine Housing Authorities Act applies to the tribal housing authorities referred to in this chapter as "authority" or "authorities." The power of tribal housing authorities may be exercised only within the Indian territory of the respective tribe or nation or the trust land of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians. Tribal housing authorities are in substitution for any tribal housing authority previously existing under the laws of the State and assume all the rights and obligations of those predecessor housing authorities. The presently constituted tribal housing authority of the respective tribe or nation continues in existence and may exercise all the authority previously vested by law until the respective tribe or nation creates the tribal housing authority authorized by this section.

Sec. B-10. PL 2009, c. 213, Pt. A, 13, under the caption “CORRECTIONS, DEPARTMENT OF,” in the 11th occurrence relating to “Correctional Center 0162,” the Initiative is amended to read:

Initiative: Deappropriates funds from the elimination of one Office Associate Assistant II position.

Sec. B-11. PL 2009, c. 213, Pt. A, 24, under the caption “ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF,” in the 12th occurrence relating to “Administration - Environmental Protection 0251,” the Initiative is amended to read:

Initiative: Eliminates one Office Assistant Associate II Supervisor position and one Office Associate II position and reduces funding for associated All Other costs.

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