Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of the Proposed Plan Dated March 19, 2009 Submitted by the Maine State Housing Authority for the Use of Federal Energy Stimulus Funds
Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and
Whereas, Resolve 2009, chapter 1, section 2, subsection 2 requires legislative review and action upon proposed plans for the use of energy stimulus funds that are not subject to state legislative allocation; and
Whereas, the Maine State Housing Authority has submitted to the Legislature for review its proposed plan dated March 19, 2009 for the use of those funds; and
Whereas, immediate enactment of this resolve is necessary to record the Legislature's position on the proposed plan; 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, be it
Sec. 1. Approval. Resolved: That the Legislature approves the proposed plan for the use of federal energy stimulus funds developed by the Maine State Housing Authority and presented in the attachments to the April 22, 2009 memorandum from the Maine State Housing Authority to the Joint Select Committee on Maine's Energy Future.
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.