An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Initiative To Streamline State Government and To Make Other Necessary Changes to Law
Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and
Whereas, Public Law 2009, chapter 213, Part QQQ directed the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs to continue the effort of streamlining State Government begun in 2007 and achieve a targeted spending reduction of at least $30,000,000 in the 2010-2011 biennium; and
Whereas, the committee is authorized to submit legislation to the Second Regular Session of the 124th Legislature to implement its recommendations; and
Whereas, it is necessary for this legislation to take effect sooner than the 90 days after adjournment of the Second Regular Session in order to achieve the recommended savings; 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.