An Act To Update and Modernize Maine's Floodplain Mapping
Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and
Whereas, many properties in the State are either erroneously placed in or excluded from maps of flood hazard areas due to floodplain mapping inaccuracies; and
Whereas, the State has collaborated with other states to submit a grant proposal to the United States Geological Survey to acquire light detection and ranging elevation data and the State is awaiting final approval of the grant funding; and
Whereas, the grant proposal addresses a very small percentage of the data needed for improved floodplain mapping; and
Whereas, private funding sources are currently available to contribute toward floodplain mapping in the State; 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,
Sec. 1. 5 MRSA §3307-G is enacted to read:
§ 3307-G. Floodplain Mapping Fund
Sec. 2. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.
STATE PLANNING OFFICE
Floodplain Mapping Fund N091
Initiative: Provides a base allocation to establish the Floodplain Mapping Fund.
|OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS||2009-10||2010-11|
|OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL||$500||$500|
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.