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124th Legislature

Second Regular Session


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Chapter 571

H.P. 1183 - L.D. 1671

PART FFF

Sec. FFF-1. 8 MRSA 1036, sub-5 is enacted to read:

5. Annual report on use of funds. The Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, Harness Racing Commission, the University of Maine System and the Maine Community College System shall provide an annual report that includes a detailed explanation of how the funds received under subsection 2, paragraph B, C, D, F, G, H or I achieved specific objectives. The report must include detailed historical allocation and expenditure information beginning with fiscal year 2005-06. The reports must be submitted to the joint standing committees of the Legislature having jurisdiction over legal and veterans affairs and appropriations and financial affairs no later than September 15th of each year.

Sec. FFF-2. Review of slot machine revenue distribution. Upon approval of the Legislative Council, the Joint Standing Committee on Legal and Veterans Affairs shall review the current allocation of funds from slot machine facilities in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 8, section 1036 and any other allocation of funds regarding casinos approved by the Legislature or the voters in the State and make recommendations for any necessary changes.

In conducting its review, the Joint Standing Committee on Legal and Veterans Affairs shall consult with interested groups as it considers appropriate. The committee's recommendations must address, at a minimum, the following issues:

1. The appropriate framework for ensuring thorough and regular reviews of the allocation of revenue from slot machine facilities or approved casinos that consider the adequacy of the distribution of revenue among existing and new potential uses and recipients; and

2. Principles for the allocation of revenue from slot machine facilities or approved casinos consistent with voters' intent.

The Joint Standing Committee on Legal and Veterans Affairs shall, no later than November 3, 2010, submit a report with implementing legislation to the First Regular Session of the 125th Legislature on the issues identified in this Part.

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