Sec. MMM-1. PL 2009, c. 213, Pt. SSS, §4 is amended to read:
Sec. SSS-4. Merit increases and longevity payments. Notwithstanding the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 26, section 979-D or section 1285 or any other provision of law, any merit increase or longevity payment, regardless of funding source, scheduled to be awarded or paid between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2011 and any longevity payment, regardless of funding source, scheduled to be paid between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010 to any person employed by the departments and agencies within the executive and judicial branches, including the constitutional officers and the Department of Audit, may not be awarded, authorized or implemented. These savings may be replaced by other Personal Services savings by agreement of the State and the bargaining agents representing state employees.
Sec. MMM-2. PL 2009, c. 213, Pt. SSS, §5 is amended to read:
Sec. SSS-5. Personal Services adjustments for the 2010-2011 biennium; legislative branch. Notwithstanding the State Employees Labor Relations Act or any other provision of law, the Personal Services expenditures for the legislative branch must be adjusted to achieve Personal Services savings in a manner determined by the Legislative Council including implementation of office closures and suspension of merit or step increases and longevity stipends for the 2010-2011 biennium and suspension of longevity stipends for fiscal year 2009-10.