Public Laws

124th Legislature

Second Regular Session

Chapter 576

H.P. 1061 - L.D. 1512

An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Somerset County Budget Procedure

Emergency preamble. Whereas,  acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and

Whereas,  this legislation needs to take effect before the beginning of the next fiscal year; 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 enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 30-A MRSA §898,  as enacted by PL 1993, c. 582, §1, is amended to read:

§ 898.  Interim budget

If the budget is not approved before the start of a fiscal year, until a budget is finally adopted, the county shall operate on an interim budget, which may not exceed 80% of the previous year's budget.

Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved, except as otherwise indicated.

Effective March 31, 2010.

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