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LD 1001 - Appropriates Funds for Fiscal Years 2019-2021 - Maine Key Vote

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Title: Appropriates Funds for Fiscal Years 2019-2021

Title: Appropriates Funds for Fiscal Years 2019-2021

NOTE: THIS BILL CONTAINS AN EMERGENCY CLAUSE, MEANING THE BILL WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON APPROVAL (GOVERNOR'S SIGNATURE OR VETO OVERRIDE), RATHER THAN THE MANDATORY 90 DAY PERIOD REQUIRED OF BILLS WITHOUT AN EMERGENCY CLAUSE, WHICH REQUIRES A TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF ALL MEMBERS IN EACH CHAMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE FOR PASSAGE.

Title: Appropriates Funds for Fiscal Years 2019-2021

NOTE: THIS BILL CONTAINS AN EMERGENCY CLAUSE, MEANING THE BILL WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UPON APPROVAL (GOVERNOR'S SIGNATURE OR VETO OVERRIDE), RATHER THAN THE MANDATORY 90 DAY PERIOD REQUIRED OF BILLS WITHOUT AN EMERGENCY CLAUSE, WHICH REQUIRES A TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF ALL MEMBERS IN EACH CHAMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE FOR PASSAGE.

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Title: Appropriates Funds for Fiscal Years 2019-2021

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates funds for fiscal years 2019-2021.

Highlights:

 

  • Appropriates $5 million to sexual assault and domestic violence prevention and victim services (Part A, Sec. A-29, Pg. 334).

  • Appropriates $8.85 million to provide low-cost drugs to the elderly population of Maine (Part A, Sec. A-29, Pg. 272).

  • Appropriates $61.37 million for child development services (Part A, Sec. A-20, Pg. 160).

  • Appropriates $5.5 million for combating the opioid crisis (Part A, Sec. A-40, Pg. 392).

  • Appropriates $10 million to increase health and tobacco cessation interventions (Part A, Sec. A-29, Pg. 280).

  • Appropriates $9.34 million for community based services relating to home benefits provided to members with intellectual disabilities or autism spectrum disorders under MaineCare (Part. A, Sec. A-29, Pg. 253).

  • Appropriates $137.72 million to the Maine resident Homestead Property Tax Exemption Reimbursements (Part A, Sec. A-1, Pg. 18). 

  • Appropriates $20.5 million to increase the homestead property tax exemption from $20,000 to $25,000 and to increase reimbursement to municipalities from 62.5% to 70% for property tax years beginning April 1st, 2020 (Part A, Sec. A-1, Pg. 18).

  • Establishes 49 Child Protective Services Caseworker positions, 8 Child Protective Services Caseworker Supervisor positions, and 5 “Customer Representative Associate II - Human Services” position in the Office of Child and Family Services (Part A, Sec. A-29, Pg. 318-319).

  • Requires the State Controller to transfer $19.8 million from the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund to the Maine Budget Stabilization Fund (Part. B, Sec. B-1, Pg. 588).

  • Restructures the transfer to the Local Government Fund from 5 percent to 3 percent in fiscal year 2019-2020 and then to 3.75% in fiscal year 2020-2021 (Part A. Sec. A-66, Pg. 511).

  • Appropriates $110 million for the transfer adjustment described above (Part A. Sec. A-66, Pg. 511). 

  • Appropriates $3.46 billion for the Department of Education (Part A, Sec. A-20, Pg. 197).

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Appropriates Funds for Fiscal Years 2019-2021

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates funds for fiscal years 2019-2021.

Highlights:

 

  • Appropriates $5 million to sexual assault and domestic violence prevention and victim services (Part A, Sec. A-29, Pg. 334).

  • Appropriates $8.85 million to provide low-cost drugs to the elderly population of Maine (Part A, Sec. A-29, Pg. 272).

  • Appropriates $61.37 million for child development services (Part A, Sec. A-20, Pg. 160).

  • Appropriates $5.5 million for combating the opioid crisis (Part A, Sec. A-40, Pg. 392).

  • Appropriates $10 million to increase health and tobacco cessation interventions (Part A, Sec. A-29, Pg. 280).

  • Appropriates $9.34 million for community based services relating to home benefits provided to members with intellectual disabilities or autism spectrum disorders under MaineCare (Part. A, Sec. A-29, Pg. 253).

  • Appropriates $137.72 million to the Maine resident Homestead Property Tax Exemption Reimbursements (Part A, Sec. A-1, Pg. 18). 

  • Appropriates $20.5 million to increase the homestead property tax exemption from $20,000 to $25,000 and to increase reimbursement to municipalities from 62.5% to 70% for property tax years beginning April 1st, 2020 (Part A, Sec. A-1, Pg. 18).

  • Establishes 49 Child Protective Services Caseworker positions, 8 Child Protective Services Caseworker Supervisor positions, and 5 “Customer Representative Associate II - Human Services” position in the Office of Child and Family Services (Part A, Sec. A-29, Pg. 318-319).

  • Requires the State Controller to transfer $19.8 million from the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund to the Maine Budget Stabilization Fund (Part. B, Sec. B-1, Pg. 588).

  • Restructures the transfer to the Local Government Fund from 5 percent to 3 percent in fiscal year 2019-2020 and then to 3.75% in fiscal year 2020-2021 (Part A. Sec. A-66, Pg. 511).

  • Appropriates $110 million for the transfer adjustment described above (Part A. Sec. A-66, Pg. 511). 

  • Appropriates $3.46 billion for the Department of Education (Part A, Sec. A-20, Pg. 197).

Title: Appropriates Funds for Fiscal Years 2019-2021

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