Maine LD 1048: An Act To Allow School Administrative District No. 27 To Transfer Ownership of the St. Francis Elementary School to the Town of St. Francis

LD 1048 (subjects: SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION , ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1048&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. John L. Martin of Eagle Lake: (D – District 151) — e-mail

1 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/24/2015 House Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/25/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Langley of Hancock, REFERRED to the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs, in concurrence.
4/14/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
4/16/2015 House Committee on Bills in the Second Reading Reports no further verbal amendments necessary Representative McLEAN of Gorham, Chair, House of Representatives Report Accepted.
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/21/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED , in concurrence.
READ ONCE
ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING NEXT LEGISLATIVE DAY.
4/23/2015 Senate COMMITTEE ON BILLS IN THE SECOND READING REPORTS NO FURTHER VERBAL AMENDMENTS NECESSARY, Senator Saviello, Senate Chair. REPORT ACCEPTED.

READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED, in concurrence.
Ordered sent down forthwith.
4/28/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/29/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED – Emergency – 2/3 Elected Required, in concurrence.

Bill Text

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An Act To Allow School Administrative District No. 27 To Transfer Ownership of the St. Francis Elementary School to the Town of St. Francis

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

Whereas, School Administrative District No. 27 is the owner of the St. Francis Elementary School building and its site in the Town of St. Francis; and

Whereas, the board of directors of School Administrative District No. 27 and the municipal officers of the Town of St. Francis have agreed that it would be in the best interests of School Administrative District No. 27 and the Town of St. Francis for School Administrative District No. 27 to transfer the St. Francis Elementary School building and its site to the Town of St. Francis so that a portion of the property could be leased back to School Administrative District No. 27 for educational purposes for continued use as an elementary school; and

Whereas, the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 4103, subsection 3 provides for the transfer of control or ownership of a school building that has been closed for lack of need and that does not have any anticipated use as a school building to the municipal officers or inhabitants of the town, but does not authorize transfer of a school building to a municipality if the school administrative unit intends to continue to use a portion of the building for school purposes; and

Whereas, the 2015-2016 school year may begin before the expiration of the 90-day period; 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. Authority to convey. Notwithstanding the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, chapter 202, the board of directors of School Administrative District No. 27 may transfer to the Town of St. Francis ownership of the St. Francis Elementary School building and its site, subject to the approval of the voters of the Town of St. Francis. Following the transfer of ownership, the municipal officers of the Town of St. Francis may lease a portion of the St. Francis Elementary School building and its site back to School Administrative District No. 27 for use for educational purposes. The initial term of the lease may be extended for any number of subsequent terms. Subject to applicable law, the municipal officers of the Town of St. Francis are authorized to renovate, use, lease, sell, mortgage or otherwise convey any portion of the St. Francis Elementary School building and its site, subject, however, to any rights and interests of School Administrative District No. 27 as lessee of a portion of the property for educational purposes. As long as School Administrative District No. 27 leases any portion of the property for educational purposes, the other uses of the property must be compatible with use of the property for educational purposes as reasonably determined by the board of directors.

Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this Act takes effect when approved.

summary

This emergency bill authorizes the board of directors of School Administrative District No. 27 to transfer ownership of the St. Francis Elementary School building and its site to the Town of St. Francis, subject to the approval of the voters of the Town of St. Francis. The bill authorizes the municipal officers of the Town of St. Francis to lease a portion of the St. Francis Elementary School building and its site back to School Administrative District No. 27 for educational purposes, and, subject to applicable law, the town???s municipal officers are authorized to renovate, use, lease, sell, mortgage or otherwise convey the property, subject to any leasehold rights of School Administrative District No. 27 for educational purposes. The bill also provides that, as long as School Administrative District No. 27 leases any portion of the property, the other uses of the property must be compatible with use of the property for educational purposes as reasonably determined by the district???s board of directors.

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