Maine LD 17: An Act To Restore Programs and Faculty to the University of Maine System

LD 17 (subjects: SPENDING , EDUCATION )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=17&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Diane Russell of Portland: (D – District 39) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

4 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/13/2015 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.
1/14/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Langley of Hancock, REFERRED to the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs, in concurrence.
4/14/2015 Senate Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Restore Programs and Faculty to the University of Maine System

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

Whereas, state funding for the University of Maine System has remained relatively flat for a number of years; and

Whereas, this flat funding has led to the proposal to eliminate certain university programs and faculty; and

Whereas, this legislation needs to take effect immediately to provide sufficient funding to avoid irreparable harm to the University of Maine System; 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. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM, BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE

Educational and General Activities – UMS 0031

Initiative: Provides ongoing funds to restore programs and faculty to the University of Maine System.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$28,604,154 $45,632,820 $58,786,465
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $28,604,154 $45,632,820 $58,786,465

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

SUMMARY

This bill provides ongoing funds to restore programs and faculty to the University of Maine System.

Patterns of Support

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This information about LD 17 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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