Maine LD 67: An Act To Amend the Law Regarding the Annual Municipal Report Requirement

LD 67 (subjects: MUNICIPALITIES , ACCESS TO INFORMATION )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=67&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Arthur Verow of Brewer: (D – District 128) — e-mail | Facebook

3 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/14/2015 House Committee on State and Local Government suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
1/20/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Willette of Aroostook, REFERRED to the Committee on State and Local Government, in concurrence.
3/3/2015 Senate Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Amend the Law Regarding the Annual Municipal Report Requirement

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 30-A MRSA 2801, sub- 1 and 2, as enacted by PL 1987, c. 737, Pt. A, 2 and Pt. C, 106 and amended by PL 1989, c. 6; c. 9, 2; and c. 104, Pt. C, 8 and 10, are further amended to read:

1. Record of financial transactions. The report shall must contain a record summary of all financial transactions of the municipality during the last municipal year. It may include an itemized list of receipts and disbursements indicating to whom and for what purpose each amount was paid.
2. Statement of assets and liabilities; delinquent taxpayers. The report shall must contain a detailed statement of the assets and liabilities of the municipality including ; the report may include a list of all delinquent taxpayers and the amount due from each. It shall The report also may contain any engineering and survey reports relating to the boundaries of the municipality and all related proceedings and actions of the municipal officers, together with any other information that the municipal officers consider to be of historical significance.

Sec. 2. 30-A MRSA 2801, sub- 6, as enacted by PL 1987, c. 737, Pt. A, 2 and Pt. C, 106 and amended by PL 1989, c. 6; c. 9, 2; and c. 104, Pt. C, 8 and 10, is repealed.

summary

This bill makes the following changes regarding the statutory requirements regarding annual municipal reports:

1. It allows a summary of all financial transactions in lieu of a record of all financial transactions;

2. It makes the listing of delinquent taxpayers and engineering and survey reports optional; and

3. It eliminates the penalty for a municipal official who refuses or neglects to perform a duty related to annual reporting.

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This information about LD 67 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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