LD 1224
First Regular Session - 124th Maine Legislature
S "A" to C "A", Filing Number S-282, Sponsored by MILLS P
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LR 201
Item 3
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Amend the amendment by inserting after section 1 the following:

Sec. 2. 30-A MRSA §701, sub-§2-A,  as amended by PL 2009, c. 1, Pt. Q, §1, is amended to read:

2-A. Tax assessment for correctional services.   The counties shall annually collect no more and no less than $62,452,804 from municipalities for the provision of correctional services, excluding debt service, in accordance with this subsection.

The assessment to municipalities within each county may not be greater or less than the fiscal year 2007-08 county assessment for correctional-related expenditures, which is:

A. A sum of $4,287,340 in Androscoggin County;
B. A sum of $2,316,666 in Aroostook County;
C. A sum of $11,575,602 in Cumberland County;
D. A sum of $1,621,201 in Franklin County;
E. A sum of $1,670,136 in Hancock County;
F. A sum of $5,588,343 in Kennebec County;
G. A sum of $3,188,700 in Knox County;
H. A sum of $3,018,361 in Lincoln County;
I. A sum of $1,228,757 in Oxford County;
J. A sum of $5,919,118 in Penobscot County;
K. A sum of $878,940 in Piscataquis County;
L. A sum of $2,295,849 in Sagadahoc County;
M. A sum of $5,363,665 in Somerset County;
N. A sum of $2,832,353 in Waldo County;
O. A sum of $2,000,525 in Washington County; and
P. A sum of $8,667,248 in York County.

Notwithstanding this subsection, the county assessment for correctional services-related expenditures in Somerset County must be set at the fiscal year 2009-10 level when the new Somerset County Jail is open and operating at a level sufficient to sustain the average daily number of inmates from Somerset County $4,400,000.

For the purposes of this subsection, "correctional services" includes the management services, personal services, contractual services, commodity purchases, capital expenditures and all other costs, or portions thereof, necessary to maintain and operate correctional services.’

Amend the amendment by inserting after section 19 the following:

Sec. 20. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.


State Board of Corrections Investment Fund Z087

Initiative: Provides funds for the operation of the Somerset County Jail.

GENERAL FUND 2009-10 2010-11
All Other
$963,665 $963,665
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $963,665 $963,665

Amend the amendment by relettering or renumbering any nonconsecutive Part letter or section number to read consecutively.


Current law requires that the county tax assessment for correctional services-related expenditures in Somerset County be set at the fiscal year 2009-10 level. This amendment lowers that assessment to $4,400,000. The amendment also adds an appropriations and allocations section.

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