‘Sec. 1. 7 MRSA c. 417 is enacted to read:
ANIMAL AND PLANT DISEASE AND TICKS AND OTHER INSECTS MANAGEMENT FUND
§ 2431. Fund established
The Animal and Plant Disease and Ticks and Other Insects Management Fund, referred to in this chapter as "the fund," is established. The fund is administered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and consists of funds received from any appropriation or allocation from the Legislature and funds transferred pursuant to this section. The fund, to be accounted within the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, must be held separate and apart from all other money, funds and accounts. Eligible investment earnings credited to the assets of the fund become part of the assets of the fund, and the fund is a nonlapsing fund. The fund may not be used to pay for administrative costs incurred by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Beginning in fiscal year 2017-18, notwithstanding any other provision of law, on October 1st of each year, or the first business day thereafter, the State Controller shall transfer at least $400,000 from available balances in Other Special Revenue Funds accounts within the department or other sources available to the department to the fund. On or before February 1, 2017 and on or before February 1st of each year thereafter, the commissioner shall determine from which accounts or sources the funds must be transferred in October of that year so that the sum equals at least $400,000 and notify the State Controller, the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over pest management matters and the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over appropriations and financial affairs of the amounts to be transferred from each account or source. After receiving notification from the commissioner, the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over pest management matters may report out a bill related to the transfer.
§ 2432. Expenditures from fund
Funds in the fund must be distributed to the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and used for the following purposes:
Sec. 2. Transfer; unexpended funds; Board of Pesticides Control account. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry shall transfer $400,000 from the Board of Pesticides Control, Other Special Revenue Funds account to the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Animal and Plant Disease and Ticks and Other Insects Management Fund, Other Special Revenue Funds account on September 30, 2016.
Sec. 3. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.
UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM, BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE
Animal and Plant Disease and Ticks and Other Insects Management Fund N226
Initiative: Allocates funds for pest management and pesticide safety outreach and education and for testing of ticks provided by the public and certain other laboratory operations at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension's animal and plant disease and insect control laboratory.
|OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS||2015-16||2016-17|
|OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL||$0||$400,000|