JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS

 

      Sen. Richard W. Rosen, Senate Chair

      Rep. Patrick S.A. Flood, House Chair

 

PUBLIC HEARING:  Tuesday March 20 through Thursday, March 22, 2012

            Room 228 State House

 

The Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs and the identified policy committees of the Legislature will be holding public hearings in Room 228 of the State House on the Governor’s supplemental budget bill for the 2012-2013 biennium LR 2847 "An Act To Make Supplemental Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government and To Change Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2012 and June 30, 2013”.  The proposed budget initiatives may be viewed at: http://www.maine.gov/budget/budgetinfo/2012-13SecondSupplemental.htm

 

The audio portions of public hearings and work sessions held in Room 228 of the State House may be monitored over the Internet by addressing: http://www.maine.gov/legis/ofpr/appropriations_committee/audio/index.htm

 

The committee invites testimony on Part A General Fund or Fund for a Healthy Maine initiatives and Language Parts C through KKK of legislative request.

 

You may sign up in State House room 228 (The AFA Committee Room) starting at 12 noon on the day of the hearing.

 

Please sign up to testify on the sheet corresponding to the related Committee of Jurisdiction.  The attached detailed hearing schedule shows which Part A programs and Language Parts correspond to which sign- up sheet.  It also shows the document page number in which the General Fund initiative(s) may be found.

 

Due to the very tight timetable, oral testimony will be limited to three minutes (written testimony may be of any length).

 

Persons with special needs who wish to attend a Legislative hearing and require accommodations should notify the Legislative Information Office as soon as possible.  ASL interpreters will be available until 4:00 pm on Wednesday March 21st and Thursday March 22nd.

 

Telephone: (207) 287-1692

TTY:          (207) 287-6826

FAX:          (207) 287-1580


 

 

Tuesday, March 20th

(Start Times are Approximate)

 

 

1:00 pm Programs under the policy jurisdiction of the Joint Standing Committees on Labor, Commerce, Research and Development

 

Department of Economic and Community Development

·         Business Development (A-26)

·         Community Development Block Grant Program (A-26)

Language Part: L, FF

 

Department of Labor

·         Administration – Labor (A-74)

·         Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (A-75)

·         Employment Services Activity (A-78)

·         Labor Relations Board (A-79)

·         Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community (A-79)

·         Rehabilitation Services (A-81)

Language Parts:  BB, SS

 

 

1:30 pm Programs under the policy jurisdiction of the Joint Standing Committees on Agriculture Conservation and Forestry; Environment and Natural Resources; Marine Resources; Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

 

Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources

·         Division of Agricultural Resource Development (A-7)

·         Division of Plant Industry (A-8)

·         Division of Quality Assurance and Regulation (A-9)

·         Office of the Commissioner (A-10)

Language Part: YY

 

Executive Department

·         Land for Maine’s Future Fund (A-35)

 

Department of Conservation

·         Natural Areas Program (A-16)

Language Parts: II, JJ, KK

 

Department of Environmental Protection

Language Parts: O, GG

 

Department of Marine Resources

·         Bureau of Resource Management (A-84)

·         Bureau of Marine Patrol (A-85)

·         Office of the Commissioner (A-86)

·         Sea Run Fisheries and Habitat (A-87)

 

Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

·         Fisheries and Hatcheries Operations (A-69)

·         Resource Management Services – Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (A-71)

Language Part: TT

 

 

 

 2:00 pm Programs under the policy jurisdiction of the Joint Standing Committee on Energy and Utilities

 

Office of Public Advocate

Language Part: P

 

Executive Department

Language Part: MM

 

2:15 pm Programs under the policy jurisdiction of the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs

 

Maine Public Employees Retirement System

·         Retirement System – Retirement Allowance Fund (A-95)

 

Department of Administrative and Financial Services

Language Parts: K, M (Note Language Part J will not be heard was heard under and reported out in LD 1651)

 

Finance Authority of Maine

Language Part: JJJ

 

2:30 pm Programs under the policy jurisdiction of the Joint Standing Committees on Criminal Justice and Public Safety and Transportation

 

Department of Corrections

·         Administration – Corrections (A-18)

·         Adult Community Corrections (A-18)

·         Correctional Medical Services Fund (A-18)

·         Juvenile Community Corrections (A-19)

·         Long Creek Youth Development Center (A-19)

·         Mountain View Youth Development Center (A-19)

·         State Board of Corrections Investment Fund (A-20)

·         State Prison (A-20)

Language Part: X

 

State Board of Corrections

·         State Board of Corrections Investment Fund (A-21)

 

Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management

·         Administration – Maine Emergency Management Agency (A-22)

·         Disaster Assistance (A-22)

 

Department of Public Safety

·         Bureau of Capitol Police (A-90)

·         Computer Crimes (A-90)

·         Criminal Justice Academy (A-90)

·         Office of Fire Marshall (A-91)

·         State Police (A-93)

Language Part: Y, Z, WW

 

4:00 pm Programs under the policy jurisdiction of the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary

 

Department of the Attorney General (A-10)

 

Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services (A-68)

 

Judicial Department

·         Courts – Supreme, Superior and District (A-72)

Language Pars: W, ZZ (as it pertains to the Judicial Department)

 

 

Wednesday, March 21st

(Start Times are Approximate)

 

1:00 pm General Fund initiatives and language parts under the policy jurisdiction of the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs:

 

Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management

·         Military Training and Operations (A-23)

·         Veterans Services (A-24)

Language Part: HH

 

Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices

Language Part: AA

 

Department of Public Safety

·         Gambling Control Board (A-92)

 

2:00 pm General Fund initiatives and language parts under the policy jurisdiction of the Joint Standing Committee on Taxation:

 

Department of Administrative and Financial Services:

·         Bureau of Revenue Services (A-4)

Language Parts: I, PP, QQ, UU, BBB, RR, CCC, DDD

 

3:00 pm General Fund initiatives and language parts under the policy jurisdiction of the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs: 

 

State Charter School Commission (A-13)

 

Department of Education:

·         Child Development Services (A-28)

·         General Purpose Aid for Local Schools (A-28)

·         Leadership Team (A-29)

·         PK-20, Adult Education and Federal Programs Team (A-30)

·         School Finance and Operations (A-30)

Language Parts: C, D, E, F, G, H, LL, OO

 

Maine Community College System- Board of Trustees (A-14)

 

Maine Maritime Academy (A-88)

 

University of Maine System

·         Educational & General Activities – UMS (A-98)

 

Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation (A-89)

Language Part: FFF


 

Thursday, March 22nd

(Start Times are Approximate)

 

1:00 pm Programs under the policy jurisdiction of the Joint Standing Committees on State and Local Government

 

Department of Administrative and Financial Services

·         Administration – Human Resources (A-1)

·         Building and Grounds Operations (A-1)

·         Departments and Agencies Statewide (A-2)

·         Executive Branch Departments and Agencies Statewide (A-2)

·         Division of Purchases (A-3)

Language Parts: N, XX, ZZ, EEE, GGG, HHH, III, KKK

 

Executive Department

·         Office of Policy and Management (A-36)

·         Planning Office (A-37 A-38)

Language Parts: Q, CC, DD, EE, NN

 

State Office of Treasury

·         Debt Service (A-96)

 

 

2:30 pm Programs under the policy jurisdiction of the Joint Standing Committees on Health and Human Services

 

Department of Health and Human Services (Formerly BDS)

·         Developmental Services- Community (A-41)

·         Disproportionate Share – Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center (A-41)

·         Disproportionate Share – Riverview Psychiatric Center (A-42)

·         Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center (A-43)

·         Forensic Services (A-44)

·         Riverview Psychiatric Center (A-46)

Language Parts: V, AAA

 

Department of Health and Human Services (Formerly DHS)

·         Bureau of Family Independence – Regional (A-47)

·         Bureau of Medical Services (A-48 - A-49))

·         Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services (A-50)

·         Division of Purchased Services (A-51)

·         General Assistance – Reimbursement to Cities and Towns (A-52)

·         Bureau of Health (A-53 A-56)

·         Long Term Care – Human Services (A-57)

·         Medical Care Payments to Providers (A-58)

·         Office for Family Independence (A-60)

·         Office of Elder Services Central Office (A-62)

·         Office of Management and Budget (A-63)

·         OMB Division of Regional Business Operations (A-64)

Language Parts: R, S, T, U

 

Department of Administrative and Financial Services

·         Fund for a Healthy Maine (A-51)

Language Part: VV