JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS

 

Sen. Richard W. Rosen, Senate Chair Rep. Patrick SA. Flood, House Chair

 

PUBLIC HEARING: Wednesday May 11, 2011 1:00 p.m. Room 228 State House

 

The Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs and the policy committees of the Legislature will be holding public hearings in Room 228 of the State House on the Governors CHANGE PACKAGE to LD 1043: "An Act Making Unified Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, General Fund and Other Funds, and Changing 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.

 

Only initiatives or language added, amended or deleted by the Change Package will be heard

 

The CHANGE PACKAGE can be viewed on the Bureau of the Budgets website:

http://www.maine.gov/budget/budgetinfo/2012-13ChangePackage.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

 

Guidelines for those who wish to testify:

        You have only 2 minutes for oral testimony you may skip the initial greetings in the interest of brevity (the committee members will understand).

        Be as clear as possible on the initiative, topic or language part you are discussing. Reference page number or Language Part in the Change Package if possible.

        Bring at least 30 copies of testimony or other material you wish to share with the committee(s).

        Testimony Sign-up will begin at 11:00 am at a table set up near the Hall of Flags (2nd floor of the Statehouse).

        Information on Listening Rooms will be available at the kiosk or sign-up table.

        The time blocks are defined below. Make sure you sign up for the correct block.

        Check the correct box indicating whether you are in favor of or opposed to the proposed Change Package item to allow the Chairs to balance the testimony when calling names.

        If one of the Blocks ends before the scheduled time, the committee chairs may begin the next block a little early - so listen for that possibility.

        Those who have signed up to testify on a given Block will be allowed in the committee room while that block is being heard if there is room.

        The committee room will be cleared after each block to make room for those who have signed up to testify on the next block.

        If there is not enough room for all those who have signed up to testify on a given block, then those without seats will be asked to wait in one of the Listening Rooms until their name is called which will be in advance of their turn.

        Chairs will be reserved in or just outside the committee room for those whose names have been called in advance of their turn but do not have a seat in the committee room.

        If you have to leave before being called to testify or decide for any reason not to testify, you may give your written materials to Carol Tomkins, the Committee Clerk for distribution.

 

Written testimony in lieu of oral testimony is welcome and will be considered.

 

Thank you in advance for your patience and participation

 

 

 

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BLOCK I: 1:00 pm 1:45 pm

Change Package Items under the Jurisdiction of the Joint Committee on Taxation

 

 

 

Administrative and Financial Services, Department of

 

 

         Bureau of Revenue Services

 

 

         Changes to Language Part M

 

 

         Changes to Language Part N

 

 

         Changes to Language Part O

 

 

         New Language Part CCCC

 

 

         New Language Part DDDD

 

 

         New Language Part EEEE

 

 

         New Language Part FFFF

 

 

         New Language Part GGGG

 

 

         New Language Part HHHH

 

 

Sign up to testify on Block I on the PINK Sheets

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BLOCK II: 1:45 pm 2:30 pm

Change Package Items under the Jurisdiction of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs

 

 

 

Ethics and Election Practices, Commission on Governmental

 

 

         Governmental Ethics and Election Practices, Commission on

 

 

         New Language Part RRR

 

 

         New Language Part SSS

 

 

 

 

 

Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management, Department of

 

 

         Military Training & Operations

 

 

 

 

 

Sign up to testify on Block II on the BLUE Sheets

 

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BLOCK III: 2:30 pm 3:15 pm

Change Package Items under the Jurisdiction of the Joint Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs

 

 

 

Maine Community College System - Board of Trustees

 

 

         New Language Part AAAA

 

 

 

 

 

University of Maine, Board of Trustees of the

 

 

         UM Cooperative Extension Pesticide Education

 

 

 

 

 

Education, Department of

 

 

         Education in Unorganized Territory

 

 

         Federal and State Program Services

 

 

         General Purpose Aid for Local Schools (GPA)

 

 

         Leadership Team

 

 

         Learning Through Technology

 

 

         PK-20 Curriculum Instruction and Assessment

 

 

         School Finance and Operations

 

 

         Special Services Team

 

 

         Changes to Language Part C

 

 

         New Language Part PPP

 

 

Sign up to testify on Block III on the YELLOW Sheets

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Block IV-A: 3:15 pm 4:30 pm

Change Package Items under the Jurisdiction of the Joint Committee on Health and Human Services

(Initiatives and Language Related to Medical Payments to Providers (Hospital Payments, MaineCare Growth, MaineCare Enrollment of Certain Parents, Childless Adult Waiver and Managed Care)

 

 

 

 

Health and Human Services, Department of (Formerly DHS)

 

         Medical Care Payments to Providers MaineCare program for parents

 

Sign up to testify on Block IV-A on the GREEN Sheets

 

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Block IV-B: 4:30 pm 5:15 pm

Change Package Items under the Jurisdiction of the Joint Committee on Health and Human Services

(Initiatives and Language not covered in Block IV-A)

 

 

 

 

Health and Human Services, Department of (Formerly DHS)

 

 

         Bureau of Family Independence Regional

 

 

         Bureau of Medical Services

 

 

         Child Care Services

 

 

         Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services

 

 

         Drinking Water Enforcement

 

 

         Bureau of Health

 

 

         Low-cost Drugs to Maines Elderly

 

 

         Maine Water Well Drilling Program

 

 

         Maternal & Child Health

 

 

         Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Program

 

 

         General Assistance Reimbursement to Cities & Towns

 

 

         Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

 

 

         MR/Elderly PNMI Room and Board

 

 

         Nursing Facilities

 

 

         Office of Elder Services Adult Protective Services

 

 

         Office of Elder Services Central Office

 

 

         Purchased Social Services

 

 

         Mental Health Services Child Medicaid

 

 

         Mental Health Services Children

 

 

         New Language Part VVV

 

 

         Developmental Services Community

 

 

         Developmental Services Waiver

 

 

         Medicaid Services Developmental Services

 

 

         Prescription Drug Academic Detailing

 

 

         Office of Substance Abuse

 

 

         Office of Substance Abuse Medicaid Seed

 

 

         Disproportionate Share Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center

 

 

         Disproportionate Share Riverview Psychiatric Center

 

 

         Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center

 

 

         Mental Health Services Community

 

 

         Mental Health Services Community Medicaid

 

 

         Riverview Psychiatric Center

 

 

         Office of Management and Budget

 

 

         OMB Division of Regional Business Operations

 

 

         Changes to Language Part JJ

 

 

         Changes to Language Part UU

 

 

         Changes to Language Part WW

 

 

         Changes to Language Part YY

 

 

         New Language YYY

 

 

         New Language Part UUU

 

 

         New Language Part XXX

 

 

 

 

 

Maine Health Data Organization

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Health and Human Services

 

 

         FHM Service Center

 

 

         FHM Medical Care

 

 

         Changes to Language Part II

 

Sign up to testify on Block IV-B on the GOLDENROD Sheets

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Block V: 5:15 pm 6:00 pm

Change Package Items under the Jurisdiction of the Joint Committee on State and Local Government

 

 

 

Executive Department

 

 

         Administration Executive Governors Office

 

 

         Governors Office of Communication

 

 

         Planning Office

 

 

         New Language Part TTT

 

 

         New Language WWW

 

 

 

 

 

Treasurer of the State, Office of

 

 

         Debt Service Treasury

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative and Financial Services, Department of

 

 

         Administration Human Resources

 

 

         Budget Stabilization Fund

 

 

         Central Services Purchases

 

 

         Departments and Agencies Statewide (except those related to pension)

 

 

         Executive Branch Departments and Independent Agencies Statewide (OIT)

 

 

         Salary Plan

 

 

         Changes to Language Part JJJ

 

 

         Changes to Language Part KKK

 

 

         New Language Part NNN

 

 

         New Language Part QQQ

 

 

Sign up to testify on Block V on the ORANGE (OR SALMON) Sheets

 

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Block VI: 6:00 pm 6:45 pm

All Change Package Items not Previously Heard

 

Items under the policy jurisdictions of the Joint Committees on Appropriations and Financial Affairs; Judiciary; Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry; Insurance and Financial Services; Labor, Commerce, Research & Economic Development; Marine Resources ; Transportation; Energy, Utilities and Technology; Inland Fisheries and Wildlife; and Criminal Justice and Public Safety

 

 

Sign up to testify on Block VI on the White Sheets

 

 

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COMMITTEE DINNER BREAK 6:45 pm 7:30 pm

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Overflow Block 7:30 pm until ?

 

Those who signed up for one of the previous blocks but were not called upon or missed their turn may testify after the dinner break. Names will be called from the previous sign-up sheets.