Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 20 Sec. 3459

  • enacted: Once legislation has passed both chambers of the legislature in identical form, been signed into law by the President/Governor, become law without his signature, or passed over his veto, the legislation is enacted.
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Municipality: includes cities, towns and plantations, except that "municipality" does not include plantations in Title 10, chapter 110, subchapter IV; or Title 30-A, Part 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72

This section shall apply only to school construction projects approved by the State Board of Education prior to July 1, 1977. [1977, c. 563, §5 (NEW).]

Notwithstanding any inconsistent provisions of sections 225, 304, 2356-B, 3457 and 3458, the school directors of any School Administrative District which, between May 11, 1966 and April 27, 1967, has authorized its school directors to borrow funds in anticipation of state aid for school construction under section 225 as then in effect, may borrow such funds pursuant to section 304 as heretofore in effect and may issue temporary notes and renewal notes therefor, which temporary notes and renewal notes shall be legal obligations of said district and may be issued notwithstanding any debt limitation of the district, but shall thereafter be considered in computing the borrowing capacity of the district except with respect to bonds or notes issued to finance the same school project or projects. [1973, c. 625, §106 (AMD).]

On any eligible project heretofore or hereafter approved by the Commissioner of Education, a School Administrative District to which this section is applicable shall be reimbursed the eligible amount of its major capital outlay expenditure upon filing the necessary reports with the commissioner and submitting proof that the project has been completed in accordance with approved plans, provided that the amount of such reimbursement shall not be less than the percentage of the actual major capital outlay expenditure for the project applicable to the district at the time the voters of the district authorized the school directors to borrow in anticipation of state aid for school construction. [1989, c. 700, Pt. A, §42 (AMD).]

Not later than 90 days following the filing of a full report of capital expenditures of said project with the commissioner and the submission of proof showing that the project has been completed in accordance with approved plans, the commissioner shall notify the school directors if funds are not then available from which to pay all or any specified portion of the total amount of state aid to which the district is entitled for the project. Upon receipt of such notification, the school directors may issue bonds or notes of the district pursuant to this section in order to fund temporary notes or renewal notes issued in anticipation of such state aid or as otherwise may be required to complete the financing of the project not exceeding the total amount of such state aid to which the district is entitled for the project as certified by the commissioner, less the amount of such state aid paid or certified to be available for payment to the district. Any such bonds or notes shall be issued not earlier than simultaneously with the issuance of bonds or notes of the same district required to complete the permanent financing of the same school project or projects. The first installment of such bonds or notes shall be payable not later than 2 years after the date of issue and the last installment shall be payable not later than 25 years from such date, provided, that the maturity schedule for such bonds or notes shall first be approved by the Commissioner of Education. Said bonds or notes shall be legal obligations of the district and may be issued notwithstanding any debt limitation otherwise applicable to the district, but shall thereafter be considered in computing the borrowing capacity of the district. Except as otherwise provided, said bonds or notes shall be issued in accordance with the applicable provisions of section 304. If bonds or notes of the district are issued pursuant to this paragraph, the district shall be reimbursed in each year during which such bonds or notes are outstanding, out of moneys appropriated for this purpose, an amount equal to its annual payments of principal and interest on such bonds or notes, which amounts shall be the only state aid for school construction purposes paid or to be paid to the district for said school project or projects, except for any sums which may be paid or payable pursuant to the last 2 sentences of the first paragraph of section 3457 on account of sums contributed by the district for the project or projects, and except for sums paid to the district or certified by the commissioner to be available for payment under this section. [1989, c. 700, Pt. A, §43 (AMD).]

If a district to which this section is applicable shall have issued temporary notes or renewal notes in anticipation of state aid to an amount in excess of the amount of state aid to which the district is entitled for its project, any unexpended balance of the proceeds of such temporary notes or renewal notes shall be used for the repayment thereof and the outstanding balance, if any, of such temporary notes or renewal notes shall be repaid from sums which shall be included in the next annual budget of the district and shall not be subject to change at the district budget meeting. [1967, c. 224, §11 (NEW).]

The commissioner shall pay from funds appropriated for that purpose the principal and interest on bonds or notes that were sold to fund state aid for projects authorized by local units between May 11, 1966 and April 27, 1967. Payments shall be made each month as needed to retire the principal and interest on bonds or notes sold to fund state aid. Any interest paid by a School Administrative District or a municipality, when borrowing in anticipation of state aid on projects authorized between May 11, 1966 and April 27, 1967, shall be reimbursed by the State upon application to the commissioner. [1969, c. 589, §12 (AMD).]

This section shall apply to any School Administrative District which, between May 11, 1966 and April 27, 1967, voted to authorize its school directors to issue bonds or notes in the names of such district for major capital outlay purposes but did not authorize the borrowing of funds in anticipation of state aid for school construction for such purposes, but only if such district has not, as of July 2, 1969 pursuant to which this paragraph is enacted, issued its bonds or notes for the permanent financing of the project or projects for which such bonds or notes were authorized. Any School Administrative District, to which this paragraph would otherwise be applicable which, prior to the aforesaid date, has issued its bonds or notes for the permanent financing of such project or projects, shall be paid state aid for school construction on account of such project or projects pursuant to section 3457 at the percentage applicable to the district at the time the voters authorized the school directors to issue bonds or notes therefor. [1973, c. 625, §107 (AMD).]

SECTION HISTORY

1967, c. 224, §11 (NEW). 1967, c. 514, §3 (AMD). 1967, c. 540, §§11,12 (AMD). 1969, c. 497, §§1,2 (AMD). 1969, c. 589, §§12,12-A (AMD). 1971, c. 610, §22 (AMD). 1973, c. 625, §§106,107 (AMD). 1975, c. 272, §§10,11 (AMD). 1977, c. 563, §5 (AMD). 1989, c. 700, §§A42,43 (AMD).