On this final day of Session the Appropriations committee met to dispose of the final bills before it and to review the language of the $50M bond package approved last night.
Audio from today’s meetings may be found here:
The language of the bonds approved last night may be found here:
Final action on bills before the Appropriations committee is as follows:
|1367||AA to Decrease Costs and Disability Due to Mental Illness in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults||Graham||OTP-AM||Amended to make contingent on funding from federal grants and eliminate insurance mandate provision|
|1710||AA to Retain Call Centers in Maine||Jackson||ONTP 10-2||Amend to eliminate costs and make the legislation prospective|
|1857||AA to Expand Services to Persons Who are Disabled or Elderly on Wait Lists by Reducing Revenue a Sharing||Ayotte||ONTP 8-5|
|1043||AA to Improve the Regional Economic Development Revolving Loan Program||Berry||OTP-AM||Amend to keep language and remove bond (bond in LD 1827)|
|1180||Community Reinvestment fund Bond||Gerzofsky||ONTP|
|1837||Maine Military Authority Severance Legislation||Jackson||OTP 7-6|
|1776||Long Term Care Facilities||Craven||OTP-AM||RECONSIDERED: Recognizes $4M in cost-of-care overpayment recovery revenue for increased reimbursements to Nursing Homes. Funds recovered above both the already booked savings and the $4M in this bill in FY15 will carry forward for payments to nursing facilities in FY16|
These items will all move to the chambers for final action this evening.