Remember that big fine that MCPS was looking at facing for not complying with the Maintenance of Effort law? It looks like the Montgomery County Delegation is taking up a bill so that MCPS would not have to pay $46 Million out of pocket right in the middle of the year. The bill's title is MC 14-10: Montgomery County - Maintenance of Effort reproduced for your viewing pleasure:
FOR the purpose of waiving the maintenance of effort provisions in law for a certain fiscal year for Montgomery County; making this Act an emergency measure; and generally relating to the maintenance of effort requirement of Montgomery County.
SECTION 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF MARYLAND, That:
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for fiscal year 2010 only, Montgomery County is not required to comply with the maintenance of effort provisions of § 5–202(d) of the Education Article.
SECTION 2. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That this Act is an emergency measure, is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health or safety, has been passed by a yea and nay vote supported by three–fifths of all the members elected to each of the two Houses of the General Assembly, and shall take effect from the date it is enacted.
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