An Act To Prohibit Enforcement of the Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Sec. 1. 24-A MRSA c. 89 is enacted to read:
PROHIBITION AGAINST ENFORCEMENT OF THE FEDERAL PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
§ 7001. Findings
The Legislature finds that:
§ 7002. Prohibition
This bill expresses the findings of the Legislature that the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010, is in violation of the United States Constitution, Amendment X and, as such, is considered null and void in Maine. This bill prohibits a federal or state official, agent or employee from enforcing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or any other statute, law, rule, regulation or order made in connection with that Act. Violation by a federal official is a Class C crime, punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. Violation by a state official is a Class D crime, punishable by less than one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,000. The bill also allows a civil cause of action.