An Act To Amend the Maine Administrative Procedure Act
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 5 MRSA §8053, sub-§6, as amended by PL 2009, c. 256, §3, is further amended to read:
6. Electronic publication. In addition to the printed publication required in subsection 5, the Secretary of State shall maintain a publicly accessible website for posting the notices of all proposed and adopted rules. The contents of the notice for electronic publication are pursuant to subsection 3. An agency, on its publicly accessible website, shall either post its proposed and adopted rules or provide a link to the proposed or adopted rules posted on the Secretary of State's website. Notice of each rule-making proceeding must be published on the Secretary of State's website 17 to 24 days prior to the public hearing on the proposed rule or at least 30 days prior to the last date on which views and arguments may be submitted to the agency for consideration if no public hearing was scheduled.
Effective 90 days following adjournment of the 125th Legislature, First Regular Session, unless otherwise indicated.