An Act Regarding the Collection of Signatures for a Direct Initiative
Sec. 1. 21-A MRSA §901-A, as amended by PL 2009, c. 611, §1, is further amended to read:
§ 901-A. Petition requirements for direct initiatives of legislation
The following provisions apply to direct initiatives of legislation under the Constitution of Maine, Article IV, Part Third, Section 18.
This bill requires a person circulating a petition for a direct initiative of legislation to give a voter that voter's own printed paper copy of the full text of the direct initiative and the fiscal impact statement and provide the voter the opportunity to read the full text of the direct initiative prior to that voter signing the petition. Current law also requires a person circulating a petition for a direct initiative of legislation to provide the voter the opportunity to read the proposed direct initiative summary and fiscal impact statement.