LD 868
Session - 129th Maine Legislature
LR 1544
Item 1
Bill Tracking, Additional Documents Chamber Status

An Act To Require That the Terms of a Settlement to Which a Local Unit of Government Is a Party Be Made Available to the Public

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 14 MRSA §8109, sub-§2,  as amended by PL 2009, c. 652, Pt. B, §5, is further amended to read:

2. Procedures for political subdivisions.   Any political subdivision may settle claims filed against it pursuant to sections 8104-A, 8104-B, 8104-C and 8104-D in accordance with procedures duly promulgated by its governing body. If the political subdivision is a county or municipality, the terms of the settlement, including a payment by an insurer of the political subdivision pursuant to the settlement, are a public record as defined in Title 1, section 402, subsection 3.


This bill provides that the terms of a settlement of a claim against a county or municipality, including a payment by an insurer of the county or municipality, are a public record.

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