An Act To Clarify Statutes Related to Establishing a Municipal Charter Commission
Sec. 1. 30-A MRSA §2102, sub-§3, ¶B, as enacted by PL 1987, c. 737, Pt. A, §2 and Pt. C, §106 and amended by PL 1989, c. 6; c. 9, §2; and c. 104, Pt. C, §§8 and 10, is further amended to read:
(1) Petition forms shall must carry the following legend in bold lettering at the top of the face of each form.
Each signature to a petition must be in ink or other indelible instrument and must be followed by the residence of the voter with street and number, if any. No A petition may not contain any party or political designation.
(2) The clerk shall note the date of each petition form issued. All petitions must be filed within 120 days of the date of issue or they are void.
(3) Each petition form shall must have printed on its back an affidavit to be executed by the circulator, stating:
(a) That the circulator personally circulated the form;
(b) The number of signatures on the form;
(c) That all the signatures were signed in the circulator's presence;
(d) That the circulator believes them to be genuine signatures of the persons whose names they purport to be;
(e) That each signer has signed no more than one petition; and
(f) That each signer had an opportunity to read the petition before signing.
Sec. 2. 30-A MRSA §2102, sub-§5, ¶A, as enacted by PL 1987, c. 737, Pt. A, §2 and Pt. C, §106 and amended by PL 1989, c. 6; c. 9, §2; and c. 104, Pt. C, §§8 and 10, is further amended to read:
This bill clarifies that a petition to form a charter commission to establish a new municipal charter uses different language than a petition to form a charter commission to revise a charter.