Maine Revised Statutes

§1504. Reconsideration

The procedure to reconsider votes taken at a regional school unit referendum is as set out in this section. [2007, c. 240, Pt. XXXX, §13 (NEW).]

1. Time limit.  The regional school unit board shall, within 60 days, initiate a new regional school unit referendum to reconsider the vote of the previous referendum if, within 7 days of the first referendum, at least 10% of the number of voters voting for the gubernatorial candidates in the last gubernatorial election in the municipalities within the regional school unit petition to reconsider a prior regional school unit referendum vote.
[ 2007, c. 240, Pt. XXXX, §13 (NEW) .]
2. Required quorum.  A reconsideration referendum is not valid unless the number of persons voting in that referendum is at least equal to the number who voted in the prior regional school unit referendum.
[ 2007, c. 240, Pt. XXXX, §13 (NEW) .]
3. Bond.  If the margin of the vote being reconsidered was between 10% and 25%, the petitioners shall post a bond with the petition equal to the actual and reasonable costs of the new referendum. If the margin of the vote being reconsidered exceeded 25%, the petitioners shall post an additional bond equal to the actual and reasonable costs that may be incurred as a result of the delay of an authorization or approval granted in the prior regional school unit referendum. If the petitioners are successful, the bonds must be canceled.
[ 2007, c. 240, Pt. XXXX, §13 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2007, c. 240, Pt. XXXX, §13 (NEW).

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