§83. Powers and duties of Maine State Museum Commission
The general powers and duties of the commission are: [1965, c. 502, §1 (NEW).]
To administer this chapter. In administering its provisions, the commission may
formulate policies and exercise general supervision;
1989, c. 700, Pt. B, §19 (AMD)
2.Prescribe duties of Museum Director.
To prescribe the duties of the Museum Director;
1989, c. 700, Pt. B, §19 (AMD)
To delegate powers to the Museum Director necessary for the administration of this
1991, c. 622, Pt. V, §2 (AMD)
To make recommendations to the Maine State Cultural Affairs Council for such legislation
as may be necessary to improve the functioning of the Maine State Museum;
2007, c. 560, §2 (AMD)
To establish fees for admission to the Maine State Museum and miscellaneous services.
All revenues derived from these fees must be credited as undedicated revenue to the
General Fund through June 30, 2014. Beginning July 1, 2014, all revenues derived from these fees
must be credited as dedicated revenue to the Maine State Museum - Operating Fund,
Other Special Revenue Funds account to be used to support the operations of the Maine
State Museum; and
2013, c. 595, Pt. M, §1 (AMD)
6.Designate a private support organization.
To designate a nonprofit organization as the private support organization for the
Maine State Museum. The designated organization must be incorporated as a nonprofit
corporation under the laws of the State, and its sole purpose, as reflected in its
bylaws, must be to organize and foster support for the Maine State Museum and the
The commission shall delegate authority to the Museum Director to permit, without
charge and within the museum’s financial means, the appropriate use of fixed property,
equipment and facilities of the museum by the private support organization. Such
use must be directly in keeping with the approved purposes of the private support
organization and must comply with all appropriate state policies and procedures.
The commission’s chair, or the chair’s designee, and the Museum Director, or the director’s
designee, must be made nonvoting ex officio members of the private support organization’s
board of directors. Other members of the commission may serve in a nonvoting capacity
on the board of the private support organization if such service is agreed to by the
commission and private support organization's board of directors.
Subject to the approval of the commission, the Museum Director shall negotiate an
annual memorandum of understanding between the museum and the private support organization
that outlines a plan of work identifying priority projects of mutual benefit and cooperation.
2007, c. 560, §4 (NEW)
1965, c. 502, §1 (NEW).
1989, c. 700, §B19 (AMD).
1991, c. 622, §§V2,3 (AMD).
2003, c. 20, §P1 (AMD).
2007, c. 560, §§2-4 (AMD).
2013, c. 595, Pt. M, §1 (AMD).
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