Maine Revised Statutes

§321. Powers and duties of the commission

In order to carry out the purposes of this chapter, the commission shall have the following powers and duties. [1993, c. 446, Pt. B, §15 (AMD).]

1. Furnishing of forms.  The commission shall furnish forms to persons required to register or file reports.
[ 1993, c. 446, Pt. B, §15 (AMD) .]
2. Availability of copying facilities.  The commission shall make copying facilities available to the public during regular office hours and, notwithstanding any other provisions of law fixing the cost of such services, shall charge the actual cost of such services.
[ 1993, c. 446, Pt. B, §15 (AMD) .]
3. Filing of voluntary information.  The commission may accept and file any information voluntarily supplied that exceeds the requirements of this chapter.
[ 1993, c. 446, Pt. B, §15 (AMD) .]
4. Preservation of registrations and reports.  The commission shall preserve all registrations and reports filed pursuant to this chapter for 4 years from date of receipt and may dispose of same.
[ 1993, c. 446, Pt. B, §15 (AMD) .]
5. Acceptance or rejection of forms.  The commission may prescribe forms for all documents required or permitted to be filed with the commission and may refuse to accept documents not filed on those forms.
[ 1993, c. 691, §24 (AMD) .]
6. Refusal of filing.  The commission may refuse to accept any document that is not legible or that can not be clearly reproduced photographically.
[ 1993, c. 446, Pt. B, §15 (AMD) .]
7. Review reports for completeness.  The commission may reject reports that are incomplete.
[ 1993, c. 691, §25 (AMD) .]
8. Investigations.  The commission may undertake investigations into the failure to file a registration or to determine the accuracy and completeness of the registration and reporting of lobbyists and their employers if the members of the commission have found cause to believe that a violation may have occurred based on a properly filed complaint or other information received by the commission.
[ 2007, c. 630, §16 (NEW) .]
1975, c. 576, (NEW). 1975, c. 621, §2 (RP). 1975, c. 724, (REEN). 1989, c. 732, §2 (AMD). RR 1993, c. 1, §2 (COR). 1993, c. 446, §§A17,B15 (AMD). 1993, c. 691, §§24,25 (AMD). 2007, c. 630, §16 (AMD).