Maine Revised Statutes

§503. Powers and duties

The director has the following powers and duties. [1997, c. 455, §19 (AMD).]

1. Employment of personnel.   The director may employ, subject to approval of the appointing authority and the Civil Service Law, the personnel necessary to administer this chapter. The director may employ a superintendent of the cemetery system, a veteran claims specialist and veteran service officers. The director and other employees referred to in this subsection must be veterans as defined by 38 United States Code, Section 101 (2) who were separated with an honorable discharge.
[ 2009, c. 406, §8 (AMD) .]
2. Expenditures.  The director may make expenditures approved by the commissioner necessary to carry out this chapter.
[ 1997, c. 455, §19 (AMD) .]
3. Agent.  The director shall act, upon request, as the agent of any Maine resident who has a legitimate claim against the United States for any benefit accruing as a result of any federal or state military service and, in cooperation with all public and private agencies, shall prosecute the claim without charge.
[ 2001, c. 662, §61 (AMD) .]
4. Record.
[ 2001, c. 662, §61 (RP) .]
5. Rules.
[ 1991, c. 626, §9 (RP) .]
6. Other duties.
[ 2001, c. 662, §61 (RP) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1983, c. 460, §3 (NEW). 1985, c. 785, §B174 (AMD). 1989, c. 502, §A139 (AMD). 1991, c. 626, §9 (AMD). 1993, c. 694, §3 (AMD). 1997, c. 455, §19 (AMD). 1997, c. 643, §Q7 (AMD). 2001, c. 662, §61 (AMD). 2009, c. 406, §8 (AMD).

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