Maine Revised Statutes

§8055. Petition for adoption or modification of rules

1. Petition.  Any person may petition an agency for the adoption or modification of any rule.
[ 1977, c. 551, §3 (NEW) .]
2. Form designated.  Each agency shall designate the form for such petitions and the procedure for their submission, consideration and disposition.
[ 1977, c. 551, §3 (NEW) .]
3. Receipt of petition.  Within 60 days after receipt of a petition, the agency shall either notify the petitioner in writing of its denial, stating the reasons therefor, or initiate appropriate rule-making proceedings. Whenever a petition to adopt or modify a rule is submitted by 150 or more registered voters of the State, the agency shall initiate appropriate rulemaking proceedings within 60 days after receipt of the petition. The petition must be verified and certified in the same manner provided in Title 21-A, section 354, subsection 7, prior to its presentation to the agency.
[ 1985, c. 506, Pt. A, §4 (AMD) .]
1977, c. 551, §3 (NEW). 1979, c. 425, §7 (AMD). 1981, c. 280, §§1,2 (AMD). 1985, c. 506, §A4 (AMD).