Maine Revised Statutes

§214. Coordination of purchases of foodstuffs from Maine concerns

1. Food purchasing coordinator.  The commissioner shall designate an employee of the department to serve as a food purchasing coordinator to assist in the development of connections between state and school purchasers, Maine food producers and brokers and wholesalers of food.
[ 2005, c. 382, Pt. C, §2 (AMD) .]
2. Annual meeting.  The food purchasing coordinator shall cause to be held an annual meeting that brings together producers, wholesalers, buyers and food service professionals to enhance opportunities for cooperation and expand the purchase of local foodstuffs by state institutions and public schools.
[ 2005, c. 382, Pt. C, §2 (AMD) .]
3. Advisory committee.  The commissioner shall establish an advisory committee to discuss possibilities and review proposals for expanding purchases of local foodstuffs. The commissioner shall invite one or more representatives from each of the following agencies to serve on the advisory committee: the Department of Education; the Department of Marine Resources; the Department of Corrections; the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Purchases; the Department of Health and Human Services; the University of Maine System; and the Maine Community College System.
[ 2011, c. 655, Pt. EE, §12 (AMD); 2011, c. 655, Pt. EE, §30 (AFF) .]
1983, c. 608, §2 (NEW). 1985, c. 271, §§1,2 (AMD). 1989, c. 700, §A30 (AMD). 1991, c. 780, §DDD21 (AMD). 2003, c. 689, §B6 (REV). 2005, c. 382, §C2 (AMD). 2011, c. 655, Pt. EE, §12 (AMD). 2011, c. 655, Pt. EE, §30 (AFF).