S.P. 27 - L.D. 25
Resolve, to Extend the Reporting Deadline of the Task Force on Tribal-State Relations
Emergency preamble. Whereas, Acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and
Whereas, Resolve 1995, chapter 84 established the Task Force on Tribal-State Relations, whose duties include the study of ways to improve the relationship between the State and federally recognized Indian tribes; and
Whereas, the task force is to submit its report by December 15, 1996; and
Whereas, the task force needs additional time to complete its study and the study deadline must be extended; and
Whereas, this extension must occur before the expiration of the 90-day period; and
Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore, be it
Sec. 1. Resolve 1995, c. 84, §5, amended. Resolved: That Resolve 1995, c. 84, §5, is amended to read:
Sec. 5. Report. Resolved: That by
December January 15, 1996 1997, the task force shall submit a report of its work and recommendations, along with any draft recommendations for legislation, to the First Regular Session of the 118th Legislature, the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over judiciary matters, the Joint Tribal Council of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, the Governor and Council of the Penobscot Indian Nation, the Houlton Band Council of the Houlton Band of Maliseets and the Aroostook Micmac Council of the Aroostook Band of Micmacs. Any recommendations for legislation must be submitted to the Revisor of Statutes by December January 15, 1996 1997 for consideration as legislation during the First Regular Session of the 118th Legislature; and be it further
Sec. 2. Retroactivity. Resolved: That this resolve takes effect retroactively December 15, 1996.
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this resolve takes effect when approved.
Effective January 28, 1997.
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