S.P. 943 - L.D. 2473
An Act to Promote the Use of an Advocate Staff
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 35-A MRSA §1305, sub-§5, ¶C, as enacted by PL 1997, c. 691, §3 and affected by §10, is amended to read:
C. The commission may assign one or more staff members who are not advisors in a proceeding to serve as advocates to facilitate negotiated settlements in the proceeding. If the commission receives a written request from all of the parties in an adjudicatory proceeding that one or more staff advocates be appointed to facilitate a negotiated settlement in the proceeding, the commission shall either grant the request or issue a written order explaining the reasons why the commission denies the request.
Effective August 11, 2000, unless otherwise indicated.
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