H.P. 1331 - L.D. 1788
An Act to Allow Marine Patrol Officers to Hold Elected Positions
Emergency preamble. Whereas, Acts of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and
Whereas, elected municipal officials who are also marine patrol officers are currently required to serve without compensation; and
Whereas, it is necessary that this legislation be enacted as an emergency in order that marine patrol officers who have been elected to municipal offices may begin to accept compensation for those elected offices; 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 enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §6025, sub-§2, as amended by PL 1979, c. 541, Pt. B, §14, is further amended to read:
2. Fees and other offices. Except before the District Court, officers
shall be are allowed the same fees as sheriffs and their deputies for like service which shall must be paid to the commissioner for use of the State. Officers may not hold any other state, county or municipal office for which they receive compensation, except elected positions in municipal or county government.
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this Act takes effect when approved.
Effective May 31, 2001.
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