Public Laws

123rd Legislature

Second Regular Session

Chapter 679

H.P. 1510 - L.D. 2131

An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Legislative Youth Advisory Council with Respect to Educational and Organizational Matters

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 3 MRSA §168-A, sub-§1, ¶D,  as amended by PL 2003, c. 20, Pt. F, §2, is further amended to read:

D.  Meet Except as provided in this paragraph, meet at least 3 times but not more than 6 times per year, including not more than 2 public hearings on issues of importance to youth . The council may meet up to an additional 3 times in a year if the Executive Director of the Legislative Council determines that sufficient budgeted resources remain after paying all costs associated with the initial 6 meetings to pay any additional costs associated with any additional meetings; and

Sec. 2. 3 MRSA §168-A, sub-§1, ¶E,  as amended by PL 2005, c. 616, Pt. B, §1, is further amended to read:

E.  Report biennially to the Legislative Council on its activities by December 1st preceding each second regular session of the Legislature the first business day in February of each even-numbered year. The council may submit proposed legislation as part of its report to the Legislative Council to implement its recommendations.

Sec. 3. Cocurricular honor contracts. A school board, as defined in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 1, subsection 28, may elect to adopt a cocurricular honor contract that may specify the types of behavior covered by the contract, the extent to which the contract covers the behavior of a student while off school grounds at other than school-sponsored activities, the standards or process to be used to determine if a student has violated the contract and standards to ensure that the contract, if adopted by the board, will be enforced consistently and fairly.

Sec. 4. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.


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Initiative: Appropriates funds for 3 additional meetings of the Legislative Youth Advisory Council annually.

GENERAL FUND 2007-08 2008-09
All Other
$0 $3,000
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