Sec. B-1. Working group established. The Town of Old Orchard Beach and the City of Saco may provide representatives to convene a working group to examine regulatory jurisdictions, including zoning, parameters for future development in Saco Bay, uniform environmental regulations for Saco Bay and the feasibility of establishing an oversight group made up of residents from communities bordering Saco Bay. If a working group is convened, the Legislature intends that the Director of the State Planning Office within the Executive Department or the director's designee be invited as well as representatives of the Department of Marine Resources and the Department of Conservation, Bureau of Parks and Lands and any other departments that are determined appropriate by the working group. Representatives of the Town of Scarborough and the City of Biddeford must also be invited to participate in the working group.
Sec. B-2. Working group report. If a working group is established pursuant to section 1, it is authorized to submit a report on its findings related to municipal boundaries, regulatory jurisdictions, uniform environmental regulations and future development strategies in Saco Bay to the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government no later than February 15, 2010.
Sec. B-3. Authority to submit legislation. The Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government is authorized to submit legislation concerning the working group’s findings to the Second Regular Session of the 124th Legislature.