Public Laws

124th Legislature

First Regular Session



Chapter 11

S.P. 23 - L.D. 64

An Act To Amend the Requirements for the Livable Wage Report

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

Sec. 1. 26 MRSA §1405, sub-§1,  as enacted by PL 2007, c. 363, §2, is amended to read:

1.  Calculation.   By December 31, 2007 July 31, 2009 and annually biennially thereafter, the department shall calculate livable wages for households in the State’s counties and metropolitan statistical areas by family size and as statewide averages by developing an annual basic needs budget for the following family sizes:
A. Single person;
B. Single parent and one child;
C. Single parent and 2 children;
D. Two parents, with one earner and 2 children; and
E. Two parents, with 2 earners and 2 children.

By January 30, 2008 December 31, 2009 and annually biennially thereafter, the department shall report the livable wages calculated pursuant to this subsection to the Legislature.

Effective September 12, 2009

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