Public Laws

124th Legislature

First Regular Session



Chapter 284

H.P. 546 - L.D. 797

An Act To Fully Implement the Legislative Intent in Prohibiting Offensive Place Names

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

Sec. 1. 1 MRSA §1101, sub-§1,  as amended by PL 2001, c. 471, Pt. D, §3, is further amended to read:

1. Offensive name.   "Offensive name" means a name of a place that includes:
A. The designation "nigger" or "squaw" or any derivation of "squaw" as a separate word or as part of a word or phrase; or
B. The designation "squa" or any derivation of "squa" as a separate word or as a separate syllable in a word.

Effective September 12, 2009

Office of the Revisor of Statutes
State House, Room 108
Augusta, ME 04333