Public Laws

124th Legislature

First Regular Session


Parts: A B

Chapter 299

H.P. 995 - L.D. 1419

PART B

Sec. B-1. Develop recommendations for changes in statutory language. The Department of Health and Human Services, referred to in this Part as "the department," shall review the Maine Revised Statutes to identify those sections that use the term "mental retardation" or "mentally retarded" and develop recommendations for removal of the terms or substitutions of language that reflect the recommendations of the respectful language working group in the report submitted by the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council to the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services pursuant to Resolve 2007, chapter 62. The department shall seek input from interested stakeholders in the development of those recommendations.

Sec. B-2. Report and recommendations. By January 15, 2010, the department shall submit a report to the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services regarding recommended changes for the Maine Revised Statutes pursuant to section 1.

Sec. B-3. Authority for legislation. After receipt and review of the recommendations submitted pursuant to section 2, the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services may submit legislation to the Second Regular Session of the 124th Legislature.

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State House, Room 108
Augusta, ME 04333