OFFICE OF THE REVISOR OF STATUTES
LEGISLATIVE BILL REQUEST FORM
Second Regular Session
FOR USE ONLY BY
LEGISLATORS AND THEIR STAFF
Cloture for the Second Regular Session of the 131st Legislature
has been established by the Legislative Council as Friday, September 29, 2023 at 4:00 pm.
Please note that for a Second Regular Session, legislative requests
are not drafted until accepted by the Legislative Council for submission to
the Second Regular Session.
FOR LEGISLATORS FOR
USING THE ELECTRONIC BILL REQUEST FORM
request must be accompanied by sufficient instructions, information and data
required for its preparation.
following questions are guidelines that you should consider as you prepare to
submit a bill request. These questions are very general and may not all
apply to your particular proposal. Reviewing these questions prior to
filling out the form below will help to ensure that your legislation more
closely reflects your intent.
- What is the
problem you are seeking to address?
- What is your
- Is it essential
that this proposal take effect immediately (requiring a 2/3 vote of each
House) or can it take effect 90 days after adjournment of the
Legislature? If it is an emergency, why is it an emergency?
- Who is being
directed to implement your proposal?
- How will it be
enforced? Are there any penalties?
- Do you have any
background material that would help staff draft your proposal? If
so, please get these materials to the Revisor's Office.
- Are you aware of
any other States that have tried your proposed solution? If so,
- Has this
solution been proposed to the Maine Legislature in the past? If
- Staff may need
to discuss certain elements of your proposal in order to properly draft it.
Is there any person that you would prefer we not contact?
Is there a specific person whom we should contact?
- The Joint Rules
of the 131st Legislature require the Revisor's Office to make public
after cloture a brief summary of the proposal, as well as the name of
the sponsor, the LR number and subject matter index terms; otherwise,
the request is considered confidential at the request of the
sponsor. Would you like to have
your request indicated as confidential?
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