LD 944 LR 2188(01)
An Act To Ban Native American Mascots in All Public Schools
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. Collings of Portland
Committee: Education and Cultural Affairs
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
Schools already in compliance
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill prohibits local school administrative units from having or adopting a name, symbol or image that depicts or refers to a Native American tribe, individual, custom or tradition as a mascot, nickname, logo or team name of the school.  Because the school board representing the last public school in Maine that had been using a Native American mascot voted in early March of this year to stop using the Native American as a mascot, this bill does not require local units of government to expend local revenues to comply.