Maine Revised Statutes

§6356. Enactment -- Article VI

1. Effective date.  This compact shall enter into force and effect as to a state one year from the date it has taken whatever action may be necessary pursuant to its required processes to make this compact part of the laws of such state and the appropriate authority of such state shall have deposited a duly authenticated copy of its statute, proclamation, order or similar official pronouncement having the force of law and embodying this compact as law with the appropriate officer or agency of each of the states party thereto. In the statute, proclamation, order or similar act by which a state adopts this compact, it shall specify the officer or agency with whom the documents referred to in this Article shall be deposited.
2. Applicability.  Unless the statute, proclamation, order or similar act by which a state adopts this compact shall specify otherwise, and name the states with which the state intends to compact, such adoption shall apply to all other states then party to or who may subsequently become party to this compact. In the event that a state shall enter this compact with some states but not with others, the deposit of documents required by subsection 1 shall be effected only with those states to which the adopting state specifies an intention to be bound.