LD 167 (subjects: MUNICIPALITIES , PETITIONS )
Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=167&PID=1456&snum=127
- Rep. George Hogan of Old Orchard Beach: (D – District 13) — e-mail
Rep. Anne-Marie Mastraccio of Sanford: (D – District 18) — e-mail
Rep. Jonathan Kinney of Limington: (R – District 22) — e-mail | Twitter
Rep. Stanley Short of Pittsfield: (I – District 106) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Robert Saucier of Presque Isle: (D – District 147) — e-mail | Facebook
Sen. Andre Cushing of Penobscot: (R – District 10) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Sen. Amy Volk of Cumberland: (R – District 30) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Sen. David Woodsome of York: (R – District 33) — e-mail | Facebook
Sen. Ronald Collins of York: (R – District 34) — e-mail | Facebook
|1/29/2015||House||Committee on State and Local Government suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|2/3/2015||Senate||On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin REFERRED to the Committee on State and Local Government, in concurrence.|
|3/25/2015||Senate||Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)|
An Act To Prohibit a Municipality from Holding a Referendum To Legalize the Recreational Use of Marijuana
Sec. 1. 30-A MRSA 2522, as enacted by PL 1987, c. 737, Pt. A, 2 and Pt. C, 106 and amended by PL 1989, c. 6; c. 9, 2; and c. 104, Pt. C, 8 and 10, is further amended to read:
2522. Petition for article in warrant
On the written petition of a number of voters equal to at least 10% of the number of votes cast in the town at the last gubernatorial election, but in no case less than 10, the municipal officers shall either insert a particular article in the next warrant issued or shall within 60 days call a special town meeting for its consideration. A petition that seeks to legalize the recreational use of marijuana within a municipality may not be approved for inclusion in the warrant or considered at a town meeting.
Sec. 2. 30-A MRSA 2528, sub- 5, as amended by PL 2003, c. 569, 2, is further amended to read:
The municipal officers shall hold a public hearing on the subject of the article at least 10 days before the day for voting on the article. At least 7 days before the date set for the hearing, the municipal officers shall give notice of the public hearing by having a copy of the proposed article, together with the time and place of hearing, posted in the same manner required for posting a warrant for a town meeting under section 2523. The municipal officers shall make a return on the original notice stating the manner of notice and the time it was given.
(1) If by town meeting vote or charter provision, a budget committee has been established to review proposed town expenditures, the recommendations of the budget committee shall be printed in addition to those of the municipal officers.
(2) If the action affects the school budget, a recommendation by the school board shall be printed in addition to those of the municipal officers and the budget committee, if any.
A petition or order that seeks to legalize the recreational use of marijuana within a municipality may not be approved for inclusion on the ballot or considered at any town meeting.
This bill prohibits a municipality from including a referendum question to legalize the recreational use of marijuana on a ballot or in a warrant or considering it at a town meeting.
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