Maine LD 258: An Act Regarding Posting of Legal Notices and Legal Advertising

LD 258 (subjects: STATE GOVERNMENT , ACCESS TO INFORMATION )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=258&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Paul Davis of Piscataquis: (R – District 4) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

6 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/3/2015 Senate Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
2/3/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/19/2015 Senate Reports READ.
On motion by Senator WILLETTE of Aroostook the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report ACCEPTED.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
3/24/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative MARTIN of Sinclair, the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report was ACCEPTED.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
Placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act Regarding Posting of Legal Notices and Legal Advertising

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 1 MRSA 601, first , as amended by PL 2013, c. 368, Pt. YYYY, 1, is further amended to read:

To be qualified as a medium for the publication of legal notices, legal advertising and other matter required by law to be published in a newspaper, a newspaper, unless otherwise ordered by the court in the proceedings, must be printed in the English language; must be entered as 2nd class postal matter in the United States mails; and must have general circulation in the vicinity where the notice is required to be published ; and may be offered to the public either for free or for a fee. Any legal notice, legal advertising or other matter required by law to be published in a newspaper must appear in all editions of that newspaper and must appear on any publicly accessible website that the newspaper maintains in accordance with the requirements of section 603.

summary

This bill clarifies that legal notices may be placed in newspapers offered to the public for free as long as all other requirements for an eligible newspaper are met.

Patterns of Support

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