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Maine's Right to Know Law Legislative History
Last updated: February 2018

Introduction

The Maine Freedom of Access law (also known as Maine's Right to Know law) was enacted by PL 1959, c. 219, which created RS 1954, Ch. 1, §§36-41. These sections were codified as 1 MRS §§401-406 in the 1964 Maine Revised Statutes (MRS).

This legislative history includes legislation affecting Maine statutes 1 MRS §§400-414; however, exceptions to the Freedom of Access law and laws related to public records, generally, can be found in other titles and sections of the statutes. 1 MRS §§431-434 address exceptions and a Freedom of Access Statutory Exceptions Search is available on the Maine Legislature's website. Please contact a Law Librarian if you need help finding additional statutes.



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1959 LD 6

An Act Pertaining to Freedom of Access to Public Records and Proceedings
Enacted with
amendment:

H-197
PL 1959, c. 219



RS 1954, c.1, §§36-41 No debate. News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. N/A
With the publication of the 1964 Maine Revised Statutes, Maine's Freedom of Access law was codified as 1 MRS §401-406.
1969



LD 796

An Act to Clarify the Right to Know Law
Enacted with amendment:

S-125
PL 1969, c. 293



Amended:
1 MRS §403
No debate. N/A

N/A
1973 LD 475

An Act to Insure that Citizens are Granted Due Process of Law by Governmental Agencies

OTP-ND:
LD 1947
N/A PL 1973, c. 433



Enacted:
1 MRS §404-A

Amended:
1 MRS §402
No debate. N/A N/A
1974 LD 2129

An Act to Repeal Certain Due Process of Law Provisions by Governmental Agencies
Enacted with amendment:

H-687
PL 1973, c. 704



Amended:
1 MRS §404-A(1)

Repealed:
1 MRS §404-A(3)
Senate, February 6, 1974
p. 544

House, February 8, 1974
p. 609-610
N/A

N/A
1975 LD 899

An Act Relating to Executive Sessions of Public Bodies or Agencies
Enacted with amendments:

H-286
S-187
PL 1975, c. 422


Repealed and replaced:
1 MRS §403, first sentence
1 MRS §404
House, May 16, 1975
p. B1091

House, May 19, 1975
p. B1122-B1123

Senate, May 21, 1975
p. B1215

Senate, May 27, 1975
p. B1333

Senate, May 27, 1975
p. B1342
N/A N/A
1975 LD 1035

An Act to Clarify Certain Provisions of the Maine Right to Know Law
Enacted with amendments:

H-285
S-201
PL 1975, c. 483

Enacted:
1 MRS §402-A
1 MRS §405-A
1 MRS §405-B
1 MRS §405-C

Amended:
1 MRS §401
1 MRS §402
1 MRS §406

Repealed:
1 MRS §404, last sentence
Senate, May 14, 1975
p. B1031

Senate, May 15, 1975
p. B1071

Senate, May 20, 1975
p. B1167

Senate, May 21, 1975
p. B1215-B1217

Senate, May 27, 1975
p. B1341-B1342

Senate, May 28, 1975
p. B1396-B1397

Senate, May 29, 1975
p. B1444

House, June 9, 1975
p. B1729-B1731
N/A N/A
1975 LD 1316

An Act to Expand the Right-to-Know Law to Cover the Boards of Trustees of the University of Maine and the Maine Maritime Academy
N/A PL 1975, c. 243



Repealed and replaced:
1 MRS §402
No debate. N/A N/A
1975 LD 1760

An Act to Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Public Laws
Enacted with numerous
amendments not relevant to Right to Know.

The following amendments affected
1 MRS §402-A:

S-351
S-365
S-369
PL 1975, c. 623,  §1

Repealed and replaced:
1 MRS §402-A
House, June 24, 1975
p. B2258-B2266

Senate, June 24, 1975
p. B2272

Senate, June 24, 1975
p. B2280-B2281

House, June 25, 1975
p. B2298-B2302

Senate, June 25, 1975
p. B2309-B2310

Senate, June 26, 1975
p. B2333
N/A N/A
1976 LD 2071

An Act to Permit Executive Sessions in Certain Labor Negotiations

OTP-ND:
LD 2316
Enacted with amendments:

H-1044
H-1110
H-1137
H-1146
H-1186
S-517
PL 1975, c. 758

Enacted:
1 MRS §§407-410

Repealed and Replaced:

1 MRS §§401-406
House, January 28, 1976
p. 40

House, March 23, 1976
p. 588-590

House, March 24, 1976
p. 646

House, March 26, 1976
p. 732-733

House, March 29, 1976
p. 768

Senate, March 29, 1976
p. 778-779

House, March 30, 1976
p. 798

House, March 30, 1976
p. 802

House, March 31, 1976
p. 845-846

Senate, March 31, 1976
p. 876

House, April 1, 1976
p. 888

House, April 1, 1976
p. 892

Senate, April 2, 1976
p. 931

Senate, April 2, 1976
p. 932

Senate, April 5, 1976
p. 958
N/A N/A
1977 LD 397

An Act to Require Subcommittees of the Board of Trustees of the University of Maine and of the Maine Maritime Academy to Hold Open Meetings

OTP-ND:
LD 1681
N/A PL 1977, c. 164

Amended:
1 MRS §402(2)(B)
1 MRS §402(3)(E)
Senate, April 22, 1977
p. 654

Senate, April 26, 1977
p. 697-698
News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. N/A
1978 LD 2132

An Act to Make Additional Corrections of Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine

OTP-ND:
LD 2199
Enacted with numerous amendments not relevant to Right to Know. PL 1977, c. 696, §9

Amended:
1 MRS §402(3)(C), (D)
House, March 17, 1978
p. 631-637

House, March 17, 1978
p. 638

Senate, March 17, 1978
p. 641-645

Senate, March 17, 1978
p. 650-651
N/A N/A
1979 LD 1639

An Act to Make Additional Corrections of Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine
Enacted with amendments:

S-328     S-336
S-332     S-337
S-334     H-705
PL 1979, c. 541, §3

Amended:
1 MRS §405(6)(B)
Senate, May 30, 1979
p. 1482

Senate, June 5, 1979
p. 1664

Senate, June 7, 1979
p. 1758

House, June 8, 1979
p. 1768-1769

Senate, June 8, 1979
p. 1780-1782

Senate, June 8, 1979
p. 1793

House, June 14, 1979
p. 1854
N/A N/A
1986 LD 2174

An Act to Establish the Maine Vocational-Technical Institute System
Enacted with amendment:

S-465
PL 1985, c. 695

Amended:
1 MRS §402(2)(B)
1 MRS §402(3)(E)
House, April 11, 1986
p. 1258-1260
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
N/A
1986 LD 2347

AN Act to Change the Name of the University of Maine to the State University of Maine and to Clarify the Public Policy on Higher Education

OTP-ND:
LD 2385 

N/A PL 1985, c. 779

Amended:
1 MRS §402(2)(B)
1 MRS §402(3)(E)
Senate, April 12, 1986
p. 1348

House, April 14, 1986
p. 1419

Senate, April 15, 1986
p. 1497-1498
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
N/A
1987 LD 227

An Act Relating to the Administrative Council of the University of Maine System
Enacted with amendment:

H-9
PL 1987, c. 20

Repealed and replaced:
1 MRS §402(2)(B)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
1987 LD 1161

An Act to Clarify the Freedom of Access Law

OTP-ND:
LD 1849
N/A PL 1987, c. 477

Amended:
1 MRS §402(2)(C)
1 MRS §405(6)(A)
1 MRS §405(6)(C)
1 MRS §406
1 MRS §409(1)

Repealed and replaced:
1 MRS §410
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
1987 LD 1717

An Act to Make Corrections of Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine
Enacted with amendments:

S-147     S-152
S-155     S-164
S-167     S-168
PL 1987, c. 402
Pt. A-1

Repealed and replaced:
1 MRS §402(3)(E)
Senate, June 11, 1987
p. 1516

Senate, June 11, 1987
p. 1533-1534
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
1987 LD 2521

An Act to Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine
Enacted with amendment:

S-404
PL 1987, c. 769, §1 Repealed and Replaced:
1 MRS §405(6)(A)
Senate, April 5, 1988
p. 767

House, April 8, 1988
p. 842
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
1989 LD 819

An Act to Provide Public Access to Records and Proceedings of Local and County Government Associations
Enacted with amendments:

H-401
S-187
PL 1989, c. 358

Enacted:
1 MRS §402(2)(D)

Amended:
1 MRS §402(2)(B)
1 MRS §402(2)(C)
1 MRS §403(3)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
1989 LD 1127

An Act to Enhance the Status of Vocational-technical Education in Maine
Enacted with amendment:

H-507
PL 1989, c. 443

Amended:
1 MRS §402(2)(B)
1 MRS §402(3)(E)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
1990 LD 2345

An Act to Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine
Enacted with amendments:

H-1104
H-1106
H-1108
S-682
PL 1989, c. 878, §A-1, 2

Repealed and replaced:
1 MRS §402(2)(B)
1 MRS §402(3)(E)
Senate, April 9, 1990
p. 949-950

House, April 10, 1990
p. 956-957

House, April 11, 1990
p. 999
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
1991 LD 1669

An Act to Exempt Certain Medical and Juvenile Records from the Freedom of Access Law
Enacted with amendment:

H-463
PL 1991, c. 448

Enacted:
1 MRS §402(3)(H)
1 MRS §402(3)(I)

Amended:
1 MRS §402(3)(F)
1 MRS §402(3)(G)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
1992 LD 2290

An Act to Open State Government to Public View
Enacted with amendment:

H-1111
PL 1991, c. 773

Enacted:
1 MRS §402(1-A)

Amended:
1 MRS §402(3)(C)
Senate, March 19, 1992
p. S-356-S-358
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
1992 LD 2409

An Act to Improve Educational Public Broadcasting Statewide
Enacted with amendments:

H-1200
H-1290
S-666
PL 1991, c. 848

Amended:
1 MRS §402(2)
Senate, March 25, 1992
p. S-414-S-422

House, March 26, 1992
p. H-679-H-680

House, March 28, 1992
p. H-722-H-727
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
1996 LD 1847

An Act to Amend the Freedom of Access Laws to Include Policy-influencing and Fact-finding Advisory Boards and Commissions
in the Definition of Public Proceedings
Enacted with amendment:

S-529
PL 1995, c. 608

Enacted:
1 MRS §402(2)(F)
1 MRS §402(3)(J)

Amended:
1 MRS §402(2)(D)
1 MRS §402(2)(E)
1 MRS §402(3)(H)
1 MRS §402(3)(I)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
1998 LD 2257

An Act to Make Public the Records of the Department of Corrections Relating to Inmate Furloughs and Requests under the Uniform Act for Out-of-State Parolee Supervision
Enacted with amendment:

H-991
PL 1997, c. 714

Enacted:
1 MRS §402(3-A)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
1999 LD 157

An Act to Allow the Review of Examination-related Issues in Executive Sessions
Enacted with amendment:

H-25
PL 1999, c. 40

Enacted:
1 MRS §405(6)(G)

Amended:
1 MRS §405(6)(F)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
1999 LD 233

An Act to Amend the Provisions Relating to Executive Sessions in Connection with the Transaction of Public or Government Business
Enacted with amendment:

H-217
PL 1999, c. 180

Enacted:
1 MRS §405(6)(H)

Amended:
1 MRS §405(6)(F)
1 MRS §405(6)(G)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
1999 LD 437

An Act to Clarify the Law Regarding Executive Sessions of Public Bodies
Enacted with amendment:

H-104
PL 1999, c. 144

Repealed and replaced:
1 MRS §405(6)(D)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
1999 LD 874

An Act to Remove Certain Records Concerning Minors from the Definition of "Public Records"
Enacted with amendment:

S-39
PL 1999, c. 96

Enacted:
1 MRS §402(3)(K)

Amended:
1 MRS §402(3)(I)
1 MRS §402(3)(J)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2002 LD 1846

An Act to Ensure Victim Safety
N/A PL 2001, c. 477

Amended:
1 MRS §402(3-A)(B), (C)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2002 LD 2153

An Act to Amend the Freedom of Access Laws to Protect Security Plans
Enacted with amendment:

H-1057
PL 2001, c. 675

Enacted:
1 MRS §402(3)(L)

Amended:
1 MRS §402(3)(J)
1 MRS §402(3)(K)
House, April 3, 2002
p. H-2090-H-2092
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
2003 LD 1319

An Act Making Unified Appropriations…for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2004 and June 30, 2005
Enacted with amendments:

H-27
H-46
PL 2003, c. 20, Pt. OO-2

Amended:
1 MRS §402
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2003 LD 1582

An Act to Protect Critical Homeland Security Information
Enacted with amendment:

S-190
PL 2003, c. 392

Enacted:
1 MRS §402(3)(M)

Amended:
1 MRS §402(3)(K)
1 MRS §402(3)(L)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2004 LD 1743

An Act to Make Technical Corrections to Maine's Fish and Wildlife Laws
Enacted with amendments:

H-781
H-834
S-464
PL 2003, c. 614

Enacted:
1 MRS §402(3)(N)

Amended:
1 MRS §402(3)(L)
1 MRS §402(3)(M)
House, April 2, 2004
p. H-1512
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2004 LD 1957

An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Committee to Study Compliance with Maine's Freedom of Access Laws
Enacted with amendments:

H-866
S-502
PL 2003, c. 709

Amended:
1 MRS §405(4)

Repealed and replaced:
1 MRS §408
House, April 7, 2004
p. H-1538

Senate, April 7, 2004
p. S-1561-S-1562
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Report: 
Final Report of the Committee to Study Compliance with Maine's Freedom of Access Laws (Jan. 2004)

Report:  Final Report of the Committee to Study Compliance with Maine's Freedom of Access Laws (Nov. 2004)

Report:  Final Report of the Freedom of Access Advisory Committee (Feb. 2006)

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
2005 LD 467

An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Committee to Study Compliance with Maine's Freedom of Access Laws Concerning Personal Contact Information
N/A PL 2005, c.381

Enacted:
1 MRS §402(3)(O)

Amended:
1 MRS §402(3)(M)
1 MRS §402(3)(N)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Report:  Final Report of the Committee to Study Compliance with Maine's Freedom of Access Laws (Jan. 2004)

Report:  Final Report of the Committee to Study Compliance with Maine's Freedom of Access Laws (Nov. 2004)

Report:  Final Report of the Freedom of Access Advisory Committee (Feb. 2006)
Yes
2006 LD 2111

An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Freedom of Access Advisory Committee
Enacted with amendment:

S-627
PL 2005, c. 631

Enacted:
1 MRS §411
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Report: 
Fifth Annual Report of the Right to Know Advisory Committee (Jan. 2011)

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
2007 LD 1822

An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Right to Know Advisory Committee
Enacted with amendment:

H-536
PL 2007, c. 349

Enacted:
1 MRS §412
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Report:  Fifth Annual Report of the Right to Know Advisory Committee (Jan. 2011)

Report:  Sixth Annual Report of the Right to Know Advisory Committee (Jan. 2012)

Report:  Eighth Annual Report of the Right to Know Advisory Committee (Jan. 2014)

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
2008 LD 1881

An Act to Improve Transparency and Accountability in Government
Enacted with amendment:

S-439
PL 2007, c. 501

Amended:
1 MRS §408(1)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
2008 LD  2198

An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Right to Know Advisory Committee Concerning Training for Elected Officials
N/A PL 2007, c. 576

Amended:
1 MRS §411(6)(D)
1 MRS §412
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Report:  Annual Report of the Right to Know Advisory Committee (Jan. 2007)

Report:  Third Annual Report of the Right to Know Advisory Committee (Jan. 2009)
Yes
2008 LD 2212

An Act Concerning Public Records Exceptions
Enacted with amendments:

H-957
PL 2007, c. 597

Amended:
1 MRS §402(3)(O)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Report:  Third Annual Report of the Right to Know Advisory Committee (Jan. 2009)
Yes
2008 LD 2252

An Act to Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine
Enacted with amendments:

H-1036
H-1037
H-1038
H-1044
S-680
PL 2007, c. 695, §C-1

Amended:
1 MRS §409(2)
Senate, April 18, 2008
p. S-2108-S-2109
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2009 LD 59

An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Confidentiality of Correctional Facility Plans
Enacted with amendments:

H-362
H-449
PL 2009, c. 339


Enacted:
1 MRS §402(3)(P)

Amended:
1 MRS §402(3)(N)
1 MRS §402(3)(O)
House, May 28, 2009
p. H-631
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2009 LD 679

An Act To Allow a Court To Award Attorney's Fees in Successful Freedom of Access Appeals
Enacted with amendment:

S-135
PL 2009, c. 423

Enacted:
1 MRS §409(4)
House, May 28, 2009
p. H-623-H-624

House, May 28, 2009
p. H-632
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2009 LD 826

An Act To Protect Recreational Trails on Private Land by Exempting Certain Information on Recreational Trails from the Definition of "Public Records"
Enacted with amendment:

H-211
PL 2009, c. 176

Enacted:
1 MRS §402(3)(P)

Amended:
1 MRS §402(3)(N)
1 MRS §402(3)(O)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2009 LD 1199

An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Right To Know Advisory Committee
Enacted with amendment:

H-314
PL 2009, c. 240

Amended:
1 MRS §403
1 MRS §405
1 MRS §407(2)
1 MRS §408(6)(B)
1 MRS §409(1)
1 MRS §409(3)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Report:  Third Annual Report of the Right to Know Advisory Committee (Jan. 2009)
Yes
2009 LD 1306

An Act to Require Interscholastic Athletic Organizations to Comply with Freedom of Access Laws
Enacted with amendment:

H-470
PL 2009, c. 334

Enacted:
1 MRS §402(2)(G)
1 MRS §402(4)

Amended:
1 MRS §402(2)(E)
1 MRS §402(2)(F)
Senate, June 2, 2009
p. S-922-S-924
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Yes
2011 LD 1068

An Act to Protect the Privacy of Maine Residents Under the Driver's License Laws

Enacted with amendment:

H-177
PL 2011, c. 149

Enacted:
1 MRS §402(3)(R)

Amended:

1 MRS §402(3)(P)
1 MRS §402(3)(Q)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
2011 LD 1082

An Act Concerning the Protection of Personal Information in Communications with Elected Officials
Enacted with amendment:

H-361
PL 2011, c. 264

Enacted:
1 MRS §402(3)(C-1)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Yes
2011 LD 1154

An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Right to Know Advisory Committee
Enacted with amendment:

H-441
PL 2011, c. 320

Amended:
1 MRS §401
1 MRS §402(3)(N)

Repealed and replaced:
1 MRS §403
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Report:  Fifth Annual Report of the Right to Know Advisory Committee (Jan. 2011)
Yes
2012 LD 1465

An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Freedom of Access
Enacted with amendments:

S-514
S-599
PL 2011, c. 662

Enacted:
1 MRS §400
1 MRS §402(5), (6)
1 MRS §408-A
1 MRS §413
1 MRS §414

Amended:
1 MRS §402(3)(M)
1 MRS §409(1)
1 MRS §412

Repealed:
1 MRS §408
Senate, May 16, 2012
p. S-2326-S-2327
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
2011 LD 1802

An Act To Implement Recommendations of the Commission To Study Priorities and Timing of Judicial Proceedings in State Courts
Enacted with amendment:

S-463
PL 2011, c. 559 Amended:
1 MRS §409(1)
1 MRS §409(2)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Report:  Final Report of the Commission to Study Priorities and Timing of Judicial Proceedings in State Courts (Dec. 2011)
Yes
2013 LD 104

An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Public Records
Enacted with amendment:

H-387
PL 2013, c. 339

Enacted:
1 MRS §402(3)(S)

Amended:

1 MRS §402(3)(Q)
1 MRS §402(3)(R)
House, April 23, 2013
p. H-342

House, June 10, 2013
p. H-860-H-863
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
2013 LD 1216

An Act To Amend the Freedom of Access Act

Enacted with amendment:

H-389
PL 2013, c. 350

Amended:
1 MRS §408-A(3)
1 MRS §408-A(4)

Repealed and replaced:
1 MRS §409(1)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2013 LD 1493

An Act To Revise the Laws Concerning Criminal History Record Information and Intelligence and Investigative Information
Enacted with amendment:

 H-360
PL 2013, c. 267, §B-1

Amended:
1 MRS  §402(3-A)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2014 LD 1689

An Act To Encourage and Protect Innovation in Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Processing

N/A PL 2013, c. 518

Enacted:
1 MRS §402(3)(T)

Amended:

1 MRS §402(3)(R)
1 MRS §402(3)(S)

No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2015 LD 186

An Act To Reverse Jail Consolidation

Enacted with amendments:

S-304
S-341
PL 2015, c. 335

Amended:
1 MRS §402(3)(Q)
House, June 23, 2015
p. H-1054-H-1061
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

News Clips:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
2015 LD 484

An Act Regarding the Confidentiality of Railroad Carrier Cargo
Enacted with amendment:

H-181
PL 2015, c. 161

Enacted:
1 MRS §402(3)(U)

Amended:
1 MRS §402(3)(S)
1 MRS §402(3)(T)
House, June 11, 2015
p. H-756-H-757

House, June 11, 2015
p. H-783

Senate, June 12, 2015
p. S-992-S-993
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2015 LD 1085

An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Right To Know Advisory Committee Concerning Receipt of a Request for Public Records
Enacted with amendment:

H-473
PL 2015, c. 317

Amended:
1 MRS §408-A(3)
1 MRS §413(1)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Report: 
Tenth Annual Report of the Right to Know Advisory Committee (Jan. 2016)
Yes
2015 LD 1086

An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Right To Know Advisory Committee To Create a Remedy for Unduly Burdensome and Oppressive Requests
Enacted with amendment:

H-357
PL 2015, c. 248

Enacted:
1 MRS §408-A(4-A)

Amended:
1 MRS §408-A(4)
House, June 22, 2015
p. H-1031

Senate, June 23, 2015
p. S-1287-S-1288
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Report: 
Tenth Annual Report of the Right to Know Advisory Committee (Jan. 2016)
Yes
2015 LD 1087

An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Right To Know Advisory Committee Concerning Response Deadlines and Appeals
Enacted with amendment:

H-360
PL 2015, c. 249

Amended:
1 MRS §408-A(4)
1 MRS §409(1)
House, June 22, 2015
p. H-1031-H-1032

Senate, June 23, 2015
p. S-1288-S-1289
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Report: 
Tenth Annual Report of the Right to Know Advisory Committee (Jan. 2016)
Yes
2015 LD 1088

An Act To Implement Recommendations of the Right To Know Advisory Committee
Enacted with amendment:

H-359
PL 2015, c. 250

Enacted:
1 MRS §411(2)(N)

Amended:
1 MRS §411(2)(L)
1 MRS §411(2)(M) 
House, June 22, 2015
p. H-1032-H-1033

Senate, June 23, 2015
p. S-1289-S-1290
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Report: 
Tenth Annual Report of the Right to Know Advisory Committee (Jan. 2016)
Yes
2016 LD 1643

An Act To Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine
Enacted with amendment:

H-672
PL 2015, c. 494, §A-1 Repealed and replaced:
1 MRS §408-A(4)
House, April 14, 2016
p. H-1689

House, April 29, 2016
p. H-1761

Senate, April 29, 2016
p. S-2117
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2017 LD 196

An Act To Protect Personal Information of Participants in a Community Well-being Check Program
Enacted with amendment:

H-126
PL 2017, c. 118 Enacted:
1 MRS §402(3)(V)

Amended:

1 MRS §402(3)(T)
1 MRS §402(3)(U)
Not yet available. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2017 LD 1432

An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Right To Know Advisory Committee Concerning Advance Payment of Costs for Public Records Requests
N/A PL 2017, c. 158 Enacted:
1 MRS §408-A(8)(F)
Not yet available. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Report:  Eleventh Annual Report of the Right to Know Advisory Committee (Jan. 2017)

Court Opinion:  Flanders v. State, BELSC-CV-15-12 (Me. Super. Ct., Waldo Cty., Aug. 12, 2016)
Yes
2017 LD 1482

An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Right To Know Advisory Committee Concerning Existing Public Records Exceptions
Enacted with amendment:

H-333
PL 2017, c. 163 Repealed:
1 MRS §402(3)(R)
Not yet available. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Report: 
Eleventh Annual Report of the Right to Know Advisory Committee (Jan. 2017)
Yes
2017 LD 1616

An Act To Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine
Enacted with amendment:

H-556
PL 2017, c. 288, §A-1 Amended:
1 MRS §408-A(4-A)
Not yet available. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes