OFFICE OF THE REVISOR OF STATUTES
LEGISLATIVE BILL REQUEST FORM
First Regular Session
FOR USE ONLY BY LEGISLATORS AND THEIR STAFF
Cloture will be established by Joint Rules adopted by the 129th Legislature when it convenes in December 2018.
Note: The Office of the Revisor of Statutes will accept this
electronic bill request form only from Legislators and
Legislative staff members.
BILL REQUEST FORM
A bill request must be accompanied
by sufficient instructions, information and data required for its
The following questions are
guidelines that you should consider as you prepare to submit a bill
request. These questions are very general and may not all
apply to your particular proposal. Reviewing these questions
prior to filling out the form below will help to ensure that your
legislation more closely reflects your intent.
- What is the problem you are seeking to
- What is your proposed
- Is it essential that this proposal
take effect immediately (requiring a 2/3 vote of each House)
or can it take effect 90 days after adjournment of the
Legislature? If it is an emergency, why is it an
- Who is being directed to implement
- How will it be enforced? Are
there any penalties?
- Do you have any background material
that would help staff draft your proposal? If so,
please get these materials to the Revisor's Office.
- Are you aware of any other States that
have tried your proposed solution? If so, which
- Has this solution been proposed to the
Maine Legislature in the past? If so, when?
- Staff may need to discuss certain
elements of your proposal in order to properly draft
it. Is there any person that you would prefer we not
contact? Is there a specific person whom we should contact?
- The Joint Rules of the 128th Legislature allowed a sponsor to designate the title and sponsor of a bill request as confidential until after cloture. Would you like the title and sponsor of your proposal to remain confidential, if the joint rules of the 129th Legislature allow for such confidentiality?
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