Legislative Request Form

OFFICE OF THE REVISOR OF STATUTES


LEGISLATIVE BILL REQUEST FORM
130th Legislature
First Regular Session

FOR USE ONLY BY LEGISLATORS AND THEIR STAFF

CLOTURE

Cloture will be established by Joint Rules adopted by the 130th Legislature when it convenes in December 2020.

Please Note:
The Office of the Revisor of Statutes will accept this electronic bill request form only from Legislators and Legislative staff members.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR LEGISLATORS FOR USING
THE ELECTRONIC BILL REQUEST FORM

A bill request must be accompanied by sufficient instructions, information and data required for its preparation.

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 address?
  • What is your proposed solution?
  • 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 emergency?
  • Who is being directed to implement your proposal?
  • 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, either by e-mailing them to revisor.office@legislature.maine.gov or having them delivered to our office in Room 108 of the State House.
  • Are you aware of any other States that have tried your proposed solution?  If so, which States?
  • 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?

If you need assistance completing the form below, please call the Office of the Revisor of Statutes at 287-1650.

Legislator's Name (required)

Legislator's E-mail Address

Requestor's name (if different)

Legislator's daytime telephone number (required for verification)

Legislator's District #

Legislator's Seat #

Suggested Title (optional)

Please summarize your proposal (see questions above for assistance):

Do you have a draft you would like to provide?
Yes, I will e-mail it to revisor.office@legislature.maine.gov.
No.

What agency will this proposal most likely affect?

Is this an emergency? (please explain if yes)
Emergency
Explanation:
Not an emergency

Is there anyone that the staff may NOT contact for assistance in drafting the bill? If so, who?

Is there anyone in particular that staff may contact for assistance in drafting the bill?  If so, what is that person's name and phone number?

Has this been proposed before in the Maine Legislature?  If so, when?

Has this been proposed before somewhere other than in the Maine Legislature?  If so, where and when?

Would you like this bill drafted as a Concept Draft?
Yes, please draft as a Concept Draft.
No, please fully draft this bill.

Would you like the title and sponsor to remain confidential as may be permitted by the joint rules?
Confidential
Not Confidential

Reminder: A Bill Request must be accompanied by sufficient instructions, information and data required for its preparation.

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