Maine Revised Statutes

§7272. Withdrawal and dissolution - Article 12

1. Withdrawal.   The following provisions govern withdrawal from the compact.
A. Once effective, the compact continues in force and remains binding upon each member state except that a member state may withdraw from the compact by specifically repealing the statute that enacted the compact into law. [2011, c. 217, §1 (NEW).]
B. Withdrawal from this compact must be by the enactment of a statute repealing the compact, but may not take effect until one year after the effective date of that statute and until written notice of the withdrawal has been given by the withdrawing state to the governor of each other member state. [2011, c. 217, §1 (NEW).]
C. The withdrawing state shall immediately notify the chair of the interstate commission in writing upon the introduction of legislation repealing this compact in the withdrawing state. The interstate commission shall notify the other member states of the withdrawing state's intent to withdraw within 60 days of its receipt of notice. [2011, c. 217, §1 (NEW).]
D. The withdrawing state is responsible for all dues, obligations and liabilities incurred through the effective date of withdrawal, including obligations the performance of which extends beyond the effective date of withdrawal. [2011, c. 217, §1 (NEW).]
E. Reinstatement following withdrawal of a member state occurs upon the withdrawing state's reenacting the compact or upon such later date as determined by the interstate commission. [2011, c. 217, §1 (NEW).]
[ 2011, c. 217, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Dissolution of the compact.   The following provisions govern dissolution of the compact.
A. This compact dissolves effective upon the date of the withdrawal or default of the member state that reduces the membership in the compact to one member state. [2011, c. 217, §1 (NEW).]
B. Upon the dissolution of this compact, the compact becomes void and is of no further force or effect, and the business and affairs of the interstate commission must be concluded and surplus funds must be distributed in accordance with the bylaws. [2011, c. 217, §1 (NEW).]
[ 2011, c. 217, §1 (NEW) .]
2011, c. 217, §1 (NEW).