Maine Revised Statutes

§9910. Compacting state; effective date; amendment -- Article 10

1. Eligibility.  Any state, as defined in section 9902, is eligible to become a compacting state.
[ 2003, c. 500, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Effective date.  The compact becomes effective and binding upon enactment of the compact into law by no fewer than 35 of the states. The initial effective date is July 1, 2004 or upon enactment into law by the 35th state, whichever is later. After the initial effective date, the compact becomes effective and binding as to any other compacting state, upon enactment of the compact into law by that state. The governors of nonmember states or their designees will be invited to participate in the activities of the interstate commission on a nonvoting basis prior to adoption of the compact by all states and territories of the United States.
[ 2003, c. 500, §1 (NEW) .]
3. Amendment.  The interstate commission may propose amendments to the compact for enactment by the compacting states. An amendment does not become effective and binding upon the interstate commission and the compacting states unless and until it is enacted into law by unanimous consent of the compacting states.
[ 2003, c. 500, §1 (NEW) .]
2003, c. 500, §1 (NEW).