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Maine Law Background Information

Maine Constitution

The Constitution of Maine is updated as necessary by the Revisor of Statutes upon ratification of amendments to the constitution by the voters of the State. The Constitution of Maine is subject to recodification every 10 years by its own terms (see Article X, Section 6). The last recodification was in 2013.

Maine Revised Statutes

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Laws of Maine

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