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131st Maine Legislature, First Special Session

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HP 83
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An Act to Amend the Maine Parentage Act Regarding Joinder of Parties

Documents and DispositionLD 137, HP 83Text
LD 137
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Printed Document PDF MS-Word Document
Fiscal Status
Fiscal Impact
Fiscal Note PDFFiscal Note

Final DispositionEnacted, Apr 10, 2023
Governor's Action: Signed, Apr 10, 2023

Chaptered LawACTPUB
, Chapter 25
Printed Chapter PDFThese are unofficial documents that may contain errors. See the Session Laws Of Maine (when available) for a final version.Chapter Fiscal NoteFiscal Note PDFFiscal

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Amendments to LD 137

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Status In Committee

Referred to Committee on Judiciary on Jan 10, 2023.
Latest Committee Action: Reported Out, Mar 9, 2023, OTP/ONTP
Latest Committee Report: Mar 9, 2023; JUD, MAJ: Ought To Pass; JUD, MIN: Ought Not To Pass


Committee Docket
Feb 2, 2023Work Session Held 
Feb 2, 2023VotedDivided Report
Mar 9, 2023Reported OutOTP/ONTP

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Divided Reports
ReportReport Signer
MAJ - Ought To PassSenator Anne Carney of Cumberland, Chair
 Representative Matt Moonen of Portland, Chair
 Senator Donna Bailey of York
 Representative Aaron Dana of Passamaquoddy Tribe
 Representative Amy Kuhn of Falmouth
 Representative Adam Lee of Auburn
 Representative Stephen Moriarty of Cumberland
 Representative Jennifer Poirier of Skowhegan
 Representative Lois Reckitt of South Portland
 Representative Erin Sheehan of Biddeford
MIN - Ought Not To PassRepresentative John Andrews of Paris
 Representative David Haggan of Hampden
 Representative Rachel Henderson of Rumford
 Senator Peter Lyford of Penobscot
Affected Statute Titles and Sections
TitleSectionSubsectionParagraphEffectLaw TypeChapter
19-A18442 AMDPublic Law25
19-A1836  AMDPublic Law25