An Act To Improve Tribal-state Relations
Sec. 1. 30 MRSA §6206, sub-§1, as enacted by PL 1979, c. 732, §§1 and 31, is amended to read:
Sec. 2. Effective date; certification. This Act does not take effect unless, within 60 days of the adjournment of the Legislature, the Secretary of State receives written certification by the Tribal Chief and Council of the Penobscot Nation and the Joint Tribal Council of the Passamaquoddy Tribe that the nation and tribe have agreed to the provisions of this Act pursuant to 25 United States Code, Section 1725(e), copies of which must be submitted by the Secretary of State to the Secretary of the Senate, the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Revisor of Statutes, except that in no event may this Act become effective until 90 days after the adjournment of the Legislature.
This bill amends An Act to Implement the Maine Indian Claims Settlement by removing language that provides that the Passamaquoddy Tribe and the Penobscot Nation, within their respective Indian territories, are subject to all the duties, obligations, liabilities and limitations of a municipality.