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An Act To Clarify the Immigration Status of Noncitizens Eligible for General Assistance

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §4301, sub-§3,  as amended by PL 2013, c. 368, Pt. OO, §4, is further amended to read:

3. Eligible person.   "Eligible person" means a person who is qualified to receive general assistance from a municipality according to standards of eligibility determined by the municipal officers whether or not that person has applied for general assistance. "Eligible person" does not include a person who is a fugitive from justice as defined in Title 15, section 201, subsection 4. Beginning July 1, 2015, in accordance with 8 United States Code, Section 1621(d), "eligible person" means a person who is lawfully present in the United States or who is pursuing a lawful process to apply for immigration relief, except that assistance for such a person may not exceed 24 months.

Effective 90 days following adjournment of the 127th Legislature, First Regular Session, unless otherwise indicated.

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