An Act To Clarify Financial Responsibility in Gestational Carrier Agreements
Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and
Whereas, the Maine Parentage Act goes into effect July 1, 2016, and clarification of the financial responsibility in gestational carrier agreements should be made when the Maine Parentage Act takes effect; and
Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore,
Sec. 1. 19-A MRSA §1932, sub-§4, as enacted by PL 2015, c. 296, Pt. A, §1 and affected by Pt. D, §1, is amended to read:
Sec. 2. 19-A MRSA §1939 is enacted to read:
§ 1939. Liability for payment of gestational carrier health care costs
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect July 1, 2016.