An Act To Establish the Maine Coastal Risks and Hazards Commission
Sec. 1. 5 MRSA §12004-I, sub-§24-G is enacted to read:
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Sec. 2. 38 MRSA §1805 is enacted to read:
§ 1805. Maine Coastal Risks and Hazards Commission
This bill establishes the Maine Coastal Risks and Hazards Commission, the purpose of which is to make findings and develop and submit to the Legislature recommendations regarding the actions to be taken by the State to address and prepare for coastal and coastal watershed hazards identified by the commission, including, but not limited to, increased storm surges, extreme precipitation and other extreme weather events, projected sea level rise and increased river flooding and storm water runoff. On or before November 1, 2019, and every 5 years thereafter, the commission must submit a report to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over environmental and natural resources matters containing its findings and recommendations, including any draft legislation to address identified coastal and coastal watershed hazards.