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Approved People's Veto Petitions as of March 4, 2020

The legislation listed below was enacted in the 129th legislature. For each bill listed, the Secretary of State approved the circulation of a petition that, if successful in gathering sufficient signatures, will place the bill on the ballot. The ballot that follows a successful People's Veto petition for a bill would allow voters to veto the enacted bill.

As of March 4, 2020, no People's Veto petitions are approved for circulation. The People's Veto petition that was on the March 3, 2020 ballot, for LD 798, was defeated; LD 798 remains intact as enacted. The "plain English" summary of what was enacted, written by the Revisor of Statutes, are listed below along with links to the full PDF versions of the bills (i.e., Chaptered law). For additional information including filing deadlines and proponents, visit the Secretary of State's website.

LD 798 An Act To Protect Maine Children and Students from Preventable Diseases by Repealing Certain Exemptions from the Laws Governing Immunization Requirements Sponsor ⚊ Representative Ryan Tipping
Topic ⚊ Public Health: Environment and Safety
Status: Referred to Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, Amended by Committee amendment H-120, Enacted, Signed into law May 24, 2019. People's veto petition certified to appear on March 3, 2020 ballot: Do you want to reject the new law that removes religious and philosophical exemptions to requiring immunization against certain communicable diseases for students to attend schools and colleges and for employees of nursery schools and health care facilities?

Approved Citizen Initiative Petitions as of March 4, 2020

For each Citizen Initiative, the Revisor's "plain English" summary of the intent of the proposed legislation along with a link to a PDF text version of the bill taken from the Secretary of State's website are given below.

As of March 4, 2020, one of the petitions has received enough signatures to appear on a ballot. The Resolve, To Reject the New England Clean Energy Connect Transmission Project has been approved for the November 3, 2020 ballot. Changes in that status of other petitions will be noted as they occur. For additional information, visit the Secretary of State's website.

Resolve, To Reject the New England Clean Energy Connect Transmission Project
Status:Approved for the November 3, 2020 ballot.
An Act To Prevent Female Genital Mutilation
An Act To Require Employers To Provide Earned Paid Sick Leave to Eligible Employees
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Motor Vehicle Excise Tax and Temporary Registration Plates
An Act To Create Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Persons Convicted of Certain Sex Offenses Against Victims under 12 Years of Age
An Act To Clarify Voter Eligibility
Title: Ch. 539, Public Laws of 2019, An Act To Implement Ranked-choice Voting for Presidential Primary and General Elections in Maine