Maine transparency legislation
Transparency legislation proposed in Maine.
Here is a list of transparency legislation for Maine in 2011:
|Senate Paper 456 and Legislative Document 1465||Current Status: (Referred to Judiciary Committee)|
SP 456 and LD 14651 was introduced to the House by Senator Richard Rosen which would require each agency to train one staff member as a "Public Access Officer" charged with helping provide public access to their agency. The bill would also modify time lengths for requests, notifications for certain request problems such as fees and technological issues. It would also provide the courts with the ability to issue an injunction if an agency was found to be in violation of open meetings or open records laws.
Although not a legislative action, proponents of governmental transparency in Maine are accusing new Gov. Paul LePage of backtracking on transparency promises. 
LD 181 mandates the creation of an open government portal for state spending. Taxpayers would be able to view the amount, recipient, funding agency and description of each state expenditure in a timely manner on the website.
Here is a list of transparency legislation for Maine in 2010:
|House Paper 1271 and Legislative Document 1781||Current Status: (Signed 04/02/2010)|
HP 1271 and LD 1781 would restrict access to birth certificates and marriage records to only the individual(s) on the record or their "spouse, registered domestic partner, descendants, parents or guardians or that person's duly designated attorney". The current law allows anyone to access these records.  Template:2.default
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