An Act To Include Tax-exempt, Nonprofit Regional Transportation Providers under the Maine Tort Claims Act
Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and
Whereas, this legislation needs to take effect before the expiration of the 90-day period in order to facilitate the negotiation of insurance contracts on July 1, 2017 by regional public transportation agencies; 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. 14 MRSA §8102, sub-§3, as amended by PL 2011, c. 520, §1, is further amended to read:
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.
This bill adds tax-exempt, nonprofit regional public transportation agencies to the Maine Tort Claims Act, which limits liability for governmental entities.