Amend the bill by striking out everything after the enacting clause and before the emergency clause and inserting the following:
‘Sec. 1. 23 MRSA §4209, sub-§1, as amended by PL 2015, c. 182, §2, is further amended to read:
This amendment is the minority report of the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary.
This amendment replaces the bill. The Maine Tort Claims Act currently includes "transit districts," defined in Title 30-A, section 3501, subsection 1, within the definition of "political subdivision" and thus covered by the immunity and limited liability of the Act. This amendment amends the public transportation statutes to expressly treat the tax-exempt nonprofit agencies selected by the Department of Transportation as regional public transportation agencies as transit districts, but for the purposes of the Maine Tort Claims Act only.
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