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Work Sessions and Vote for Bills Addressing Wabanaki Sovereignty, Changes to the Settlement Act and Safe Drinking Water Scheduled in March

Photo by Dawn Neptune Adams/Sunlight Media Collective, Spring 2020: The unanimous “yes” vote in the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary to accept the findings and recommendations of the Task Force on Changes to the Implementing Act of the Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement of 1980 and the Mi’kmaq Settlement Act of 1989, and to craft legislation to be proposed to the Second Regular Session of the 129th Legislature.

Work Sessions and Vote for Bills Addressing Wabanaki Sovereignty, Changes to the Settlement Act and Safe Drinking Water Scheduled March 3rd and 8th

The Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold Work Sessions on three bills addressing Wabanaki Sovereignty on Thursday, March 3rd and Tuesday, March 8th, with voting on the second work day.
        • LD 1626: An Act Implementing the Recommendations of the Task Force on Changes to the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Implementing Act,
        • LD 906: An Act To Provide Passamaquoddy Tribal Members Access To Clean Drinking Water, and
        • LD 585: An Act to Enhance Tribal-State Collaboration, To Revise the Tax Laws Regarding the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, the Passamaquoddy Tribe, and the Penobscot Nation and to Authorize Off-track Betting Facilities and Federally Recognized Indian Tribes to Conduct Sports Wagering

The Committee is tentatively scheduled to vote on the legislation on Tuesday, March 8th. Again, confirmation of dates and times expected later today.

For more information, or to listen to the work sessions and committee vote:
https://legislature.maine.gov/committee/#Committees/JUD
Or watch at:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuVBK7hoImqaVFxuQD9l6hQ

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