§1504. Reconsideration

Link to law: http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/statutes/20-A/title20-Asec1504.html
Published: 2015

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§1504. Reconsideration






The procedure to reconsider votes taken at a regional school unit referendum is as
set out in this section. [2007, c. 240, Pt. XXXX, §13 (NEW).]








1. Time limit. 
The regional school unit board shall, within 60 days, initiate a new regional school
unit referendum to reconsider the vote of the previous referendum if, within 7 days
of the first referendum, at least 10% of the number of voters voting for the gubernatorial
candidates in the last gubernatorial election in the municipalities within the regional
school unit petition to reconsider a prior regional school unit referendum vote.


[
2007, c. 240, Pt. XXXX, §13 (NEW)
.]








2. Required quorum. 
A reconsideration referendum is not valid unless the number of persons voting in
that referendum is at least equal to the number who voted in the prior regional school
unit referendum.


[
2007, c. 240, Pt. XXXX, §13 (NEW)
.]








3. Bond. 
If the margin of the vote being reconsidered was between 10% and 25%, the petitioners
shall post a bond with the petition equal to the actual and reasonable costs of the
new referendum. If the margin of the vote being reconsidered exceeded 25%, the petitioners
shall post an additional bond equal to the actual and reasonable costs that may be
incurred as a result of the delay of an authorization or approval granted in the prior
regional school unit referendum. If the petitioners are successful, the bonds must
be canceled.


[
2007, c. 240, Pt. XXXX, §13 (NEW)
.]





SECTION HISTORY

2007, c. 240, Pt. XXXX, §13 (NEW).