Recent Updates from MMA Legal Services

This page collects recent updates and notices posted on MMA’s webpage by MMA Legal Services that may not be easily available in other publications

Coronavirus Updates:

Legal Guidance: The Coronavirus and Planning Boards and Boards of Appeals - (Updated August 27, 2020)

Governor’s Municipal Tax Executive Order Explained - (Updated June 29, 2020)

State, MMA Provide Important Elections & Town Meeting Guidance - (June 15, 2020)

Governor Issues Executive Order on Elections, Town Meetings - (June 3, 2020)

MMA Legal Guidance on Stage 2 Reopening  - (June 5, 2020) 

Updated Guidance on Remote Meeting Participation - (May 14, 2020)

Constitutional Issues:

First Amendment and Municipal PropertyMaine Town & City, June 2019

Elections/Town Meetings:

New Filing Deadline for Nomination Papers – Legal Update 12/07/17

Food Sovereignty Resources:

Food Sovereignty Ordinance: MMA Sample Now Available – Legal Note, Maine Town & City, March 2019
Sample Food Sovereignty Ordinances – MMA Ordinance collection (scroll down to “food sovereignty folder)

Freedom of Access Act:

MMA Issues FOAA Guidance – Legal Update 10/16/19

Marijuana Issues:

See MMA’s Marijuana Resources Page for most recent updates
See Legal Services Information Packets on Adult Use and Medical Marijuana for information

Tax Lien Issues:

Tax Lien Notice Confusion – Legal Update 6/19/19
Locating New Senior Tax Lien Notice Forms – Legal Update 5/03/19
Complying with Lien Notice Requirements – Legal Update 5/2/19
How to Comply with Maine’s Senior Tax Lien Foreclosure Law – Legal Update & Maine Town & City, Dec. 2018
Senior Tax Lien Law and Town Meeting Warrants – Legal Note, Maine Town & City, Jan. 2019

Wage and Hour Updates:

Wage and Hour Regulations Now in Effect
MMA Legal Services wants to remind municipal employers of new state and federal wage and hour rules that are now in effect.

U.S. DOL Issues New Overtime Regulations – Legal Update 10/02/19
U.S. Supreme Court Decision Impacts Municipal “Fair Share” Union Fees – Legal Update 6/28/18

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