In Maine, a bill submitted by Rep. Richard Cebra (R-Naples) would nullify the Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act of 2010 if passed. LD 58 was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary today and is the first of several submitted Tenth Amendment-related pieces of legislation to move forward.
Titled “An Act To Prohibit Enforcement of the Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”, the bill would make it a Class C crime in the State of Maine for attempted enforcement of this law by any member of the Federal Government. Punishment under the bill for attempted enforcement has a maximum of up to 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Attempted enforcement by any State official would be a Class D crime, punishable with up to a year in jail and a $2,000 fine.Details