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.
The full text of LD 58 can be found here.
The members of the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary can be found here. Please contact these Legislators in regards to LD 58, as well as your local Representative to the Legislature.
The bill is cosponsored by Senator Ron Collins (R-Wells), Representative Bruce Bickford (R-Auburn), Representative Kathleen Chase (R-Wells), Representative Phil Curtis (R-Madison), Representative Stacey Fitts (R-Pittsfield), Representative Lance Harvell (R-Farmington), Representative Beth O’Connor (R-Berwick), Representative Heather Sirocki (R-Scarbrough), Representative Tom Winsor (R-Norway). Rep. Curtis is also the Maine House Majority Leader.
CLICK HERE to view the Tenth Amendment Center’s Health Care Nullification Act legislative tracking page