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Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions, Department of the Secretary of State

Division of Corporations, UCC & Commissions

NOTICE: In observance of Thanksgiving, the Division of Corporations, UCC & Commissions will be closed on Thursday, November 27, 2014 and Friday November 28, 2014.

Boards and Commissions

The Division administers the Boards and Commissions program established in MRS, Title 5 Chapter 379 and lays out standards for board creation, membership and compensation, and lists boards by name.

It assigns to the Secretary of State a number of record-keeping and reporting functions: managing appointment information, material and paperwork; tracking membership; reporting annually on upcoming appointments or re-appointments to boards; maintaining and collecting board activities and expenses required on annual reports; compiling and reporting the results into an annual report that is submitted to the Governor and Legislature; and preparing legislation to repeal inactive boards.

Not all boards are on file with this office.

A number of boards and commissions established in statute are not governed under Title 5, Chapter 379. These include short term task forces, committees or commissions created by the Legislature for a specific purpose.

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