September 19, 2020

Proposed Ballot Question to End Bear Hunting Ready for Public Comment

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The proposed wording for the initiative question that voters will decide on, along with a link to the text of the initiated legislation, is as follows:

**Do you want to ban bear hunting using bait, traps or dogs except to protect property, public safety or for research?** Link to legislation: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_126th/billtexts/IB000101.asp

The question was drafted by the Secretary of State with assistance from senior staff, the Attorney General’s office, and volunteer experts serving as Ballot Clarity Advisors. Secretary Dunlap noted that Maine law, Title 21-A MRSA Section 905-A, http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/21-A/title21-Asec905-A.html requires that the Secretary of State “provide a 30-day public comment period for the purpose of receiving comments on the content and form of proposed questions to be placed on the ballot for any pending initiatives.”<<<Read More>>>

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