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Rules & Rulemaking

MainePERS is in the process of rulemaking on two rules. A brief description of the upcoming rulemaking is as follows:

Chapter 202 – Medical Board

This rule governs the establishment of the Medical Board of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. The rule is being repealed and replaced to bring it current with laws and practices. The proposed replacement rule also specifies that the Board can designate an entity whose medical-provider employees would make up the Medical Board.

Public comment related to the proposed amendments to the rule will be received only in writing. Written comments may be submitted via email at [email protected] or through regular U.S. mail at MainePERS, P.O. Box 349, Augusta, ME 04332-0349. Written comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 20, 2020.

More information regarding this rulemaking can also be found at the Secretary of State’s website at: https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2020/101420.html.


Chapter 803 – Participating Local District Consolidated Retirement

This rule governs the Consolidated Retirement Plan for Participating Local Districts (PLDs). Under the current rule, except with a time limited exception during the COVID-19 crisis, local districts may only join the Plan or change their plans effective the next July 1, or January 1. The proposed amendment to the rule permits local districts to make these changes at any time, and establishes the first of the month following the date that the agreement for participation is signed by the Executive Director and the authorized representative of the local district as the effective date of the change. The proposed amendment also makes a correction to the military service provision to align with State law.

Public comment related to the proposed amendments to the rule will be received only in writing. Written comments may be submitted via email at [email protected] or through regular U.S. mail at MainePERS, P.O. Box 349, Augusta, ME 04332-0349. Written comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 16, 2020.

More information regarding this rulemaking can also be found at the Secretary of State’s website at: https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2020/090920.html.


The amended rules may be viewed on this web site via the links above, or a copy may be obtained by contacting the Executive Director’s office at 1-800-451-9800 or by email at [email protected].