The History and Future of LD 1323

August 28, 2019

The 129th Maine Legislature (meeting from January-June, 2019) had several pieces of legislation before it that would have expanded public use rights in/on Maine intertidal lands, and that would have reexamined the question of ownership of these unique land areas.  Suffice it to say there was little legislative interest in pressing the latter issue–ownership issues will need to be raised by litigation that brings all of the arguments suggesting that Maine owns its intertidal lands before the courts, reaching to the U.S. Supreme Court, if that becomes necessary.