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LD 795 - Amends State Constitution to Include a Right to Food - Maine Key Vote

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Title: Amends State Constitution to Include a Right to Food

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the Maine constitution to include a right to food.

Highlights:

 

  • Amends the Maine Constitution to add a section detailing that all individuals have a natural, inherent, and unalienable right to food, including the right to (Sec. 1):

    • Grow, raise, harvest, produce, possess, prepare, preserve, and consume the food of their own choosing; and

    • To save, exchange seeds, barter, trade, or purchase food from the sources of their own choosing.

  • Prohibits trespassing, theft, or poaching off of public lands or natural resources in the harvesting of food or other private property rights abuses (Sec. 1).

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Title: Amends State Constitution to Include a Right to Food

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the Maine constitution to include a right to food.

Highlights:

 

  • Amends the Maine Constitution to add a section detailing that all individuals have a natural, inherent, and unalienable right to food, including the right to (Sec. 1):

    • Grow, raise, harvest, produce, possess, prepare, preserve, and consume the food of their own choosing; and

    • To save, exchange seeds, barter, trade, or purchase food from the sources of their own choosing.

  • Prohibits trespassing, theft, or poaching off of public lands or natural resources in the harvesting of food or other private property rights abuses (Sec. 1).

Title: Amends State Constitution to Include a Right to Food

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