Maine law gives certain protections if you are in the National Guard or the U.S. Armed Forces Reserve. These rules apply when you are called to active duty for more than 30 days.
If you have a:
- Professional or occupational license
They will be automatically extended if they expire while you are on active duty and for 6 months after
Also, no continuing education requirements may be required of you during your active duty and for 6 months after.
If you are in the Maine Lobster Apprentice Program the number of required days and hours of practical fishing experience will be reduced.
The Maine laws giving these protections are:
Title 37-B MRSA Section 390-A and
Title 12 MRSA Section 6311
Learn more about federal laws protecting servicemembers who are called to active duty at Stateside Legal. Two of the major federal laws are the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) and the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
Thanks to the Tibor and Anna Doby Veteran Support Fund for supporting our efforts to educate our military servicemembers and veterans about their legal rights.