Maine LD 1052: An Act To Feed Rural Citizens of the State

LD 1052 (subjects: FOOD STAMPS , ELIGIBILITY )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1052&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Scott Hamann of South Portland: (D – District 32) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/24/2015 House Committee on Health and Human Services suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/25/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Brakey of Androscoggin, REFERRED to the Committee on Health and Human Services, in concurrence.
5/21/2015 House Reports READ.
Representative GATTINE of Westbrook moved to ACCEPT the Majority Ought to Pass Report.
On further motion of the same Representative TABLED pending his motion to ACCEPT the Majority Ought to Pass Report.
Later today assigned.
5/21/2015 House Unfinished Business
5/26/2015 House Unfinished Business
5/27/2015 House Unfinished Business
5/28/2015 House Unfinished Business
5/29/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/1/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/2/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/3/2015 House Speaker laid before the House
Subsequently, the Majority Ought to Pass Report was ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 145
(Yeas 79 – Nays 65 – Absent 7 – Excused 0)
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Under suspension of the rules, the Bill was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/4/2015 Senate Reports READ.
Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin moved to ACCEPT the Minority Ought Not to Pass Report, in NON-CONCURRENCE.
On further motion by same Senator, TABLED until Later in Today’s Session, pending his motion to ACCEPT the Minority Ought Not to Pass Report, in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Unfinished Business
6/5/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
6/8/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
6/9/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
6/10/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
6/11/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
6/12/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
6/15/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
6/17/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
6/17/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
6/18/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President ProTem
On motion by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin The Minority Ought Not To Pass Report ACCEPTED , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 299 27 Yeas – 7 Nays- 1 Excused – 0 Absent PREVAILED
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/19/2015 House ACCEPTANCE of the Majority Ought to Pass Report and PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/19/2015 Senate The Senate INSISTED To ACCEPTANCE of Minority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD).

Bill Text

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An Act To Feed Rural Citizens of the State

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 22 MRSA 3104, sub- 15 is enacted to read:

15. Waiver of federal limits on assistance for individuals residing in high unemployment areas with insufficient jobs. Beginning with federal fiscal year 2016 and for each federal fiscal year thereafter, the department shall seek a waiver pursuant to 7 United States Code Section 2015(o)(4) to allow individuals otherwise subject to the 3-month limit on food supplement program benefits pursuant to 7 United States Code Section 2015(o)(2) to continue to receive food supplement program benefits if those individuals reside in counties, labor market areas or other areas that qualify for a waiver because of high unemployment or a lack of a sufficient number of jobs to provide employment for those individuals. The department shall adopt routine technical rules pursuant to Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A to implement this subsection.

summary

This bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services to seek a waiver beginning with federal fiscal year 2016, which begins October 1, 2015, and for each federal fiscal year thereafter to allow individuals otherwise subject to a 3-month limit on federal food supplement program benefits to continue to receive benefits if those individuals reside in counties, labor market areas or other areas that qualify for a waiver because of high unemployment or a lack of a sufficient number of jobs to provide employment for those individuals.

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


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