Maine LD 1228: An Act To Amend the Ballot Initiative Process To Ensure Support in Maine’s Congressional Districts

LD 1228 (subjects: ELECTIONS , CITIZEN INITIATIVES )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1228&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Stanley Short of Pittsfield: (I – District 106) — e-mail | Facebook

7 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
4/7/2015 House Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/7/2015 Senate On motion by Senator COLLINS of York , REFERRED to the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs, in concurrence.
4/28/2015 Senate Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Amend the Ballot Initiative Process To Ensure Support in Maine’s Congressional Districts

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

Sec. 1. 21-A MRSA 902-B is enacted to read:

902-B. Signatures on petitions for direct initiative of legislation from congressional districts

The required number of signatures on petitions for the direct initiative of legislation specified in the Constitution of Maine, Article IV, Part Third, Section 18 must include a number of signatures of voters registered to vote in each congressional district that is equal to 10% of the total vote for Governor cast in that congressional district in the last gubernatorial election preceding the filing of the direct initiative.

summary

This bill provides that the required number of signatures on petitions for the direct initiative of legislation must include a number of signatures of voters registered to vote in each congressional district that is equal to 10% of the total vote for Governor cast in that congressional district in the last gubernatorial election preceding the filing of the direct initiative.

Patterns of Support

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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.


This information about LD 1228 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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