Maine LD 1286: An Act To Ensure the Use of Environmentally Responsible Insulation Materials in Taxpayer-funded Building Projects

LD 1286 (subjects: STATE GOVERNMENT , CONTRACTED SERVICES )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1286&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Christopher Johnson of Lincoln: (D – District 13) — e-mail | Facebook

6 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
4/9/2015 Senate Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Whittemore of Somerset REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
4/9/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/30/2015 Senate CARRIED OVER to any Special or Regular Session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 992. in concurrence
6/30/2015 House Carried over to any special and/or regular session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 992.
6/30/2015 Senate CARRIED OVER to any Special or Regular Session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 992. , in concurrence.
3/15/2016 Senate Reports READ
On motion by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending Acceptance of EITHER REPORT
Unfinished Business
3/16/2016 Senate Unfinished Business
3/17/2016 Senate Unfinished Business
3/17/2016 Senate (Unfinished Business)
3/22/2016 Senate Unfinished Business
3/23/2016 Senate Unfinished Business
3/24/2016 Senate Unfinished Business
3/28/2016 Senate Taken from the table by the President
On motion by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset The Minority Ought Not To Pass Report ACCEPTED
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call Number 554 Yeas 20 – Nays 14 – Excused 0 – Absent 0 PREVAILED
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence
3/29/2016 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative MARTIN of Sinclair, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (S-386) was READ and ADOPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 525
(Yeas 76 – Nays 70 – Absent 5 – Excused 0)
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 as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-386).
In NON-CONCURRENCE and sent for concurrence.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/30/2016 Senate Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset moved The Senate INSIST To ACCEPTANCE of the Minority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report In NON-CONCURRENCE
Motion by Senator JOHNSON of Lincoln that the Senate RECEDE and CONCUR With ACCEPTANCE of the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report AND PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-386) FAILED
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call Number 563 Yeas 14 – Nays 19 – Excused 1 – Absent 0
Subsequently, Motion by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset The Senate INSISTED To ACCEPTANCE of the Minority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report, In NON-CONCURRENCE
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence
3/31/2016 House The House INSISTED on ACCEPTANCE of the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report and PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-386).
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
Placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Ensure the Use of Environmentally Responsible Insulation Materials in Taxpayer-funded Building Projects

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

Sec. 1. 5 MRSA 1762-B is enacted to read:

1762-B. Insulation with a low global-warming potential for state-funded projects

1. Definitions. As used in this section, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings.

A. “Global-warming potential” means the measure of relative radiative effect of a gas compared with that of carbon dioxide integrated over a 100-year time horizon as calculated in accordance with the method specified in Chapter 6 of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Potential’s 2001 Third Assessment Report.
B. “Substantial renovations” means any renovation for which the cost exceeds 50% of the building’s current value prior to renovation.

2. Insulation for state-funded construction projects. After October 1, 2016, the following entities must install, or fund the installation of, insulation with a global-warming potential of 10 or less for state-funded new construction or substantial renovations. Any building constructed or substantially renovated that will be leased or is leased to the following entities must be constructed with insulation with a global-warming potential of 10 or less.

A. School administrative units;
B. The Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of General Services, Division of Purchases;
C. The University of Maine System;
D. The Maine Community College System;
E. The Maine Maritime Academy;
F. The Maine State Housing Authority; and
G. The Efficiency Maine Trust under Title 35-A, chapter 97.

summary

This bill requires the use of insulation with a low global-warming potential for all state-funded new building construction and substantial renovations of existing buildings. This bill also specifies that school administrative units, the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of General Services, Division of Purchases, University of Maine System, Maine Community College System, the Maine State Housing Authority and the Efficiency Maine Trust must use or require to be used low global-warming potential insulation in any state-funded new building construction or substantial renovation, or any building constructed for the purpose of leasing, or the substantial renovation of a leased building.

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