LD 1367 (subjects: INCOME TAX , PROVISIONS REVISED )
Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1367&PID=1456&snum=127
Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support | In The News
- Rep. Eleanor Espling of New Gloucester: (R – District 65) — e-mail | Facebook
Sen. Andre Cushing of Penobscot: (R – District 10) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Sen. Michael Thibodeau of Waldo: (R – District 11) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Sen. Garrett Mason of Androscoggin: (R – District 22) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
|4/23/2015||House||Committee on Taxation suggested and ordered printed.
The RESOLUTION was REFERRED to the Committee on TAXATION.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|4/23/2015||Senate||On motion by Senator McCormick of Kennebec, REFERRED to the Committee on Taxation, in concurrence.|
On motion of Representative GOODE of Bangor, the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report was ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 171
(Yeas 82 – Nays 64 – Absent 5 – Excused 0)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
On motion by Senator McCORMICK of Kennebec Minority Ought to Pass As Amended Report ACCEPTED, in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 170 20 Yeas – 14 Nays- 1 Excused – 0 Absent PREVAILED
Committee Amendment “A” (H-324) READ and ADOPTED , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-324) , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
|6/9/2015||House||The House INSISTED on ACCEPTANCE of the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|6/10/2015||Senate||On motion by Senator McCORMICK of Kennebec The Senate Insisted to ACCEPTANCE of the Minority Ought to Pass As Amended Report AND PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-324) , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD).
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Eliminate the Income Tax
Constitutional amendment. Resolved: Two thirds of each branch of the Legislature concurring, that the following amendment to the Constitution of Maine be proposed:
Constitution, Art. IX, 8, sub- 6 is enacted to read:
6. Taxation of income prohibited. Beginning January 1, 2020, the Legislature shall never, in any manner, enact or impose a tax upon the income of any person nor shall the State levy or collect such an income tax for any period beginning on or after January 1, 2020.
Constitution, Art. IX, 9 is amended to read:
9. Power of taxation. The Legislature shall never, in any manner, suspend or surrender the power of taxation , except as limited by this Constitution.
“Do you favor amending the Constitution of Maine to prohibit the Legislature, beginning January 1, 2020, from enacting or imposing a tax on the income of any person and prohibiting the State from levying or collecting an income tax for any period beginning on or after January 1, 2020?”
The legal voters of each city, town and plantation shall vote by ballot on this question and designate their choice by a cross or check mark placed within the corresponding square below the word “Yes” or “No.” The ballots must be received, sorted, counted and declared in open ward, town and plantation meetings and returns made to the Secretary of State in the same manner as votes for members of the Legislature. The Governor shall review the returns. If it appears that a majority of the legal votes are cast in favor of the amendment, the Governor shall proclaim that fact without delay and the amendment becomes part of the Constitution of Maine on the date of the proclamation; and be it further
Secretary of State shall prepare ballots. Resolved: That the Secretary of State shall prepare and furnish to each city, town and plantation all ballots, returns and copies of this resolution necessary to carry out the purposes of this referendum.
This resolution proposes to amend the Constitution of Maine to prohibit the Legislature, beginning January 1, 2020, from enacting or imposing a tax upon the income of persons in this State and to prohibit the State from levying or collecting such a tax for any period beginning on or after January 1, 2020.
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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.
In The News…
Recent news stories featuring LD 1367:
- Portland Press Herald: Crucial legislative panel rejects LePage plan to end income tax
- Kennebec Journal: LePage, Republicans shift effort to eliminating income tax
- Portland Press Herald: LePage, Republicans shift tactics on eliminating Maineâ€™s income tax
This information about LD 1367 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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