Maine LD 1367: RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Eliminate the Income Tax

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


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Kenneth Fredette of Newport: (R – District 100) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

4 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
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.
6/8/2015 House Reports READ.
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.
6/9/2015 Senate Reports READ
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
READ ONCE
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).

Bill Text

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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:

Section
9.
Power of taxation. The Legislature shall never, in any manner, suspend or surrender the power of taxation , except as limited by this Constitution.

; and be it further
Constitutional referendum procedure; form of question; effective date. Resolved: That the municipal officers of this State shall notify the inhabitants of their respective cities, towns and plantations to meet, in the manner prescribed by law for holding a statewide election, at a statewide election held in the month of November following the passage of this resolution, to vote upon the ratification of the amendment proposed in this resolution by voting upon the following question:

“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.

SUMMARY

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.


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