Maine LD 1445: Resolve, Reauthorizing the Balance of the 2009 Bond Issue for an Offshore Wind Energy Demonstration Project

LD 1445 (subjects: BOND ISSUES , ENERGY )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1445&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. James Hamper of Oxford: (R – District 19) — e-mail | Facebook

5 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
6/15/2015 Senate Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Hamper of Oxford REFERRED to the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/15/2015 House Resolve REFERRED to the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/17/2015 Senate Reports READ
On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford The Majority Ought to Pass As Amended Report ACCEPTED
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (S-291) READ and ADOPTED

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-291)
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/17/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative GIDEON of Freeport, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
The Resolve was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (S-291) was READ and ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the rules, the Resolve was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
The Resolve was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-291).
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/19/2015 House On motion of Representative GIDEON of Freeport, TABLED pending FINAL PASSAGE.
Later today assigned. (Roll Call Ordered)

6/19/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/22/2015 House Speaker laid before the House
Subsequently, FINALLY PASSED.
ROLL CALL NO. 326
(Yeas 121 – Nays 22 – Absent 8 – Excused 0)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.

6/22/2015 Senate FINALLY PASSED – Emergency – 2/3 Elected Required, in concurrence.
6/22/2015 House Speaker laid before the House
FINALLY PASSED.
ROLL CALL NO. 326
(Yeas 121 – Nays 22 – Absent 8 – Excused 0)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 1445 as originally introduced. L.D. 1445 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (S-291) .

Resolve, Reauthorizing the Balance of the 2009 Bond Issue for an Offshore Wind Energy Demonstration Project

Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and

Whereas, the Treasurer of State may not sell the remaining $6,085,000 in bonds authorized but not yet issued from the $26,500,000 offshore wind energy demonstration site and related manufacturing bond issue authorized by the voters in June 2010 unless the Legislature reauthorizes the issuance of those bonds; and

Whereas, the University of Maine requires this $6,085,000 in bonds to complete construction of its offshore wind energy demonstration project; and

Whereas, this legislation must take effect before the expiration of the 90-day period in order for the construction to be completed on schedule; and

Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore, be it

Sec.
1.
Extension for issuing. Resolved: That, pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of Maine, Article IX, Section 14, the period for issuance of bonds or of bond anticipation notes authorized but unissued pursuant to Public Law 2009, chapter 414, as amended by Public Law 2009, chapter 645, and authorized by the voters in a statewide election held on June 8, 2010, in order to complete construction of the offshore wind energy demonstration site already under construction at the University of Maine, is further extended for a 5-year period.

Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.

SUMMARY

This resolve extends the authority to issue bonds for the University of Maine’s offshore wind energy demonstration site previously authorized in June 2010. These funds are required to complete construction of the offshore wind energy demonstration site already under construction at the university.

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