Maine LD 1572: An Act To Ensure Nondiscrimination against Gun Owners in Public Housing

LD 1572 (subjects: HUMAN RIGHTS , HOUSING )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1572&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support | In The News


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Andre Cushing of Penobscot: (R – District 10) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/21/2016 Senate Committee on JUDICIARY
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator BURNS of Washington Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending REFERENCE
Unfinished Business
1/26/2016 Senate (Unfinished Business)
1/28/2016 Senate Taken from the table by the President
On motion by Senator ROSEN of Hancock REFERENCE to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence
2/2/2016 House Speaker EVES of North Berwick moved that the Bill be REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY.
On motion of Representative McCABE of Skowhegan, the Bill was TABLED pending REFERENCE to the Committee on JUDICIARY.
Later today assigned. (Roll Call Ordered)

2/2/2016 House Unfinished Business
2/4/2016 House Unfinished Business
2/9/2016 House Unfinished Business
2/11/2016 House Speaker laid before the House
Subsequently, the motion to REFER the Bill to the Committee on JUDICIARY FAILED.
ROLL CALL NO. 475
(Yeas 69 – Nays 74 – Absent 8 – Excused 0)
Subsequently, the Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/22/2016 Senate Reports READ.
On motion by Senator ROSEN of Hancock TABLED until Later in Today’s Session, pending ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.
(Unfinished Business)
3/23/2016 Senate Unfinished Business
3/24/2016 Senate Taken from the table by the President
On motion by Senator ROSEN of Hancock The Majority Ought to Pass As Amended Report ACCEPTED
Committee Amendment “A” (S-405) READ and ADOPTED
Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED by Committee Amendment “A” (S-405)
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence
3/28/2016 House Reports READ.
Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro moved to ACCEPT the Minority Ought Not to Pass Report.
On further motion of the same Representative TABLED pending her motion to ACCEPT the Minority Ought Not to Pass Report.
Later today assigned.
3/28/2016 House Unfinished Business
3/29/2016 House Unfinished Business
3/30/2016 House Speaker laid before the House
Subsequently, the Minority Ought Not to Pass Report FAILED.
ROLL CALL NO. 538
(Yeas 54 – Nays 92 – Absent 5 – Excused 0)
Subsequently, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (S-405) was READ and ADOPTED.
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-405).
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/31/2016 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/1/2016 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.

Bill Text

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An Act To Ensure Nondiscrimination against Gun Owners in Public Housing

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

Sec. 1. 14 MRSA 6030-F is enacted to read:

6030-F. Firearms in public housing

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

A. “Firearm” has the same meaning as in Title 12, section 10001, subsection 21.
B. “Public housing” means any housing that is financed in whole or in part with public funds subsidizing housing accommodations.
C. “Rental agreement” means an agreement, written or oral, and valid rules and regulations embodying the terms and conditions concerning the use and occupancy of a dwelling unit and premises.

2. Prohibition or restriction on firearms prohibited. A rental agreement for the provision of public housing may not contain a provision or impose a rule that requires a person to agree, as a condition of tenancy, to a prohibition or restriction on the lawful ownership, use, possession, bearing or transportation of a firearm, firearm component or ammunition on or within the premises, including the common areas of the premises, by a tenant, tenant’s household member or guest.
3. Damages; attorney’s fees. If a landlord brings an action to enforce a provision or rule prohibited under subsection 2, a tenant, tenant’s household member or guest may recover actual damages sustained by that tenant, tenant’s household member or guest and reasonable attorney’s fees.
4. Immunity. Except in cases of gross negligence, a public housing authority or private landlord is not liable in a civil action for personal injury, death, property damage or other damages resulting from or arising out of an occurrence involving a lawfully owned firearm, firearm component or ammunition that the public housing authority or private landlord is required to allow on the property under this section.
5. Exception. This section does not apply to any prohibition or restriction that is required by federal law or regulation.

SUMMARY

This bill prohibits a rental agreement for the provision of public housing from containing a provision requiring a tenant to agree to a prohibition on the lawful ownership, use, possession, bearing or transportation of a firearm, firearm component or ammunition on or within the premises by a tenant, tenant’s household member or guest.

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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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