Maine LD 1606: An Act To Provide Funding to the Maine Budget Stabilization Fund

LD 1606 (subjects: STATE FINANCES , DEDICATED FUNDS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1606&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

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

1 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/25/2016 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.
2/25/2016 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/5/2016 Senate Reports READ
On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford Majority Ought to Pass As Amended Report ACCEPTED
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call Number 586 Yeas 30 – Nays 4 – Excused 1 – Absent 0 PREVAILED

READ ONCE

Committee Amendment “A” (S-464) READ

On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford Senate Amendment “A” (S-467) to Committee Amendment “A” (S-464) READ and ADOPTED
Committee Amendment “A” (S-464) As Amended By Senate Amendment “A” (S-467) thereto ADOPTED
Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-464) AS AMENDED BY Senate Amendment “A” (S-467) thereto
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence
4/5/2016 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 559
(Yeas 82 – Nays 66 – Absent 3 – Excused 0)
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (S-464) was READ.
Senate Amendment “A” (S-467) to Committee Amendment “A” (S-464) was READ and ADOPTED.
On motion of Representative STUCKEY of Portland, House Amendment “B” (H-642) to Committee Amendment “A” (S-464) was READ.
On motion of Representative McCABE of Skowhegan, House Amendment “B” (H-642) to Committee Amendment “A” (S-464) was INDEFINITELY POSTPONED.
On further motion of same Representative TABLED pending ADOPTION of Committee Amendment “A” (S-464) as Amended by Senate Amendment “A” (S-467) thereto.
Later today assigned.
4/5/2016 House Speaker laid before the House
On motion of Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston, House Amendment “C” (H-643) to Committee Amendment “A” (S-464) was READ and ADOPTED.
Committee Amendment “A” (S-464) as Amended by House Amendment “C” (H-643) and Senate Amendment “A” (S-467) thereto was 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-464) as Amended by House Amendment “C” (H-643) and Senate Amendment “A” (S-467) thereto.
In NON-CONCURRENCE and sent for concurrence.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/6/2016 Senate On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending CONSIDERATION
Unfinished Business
4/7/2016 Senate Unfinished Business
4/11/2016 Senate Unfinished Business
4/12/2016 Senate Unfinished Business
4/13/2016 Senate Unfinished Business
4/14/2016 Senate Unfinished Business
4/16/2016 Senate The Senate On motion by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland RECEDED From PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-464)
AS AMENDED BY Senate Amendment “A” (S-467) thereto
On motion by Same Senator RECEDED From ADOPTION of Committee Amendment “A” (S-464) AS AMENDED BY Senate Amendment “A” (S-467) thereto
On motion by Same Senator The Senate RECEDED From ADOPTION of Senate Amendment “A” (S-467) To Committee Amendment “A” (S-464) and indefinitly postponed the same.
On motion by Same Senator The Senate RECEDED From ADOPTION of Committee Amendment “A” (S-464) and indefinitly postponed the same.
On motion by Same Senator Senate Amendment “A” (S-545) READ and ADOPTED In NON-CONCURRENCE
Subsequently, PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Senate Amendment “A” (S-545) In NON-CONCURRENCE
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence
4/16/2016 House Representative RUSSELL of Portland REQUESTED a Roll Call on the motion to RECEDE and CONCUR. Less than one-fifth of the members present expressed a desire for a roll call, which was NOT ORDERED.
Subsequently, the House RECEDED and CONCURRED to PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Senate Amendment “A” (S-545).
ROLL CALL NO. 646
(Yeas 115 – Nays 27 – Absent 9 – Excused 0)
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/16/2016 House This being an emergency measure, a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to the House was necessary.
PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/16/2016 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED – Emergency – 2/3 Elected Required, in concurrence.

Bill Text

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An Act To Provide Funding to the Maine Budget Stabilization Fund

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

Whereas, Public Law 2015, chapter 267, Part L, section 6 increased the maximum percentage of total General Fund revenues that may be in the Maine Budget Stabilization Fund; and

Whereas, this legislation requires the transfer of funds to the Maine Budget Stabilization Fund before the expiration of the current fiscal year; and

Whereas, the 90-day period may not terminate until after the beginning of the next fiscal year; 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 enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. Transfer to Maine Budget Stabilization Fund for fiscal year 2015-16. The State Controller shall transfer $67,292,995 to the Maine Budget Stabilization Fund established in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 1532 from the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund no later than June 30, 2016.

Sec. 2. Transfer to Maine Budget Stabilization Fund for fiscal year 2016-17. The State Controller shall transfer $5,389,377 to the Maine Budget Stabilization Fund established in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 1532 from the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund no later than June 30, 2017.

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

SUMMARY

This bill requires the transfer of $67,292,995 in fiscal year 2015-16 and $5,389,377 in fiscal year 2016-17 from the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund to the Maine Budget Stabilization Fund.

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