Maine LD 1664: An Act To Enable the State To Hire Qualified Applicants for Vital State Jobs

LD 1664 (subjects: STATE GOVERNMENT , STATE PERSONNEL )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1664&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Rodney Whittemore of Somerset: (R – District 3) — e-mail | Facebook

0 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/17/2016 Senate Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Whittemore of Somerset REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
3/22/2016 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/30/2016 Senate On motion by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT
Unfinished Business
3/31/2016 Senate Unfinished Business
4/1/2016 Senate Unfinished Business
4/4/2016 Senate Unfinished Business
4/5/2016 Senate Taken from the table by the President ProTem
On motion by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset The Majority Ought Not To Pass Report ACCEPTED
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence
4/7/2016 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative MARTIN of Sinclair, the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report was ACCEPTED.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
Placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Enable the State To Hire Qualified Applicants for Vital State Jobs

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

Sec. 1. 5 MRSA 7063, sub- 2, as enacted by PL 1985, c. 785, Pt. B, 38, is amended to read:

2. Administration of tests. The director may establish policies and procedures to allow departments and agencies of State Government to administer the tests and to interview persons taking the tests conduct interviews.

Sec. 2. 5 MRSA 7063, sub- 5, as enacted by PL 1985, c. 785, Pt. B, 38, is repealed.

summary

This bill makes the following changes to the law relating to recruitment, hiring and retention of state employees.

Current law provides that the Director of Human Resources within the Department of Administrative and Financial Services may establish policies and procedures to allow departments and agencies to administer the tests and to interview persons taking the tests. This bill provides that the director may establish policies and procedures to allow departments and agencies to administer tests and conduct interviews.

Current law provides that an application for a position in State Government may not be rejected solely because the applicant lacks educational qualifications and specifies that acceptable equivalent combinations of appropriate experience or education may be substituted for formal educational qualifications, except where the educational qualifications are reflected in necessary registrations or federal standards. This bill repeals that provision.

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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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