LD 1673 (subjects: ELECTIONS , PRESIDENTIAL )
Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1673&PID=1456&snum=127
Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support | In The News
- Rep. Roberta Beavers of South Berwick: (D – District 2) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Robert Foley of Wells: (R – District 7) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Justin Chenette of Saco: (D – District 15) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. James J. Campbell of Newfield: (I – District 21) — e-mail
Rep. Patrick Corey of Windham: (R – District 25) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Kevin Battle of South Portland: (R – District 33) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Ben Chipman of Portland: (D – District 40) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Matthea Daughtry of Brunswick: (D – District 49) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Dale Crafts of Lisbon: (R – District 56) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Jeffrey Evangelos of Friendship: (I – District 91) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Anne Beebe-Center of Rockland: (D – District 93) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Christine Burstein of Lincolnville: (D – District 96) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Kenneth Fredette of Newport: (R – District 100) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. James Davitt of Hampden: (D – District 101) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Henry Beck of Waterville: (D – District 110) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Russell Black of Wilton: (R – District 114) — e-mail
Rep. Robert Duchesne of Hudson: (D – District 121) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Michelle Dunphy of Old Town: (D – District 122) — e-mail
Sen. Paul Davis of Piscataquis: (R – District 4) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Sen. James Dill of Penobscot: (D – District 5) — e-mail
Sen. David Burns of Washington: (R – District 6) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Sen. Andre Cushing of Penobscot: (R – District 10) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Sen. Scott Cyrway of Kennebec: (R – District 16) — e-mail | Facebook
Sen. Linda Baker of Sagadahoc: (R – District 23) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Sen. Catherine Breen of Cumberland: (D – District 25) — e-mail | Facebook
Sen. Bill Diamond of Cumberland: (D – District 26) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
|3/23/2016||Senate||Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Mason of Androscoggin REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
|3/24/2016||House||Bill REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
On motion by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report ACCEPTED.
Committee Amendment “A” (S-511) READ and ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-511)
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence
On motion of Representative McCABE of Skowhegan TABLED pending ACCEPTANCE of Either Report.
Later today assigned.
|4/12/2016||House||Speaker laid before the House
On motion of Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (S-511) 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-511).
ROLL CALL NO. 596
(Yeas 128 – Nays 22 – Absent 1 – Excused 0)
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|4/12/2016||House||PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|4/12/2016||Senate||PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.|
An Act To Establish a Presidential Primary System in Maine
Sec. 1. 21-A MRSA 335, sub- 5, B-2 is enacted to read:
Sec. 2. 21-A MRSA 335, sub- 6, as enacted by PL 1985, c. 161, 6, is amended to read:
Sec. 3. 21-A MRSA 335, sub- 8, as amended by PL 1995, c. 459, 23, is further amended to read:
Sec. 4. 21-A MRSA c. 5, sub-c. 7 is enacted to read:
PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTIONS
431. Determination and date of primary; voter eligibility
432. Party certification
The state committee of a party shall file the certification described in section 431, subsection 1 with the Secretary of State by December 1st of the year prior to the presidential election year. This certification must contain the following:
On or before July 1st of the year prior to a presidential election year, the Secretary of State shall prepare and make available petitions for circulation by a person desiring to be a contestant in the Maine presidential primary election of any party. This petition must be completed and filed at least 45 days before the primary election in the manner provided in sections 335 and 336.
434. Ballot preparation; candidate eligibility
The Secretary of State shall prepare ballots for a presidential primary election under this subchapter in accordance with section 601-B.
In order to withdraw a person’s name from the ballot, the affidavit must be received by the Secretary of State at least 45 days before the date designated for the presidential primary election.
435. Selection of delegates
(1) A candidate receiving 10% or more of the total votes for candidates or uncommitted is allocated a share of delegates that approaches, as closely as possible, the respective share of the total vote.
(2) The percentages of votes attributable to candidates receiving less than 10% of the total vote must be added to the total percentage of uncommitted votes for the purpose of allocating delegates.
Whenever a municipality complies with the provisions of this subchapter, the State shall bear the cost incurred.
437. Effective date
This subchapter takes effect July 1, 2017.
Sec. 5. 21-A MRSA 601-B is enacted to read:
601-B. Presidential primary ballot
The Secretary of State shall prepare presidential primary election ballots in accordance with section 434 and the following provisions.
This bill amends the presidential nomination process in the State, to be in place for the 2020 presidential election. The bill provides that, whenever the state committee of a party certifies that there is a contest among candidates for nomination as the presidential candidate of the party and that the committee has voted to conduct a presidential primary election, the State shall hold a presidential primary election. Under the bill, only voters who are enrolled in the party may vote in that party’s presidential primary election. Under the bill, delegates to the national convention must be allocated in proportion with the candidate votes and the uncommitted votes cast in the presidential primary election of the party.
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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.
In The News…
Recent news stories featuring LD 1673:
- Portland Press Herald: Maine legislators to examine switch back to primaries
- Portland Press Herald: Bill to switch Maine to presidential primaries moves forward
- Kennebec Journal: Primary elections bill wins support in Maine House and Senate
This information about LD 1673 was last updated on 2016-05-13.
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