Maine LD 1681: An Act To Clarify the Appointment Process

LD 1681 (subjects: STATE OFFICERS , GOVERNOR )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1681&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Stanley Gerzofsky of Cumberland: (D – District 24) — e-mail | Facebook

1 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/29/2016 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.
3/29/2016 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/7/2016 Senate Reports READ
On motion by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset Report C Ought to Pass As Amended by Committee Amendment “B” (S-475) Report ACCEPTED
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “B” (S-475) READ and ADOPTED
Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED by Committee Amendment “B” (S-475)
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence
4/8/2016 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative MARTIN of Sinclair, REPORT B Ought to Pass as Amended was ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 572
(Yeas 78 – Nays 68 – Absent 5 – Excused 0)
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (S-474) 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-474).
In NON-CONCURRENCE and sent for concurrence.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/11/2016 Senate On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin The Senate INSISTED To ACCEPTANCE of Report C OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED by Committee Amendment “B” (S-475) Report AND PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “B” (S-475) In NON-CONCURRENCE
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence
4/11/2016 House Motion of Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester to RECEDE and CONCUR FAILED.
ROLL CALL NO. 588
(Yeas 72 – Nays 74 – Absent 5 – Excused 0)
Subsequently, the House INSISTED on ACCEPTANCE of REPORT B Ought to Pass as Amended and PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-474).
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
Placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Clarify the Appointment Process

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

Sec. 1. 1 MRSA 75 is enacted to read:

75. Construction of statutes relating to appointments

If a statute provides that an entity or individual provide to the Governor names of candidates for appointment to a position, but does not specify the number of names of candidates that must be provided, that statute is construed to mean that the entity or individual must provide the Governor a list of at least 3 qualified candidates.

SUMMARY

This bill clarifies the appointment process in those instances when an individual or entity is required by statute to provide the Governor names of candidates for appointment, but the number of candidates is not specified, to require that a list of at least 3 qualified candidates be provided to the Governor.

Patterns of Support

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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.


This information about LD 1681 was last updated on 2016-05-13.
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