LD 169 (subjects: GROUND WATER , CONSERVATION )
Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=169&PID=1456&snum=127
- Rep. Deane Rykerson of Kittery: (D – District 1) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Anne-Marie Mastraccio of Sanford: (D – District 18) — e-mail
Rep. Janice Cooper of Yarmouth: (D – District 47) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Matthea Daughtry of Brunswick: (D – District 49) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. John Schneck of Bangor: (D – District 126) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Robert Saucier of Presque Isle: (D – District 147) — e-mail | Facebook
Sen. Christopher Johnson of Lincoln: (D – District 13) — e-mail | Facebook
Sen. Nathan Libby of Androscoggin: (D – District 21) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
|1/29/2015||House||Committee on Taxation suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on TAXATION.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|2/3/2015||Senate||On motion by Senator McCormick of Kennebec, REFERRED to the Committee on Taxation, in concurrence.|
|4/23/2015||Senate||Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)|
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Groundwater Rights
Sec. 1. 36 MRSA c. 370-A is enacted to read:
EXTRACTION OF WATER FOR BOTTLING
As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings.
2832. Excise tax
2833. Application of revenues
Sec. 2. Initial water extraction report. By January 1, 2016, a bottled water operator as defined in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 36, section 2831, subsection 1 shall prepare and submit to the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Revenue Services a report according to procedures specified by the bureau showing the total gallons of water extracted by that operator for bottling in the previous calendar year.
Sec. 3. Application. That section of this Act that enacts the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 36, chapter 370-A applies to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2016.
This bill creates an excise tax of 1 per gallon on the extraction of groundwater or surface water from springs or other underground sources in this State by a bottled water operator that extracted more than 1,000,000 gallons in the previous calendar year if the water is packaged for sale in containers of 5 gallons or less. The revenue from the tax is applied 25% to watershed and water quality protection, 50% to essential programs and services for kindergarten to grade 12 and 25% to the municipality where the water was extracted.
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