Maine LD 223: An Act To Eliminate Outdated Provisions of the Laws Governing the Maine Turnpike Authority

LD 223 (subjects: TURNPIKE AUTHORITY , DUTIES )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=223&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Andrew McLean of Gorham: (D – District 27) — e-mail | Facebook

1 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/3/2015 House Committee on Transportation suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on TRANSPORTATION.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/3/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Collins of York, REFERRED to the Committee on Transportation, in concurrence.
3/11/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
3/12/2015 House Committee on Bills in the Second Reading Reports no further verbal amendments necessary Representative McLEAN of Gorham, Chair, House of Representatives Report Accepted.
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-9).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/17/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (H-9) READ and ADOPTED , in concurrence.
ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING NEXT LEGISLATIVE DAY.
3/18/2015 Senate COMMITTEE ON BILLS IN THE SECOND READING REPORTS NO FURTHER VERBAL AMENDMENTS NECESSARY, Senator Saviello, Senate Chair. REPORT ACCEPTED.
READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-9), in concurrence.
Ordered sent down forthwith.
3/19/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/24/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 223 as originally introduced. L.D. 223 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (H-9) .

An Act To Eliminate Outdated Provisions of the Laws Governing the Maine Turnpike Authority

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

Sec. 1. 23 MRSA 1961, sub- 3, as enacted by PL 1987, c. 793, Pt. A, 6, is repealed.

Sec. 2. 23 MRSA 1965, sub- 1, D, as amended by PL 2007, c. 270, 1, is further amended to read:

D. Construct, maintain, reconstruct and operate a toll turnpike from a point at or near Kittery in York County to a point at or near Augusta in Kennebec County, except that the traveled way may not be widened or expanded beyond 3 lanes for each direction of travel from the southern terminus of the turnpike to mile marker 53 and beyond 2 lanes for each direction of travel elsewhere on the turnpike without the express approval of the Legislature.

Except as provided in section 1965-A, a A license, permit or approval necessary for the widening or expansion of the turnpike may not be issued by any state agency unless that agency makes an affirmative finding that the widening or expansion is consistent with state transportation policy, as established in section 73, as well as rules implementing that policy;

Sec. 3. 23 MRSA 1965, sub- 1, P, as enacted by PL 1981, c. 595, 3, is amended to read:

P. Provide from revenues to or for the use of the department funds for the maintenance, construction or reconstruction of interchanges determined pursuant to section 1974, subsection 3, for which the authority has not otherwise provided;

Sec. 4. 23 MRSA 1965-A, as amended by PL 1997, c. 493, Pt. A, 2 and affected by 3, is repealed.

Sec. 5. 23 MRSA 1966, sub- 4, as enacted by PL 1987, c. 457, 4, is repealed.

Sec. 6. 23 MRSA 1969, sub- 1, C, as amended by PL 1993, c. 410, Pt. MM, 8, is further amended to read:

C. To the payment of the costs of constructing or reconstructing interchanges that are determined by the Department of Transportation and the authority to have a sufficient relationship to the public’s use of the turnpike and the orderly regulation and flow of traffic on the turnpike in accordance with the requirements of section 1974, subsection 3;

Sec. 7. 23 MRSA 1974, sub- 3, as amended by PL 1991, c. 9, Pt. E, 16, is repealed.

SUMMARY

This bill repeals certain provisions of law governing the Maine Turnpike Authority, or “the authority.” Specifically, this bill:

1. Repeals language regarding the payment on bonds that was required and made in 1982;

2. Repeals a provision concerning the process for widening the Maine Turnpike south of mile 44;

3. Repeals language requiring the authority, on a semiannual basis, to report to the Legislative Council on the authority’s activities for the preceding half of the fiscal year ;

4. Repeals language regarding the policy for authorizing additional exchanges; and

5. Corrects cross-references to the repealed language.

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.


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