Maine LD 245: An Act To Rename B Stream in Houlton as Captain Ambrose Bear Stream

LD 245 (subjects: SURFACE WATER , RIVERS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=245&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Henry John Bear of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians: (U – District 154) — e-mail | Facebook

2 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/3/2015 House Committee on State and Local Government suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/3/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Willette of Aroostook, REFERRED to the Committee on State and Local Government, in concurrence.
On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending Motion by Senator WILLETTE of Aroostook to REFER to the Committee on State and Local Government , in concurrence.
Unfinished Business
2/5/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President
Subsequently, On motion by Senator Willette of Aroostook REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT , in concurrence.
3/24/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
3/25/2015 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.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/26/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED, in concurrence.
READ ONCE
ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING NEXT LEGISLATIVE DAY.
3/31/2015 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, in concurrence.
Ordered sent down forthwith.
4/1/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/2/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.

Bill Text

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An Act To Rename B Stream in Houlton as Captain Ambrose Bear Stream

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

Sec. 1. 38 MRSA 467, sub- 15, E, as amended by PL 2003, c. 317, 18, is further amended to read:

E. Meduxnekeag River Drainage.

(1) Meduxnekeag River, main stem.

(a) From the outlet of Meduxnekeag Lake to the international boundary – Class B.

(2) Meduxnekeag River, tributaries – Class B unless otherwise specified.

(a) North Branch of the Meduxnekeag River and its tributaries above the Monticello – T.C, R.2, W.E.L.S. boundary – Class A.

(b) Moose Brook and its tributaries, upstream of the Ludlow Road in Ludlow – Class A.

(c) South Branch of the Meduxnekeag River and its tributaries, upstream of the Oliver Road in Cary – Class A.

(d) B Captain Ambrose Bear Stream and tributaries upstream of the Burnt Brow Bridge in Hammond – Class A.

Sec. 2. Name change from B Stream to Captain Ambrose Bear Stream. The county commissioners of Aroostook County shall rename the stream in and near the Town of Houlton in Aroostook County named B Stream to Captain Ambrose Bear Stream in honor of Captain Ambrose Bear, a Maliseet Indian chief who served in the Revolutionary War. The commissioners shall provide notice of the new name to the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, the Secretary of the United States Department of the Interior and other public agencies, boards, committees or other groups responsible for changing names of places and ensuring that such name changes appear on maps and other documents.

Sec. 3. Commissioner of Transportation to replace signs. The Commissioner of Transportation shall replace any sign that is located on the interstate highway that contains a reference to B Stream to comply with section 2 no later than 30 days after the effective date of this Act.

Sec. 4. Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. The Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife shall amend Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s rules to change the name of B Stream to Captain Ambrose Bear Stream in all rules that mention the stream.

SUMMARY

This bill requires the Aroostook County Commissioners to rename B Stream in and near the Town of Houlton in Aroostook County to Captain Ambrose Bear Stream, in honor of Captain Ambrose Bear, a Maliseet Indian chief who served in the Revolutionary War. The bill also requires the county commissioners to notify the appropriate authorities and agencies of the name change. The Department of Transportation is required to change any existing road signs designating B Stream to refer to Captain Ambrose Bear Stream. The bill also requires the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to amend its rules to change the name of B Stream to Captain Ambrose Bear Stream, and it changes the name where the name B Stream is cited in statute.

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