Maine LD 261: Resolve, To Initiate the Procedures To Request the United States Congress’s Joint Committee on the Library To Replace a Statue in the National Statuary Hall Collection

LD 261 (subjects: SPENDING , CULTURAL SERVICES )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=261&PID=1456&snum=127


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


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Garrett Mason of Androscoggin: (R – District 22) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

6 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/3/2015 Senate Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Langley of Hancock REFERRED to the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
2/3/2015 House Resolve REFERRED to the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/14/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED.

READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (S-34) READ and ADOPTED.
ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING NEXT LEGISLATIVE DAY.
4/16/2015 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” (S-34).
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
4/23/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
On OBJECTION of Representative DeCHANT of Bath REMOVED.
The Committee Report was READ and ACCEPTED.
The Resolve was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (S-34) was READ and ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the rules, the Resolve was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
The Resolve was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-34).
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/28/2015 House FINALLY PASSED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/29/2015 Senate On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford PLACED ON THE SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE pending FINAL PASSAGE , in concurrence.
6/30/2015 Senate On Motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford taken from the SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE. FINALLY PASSED , in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 261 as originally introduced. L.D. 261 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 (S-34) .

Resolve, To Initiate the Procedures To Request the United States Congress’s Joint Committee on the Library To Replace a Statue in the National Statuary Hall Collection

Preamble. Whereas, the statues of 2 great citizens of Maine, William King, Maine’s first governor, and Hannibal Hamlin, the 15th Vice President of the United States, are part of the National Statuary Hall Collection in the United States Capitol; and

Whereas, this legislation seeks to put a statue of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in the place of the statue of William King in the collection; and

Whereas, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, a president of Bowdoin College, a brigadier general in the Union Army, a hero of the Battle of Gettysburg, a Medal of Honor recipient and the 32nd Governor of Maine, is a great citizen of Maine whose statue would help educate visitors to the United States Capitol about his life and about a great state; now, therefore, be it

Sec.
1.
Commission established. Resolved: That the Commission to Install a Statue of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in the National Statuary Hall Collection, referred to in this resolve as “the commission,” is established; and be it further

Sec.
2.
Commission membership. Resolved: That the commission consists of 11 members appointed as follows:

1. Two members of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate, including a member from each of the 2 parties holding the largest number of seats in the Legislature;

2. Four members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, including members from each of the 2 parties holding the largest number of seats in the Legislature;

3. A member representing the Maine Arts Commission appointed by the Governor;

4. A member representing the Maine Historic Preservation Commission appointed by the Governor;

5. A member representing the Maine State Museum Commission appointed by the Governor;

6. A member of the public appointed by the President of the Senate; and

7. A member of the public appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and be it further

Sec.
3.
Chairs. Resolved: That the first-named Senate member is the Senate chair and the first-named House of Representatives member is the House chair of the commission; and be it further

Sec.
4.
Appointments; convening of commission. Resolved: That all appointments must be made no later than 30 days following the effective date of this resolve. The appointing authorities shall notify the Executive Director of the Legislative Council once all appointments have been completed. After appointment of all members, the chairs shall call and convene the first meeting of the commission. If 30 days or more after the effective date of this resolve a majority of but not all appointments have been made, the chairs may request authority and the Legislative Council may grant authority for the commission to meet and conduct its business; and be it further

Sec.
5.
Duties. Resolved: That the commission shall:

1. Select a sculptor to sculpt the statue of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain;

2. Devise a method to raise and collect outside funds necessary to carry out the intent of this resolve;

3. Represent the State in its dealings with the United States Congress’s Joint Committee on the Library, which has oversight of the National Statuary Hall Collection, and the Architect of the Capitol, who is responsible for the reception, placement and care of the statue in the collection;

4. Direct the expenditure of money to pay for the sculptor chosen to carve or cast the statue, a pedestal and any desired inscription, transporting the statue and pedestal to the United States Capitol, removing and transporting the replaced statue, temporarily erecting the new statue in the Rotunda of the Capitol for the unveiling ceremony, the unveiling ceremony and any other expenses the commission considers necessary; and

5. Take any further actions incidental to carrying out the intent of this resolve; and be it further

Sec.
6.
Staff assistance. Resolved: That the Maine Arts Commission, the Maine Historic Preservation Commission and the Maine State Museum Commission shall provide necessary staffing services to the commission; and be it further

Sec.
7.
Report. Resolved: That the commission shall submit a report that includes a summary of the commission’s progress in carrying out the intent of this resolve and any recommendations, including suggested legislation, for presentation to the Second Regular Session of the 127th Legislature; and be it further

Sec.
8.
Outside funding. Resolved: That the commission shall seek funding contributions to fully fund the costs associated with carrying out the intent of this resolve.

summary

This resolve establishes the Commission to Install a Statue of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in the National Statuary Hall Collection. The commission is directed to take steps necessary to result in the placement of a statue of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in the National Statuary Hall Collection in the United States Capitol. This statue will replace that of William King, Maine’s first governor, the ownership of which may be transferred to the State, subject to the approval of the United States Congress’s Joint Committee on the Library. The commission is directed to seek outside funding to fully fund the costs associated with carrying out the intent of the resolve.

Patterns of Support

Pattern of Cosponsorship by Region:

Pattern of Cosponsorship by Gender:

Pattern of Cosponsorship by Party:

Pattern of Cosponsorship by Campaign Finance Classification:

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 261 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
The Open Maine Politics website is in a beta release and results should not be taken as definitive. Please visit the official website of the Maine State Legislature for entirely verifiable information.

Share this page…Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrDigg thisShare on RedditEmail this to someonePrint this page

Be the first to comment on "Maine LD 261: Resolve, To Initiate the Procedures To Request the United States Congress’s Joint Committee on the Library To Replace a Statue in the National Statuary Hall Collection"

Leave a comment

Democracy thrives on participation; please share your thoughts!
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Your email address will not be published.


*