Maine LD 286: An Act Making Supplemental Allocations from the Highway Fund and Other Funds for the Expenditures of State Government Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2015

LD 286 (subjects: ROADS , HIGHWAY SAFETY )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=286&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

5 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/5/2015 House Committee on Transportation suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on TRANSPORTATION.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/10/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Collins of York, REFERRED to the Committee on Transportation, in concurrence.
3/19/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
3/24/2015 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-19).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/25/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (H-19) READ and ADOPTED , in concurrence.
ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING NEXT LEGISLATIVE DAY.
3/26/2015 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-19) , in concurrence.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
3/31/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/1/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED – Emergency – 2/3 Elected Required, in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 286 as originally introduced. L.D. 286 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-19) .

An Act Making Supplemental Allocations from the Highway Fund and Other Funds for the Expenditures of State Government Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2015

Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and

Whereas, the 90-day period may not terminate until after the beginning of the next fiscal year; and

Whereas, certain obligations and expenses incident to the operation of state departments and institutions will become due and payable immediately; and

Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore,

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

Sec. 1. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.

PUBLIC SAFETY, DEPARTMENT OF

State Police 0291

Initiative: Provides funding for equipment and supplies.

HIGHWAY FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$137,774 $0 $0
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HIGHWAY FUND TOTAL $137,774 $0 $0

State Police 0291

Initiative: Provides funding to correct law enforcement personnel safety issues identified through an audit of the State Police program.

HIGHWAY FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$17,500 $0 $0
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HIGHWAY FUND TOTAL $17,500 $0 $0

Traffic Safety 0546

Initiative: Provides funding for the approved reclassification of one State Police Trooper position to a State Police Specialist position retroactive to October of 2013.

HIGHWAY FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Personal Services
$12,062 $0 $0
All Other
$220 $0 $0
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HIGHWAY FUND TOTAL $12,282 $0 $0

PUBLIC SAFETY, DEPARTMENT OF
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
HIGHWAY FUND
$167,556 $0 $0
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL – ALL FUNDS $167,556 $0 $0

Sec. 2. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.

TRANSPORTATION, DEPARTMENT OF

Highway Light Capital Z095

Initiative: Provides additional funding in the Highway Light Capital program and Local Road Assistance Program as a result of increased Highway Fund revenue projections in December 2014.

HIGHWAY FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Capital Expenditures
$6,786,777 $0 $0
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HIGHWAY FUND TOTAL $6,786,777 $0 $0

Local Road Assistance Program 0337

Initiative: Provides additional funding in the Highway Light Capital program and Local Road Assistance Program as a result of increased Highway Fund revenue projections in December 2014.

HIGHWAY FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All Other
$610,810 $0 $0
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HIGHWAY FUND TOTAL $610,810 $0 $0

Multimodal – Island Ferry Service Z016

Initiative: To implement a recruitment and retention stipend of 15% for Ferry Able Seaman positions based on the August 2014 agreement between the State of Maine and the Maine State Employees Association to address recruitment and retention problems at the Maine State Ferry Service. The hours were reduced from 7 positions, and this initiative puts those hours back.

ISLAND FERRY SERVICES FUND 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
POSITIONS – FTE COUNT
1.110 0.000 0.000
Personal Services
$70,164 $0 $0
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ISLAND FERRY SERVICES FUND TOTAL $70,164 $0 $0

TRANSPORTATION, DEPARTMENT OF
DEPARTMENT TOTALS 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
HIGHWAY FUND
$7,397,587 $0 $0
ISLAND FERRY SERVICES FUND
$70,164 $0 $0
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DEPARTMENT TOTAL – ALL FUNDS $7,467,751 $0 $0

Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.

SUMMARY

This bill makes supplemental allocations from the Highway Fund and other funds for the expenditures of State Government necessary to the proper operations of State Government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015.

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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