Maine LD 377: An Act To Continue the Visual and Digital Media Loan Program and the Visual and Digital Media Loan Fund

LD 377 (subjects: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT , BUSINESS ASSISTANCE )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=377&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Linda Valentino of York: (D – District 31) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

8 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/12/2015 Senate Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Volk of Cumberland REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
2/12/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/14/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED.
READ ONCE
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.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
4/23/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
4/28/2015 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.

In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/30/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/5/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.
5/19/2015 Senate On motion by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending CONSIDERATION
Unfinished Business
5/20/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
5/21/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President
LD 377 In Senate, May 21, 2015, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 16 in Favor and 19 Against , accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill not become law and the VETO was SUSTAINED.

Bill Text

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An Act To Continue the Visual and Digital Media Loan Program and the Visual and Digital Media Loan Fund

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

Sec. 1. 5 MRSA 13090-M, sub- 7, as enacted by PL 2011, c. 372, 1, is amended to read:

7. Repeal. This section is repealed December 31, 2015 2018.

Sec. 2. 10 MRSA 1023-O, sub- 3, as enacted by PL 2011, c. 372, 2, is amended to read:

3. Repeal. This section is repealed December 31, 2015 2018.

SUMMARY

Current law allows the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, through the Visual and Digital Media Loan Program, to provide loans to digital media projects or visual media productions of up to $500,000 per project or production. The loans are funded from the Visual and Digital Media Loan Fund, which is maintained by the Finance Authority of Maine. The laws authorizing the Visual and Digital Media Loan Program and the Visual and Digital Media Loan Fund are set to be repealed on December 31, 2015.

This bill delays the repeal of the program and fund until December 31, 2018.

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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