Maine LD 388: An Act Regarding Timber Harvesting on Land Managed by the Bureau of Parks and Lands

LD 388 (subjects: FORESTRY , TIMBER HARVESTING )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=388&PID=1456&snum=127


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


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. John L. Martin of Eagle Lake: (D – District 151) — e-mail

2 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/12/2015 House Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/12/2015 Senate On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin REFERRED to the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, in concurrence.
6/5/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
On OBJECTION of Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop REMOVED.
The Committee Report was READ.
On motion of Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop, TABLED pending ACCEPTANCE of the Committee Report.

Later today assigned.
6/5/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/8/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/9/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/10/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/11/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/12/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/15/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/17/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/17/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/18/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/19/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/22/2015 House Speaker laid before the House
On motion of Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop the Bill and accompanying papers were INDEFINITELY POSTPONED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/22/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED, in Non-concurrence.

READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (H-297) READ and ADOPTED, in Non-concurrence.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-297), in Non-concurrence.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/22/2015 House Speaker laid before the House
On motion of Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop the Bill and accompanying papers were INDEFINITELY POSTPONED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/22/2015 House The House RECEDED and CONCURRED to ACCEPTANCE of the Unanimous Ought to Pass as Amended Report and PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-297).
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/22/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 363
(Yeas 81 – Nays 62 – Absent 8 – Excused 0)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/23/2015 Senate On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin Bill and accompanying papers INDEFINITELY POSTPONED , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/23/2015 House The House INSISTED on PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/23/2015 Senate On motion by Senator EDGECOMB of Aroostook The Senate INSISTED To INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT of Bill and accompanying papers , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD).

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 388 as originally introduced. L.D. 388 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-297) .

An Act Regarding Timber Harvesting on Land Managed by the Bureau of Parks and Lands

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

Sec. 1. 12 MRSA 1804, sub- 5, as amended by PL 2001, c. 604, 4; PL 2011, c. 657, Pt. W, 7; and PL 2013, c. 405, Pt. A, 24, is further amended to read:

5. Bureau budget. Prepare and submit to the commissioner the budget for the bureau; and

Sec. 2. 12 MRSA 1804, sub- 6, as enacted by PL 2001, c. 604, 5 and amended by PL 2011, c. 657, Pt. W, 7 and PL 2013, c. 405, Pt. A, 24, is further amended to read:

6. Restrictions on public access. Post notice of any restrictions to public access at points commonly used to access the land or at a facility or structure where such rules and notices are regularly posted. The director may restrict public access to any portion of the land or waters within the bureau’s jurisdiction when the restrictions reasonably relate to protecting public health, safety or welfare or the economic interests or natural resources of the State . ; and

Sec. 3. 12 MRSA 1804, sub- 7 is enacted to read:

7. Restriction on timber harvesting. Provide that the State may not contract for timber harvesting on land managed by the bureau under this chapter with a person who employs persons under the federal labor certification process for employment of foreign workers in logging under 20 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 655.200, et seq., for that purpose.

summary

This bill prohibits the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Bureau of Parks and Lands from contracting for timber harvesting on land under its management if the contractor uses persons employed under the federal labor certification process for employment of foreign workers in logging for that purpose.

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