Maine LD 408: An Act To Help Municipalities Prepare for Changes in Sea Level

LD 408 (subjects: LAND USE , COMPREHENSIVE PLANS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=408&PID=1456&snum=127


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


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Lydia Blume of York: (D – District 3) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/12/2015 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.
2/12/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Willette of Aroostook, REFERRED to the Committee on State and Local Government, in concurrence.
4/16/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative MARTIN of Sinclair, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 27
(Yeas 83 – Nays 61 – Absent 7 – Excused 0)
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-68) was READ and ADOPTED.
TOMORROW ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING.
4/23/2015 House Committee on Bills in the Second Reading Reports no further verbal amendments necessary Representative McLEAN of Gorham, Chair, House of Representatives Report Accepted.

READ the Second Time.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-68).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/28/2015 Senate Reports READ On motion by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT
4/29/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
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6/1/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President On motion by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset the Minority Ought Not To Pass ACCEPTANCE of the Report FAILED
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 119 12 Yeas – 22 Nays- 1 Excused – 0 Absent
Subsequently, Majority Ought to Pass As Amended Report ACCEPTED , in concurrence. READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (H-68) READ and ADOPTED , in concurrence.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-68) , in concurrence.
6/3/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/4/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.
6/16/2015 House This Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”
ROLL CALL NO. 277V
87 having voted in the affirmative and 60 in the negative, with 4 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill not become a law and the veto was sustained.
Placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 408 as originally introduced. L.D. 408 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-68) .

An Act To Help Municipalities Prepare for Changes in Sea Level

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

Sec. 1. 30-A MRSA 4312, sub- 3, I and J, as enacted by PL 1989, c. 104, Pt. A, 45 and Pt. C, 10, are amended to read:

I. To preserve the State’s historic and archeological resources; and
J. To promote and protect the availability of outdoor recreation opportunities for all Maine citizens, including access to surface waters . ; and

Sec. 2. 30-A MRSA 4312, sub- 3, K is enacted to read:

K. To plan for the impacts of changes in sea level on buildings, transportation infrastructure, sewage treatment facilities and other relevant state, regional, municipal or privately held infrastructure, property or resources.

Sec. 3. 30-A MRSA 4326, sub- 1, J and K, as enacted by PL 1989, c. 104, Pt. A, 45 and Pt. C, 10, are amended to read:

J. Land use information describing current and projected development patterns; and
K. An assessment of capital facilities and public services necessary to support growth and development and to protect the environment and health, safety and welfare of the public and the costs of those facilities and services . ; and

Sec. 4. 30-A MRSA 4326, sub- 1, L is enacted to read:

L. For a coastal municipality or multimunicipal region, projections regarding sea level rise and its potential impacts on buildings, transportation infrastructure, sewage treatment facilities and other relevant municipal, multimunicipal or privately held infrastructure or property.

Sec. 5. 30-A MRSA 4326, sub- 3-A, I and J, as enacted by PL 2001, c. 578, 15, are amended to read:

I. Encourage the availability of and access to traditional outdoor recreation opportunities, including, without limitation, hunting, boating, fishing and hiking, and encourage the creation of greenbelts, public parks, trails and conservation easements. Each municipality or multimunicipal region shall identify and encourage the protection of undeveloped shoreland and other areas identified in the local planning process as meriting that protection; and
J. Develop management goals for great ponds pertaining to the type of shoreline character, intensity of surface water use, protection of resources of state significance and type of public access appropriate for the intensity of use of great ponds within the municipality’s or multimunicipal region’s jurisdiction . ; and

Sec. 6. 30-A MRSA 4326, sub- 3-A, K is enacted to read:

K. For a coastal municipality or multimunicipal region that includes a coastal municipality, develop a coordinated plan for addressing the impacts of changes in sea level on buildings, transportation infrastructure, sewage treatment facilities and other relevant municipal, multimunicipal or privately held infrastructure or property.

Sec. 7. 38 MRSA 1801, sub- 4-A is enacted to read:

4-A. Sea level rise. Address and plan for the impacts of changes in sea level on buildings, transportation infrastructure, sewage treatment facilities and other relevant state, regional, municipal or privately held infrastructure, property or resources;

SUMMARY

This bill requires that if a coastal municipality or multimunicipal region that includes a coastal municipality adopts a growth management program under the State’s growth planning and land use laws, its comprehensive plan must include information on and a plan to address the impacts of changes in sea level on buildings, transportation infrastructure, sewage treatment facilities and other relevant municipal, multimunicipal or privately held infrastructure or property. This bill also amends the State’s growth planning and land use laws to reflect that addressing the impacts of sea level rise is a state planning and regulatory goal. This bill amends the laws regarding the State’s coastal management policies to reflect a new state policy of addressing and planning for the impacts of sea level rise.

Patterns of Support

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