Maine LD 448: An Act Regarding the Use of Remote-access Technology at Public Meetings of the Public Utilities Commission

LD 448 (subjects: PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION , ADMINISTRATION )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=448&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. David Woodsome of York: (R – District 33) — e-mail | Facebook

1 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/24/2015 Senate Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator WOODSOME of York Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending REFERENCE
Unfinished Business
2/26/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President
Subsequently, On motion by Senator Burns of Washington REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
3/3/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/21/2015 Senate Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act Regarding the Use of Remote-access Technology at Public Meetings of the Public Utilities Commission

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

Sec. 1. 35-A MRSA 108-A, first , as enacted by PL 1993, c. 36, 2, is amended to read:

A majority of the duly appointed commissioners constitutes a quorum and the act or decision of a majority of commissioners present, if at least a quorum is present, is the act or decision of the commission in any formal proceeding before the commission. Commissioners may participate in proceedings through telephonic, video, electronic or similar means of communication.

SUMMARY

This bill specifically authorizes the commissioners of the Public Utilities Commission to participate in proceedings of the commission through telephonic, video, electronic or similar means of communication.

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