Maine LD 45: An Act To Exempt Certain Capital Expenditures from the Maine Certificate of Need Act of 2002

LD 45 (subjects: HEALTH CARE FACILITIES , CERTIFICATE OF NEED )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=45&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Richard Malaby of Hancock: (R – District 136) — e-mail | Facebook

4 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/14/2015 House Committee on Health and Human Services suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
1/20/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Brakey of Androscoggin, REFERRED to the Committee on Health and Human Services, in concurrence.
4/16/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative GATTINE of Westbrook, the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report was ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 30
(Yeas 77 – Nays 69 – Absent 5 – Excused 0)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/21/2015 Senate Reports READ
On motion by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT
Unfinished Business
4/23/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President ProTem
On motion by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin the Minority Ought to Pass Report ACCEPTED , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 31
20 Yeas – 15 Nays- 0 Excused – 0 Absent PREVAILED
READ ONCE
ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING NEXT LEGISLATIVE DAY.
4/28/2015 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, in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
4/29/2015 House The House INSISTED on ACCEPTANCE of the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report.
ROLL CALL NO. 44
(Yeas 75 – Nays 68 – Absent 8 – Excused 0)
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/30/2015 Senate On motion by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin The Senate ADHERED To ACCEPTANCE of Minority OUGHT TO PASS Report AND PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD).

Bill Text

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An Act To Exempt Certain Capital Expenditures from the Maine Certificate of Need Act of 2002

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

Sec. 1. 22 MRSA 329, sub- 3, as amended by PL 2011, c. 424, Pt. A, 4 and affected by Pt. E, 1, is further amended to read:

3. Capital expenditures. Except as provided in subsection 6, the obligation by or on behalf of a new or existing health care facility of any capital expenditure of $10,000,000 or more. Capital expenditures in the case of a natural disaster, major accident or equipment failure or for replacement equipment that is not major medical equipment as defined in section 328, subsection 16 or for parking lots and garages, information and communications systems or physician office space or projects directed solely at reducing energy costs through energy efficiency, renewable energy technology or smart grid technology and that have been certified as likely to be cost-effective by the Efficiency Maine Trust pursuant to Title 35-A, section 10122 do not require a certificate of need. Capital expenditures that do not result in a net increase in MaineCare costs do not require a certificate of need. Beginning January 1, 2013 and annually thereafter, the threshold amount for review must be updated by the commissioner to reflect the change in the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index medical care services index, with an effective date of January 1st each year;

summary

This bill provides that capital expenditures that result in no net increase in MaineCare costs do not require a certificate of need.

Patterns of Support

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This information about LD 45 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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