Maine LD 459: An Act To Protect the Environment from Fireworks Debris

LD 459 (subjects: FIRE SAFETY , FIREWORKS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=459&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Michel Lajoie of Lewiston: (D – District 58) — e-mail | Facebook

8 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/24/2015 House Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/24/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Rosen of Hancock, REFERRED to the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety, in concurrence.
4/14/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro, the Majority Ought to Pass Report was ACCEPTED.
The Bill was READ ONCE.
TOMORROW ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING.
4/16/2015 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.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/21/2015 Senate Reports READ.
On motion by Senator ROSEN of Hancock the Majority Ought to Pass Report ACCEPTED, in concurrence.
READ ONCE.
ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING NEXT LEGISLATIVE DAY.
4/23/2015 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 concurrence.
Ordered sent down forthwith.
4/28/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/29/2015 Senate On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending ENACTMENT , in concurrence. Unfinished Business
4/30/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President ProTem
PASSED TO BE ENACTED , in concurrence.
5/13/2015 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. 72V
83 having voted in the affirmative and 63 in the negative, with 5 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

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An Act To Protect the Environment from Fireworks Debris

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

Sec. 1. 17 MRSA 2263, sub- 2, as amended by PL 1995, c. 667, Pt. A, 37, is further amended to read:

2. Litter. “Litter” means all waste materials , including, but not limited to, bottles, glass, crockery, cans, scrap metal, junk, paper, garbage, rubbish, offal , except waste parts or remains resulting from the normal field dressing of lawfully harvested wild game or the lawful use of waste parts or remains of wild game as bait, feathers , except feathers from live birds while being transported, abandoned ice-fishing shacks, old automobiles or parts of automobiles or similar refuse, debris from the discharge of consumer fireworks under Title 8, chapter 9-A or disposable packages or containers thrown or deposited as prohibited in this chapter, but not including the wastes of the primary processes of mining, logging, sawmilling, farming or manufacturing.

SUMMARY

This bill adds debris from the discharge of consumer fireworks to the definition of “litter” under the Maine Litter Control Act.

Patterns of Support

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