Maine LD 48: An Act To Reduce Registration Fees and Excise Taxes for For-hire Vehicles with Adaptive Equipment Enabling Access by Persons with Disabilities

LD 48 (subjects: MOTOR VEHICLES , VEHICLES FOR HIRE )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=48&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Arthur Verow of Brewer: (D – District 128) — e-mail | Facebook

5 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/14/2015 House Committee on Taxation suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on TAXATION.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
1/20/2015 Senate On motion by Senator McCormick of Kennebec, REFERRED to the Committee on Taxation, in concurrence.
3/10/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
3/11/2015 House Committee on Bills in the Second Reading Reports no further verbal amendments necessary Representative McLEAN of Gorham, Chair, House of Representatives Report Accepted.
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/12/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED, in concurrence.
READ ONCE
ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING NEXT LEGISLATIVE DAY.
3/17/2015 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.
3/18/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/19/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.
4/2/2015 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. 13V
146 having voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative, with 5 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, since two-thirds of the members of the House so voted.

HELD at the Request of Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.
4/7/2015 House RELEASED.
4/9/2015 Senate On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending CONSIDERATION
Unfinished Business
4/14/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
4/16/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
4/21/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
4/23/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
4/28/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
4/29/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
4/30/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
5/5/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
5/6/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
5/7/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
5/12/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
5/13/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President
Senator HILL of York moved to COMMIT the Bill and accompanying papers to the Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs , in NON-CONCURRENCE. FAILED
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 66 15 Yeas – 20 Nays- 0 Excused – 0 Absent
Subsequently, LD 48 In Senate, May 13, 2015, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 15 In the Affirmative and 20 in the Negative , accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill not become law and the VETO was SUSTAINED.

Bill Text

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An Act To Reduce Registration Fees and Excise Taxes for For-hire Vehicles with Adaptive Equipment Enabling Access by Persons with Disabilities

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

Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA 501, sub- 3, as enacted by PL 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, 2 and affected by Pt. B, 5, is amended to read:

3. Passenger vehicles for hire. The fee for a passenger vehicle used for hire is double the fee provided in subsection 1 , except that for a passenger vehicle used for hire that is equipped with adaptive equipment to make that vehicle accessible by a person with a disability the fee is the same fee provided in subsection 1. The Secretary of State may issue a 2nd registration for the same vehicle at no additional fee.

Sec. 2. 36 MRSA 1483, sub- 15, as amended by PL 2007, c. 404, 2 and affected by 4, is further amended to read:

15. Adaptive equipment. Adaptive equipment installed on a motor vehicle owned by a disabled person or the family of a disabled person or by a carrier engaged in furnishing passenger service for hire to make that vehicle operable or accessible by a disabled person; and

summary

This bill exempts from the motor vehicle excise tax adaptive equipment installed on a motor vehicle owned by a carrier engaged in furnishing passenger service for hire. It also reduces by half the motor vehicle registration fee of a passenger vehicle used for hire that is equipped with adaptive equipment to make that vehicle operable or accessible by a person with a disability.

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


This information about LD 48 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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