Maine LD 484: An Act Regarding the Confidentiality of Railroad Carrier Cargo

LD 484 (subjects: FREEDOM OF ACCESS , RECORD CONFIDENTIALITY )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=484&PID=1456&snum=127


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


Sponsors

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Actions

Chamber

Action
2/24/2015 House Committee on Judiciary suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/24/2015 Senate On motion by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending REFERENCE , in concurrence.
Unfinished Business
2/26/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President
On motion by Senator Burns of Washington REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY , in concurrence.
5/21/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-181)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/26/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED, in concurrence.

READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (H-181) READ and ADOPTED, in concurrence.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-181), in concurrence.

Ordered sent down forthwith.
5/28/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/29/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.
6/11/2015 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. 212V
146 having voted in the affirmative and 1 in the negative, with 4 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.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/12/2015 Senate LD 484 In Senate, June 12, 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?” 31 IN FAVOR and 4 AGAINST, accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the VETO was OVERRIDDEN.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 484 as originally introduced. L.D. 484 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-181) .

An Act Regarding the Confidentiality of Railroad Carrier Cargo

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

Sec. 1. 1 MRSA 402, sub- 3, S, as amended by PL 2013, c. 518, 2, is further amended to read:

S. E-mail addresses obtained by a political subdivision of the State for the sole purpose of disseminating noninteractive notifications, updates and cancellations that are issued from the political subdivision or its elected officers to an individual or individuals that request or regularly accept these noninteractive communications; and

Sec. 2. 1 MRSA 402, sub- 3, T, as enacted by PL 2013, c. 518, 3, is amended to read:

T. Records describing research for the development of processing techniques for fisheries, aquaculture and seafood processing or the design and operation of a depuration plant in the possession of the Department of Marine Resources . ; and

Sec. 3. 1 MRSA 402, sub- 3, U is enacted to read:

U. Records describing commodities transported by a railroad in this State in the possession of law enforcement, fire departments or other first responders or emergency management entities.

summary

This bill adds an additional public records exception to the Freedom of Access Act to cover records describing commodities transported by a railroad in this State when those records are in the possession of law enforcement, fire departments or other first responders or emergency management entities.

Patterns of Support

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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.


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