Maine LD 500: An Act To Support Municipal Volunteers

LD 500 (subjects: MUNICIPALITIES , SERVICES )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=500&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support | In The News


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Mark Eves of North Berwick: (D – District 6) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

8 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/24/2015 House Committee on Taxation suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on TAXATION.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/24/2015 Senate On motion by Senator McCormick of Kennebec, REFERRED to the Committee on Taxation, in concurrence.
6/10/2015 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-376)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/10/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED, in concurrence.

READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (H-376) 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-376), in concurrence.

Ordered sent down forthwith.
6/12/2015 House On motion of Representative GIDEON of Freeport, TABLED pending FINAL PASSAGE.
Later today assigned. (Roll Call Ordered)

6/12/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/15/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/16/2015 House Speaker laid before the House
On motion of Representative LAJOIE of Lewiston, under suspension of the rules, the House RECONSIDERED its action whereby the Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-376).
On further motion of the same Representative, under FURTHER suspension of the rules, the House RECONSIDERED ADOPTION of Committee Amendment “A” (H-376).
On further motion of the same Representative, House Amendment “A” (H-418) to Committee Amendment “A” (H-376) was READ and ADOPTED.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-376) as Amended by House Amendment “A” (H-418) thereto ADOPTED.
Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-376) as Amended by House Amendment “A” (H-418) thereto
In NON-CONCURRENCE and sent for concurrence.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/16/2015 Senate On motion by Senator McCORMICK of Kennebec The Senate RECEDED and CONCURRED With PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-376) AS AMENDED BY House Amendment “A” (H-418) thereto , in concurrence.
6/17/2015 House FINALLY PASSED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/17/2015 Senate On motion by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot PLACED ON THE SPECIAL STUDY TABLE pending FINAL PASSAGE , in concurrence.
6/30/2015 Senate On Motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin taken from the SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE.
On motion by Same Senator Under suspension of the Rules RECONSIDERED PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-376) AS AMENDED BY House Amendment “A” (H-418) thereto , in concurrence.
On motion by Same Senator Under further suspension of the Rules RECONSIDERED whereby Committee Amendment “A” (H-376) AS AMENDED BY House Amendment “A” (H-418) was ADOPTED , in concurrence.
On motion by Same Senator Senate Amendment “A” (S-333) to Committee Amendment “A” (H-376) READ and ADOPTED
Committee Amendment “A” (H-376) As Amended By Senate Amendment “A” (S-333) thereto ADOPTED , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-376) AS AMENDED BY Senate Amendment “A” (S-333) AND House Amendment “A” (H-418) thereto , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/30/2015 House The House RECEDED and CONCURRED to PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-376) as Amended by House Amendment “A” (H-418) and Senate Amendment “A” (S-333) thereto.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/30/2015 House FINALLY PASSED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/30/2015 Senate FINALLY PASSED, in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 500 as originally introduced. L.D. 500 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-376) H-A to C-A (H-418) .

An Act To Support Municipal Volunteers

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

Sec. 1. 36 MRSA 6232, sub- 1-A, as enacted by PL 2007, c. 635, 2, is amended to read:

1-A. Volunteer program. A municipality may by ordinance adopt a program that permits claimants who are at least 60 years of age or who are volunteer firefighters as defined in Title 30-A, section 3151, subsection 4 or emergency medical services persons as defined in Title 32, section 83, subsection 12 who receive no compensation from the municipality other than injury or death benefits to earn benefits up to a maximum of $750 by volunteering to provide services to the municipality. A program adopted under this subsection does not need to meet the requirements of subsection 1, paragraph B or C. Benefits provided under this subsection must be related to the amount of volunteer service provided. Benefits received under this subsection may not be considered income for purposes of Part 8. A municipality may by ordinance establish procedures and additional standards of eligibility for a program adopted under this subsection.

SUMMARY

This bill authorizes municipalities to provide benefits of up to $750 for persons who serve as volunteer firefighters or volunteer emergency medical services personnel.

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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