Maine LD 611: An Act To Improve the Transparency of Decision-making Bodies of Publicly Funded Hospitals

LD 611 (subjects: FREEDOM OF ACCESS , PUBLIC PROCEEDINGS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=611&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Peter Stuckey of Portland: (D – District 42) — e-mail

2 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/3/2015 House Committee on Judiciary suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/5/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Burns of Washington, REFERRED to the Committee on Judiciary, in concurrence.
6/16/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative HOBBINS of Saco, the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report was ACCEPTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/16/2015 Senate Reports READ.
On motion by Senator BURNS of Washington the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report ACCEPTED, in concurrence.
Placed in the Legislative Files (DEAD).

Bill Text

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An Act To Improve the Transparency of Decision-making Bodies of Publicly Funded Hospitals

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

Sec. 1. 1 MRSA 402, sub- 2, F, as amended by PL 2009, c. 334, 2, is further amended to read:

F. Any advisory organization, including any authority, board, commission, committee, council, task force or similar organization of an advisory nature, established, authorized or organized by law or resolve or by Executive Order issued by the Governor and not otherwise covered by this subsection, unless the law, resolve or Executive Order establishing, authorizing or organizing the advisory organization specifically exempts the organization from the application of this subchapter; and

Sec. 2. 1 MRSA 402, sub- 2, G, as enacted by PL 2009, c. 334, 3, is amended to read:

G. The committee meetings, subcommittee meetings and full membership meetings of any association that:

(1) Promotes, organizes or regulates statewide interscholastic activities in public schools or in both public and private schools; and

(2) Receives its funding from the public and private school members, either through membership dues or fees collected from those schools based on the number of participants of those schools in interscholastic activities.

This paragraph applies to only those meetings pertaining to interscholastic sports and does not apply to any meeting or any portion of any meeting the subject of which is limited to personnel issues, allegations of interscholastic athletic rule violations by member schools, administrators, coaches or student athletes or the eligibility of an individual student athlete or coach . ; and

Sec. 3. 1 MRSA 402, sub- 2, H is enacted to read:

H. The governing board of a general hospital, as defined in Title 22, section 7932, subsection 2-A, that receives payments and reimbursements from the State Government and the Federal Government that total more than 50% of the general hospital’s gross operating revenues in the general hospital’s prior fiscal year.

SUMMARY

This bill provides that meetings of a general hospital’s governing board are public if that hospital receives more than 50% of its gross operating revenues in the form of payments and reimbursements from the State Government and the Federal Government in its prior fiscal year.

Patterns of Support

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