LD 653 (subjects: STATE GOVERNMENT , FUTURE PLANNING )
Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=653&PID=1456&snum=127
- Rep. Donald Marean of Hollis: (R – District 16) — e-mail
Rep. Mark Bryant of Windham: (D – District 24) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Erik Jorgensen of Portland: (D – District 41) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Charlotte Warren of Hallowell: (D – District 84) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Jeffrey Evangelos of Friendship: (I – District 91) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Stacey Guerin of Glenburn: (R – District 102) — e-mail | Facebook
Sen. Rodney Whittemore of Somerset: (R – District 3) — e-mail | Facebook
Sen. Thomas Saviello of Franklin: (R – District 17) — e-mail
Sen. Nathan Libby of Androscoggin: (D – District 21) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
|3/3/2015||House||Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|3/5/2015||Senate||On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin , REFERRED to the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, in concurrence.|
|4/1/2015||Senate||Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)|
An Act To Increase Consumption of Maine Foods in All State Institutions
Sec. 1. 7 MRSA 213, first , as enacted by PL 1983, c. 608, 2, is amended to read:
Notwithstanding any other provision of law and assuming reasonable similarity in quality, quantity and availability with other foodstuffs offered for sale, state or school purchasers shall buy meat, fish, dairy products , excluding milk and eggs, and species of fruits and fresh vegetables , directly from Maine food producers or from food brokers who assist in the distribution of foodstuffs produced or harvested by Maine food producers. In the event that more than one producer, broker or wholesaler can supply a given foodstuff, the institutional or school purchaser may shall require competitive bidding.
Sec. 2. 7 MRSA 213, sub- 3 is enacted to read:
Current law requires state and school purchasers to buy meat, fish, dairy products, excluding milk and eggs, and species of fruits and fresh vegetables directly from Maine food producers or food brokers. This bill establishes a minimum percentage of Maine foodstuffs, including milk and eggs, that must be purchased, requiring at least 15% by December 31, 2021, at least 20% by December 31, 2026, at least 25% by December 31, 2036 and at least 35% by December 31, 2037. The bill exempts from the requirements school purchasers at schools participating in the National School Lunch Program. The bill also requires competitive bidding when more than one producer, broker or wholesaler can supply a given foodstuff.
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