Maine LD 655: Resolve, To Study the Feasibility of a State Firefighter Training Facility

LD 655 (subjects: FIRE SAFETY , FIRE DEPARTMENTS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=655&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Michel Lajoie of Lewiston: (D – District 58) — e-mail | Facebook

8 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/3/2015 House Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety suggested and ordered printed.
The Resolve was REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/5/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Rosen of Hancock, REFERRED to the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety, in concurrence.
6/30/2015 Senate CARRIED OVER to any Special or Regular Session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 992. in concurrence
6/30/2015 House Carried over to any special and/or regular session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 992.
6/30/2015 Senate CARRIED OVER to any Special or Regular Session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 992. , in concurrence.
7/21/2015 Senate CARRIED OVER to any Special or Regular Session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 992.
3/3/2016 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
The Resolve was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-528) was READ and ADOPTED.
TOMORROW ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING.
3/8/2016 House Committee on Bills in the Second Reading Reports no further verbal amendments necessary Representative McLEAN of Gorham, Chair, House of Representatives Report Accepted.
READ the Second Time.
The Resolve was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-528).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/9/2016 Senate Reports READ
On motion by Senator ROSEN of Hancock The Majority Ought to Pass As Amended Report ACCEPTED in concurrence
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (H-528) READ and ADOPTED in concurrence
Assigned for Second Reading next Legislative Day
3/10/2016 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 AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-528), in concurrence.

Ordered sent down forthwith.
3/15/2016 House FINALLY PASSED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/16/2016 Senate On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford PLACED ON THE SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE pending FINAL PASSAGE in concurrence
4/11/2016 Senate On Motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford taken from the SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE.
Under suspension of the Rules, On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford The Senate RECONSIDERED PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-528).
Under further suspension of the Rules, On motion by Same Senator The Senate RECONSIDERED whereby Committee Amendment “A” (H-528) was ADOPTED
On motion by Same Senator Senate Amendment “A” (S-502) to Committee Amendment “A” (H-528) READ and ADOPTED
Committee Amendment “A” (H-528) As Amended By Senate Amendment “A” (S-502) thereto ADOPTED In NON-CONCURRENCE
PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-528) AS AMENDED BY Senate Amendment “A” (S-502) thereto In NON-CONCURRENCE
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence
4/12/2016 House The House RECEDED and CONCURRED to PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-528) as Amended by Senate Amendment “A” (S-502) thereto
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/12/2016 House FINALLY PASSED.
ROLL CALL NO. 602
(Yeas 103 – Nays 45 – Absent 3 – Excused 0)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/12/2016 Senate FINALLY PASSED, in concurrence.
4/29/2016 House This Resolve, 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. 651V
93 having voted in the affirmative and 55 in the negative, with 3 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill not become a law and the veto was sustained.
Placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)

Bill Text

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Resolve, To Study the Feasibility of a State Firefighter Training Facility

Sec.
1.
Department of Public Safety to study the feasibility of developing statewide and regional training facilities for firefighting. Resolved: That the Department of Public Safety shall hire an independent consultant to study the feasibility of establishing a statewide, centrally located firefighter training facility and several regional firefighter training facilities. The regional training facilities must be located so as to be within reach of at least 90% of the firefighters of the State within one hour. At a minimum, the study must identify:

1. The best location for each regional firefighter training facility based on demographics and environmental impact;

2. Other potential users of the firefighter training facilities;

3. The type of training to be provided at each facility;

4. The daily structuring of the operations of each facility;

5. The annual operational cost per facility;

6. Opportunities for the facilities to generate other revenue to offset annual operational costs;

7. The benefits of the facilities to public safety; and

8. The funding and grant options available on a statewide and federal basis for construction and maintenance of the facilities.

The Department of Public Safety shall submit a report based on the results of the study to the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety by January 6, 2016; and be it further

Sec.
2.
Appropriations and allocations. Resolved: That the following appropriations and allocations are made.

PUBLIC SAFETY, DEPARTMENT OF

Initiative: Provides funds for an independent consultant to study the feasibility of establishing a statewide firefighter training facility and regional firefighter training facilities.

GENERAL FUND 2014-15 2015-16
All Other
$200,000 $0
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $200,000 $0

summary

This resolve directs the Department of Public Safety to hire an independent consultant to study the feasibility of establishing a statewide, centrally located firefighter training facility and several regional firefighter training facilities. It includes a General Fund appropriation and requires the department to submit a report based on the results of the study to the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety by January 6, 2016.

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