LD 706 (subjects: TRANSPORTATION DEPT , PLANNING )
Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=706&PID=1456&snum=127
- Rep. Wayne Parry of Arundel: (R – District 10) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. George Hogan of Old Orchard Beach: (D – District 13) — e-mail
Rep. Mark Bryant of Windham: (D – District 24) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Jared Golden of Lewiston: (D – District 60) — e-mail
Rep. Christine Powers of Naples: (D – District 68) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Robert Nutting of Oakland: (R – District 77) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. James Gillway of Searsport: (R – District 98) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Beth Turner of Burlington: (R – District 141) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
|3/5/2015||House||Committee on Transportation suggested and ordered printed.
The Resolve was REFERRED to the Committee on TRANSPORTATION.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|3/11/2015||Senate||On motion by Senator Collins of York, REFERRED to the Committee on Transportation, in concurrence.|
|5/29/2015||House||CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Resolve was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-223)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
ACCEPTANCE of the Report FAILED Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # Roll Call Ordered 14 Yeas – 19 Nays- 2 Excused – 0 Absent
Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland moved to RECONSIDER whereby ACCEPTANCE of the Report FAILED
On motion by Same Senator Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending Reconsideration
|6/10/2015||Senate||Taken from the table by the President ProTem
On motion by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland The Senate RECONSIDERED whereby the OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report FAILED Subsequently, Ought to Pass As Amended Report ACCEPTED , in concurrence. Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 189 19 Yeas – 16 Nays- 0 Excused – 0 Absent PREVAILED READ ONCE Committee Amendment “A” (H-223) READ and ADOPTED , in concurrence.
Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-223) , in concurrence.
|6/12/2015||House||Later today assigned.
|6/15/2015||House||Speaker laid before the House
Subsequently, FINALLY PASSED.
|6/15/2015||House||Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|6/17/2015||Senate||Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending FINAL PASSAGE , in concurrence. Unfinished Business|
|6/19/2015||Senate||Taken from the table by the President ProTem
On motion by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot PLACED ON THE SPECIAL STUDY TABLE pending FINAL PASSAGE – Emergency 2/3 Elected Required , in concurrence.
|7/16/2015||Senate||The Resolve was in the possession of the Senate when the Legislature adjourned Sine Die and was placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)|
Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 706 as originally introduced. L.D. 706 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-223) .
Resolve, To Establish a Commission To Study Transportation Funding Reform
This resolve is a concept draft pursuant to Joint Rule 208.
This resolve proposes to establish a commission composed of Legislators, transportation professionals or other parties to study transportation funding reforms that will promote equity and sustainability and that will yield the predictable funding levels needed to support a safe and reliable highway and bridge system that supports economic opportunity.
Study topics may include, but are not limited to, a review of the funding levels necessary to achieve the capital goals set forth in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 23, section 73, subsection 7, paragraphs A to D including anticipated shortfalls, a 10-year capital funding plan to meet those goals, mechanisms to address the erosion of Highway Fund receipts and the rising inequity among drivers caused by higher automobile fuel efficiency, methods to more equitably share the costs of the highway system between residents and visitors from outside the State, rolling back baseline fuel tax rates and adding a wholesale tax component and the use of a portion of sales tax receipts from transportation-related sales for transportation needs.
The commission shall submit a report of its findings, including suggested legislation, if any, to the Joint Standing Committee on Transportation by December 15, 2015, which in turn may submit a bill for presentation to the Second Regular Session of the 127th Legislature relating to the subject matter of the report.
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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.
In The News…
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