Maine LD 706: Resolve, To Establish a Commission To Study Transportation Funding Reform


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Principal Sponsor: Rep. Andrew McLean of Gorham: (D – District 27) — e-mail | Facebook

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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.
Under suspension of the rules
The Resolve was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-223)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/1/2015 Senate Report READ
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
Unfinished Business
6/1/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
6/2/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
6/3/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
6/4/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
6/5/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
6/8/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
6/9/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
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.
6/12/2015 House Unfinished Business
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
6/17/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
6/18/2015 Senate 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)

Bill Text & Amendments

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.

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