Maine LD 767: An Act To Create Jobs in Aroostook and Washington Counties

LD 767 (subjects: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT , JOB OPPORTUNITY ZONES )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=767&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Carol McElwee of Caribou: (R – District 149) — e-mail

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/5/2015 House Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/11/2015 Senate On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin , REFERRED to the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development, in concurrence.
6/5/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
On OBJECTION of Representative GIDEON of Freeport REMOVED.
The Committee Report was READ.
On motion of Representative GIDEON of Freeport, TABLED pending ACCEPTANCE of the Committee Report.

Later today assigned.
6/5/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/8/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/9/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/10/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/11/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/12/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/15/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/17/2015 House Unfinished Business
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6/18/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/19/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/22/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/23/2015 House Speaker laid before the House
Subsequently, The Committee Report was ACCEPTED.
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-302) was READ.
On motion of Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake, House Amendment “B” (H-497) to Committee Amendment “A” (H-302) was READ and ADOPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 380
(Yeas 101 – Nays 42 – Absent 8 – Excused 0)
Committee Amendment “A” (H-302) as Amended by House Amendment “B” (H-497) thereto ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the rules, the Bill was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee “A” (H-302) as Amended by House Amendment “B” (H-497) thereto.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/23/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED , in concurrence.
On motion by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland The Senate RECONSIDERED whereby the Report was Accepted , in concurrence.
Subsequently, Report ACCEPTED
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 362 35 Yeas – 0 Nays- 0 Excused – 0 Absent PREVAILED
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (H-302) READ
House Amendment “B” (H-497) to Committee Amendment “A” (H-302) READ and ADOPTED , in concurrence.
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 363 18 Yeas – 17 Nays- 0 Excused – 0 Absent PREVAILED
Committee Amendment “A” (H-302) As Amended By House Amendment “B” (H-497) thereto ADOPTED , in concurrence.
PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-302) AS AMENDED BY House Amendment “B” (H-497) thereto , in concurrence.
Sent forthwith to the Engrossing Division.
6/23/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/23/2015 Senate On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford PLACED ON THE SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE pending ENACTMENT , in concurrence.
6/30/2015 Senate On Motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford taken from the SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE. PASSED TO BE ENACTED , in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 767 as originally introduced. L.D. 767 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-302) H-B to C-A (H-497) .

An Act To Create Jobs in Aroostook and Washington Counties

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

Sec. 1. 30-A MRSA 5250-R, sub- 1-A is enacted to read:

1-A. Call center. “Call center” means a business enterprise that employs for the purpose of customer service:

A. Fifty or more employees, excluding part-time employees; or
B. Fifty or more employees who in the aggregate work at least 1,500 hours per week, excluding overtime hours.

Sec. 2. 30-A MRSA 5250-R, sub- 3-A is enacted to read:

3-A. Part-time employee. “Part-time employee” means an employee who works an average of less than 20 hours per week.

Sec. 3. 30-A MRSA 5250-U is enacted to read:

5250-U. Exceptions for call centers

1. Call center. The commissioner may certify a call center located in Aroostook County or Washington County as a qualified Pine Tree Development Zone business under section 5250-O if the call center satisfies all of the Pine Tree Development Zone program requirements of this chapter, except that the call center does not need to satisfy the employee income requirements of section 5250-I, subsection 18.
2. Application for tax benefits. A call center may apply to the commissioner for certification to receive Pine Tree Development Zone benefits pursuant to subsection 1. Upon review and determination by the commissioner that the call center satisfies the criteria under subsection 1, the commissioner shall issue a certificate of qualification for Pine Tree Development Zone benefits.

SUMMARY

This bill provides an exception to the Pine Tree Development Zone program employee income requirements for call centers located in Aroostook and Washington counties.

Patterns of Support

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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.


This information about LD 767 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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