Maine LD 826: An Act To Promote Maine’s Economic Development and Critical Communications for Rural Family Farms, Businesses and Residences by Strategic Public Investments in High-speed Internet

LD 826 (subjects: SPENDING , UTILITIES )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=826&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support | In The News


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Robert Saucier of Presque Isle: (D – District 147) — e-mail | Facebook

8 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/10/2015 House Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/11/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Woodsome of York, REFERRED to the Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology, 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.
3/1/2016 House Reports READ.
Representative GIDEON of Freeport moved to ACCEPT the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report.
On further motion of the same Representative TABLED pending her motion to ACCEPT the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report.
Later today assigned.
3/1/2016 House Unfinished Business
3/3/2016 House Speaker laid before the House
Subsequently, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-523) was READ.
On motion of Representative DION of Portland, House Amendment “B” (H-542) to Committee Amendment “A” (H-523) was READ and ADOPTED.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-523) as Amended by House Amendment “B” (H-542) thereto 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 Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-523) as Amended by House Amendment “B” (H-542) thereto.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/9/2016 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED
READ ONCE

Committee Amendment “A” (H-523) READ

House Amendment “B” (H-542) to Committee Amendment “A” (H-523) READ and ADOPTED , in concurrence.

Committee Amendment “A” (H-523) As Amended By House Amendment “B” (H-542) thereto 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-523) As Amended By House Amendment “B” (H-542) thereto in concurrence
3/15/2016 House On motion of Representative FREDETTE of Newport, TABLED pending PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED.
Later today assigned. (Roll Call Ordered)

3/15/2016 House Unfinished Business
3/16/2016 House Speaker laid before the House
Subsequently, PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 500
(Yeas 109 – Nays 35 – Absent 7 – Excused 0)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/17/2016 Senate On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford PLACED ON THE SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE pending ENACTMENT in concurrence
4/29/2016 Senate In possession of the Senate when the Senate ADJOURNED SINE DIE and PLACED IN THE LEGISLATIVE FILES (DEAD).

Bill Text

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An Act To Promote Maine’s Economic Development and Critical Communications for Rural Family Farms, Businesses and Residences by Strategic Public Investments in High-speed Internet

CONCEPT DRAFT

SUMMARY

This bill is a concept draft pursuant to Joint Rule 208.

This bill proposes to increase funding to the ConnectME Authority from $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 to expand universal broadband and high-speed Internet into rural areas identified as the 6% of the State unserved by high-speed Internet. This bill proposes to make expanding high-speed Internet into unserved rural areas a key emphasis in the economic development of and to multiply the return to the State by directing the ConnectME Authority to use the increased funding to increase the rate of strategic broadband investment and leverage additional federal funding to provide middle-mile and last-mile infrastructure in the unserved areas and to correct broadband deficiencies identified in the ConnectME Authority’s baseline update of 2013.

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.


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