Maine LD 893: RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to Article X of the Constitution of Maine Regarding the Publication of Maine Indian Treaty Obligations

LD 893 (subjects: NATIVE AMERICANS , RELATIONS WITH STATE )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=893&PID=1456&snum=127


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


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Henry John Bear of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians: (U – District 154) — e-mail | Facebook

3 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/12/2015 House Committee on Judiciary suggested and ordered printed.
The RESOLUTION was REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/12/2015 Senate On motion by Senator BURNS of Washington Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending REFERENCE , in concurrence.
3/17/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President
Subsequently, On motion by Senator Burns of Washington REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY , in concurrence.
6/15/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians TABLED pending ACCEPTANCE of Either Report.

Later today assigned.
6/15/2015 House Speaker laid before the House
On motion of Representative HOBBINS of Saco, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
The RESOLUTION was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-414) was READ and ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the rules, the RESOLUTION was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
On motion of Representative BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, House Amendment “A” (H-434) was READ and ADOPTED.
The RESOLUTION was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-414) and House Amendment “A” (H-434).
HELD at the Request of Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.
6/16/2015 House RELEASED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/16/2015 Senate Reports READ
On motion by Senator BURNS of Washington The Majority Ought to Pass As Amended Report ACCEPTED , in concurrence. READ ONCE Committee Amendment “A” (H-414) READ and ADOPTED , in concurrence. House Amendment “A” (H-434) 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-414) AND House Amendment “A” (H-434) , in concurrence.
6/17/2015 House FINALLY PASSED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/17/2015 Senate FINALLY PASSED, in concurrence.
6/30/2015 House This RESOLUTION, 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. 429V
118 having voted in the affirmative and 27 in the negative, with 6 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, since two-thirds of the members of the House so voted.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/30/2015 Senate LD 893 In Senate, June 30, 2015, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 34 In Favor and 0 Against , accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the VETO was OVERRIDDEN.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 893 as originally introduced. L.D. 893 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-414) H-A (H-434) .

RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to Article X of the Constitution of Maine Regarding the Publication of Maine Indian Treaty Obligations

Constitutional amendment. Resolved: Two thirds of each branch of the Legislature concurring, that the following amendment to the Constitution of Maine be proposed:

Constitution, Art. X, 7 is amended to read:

Section
7.
Original sections 1 and 2 of Article X not to be printed. Sections 1 , and 2 and 5, of Article X of the Constitution, shall hereafter be omitted in any printed copies thereof prefixed to the laws of the State; but this shall not impair the validity of acts under those sections ; and said section 5 shall remain in full force, as part of the Constitution, according to the stipulations of said section, with the same effect as if contained in said printed copies.

; and be it further
Constitutional referendum procedure; form of question; effective date. Resolved: That the municipal officers of this State shall notify the inhabitants of their respective cities, towns and plantations to meet, in the manner prescribed by law for holding a statewide election, at a statewide election held in the month of November following the passage of this resolution, to vote upon the ratification of the amendment proposed in this resolution by voting upon the following question:

“Do you favor amending the Constitution of Maine to require that the text of Article X, Section 5 of the Constitution be included in any printed copies of the Constitution included with the laws of the State?”

The legal voters of each city, town and plantation shall vote by ballot on this question and designate their choice by a cross or check mark placed within the corresponding square below the word “Yes” or “No.” The ballots must be received, sorted, counted and declared in open ward, town and plantation meetings and returns made to the Secretary of State in the same manner as votes for members of the Legislature. The Governor shall review the returns. If it appears that a majority of the legal votes are cast in favor of the amendment, the Governor shall proclaim that fact without delay and the amendment becomes part of the Constitution of Maine on the date of the proclamation; and be it further

Secretary of State shall prepare ballots. Resolved: That the Secretary of State shall prepare and furnish to each city, town and plantation all ballots, returns and copies of this resolution necessary to carry out the purposes of this referendum.

SUMMARY

This resolution proposes an amendment to the Constitution of Maine to require that the text of Article X, Section 5 of the Constitution be included in any printed copies of the Constitution included with the laws of the State.

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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