Maine LD 93: An Act To Allow the Town of Berwick To Be Eligible for Full Pine Tree Development Zone Benefits

LD 93 (subjects: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT , JOB OPPORTUNITY ZONES )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=93&PID=1456&snum=127


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


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Beth O’Connor of Berwick: (R – District 5) — e-mail | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/20/2015 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.
1/22/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Volk of Cumberland, REFERRED to the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development, in concurrence.
5/12/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
On OBJECTION of Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester REMOVED.
The Committee Report was READ.
On motion of Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester, TABLED pending ACCEPTANCE of the Committee Report.

Later today assigned.
5/12/2015 House Unfinished Business
5/13/2015 House Speaker laid before the House
Subsequently, the Committee Report was ACCEPTED.
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-128) was READ and ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the rules, the Bill was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-128).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/14/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED, in concurrence.

READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (H-128) READ and ADOPTED, in concurrence.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-128), in concurrence.

Ordered sent down forthwith.
5/19/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/20/2015 Senate On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford PLACED ON THE SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE pending , 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. 93 as originally introduced. L.D. 93 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-128) .

An Act To Allow the Town of Berwick To Be Eligible for Full Pine Tree Development Zone Benefits

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

Sec. 1. 30-A MRSA 5250-J, sub- 3-A, D and E, as enacted by PL 2009, c. 652, Pt. D, 1 and affected by 2, are amended to read:

D. Property within a military redevelopment zone as long as the property is classified by the department no later than December 31, 2018; and
E. Washington County and the Downeast region, including 2 pilot projects to be established by the commissioner:

(1) A pilot project for the property of the former Cutler naval computer and telecommunications station, which may be excluded from the qualified business definitions established under section 5250-I, subsections 16 and 17 if a for-profit business is engaged in, or will engage in, tourism development including recreational tourism, experiential tourism, hotel development and resort facility development; and

(2) A pilot project that allows seasonal employees in seasonal industries based on natural resources to be considered qualified Pine Tree Development Zone employees for the purposes of section 5250-I, subsection 18 . ; and

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

F. Beginning January 1, 2016, the Town of Berwick in York County.

summary

This bill allows the Town of Berwick in York County to be designated as a Pine Tree Development Zone tier 1 location in order to allow the town to be eligible for Pine Tree Development Zone benefits.

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 93 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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