Dec 9, 2009

Maine Legislature: 159 new bills for this winter session.

The Maine Legislature will hear 159 new bills in the session coming up this winter;  click here to read the titles and sponsors of 159  Legislative Requests (LRs) accepted by the Legislative Council.  (Note this is a 16 page pdf file)  These LRs will shortly turn into LDs. They will join these bills held over from the last legislative session (6pg pdf) Marine resources holdover bills include a scallop area management bill &competing proposals for saltwater recreational fishing registration vs. license

Below,  bills from the  list of 159 new bills that have environmental or conservation or sociological implications worth keeping watch on.

* Senator Mills LR: 2474 An Act To Require That Expedited Wind Energy Development Projects Provide a Tangible Benefit to Maine Ratepayers in the Form of Discounts to Future Electric Rates

* Representative Pingree: LR 2183 An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Noise Limitations on Wind Turbines; and LR: 2182 An Act To Clarify Maine's Phaseout of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers

* Representative Flaherty: LR: 2339 An Act To Protect the Environment and Natural Resources of the State by Regulating the Discharge of Certain Substances into the Environment

* Senator Weston LR: 2204 An Act To Create the Lincolnville Sewer District

* Representative O'Brien LR: 2067  An Act To Revise Notification Requirements for Pesticides Applications Using Aircraft or Air-carrier Equipment

* Representative Mazurek   LR: 2081  An Act To Allow Deer Hunting with Shotguns Only in Owls Head During Firearms Season

* Representative Cushing LR: 2286  An Act To Encourage Extended Stays in Maine Waters

* Representative Beaudette R: 2392 An Act To Clarify the Informed Growth Act

* Representative Piotti LR: 2300  An Act To Modify the Maine Tax Code To Support Renewable Energy

* Representative MacDonald LR: 2033 An Act To Stimulate the Maine Economy and Promote the Development of Maine's Priority Transportation Infrastructure Needs

* Senator Trahan  LR: 2208    An Act To Establish Emergency Zones

* Representative Schatz: LR: 2289 An Act To Ensure Humane Treatment for Special Management Prisoners

* Senator Damon  LR: 2364   An Act To Regulate the Use of Traffic Surveillance Cameras

1 comment:

searsportshores said...

Rep MacDonald's Act to you know what this one entails?
Thanks for your hard work!