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LD 1826 - Bond Authorization - Key Vote

Maine Key Votes

Debra Plowman voted Nay (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

Read statements Debra Plowman made in this general time period.

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NOTE: THIS LEGISLATION AUTHORIZES THE ISSUING OF BONDS, WHICH REQUIRES A 2/3 MAJORITY IN EACH CHAMBER TO PASS, AND THEN MUST BE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF VOTERS AT A GENERAL OR SPECIAL ELECTION.

Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Bond Authorization

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (102-44) - (Key vote)

Title: Bond Authorization

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill regarding bond issues.

Highlights:
-Authorizes the Treasurer of State, under the direction of the Governor, to issue bonds in the name and on behalf of the State in an amount not exceeding $47.8 million, of which the proceeds of the sale of bonds will be expended in the following manner (Part A):
    -$24.8 million for state highway reconstruction and paving; -$16 million for railroad improvements; and -$7 million for marine-related improvements.
-Authorizes the Treasurer of State, under the direction of the Governor, to issue bonds in the name and on behalf of the State in an amount not exceeding $26.5 million, of which the proceeds of the sale of bonds will be expended in the following manner (Part C):
    -$9.5 million to the University of Maine System for energy and infrastructure upgrades; -$5 million to the Maine Community College System for energy and infrastructure upgrades; -$1 million to Maine Maritime Academy for energy and infrastructure upgrades; and -$11 million to the University of Maine System for robotics equipment to accelerate wind energy components manufacturing in the State.
-Requires the State Comptroller to transfer $63 million from Other Special Revenue Funds to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund (Part H). -Authorizes the Treasurer of State, under the direction of the Governor, to issue bonds in the name and on behalf of the State in an amount not exceeding $23.75 million, of which the proceeds of the sale of bonds will be expended in the following manner (Part I):
    -$1.25 million to the Maine Historic Preservation Commission; -$3.5 million to the Department of Economic and Community Development; -$3 million to the Maine Technology Institute; -$8 million for Brunswick Naval Air Station Redevelopment; -$1 million for the Finance Authority of Maine; -$3 million for the Economic Recovery Loan Program; and -$4 million for the Small Enterprise Growth Fund.
-Authorizes the Treasurer of State, under the direction of the Governor, to issue bonds in the name and one behalf of the State in an amount not exceeding $9.75 million, of which the proceeds of the sale of bonds will be expended in the following manner (Part J):
    -$6.5 million for the acquisition of land; -$1 million for working farmland preservation; -$1.75 million for working waterfront preservation; and -$500,000 for the Bureau of Parks and Lands.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (30-5) - (Key vote)

Title: Bond Authorization

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes bond issues upon ratification by voters.

Highlights:
-Authorizes the Treasurer of State, under the direction of the Governor, to issue bonds in the name and on behalf of the State in an amount not exceeding $47.8 million, of which the proceeds of the sale of bonds will be expended in the following manner (Part A):
    -$24.8 million for state highway reconstruction and paving; -$16 million for railroad improvements; and -$7 million for marine-related improvements.
-Authorizes the Treasurer of State, under the direction of the Governor, to issue bonds in the name and on behalf of the State in an amount not exceeding $26.5 million, of which the proceeds of the sale of bonds will be expended in the following manner (Part C):
    -$9.5 million to the University of Maine System for energy and infrastructure upgrades; -$5 million to the Maine Community College System for energy and infrastructure upgrades; -$1 million to Maine Maritime Academy for energy and infrastructure upgrades; and -$11 million to the University of Maine System for robotics equipment to accelerate wind energy components manufacturing in the State.
-Requires the State Comptroller to transfer $63 million from Other Special Revenue Funds to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund (Part H). -Authorizes the Treasurer of State, under the direction of the Governor, to issue bonds in the name and on behalf of the State in an amount not exceeding $23.75 million, of which the proceeds of the sale of bonds will be expended in the following manner (Part I):
    -$1.25 million to the Maine Historic Preservation Commission; -$3.5 million to the Department of Economic and Community Development; -$3 million to the Maine Technology Institute; -$8 million for Brunswick Naval Air Station Redevelopment; -$1 million for the Finance Authority of Maine; -$3 million for the Economic Recovery Loan Program; and -$4 million for the Small Enterprise Growth Fund.
-Authorizes the Treasurer of State, under the direction of the Governor, to issue bonds in the name and one behalf of the State in an amount not exceeding $9.75 million, of which the proceeds of the sale of bonds will be expended in the following manner (Part J):
    -$6.5 million for the acquisition of land; -$1 million for working farmland preservation; -$1.75 million for working waterfront preservation; and -$500,000 for the Bureau of Parks and Lands.
Legislation - Bill Failed (Senate) (19-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Bond Authorization

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes bond issues upon ratification by voters.

Highlights:
-Authorizes the Treasurer of State, under the direction of the Governor, to issue bonds in the name and on behalf of the State in an amount not to exceed $15.45 million, of which the proceeds of the sale of bonds will be appropriated as follows (Part B):
    -$5.4 million for the Safe Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund; -$1 million for the Small Community Grant Program; -$6.2 million for the Wastewater Treatment Facility State Revolving Loan Fund; -$750,000 for Uncontrolled Sites; -$600,000 for Wastewater Treatment Facility Construction Grants; -$500,000 for Overboard Discharge; and -$1 million for the Agricultural Water Source Development Program.
-Authorizes The Treasurer of State, under the direction of the Governor, to issue bonds in the name and on behalf of the State in an amount not exceeding, $38.5 million, of which the proceeds of the sale of bonds will be appropriated as follows (Part C):
    -$12 million for the Efficiency Maine Trust; -$9.5 million for the University of Maine System; -$5 million for the Maine Community College System; -$1 million for Maine Maritime Academy; and -$11 million for the University of Maine System.
-Requires that this legislation be submitted to the voters of Maine during the June 2010 election (Part B & C). -Requires the program director or chief executive officer to monitor contracts resulting from grant awards established by the department concerning community-based dental clinics (Part E).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (100-48) - (Key vote)

Title: Bond Authorization

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes bond issues upon ratification by voters.

Highlights:
-Authorizes the Treasurer of State, under the direction of the Governor, to issue bonds in the name and on behalf of the State in an amount not to exceed $15.45 million, of which the proceeds of the sale of bonds will be appropriated as follows (Part B):
    -$5.4 million for the Safe Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund; -$1 million for the Small Community Grant Program; -$6.2 million for the Wastewater Treatment Facility State Revolving Loan Fund; -$750,000 for Uncontrolled Sites; -$600,000 for Wastewater Treatment Facility Construction Grants; -$500,000 for Overboard Discharge; and -$1 million for the Agricultural Water Source Development Program.
-Authorizes The Treasurer of State, under the direction of the Governor, to issue bonds in the name and on behalf of the State in an amount not exceeding, $38.5 million, of which the proceeds of the sale of bonds will be appropriated as follows (Part C):
    -$12 million for the Efficiency Maine Trust; -$9.5 million for the University of Maine System; -$5 million for the Maine Community College System; -$1 million for Maine Maritime Academy; and -$11 million for the University of Maine System.
-Requires that this legislation be submitted to the voters of Maine during the June 2010 election (Part B & C). -Requires the program director or chief executive officer to monitor contracts resulting from grant awards established by the department concerning community-based dental clinics (Part E)
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE.

Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (97-52) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Bond Authorization

Sponsors

  • Emily Ann Cain (ME - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Herbert C. Adams (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bernard L. A. Ayotte (ME - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Philip L. Bartlett II (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephen R. Beaudette (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry EM Beck (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Seth A. Berry (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard D. Blanchard (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lawrence Steven 'Larry' Bliss (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter B. 'Pete' Bowman (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph C. 'Joe' Brannigan (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sheryl J. Briggs (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bruce S. Bryant (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James J. Campbell Sr. (ME - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael E. Carey (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Herbert E. Clark (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard C. Cleary (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joan F. Cohen (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gary A. Connor (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Alexander 'Alex' Cornell du Houx (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Margaret M. Craven (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dennis S. Damon (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William 'Bill' Diamond (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Cynthia A. Dill (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Stacy T. Dostie (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark W. Eves (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sean Peter Flaherty (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Elspeth M. 'Elsie' Flemings (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Walter R. Gooley (ME - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephen P. Hanley (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Anne M. Haskell (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barry J. Hobbins (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • George W. Hogan (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Melissa Walsh Innes (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Troy Dale Jackson (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • W. Bruce MacDonald (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lisa Tessier Marraché (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James R. Martin (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John L. Martin (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Edward J. 'Coach' Mazurek (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Elizabeth S. Miller (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Elizabeth H. 'Libby' Mitchell (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Wayne T. Mitchell (ME - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John M. Nutting VII (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ann E. Peoples (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Leila Jane Percy (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph C. 'Joe' Perry (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Anne C. Perry (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Wendy Pieh (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Donald E. Pilon (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Hannah M. Pingree (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John F. Piotti (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Benjamin Marriner 'Ben' Pratt (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles R. 'Charlie' Priest (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James M. Schatz (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Elizabeth M. Schneider (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Roger L. Sherman (ME - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Deborah L. Simpson (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Nancy E. Smith (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Nancy B. Sullivan (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Patricia B. Sutherland (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles Kenneth 'Ken' Theriault (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sharon Anglin Treat (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Pamela Jabar Trinward (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • David A. Van Wie (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas R. 'Thom' Watson (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • David C. Webster (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael James Willette (ME - R) (Out Of Office)
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