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LD 804 - Proposal to Create a Unicameral State Legislature - Key Vote

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Legislation - "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted (Senate) (29-4) -
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NOTE: PASSAGE OF AN "OUGHT NOT TO PASS" REPORT EFFECTIVELY DEFEATS THE BILL. HOWEVER, IT WILL STILL BE TRANSMITTED TO THE NEXT HOUSE FOR CONSIDERATION BEFORE THE BILL IS DEFEATED FOR THE SESSION.

Legislation - "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted (House) (78-66) - (Key vote)

Title: Proposal to Create a Unicameral State Legislature

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes a unicameral legislature.

Highlights:
  • Repeals the current Maine Senate and House of Representatives and establishes a unicameral legislature to oversee all legislation (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the new, unicameral legislature shall be composed of 151 members with each member authorized to serve an unlimited number of 2-year terms (Sec. 2).
  • Establishes the position of "Presiding Officer of the Legislature" in place of the Speaker of the House or President of the Senate (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Proposal to Create a Unicameral State Legislature

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NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS APPROVAL IN EACH CHAMBER FOR PASSAGE. IT MUST THEN BE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF CITIZENS VOTING IN THE NEXT ELECTION TO BECOME EFFECTIVE.

Sponsors

  • Linda M. Valentino (ME - D) (Out Of Office)

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