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LD 1254 - Requires State Institutions to Purchase Foods Produced in Maine - Key Vote

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Legislation - Veto Override Failed (Senate) (20-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires State Institutions to Purchase Foods Produced in Maine

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that requires state institutions and schools to purchase certain amounts of foods produced or brokered in Maine.

Highlights:
  • Requires a state institution or school to purchase the following percentages of food from Maine producers or brokers (Sec. 1):
    • At least 15 percent of food by December 31, 2020;
    • At least 20 percent of food by December 31, 2024;
    • At least 25 percent of food by December 31, 2034; and
    • At least 35 percent of food by December 31, 2035.
  • Exempts a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program from the provisions of this bill (Sec. 1).
Note:

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF MEMBERS ELECTED IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Veto Override Passed (House) (94-46) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires State Institutions to Purchase Foods Produced in Maine

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that requires state institutions and schools to purchase certain amounts of foods produced or brokered in Maine.

Highlights:
  • Requires a state institution or school to purchase the following percentages of food from Maine producers or brokers (Sec. 1):
    • At least 15 percent of food by December 31, 2020;
    • At least 20 percent of food by December 31, 2024;
    • At least 25 percent of food by December 31, 2034; and
    • At least 35 percent of food by December 31, 2035.
  • Exempts a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program from the provisions of this bill (Sec. 1).
Note:

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF MEMBERS ELECTED IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Requires State Institutions to Purchase Foods Produced in Maine

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (101-42) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires State Institutions to Purchase Foods Produced in Maine

Note:

In accordance with Section 21 of Article IX of the Maine Constitution, a two-thirds vote is necessary in both chambers when a bill requires 1 or more local units of government to expand or modify activities so as to necessitate additional expenditures from local revenues but does not provide funding for at least 90% of those expenditures.

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