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LD 1838 - Establishes The 'Affordable Heating From Maine's Forest Fund' - Key Vote

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Legislation - "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted (House) (89-53) - (Key vote)

Title: Establishes The 'Affordable Heating From Maine's Forest Fund'

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote on a motion to adopt an "ought to not pass" report for a bill that establishes the "Affordable Heating from Maine's Forest Fund".

Highlights:
  • Establishes the “Affordable Heating from Maine’s Forests Fund” to fund investments that reduce residential heating costs (Sec. 2). 
  • Appropriates $500,000 from the Public Reserved Lands Management Fund to the Affordable Heating from Maine’s Forests Fund on each of the following dates (Sec. 2): 
    • March 1, 2014; and
    • July 1, 2014.
  • Appropriates certain funds from the Public Reserved Lands Management Fund to the Affordable Heating fund beginning July 1, 2015 and on July 1 each year thereafter, under the following circumstances (Sec. 2): 
    • $1.25 million if more than 170,000 cords of wood were harvested from the public reserved lands during the prior fiscal year; or
    • $1 million if less than 170,000 cords of wood were harvested from the public reserved lands during the prior fiscal year.
Legislation - "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted (Senate) (21-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Establishes The 'Affordable Heating From Maine's Forest Fund'

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote on a motion to adopt an "ought to not pass" report for a bill that establishes the "Affordable Heating from Maine's Forest Fund".

Highlights:
  • Establishes the “Affordable Heating from Maine’s Forests Fund” to fund investments that reduce residential heating costs (Sec. 2). 
  • Appropriates $500,000 from the Public Reserved Lands Management Fund to the Affordable Heating from Maine’s Forests Fund on each of the following dates (Sec. 2): 
    • March 1, 2014; and
    • July 1, 2014.
  • Appropriates certain funds from the Public Reserved Lands Management Fund to the Affordable Heating fund beginning July 1, 2015 and on July 1 each year thereafter, under the following circumstances (Sec. 2): 
    • $1.25 million if more than 170,000 cords of wood were harvested from the public reserved lands during the prior fiscal year; or
    • $1 million if less than 170,000 cords of wood were harvested from the public reserved lands during the prior fiscal year.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Establishes The 'Affordable Heating From Maine's Forest Fund'

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