Politics

February 23, 2013

State House calendar, week of Feb. 24, 2013

STAFF REPORTS

Monday

9 a.m. 

State and Local Government Committee; public hearings; room 214; Cross Building

L.D. 155 “An Act To Restructure the Licensing and Regulation of Boilers and Pressure Vessels and Elevators and Tramways” This emergency bill allows a code enforcement officer to grant all permits to build a disability ramp, including any structure that requires a variance.

L.D. 340 “Resolve, Authorizing the Sale of Certain Property in Augusta to Motivational Services, Inc.” Gives the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services authority to sell Motivational Services Inc. building located at 6 and 10 Arsenal Heights Drive on the east campus of the Augusta Mental Health Institute.

L.D. 357 “An Act To Amend the Charter of the Augusta Parking District” Repeals the provision requiring the dissolution of conveyance of assets to the City of Augusta upon payment of all bonds issued to the district. 

10 a.m.

Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee; public hearings; room 436; State House

L.D. 140 “An Act To Create a Permanent Wabanaki Law Enforcement Seat on the Board of Trustees of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy” Provides a seat on the Board of Trustees of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy for a representative of the five Wabanaki tribal governments.

L.D. 238 “An Act To Designate the Jail in Franklin County as a Jail Rather than a Holding Facility” Specifies the Franklin County Detention Center as a jail and not a holding facility. 

L.D. 298 “An Act Regarding the Membership of the Emergency Medical Services Board” Adds a representative of fire chiefs to the Emergency Services Board and clarifies that 6 members are the quorum of the board.

L.D. 354 “An Act To Amend the County Jail Inspection Requirement for Nationally Accredited Facilities” Allows the commissioner of corrections to dispense with comprehensive inspections of county detention facilities if they are nationally accredited.

Education and Cultural Affairs Committee; work session; room 202; Cross Building

L.D. 92 “An Act Relating to Private School Student Participation in Public School Cocurricular, Interscholastic and Extracurricular Activities” Eliminates the requirement that resources and services are available to students in private schools recognized by the Department of Education by limiting the public school principal or his designee in denying participation to situations where the school can’t reasonably accommodate the student.

Taxation Committee; public hearings; room 127; State House

L.D. 318 “An Act To Establish a Sales Tax Holiday for Purchases Made during the Month of January” This bill provides a sales tax holiday during the month of January for items of tangible personal property with a price of $1,000 or less.

L.D. 400 “An Act To Amend the Maine Tree Growth Tax Law” Requires that landowners applying for classification of land under the Maine Tree Growth Tax Law must have the harvesting of trees performed by residents of the state and the products from the land processed in the state.

L.D. 402 “An Act To Exempt Members of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians from Property Tax” This bill provides that the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians and members of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians are exempt from property taxes in the State.

L.D. 492 “An Act To Increase Reimbursement to Municipalities under the Maine Tree Growth Tax Law” This bill proposes to increase reimbursement to municipalities for property tax losses resulting from the current use classification of land under the Maine Tree Growth Tax Law.

Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee; public hearings; room 437; State House

L.D. 169 “An Act To Provide Revenue to Veterans’ Organizations and the Maine

Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery System Care Fund from Table Game Revenue” This emergency bill directs 2 percent of the net table game income at a casino to the Coordinated Veterans Assistance Grant Fund which give grants to assist veterans’ service organizations.

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