Maine - LD1373 - 2017

To Protect And Expand Access To Solar Power In Maine.

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Electricity Generation

Added On: 04-08-2017
Updated On: 09-08-2017
Status: Enroll
Primary Sponsors: Kent Ackley (Republican), Seth Berry (Democratic), Jennifer DeChant (Democratic), Mark Dion (Democratic), Dana Dow (Republican)





Actions (26)

  • 04-11-2017 - Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology suggested and ordered printed.
  • 04-11-2017 - The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY.
  • 04-11-2017 - Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
  • 04-13-2017 - The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY in concurrence
  • 08-02-2017 - Subsequently, House Amendment "A" (H-566) was ADOPTED.
  • 08-02-2017 - ROLL CALL NO. 439 (Yeas 64 - Nays 73 - Absent 13 - Excused 1)
  • 08-02-2017 - ROLL CALL NO. 440 (Yeas 73 - Nays 64 - Absent 13 - Excused 1)
  • 08-02-2017 - Motion of Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner to INDEFINITELY POSTPONE House Amendment "A" (H-566) FAILED.
  • 08-02-2017 - On motion of Representative SANBORN of Portland, House Amendment "A" (H-566) was READ.
  • 08-02-2017 - Subsequently, the Chair RULED the Bill was properly before the body.
  • 08-02-2017 - HELD at the Request of Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.
  • 08-02-2017 - ROLL CALL NO. 438 (Yeas 81 - Nays 56 - Absent 13 - Excused 1)
  • 08-02-2017 - Representative FREDETTE of Newport asked if the Bill was properly before the body.
  • 08-02-2017 - Received by the Clerk of the House on August 1, 2017 pursuant to Joint Rule 309.
  • 08-02-2017 - CARRIED OVER to any Special or Regular Session of the 128th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 1138.
  • 08-02-2017 - On motion of Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham, the House RECONSIDERED its action whereby the Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by House Amendment "A" (H-566)
  • 08-02-2017 - The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by House Amendment "A" (H-566).
  • 08-02-2017 - Subsequently, the Rules were Suspended for the purpose of giving this bill it's Second Reading
  • 08-02-2017 - The Bill was READ ONCE.
  • 08-02-2017 - Representative FREDETTE of Newport OBJECTED to SUSPENDING THE RULES for the purpose of giving this Bill its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
  • 08-02-2017 - Report READ.
  • 08-02-2017 - From the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY.
  • 08-02-2017 - Carried over to any special or regular session, or both, of the 128th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 1138.
  • 08-02-2017 - On motion by Senator WOODSOME of York Bill and accompanying papers COMMITTED to the Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology in concurrence
  • 08-02-2017 - On further motion of same Representative the Bill and accompanying papers were COMMITTED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY.
  • 08-02-2017 - Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.

Votes (3)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
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No
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Passed
08-02-2017Suspend Rules - RC #438House81560yes
08-02-2017Indef Pp Hah-566 RC #439House64730no
08-02-2017Adopt Hah-566 RC #440House73640yes

Sponsors (10)

News (5)

Maine legislators get set for net metering vote that could impact PUC ruling - Daily Energy Insider
Published by dailyenergyinsider.com
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:04:55 GMT

The Maine Legislature is considering a bill that would overturn the Maine Public Utilities Commission's (PUC) changes to state net metering rules. Specifically, the PUC Jan. 31 approved revisions to Chapter 313, the Customer Net Energy Billing (NEB ...

Maine lawmakers gear up for net metering vote - Utility Dive
Published by utilitydive.com
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:20:52 GMT

Lawmakers in both Maine's chambers referred LD 1373 to the joint standing Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee, which subsequently held a public hearing, possibly setting up a vote. The bill "prohibits a charge to a customer that elects to use ...

In Legislature, solar bill met a more powerful foe: Doubt - Press Herald
Published by pressherald.com
Sun, 13 Aug 2017 08:03:11 GMT

Instead, he made a passionate case that it was improper for the House to take up the bill because it was unconstitutional, citing a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act. The solar lobby never ... The vote has created more ...

Committee Set to Vote on Bill to Preserve Solar Incentives - Freepress Online
Published by freepressonline.com
Thu, 11 May 2017 14:23:38 GMT

Renewable energy advocates and utilities are once again squaring off over the future of solar policy in Maine. Last week, the Legislature's Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee held a public hearing for a bill (LD 1373) that would reverse a ...

Group appeals Maine decision to scale back residential solar incentives - Press Herald
Published by pressherald.com
Mon, 01 May 2017 20:22:39 GMT

The appeal was filed with the Maine Supreme Judicial Court during the same week that the Legislature plans to hear testimony on a bill designed to overturn the PUC's January order and restore previous financial incentives for home solar power installation.