Maine - LD1504 - 2017

Regarding Solar Power For Farms And Businesses.

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Electricity Generation

Added On: 05-01-2017
Updated On: 09-18-2017
Status: Unknown
Primary Sponsors: Russell Black (Republican), James Dill (Democratic), Martin Grohman (Democratic), Thomas Saviello (Republican)





Actions (65)

  • 04-25-2017 - In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
  • 04-25-2017 - The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY.
  • 04-25-2017 - Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY suggested and ordered printed REFERENCE to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence
  • 06-16-2017 - Unfinished Business
  • 06-16-2017 - On motion by Senator WOODSOME of York Tabled until Later in Today's Session, pending ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT
  • 06-16-2017 - Reports READ
  • 06-19-2017 - Unfinished Business
  • 06-20-2017 - READ ONCE
  • 06-20-2017 - Committee Amendment "A" (S-276) as Amended by Senate Amendment "A" (S-293) thereto ADOPTED
  • 06-20-2017 - Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED by Committee Amendment "A" (S-276) as Amended by Senate Amendment "A" (S-293) thereto
  • 06-20-2017 - Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence
  • 06-20-2017 - Taken from the table by the President
  • 06-20-2017 - On motion by Senator WOODSOME of York The Majority Ought to Pass As Amended Report ACCEPTED
  • 06-20-2017 - Committee Amendment "A" (S-276) READ
  • 06-20-2017 - On motion by Same Senator Senate Amendment "A" (S-293) to Committee Amendment "A" (S-276) READ and ADOPTED
  • 06-21-2017 - Later today assigned.
  • 06-21-2017 - Unfinished Business
  • 06-21-2017 - On motion of Representative HERBIG of Belfast, TABLED pending ADOPTION of Senate Amendment "A" (S-293) to Committee Amendment "A" (S-276).
  • 06-21-2017 - Later today assigned.
  • 06-21-2017 - Speaker laid before the House
  • 06-21-2017 - Senate Amendment "A" (S-293) to Committee Amendment "A" (S-276) was READ.
  • 06-21-2017 - Committee Amendment "A" (S-276) was READ.
  • 06-21-2017 - The Bill was READ ONCE.
  • 06-21-2017 - ROLL CALL NO. 371 (Yeas 90 - Nays 54 - Absent 7 - Excused 0)
  • 06-21-2017 - Subsequently, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
  • 06-21-2017 - On further motion of same Representative TABLED pending his motion to ACCEPT the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report.
  • 06-21-2017 - Reports READ.
  • 06-21-2017 - Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham moved to ACCEPT the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report.
  • 06-22-2017 - Unfinished Business
  • 06-23-2017 - Unfinished Business
  • 06-27-2017 - Unfinished Business
  • 06-27-2017 - Later today assigned. (Roll Call Ordered)
  • 06-27-2017 - Representative O'CONNOR of Berwick MOVED to TABLE pending ADOPTION of House Amendment "B" (H-554) to Committee Amendment "A" (S-276).
  • 06-27-2017 - Representative HERBIG of Belfast REQUESTED a Roll Call.
  • 06-27-2017 - Subsequently, TABLED pending ADOPTION of House Amendment "B" (H-554) to Committee Amendment "A" (S-276).
  • 06-27-2017 - Representative HARVELL of Farmington REQUESTED a Roll Call. More than one-fifth of the members present expressed a desire for a roll call, which was ORDERED.
  • 06-27-2017 - On further motion of same Representative House Amendment "B" (H-554) to Committee Amendment "A" (S-276) was READ.
  • 06-27-2017 - On motion of Representative HARVELL of Farmington, Senate Amendment "A" (S-293) to Committee Amendment "A" (S-276) was INDEFINITELY POSTPONED.
  • 06-27-2017 - Speaker laid before the House
  • 06-27-2017 - Subsequently, the same Representative WITHDREW her REQUEST for a roll call.
  • 06-28-2017 - Roll Call Ordered Roll Call Number 387 Yeas 29 - Nays 6 - Excused 0 - Absent 0
  • 06-28-2017 - Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
  • 06-28-2017 - PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.
  • 06-28-2017 - PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
  • 06-28-2017 - ROLL CALL NO. 412 (Yeas 105 - Nays 41 - Absent 4 - Excused 1)
  • 06-28-2017 - In NON-CONCURRENCE and sent for concurrence.
  • 06-28-2017 - ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
  • 06-28-2017 - On motion by Senator WOODSOME of York The Senate RECEDED and CONCURRED To ACCEPTANCE of the Majority Ought to Pass As Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-276) AND PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment "A" (S-276) as Amended by House Amendment "B" (H-554) in concurrence
  • 06-28-2017 - Committee Amendment "A" (S-276) as Amended by House Amendment "B" (H-554) thereto was ADOPTED.
  • 06-28-2017 - The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-276) as Amended by House Amendment "B" (H-554) thereto.
  • 06-28-2017 - Under suspension of the rules, the Bill was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
  • 06-28-2017 - ROLL CALL NO. 411 (Yeas 105 - Nays 40 - Absent 5 - Excused 1)
  • 06-28-2017 - Subsequently, House Amendment "B" (H-554) to Committee Amendment "A" (S-276) was ADOPTED.
  • 06-28-2017 - Speaker laid before the House
  • 07-20-2017 - On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin Tabled until Later in Today's Session, pending CONSIDERATION
  • 07-20-2017 - Unfinished Business
  • 08-02-2017 - Placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)
  • 08-02-2017 - ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
  • 08-02-2017 - ROLL CALL NO. 459V 88 having voted in the affirmative and 48 in the negative, with 14 being absent, and 1 excused, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill not become a law and the veto was sustained.
  • 08-02-2017 - This Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: "Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?"
  • 08-02-2017 - Subsequently, the Chair RULED the Bill was properly before the body.
  • 08-02-2017 - Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence
  • 08-02-2017 - Representative MALABY OF HANCOCK asked if the Bill was properly before the body.
  • 08-02-2017 - Taken from the table by the President
  • 08-02-2017 - Subsequently LD 1504 In Senate, August 2, 2017, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: "Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?" 28 IN FAVOR and 6 AGAINST, accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the VETO was OVERRIDDEN.

Votes (6)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
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No
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Passed
06-21-2017Acc Maj Otp As Amended Rep RC #371House90540yes
06-28-2017Adopt Hbh-554 To Cas-276 RC #411House105400yes
06-28-2017Passage To Be Engrossed RC #412House105410yes
06-28-2017Recede And Concur RC #387Senate2960yes
08-02-2017Veto Override (2/3) RC #428Senate2860yes
08-02-2017Reconsideration - Veto RC #459House88480no

Sponsors (10)

News (3)

Lincolnville shines with solar energy power - PenBayPilot.com
Published by penbaypilot.com
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:02:41 GMT

Very soon,” Luft told audience members during the solar array dedication and open house, June 21, in Lincolnville. “That really accelerated,” he said. ... Greta Gulezian (part of the energy team) read a letter from S. Paige Zeigler's (State ...

Amended Maine solar incentive bill appears poised for passage - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
Published by centralmaine.com
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:11:39 GMT

On Wednesday, the Maine House voted 105-40 and the Senate voted 29-6 in support of a bill, L.D. 1504, that aims to forestall constroversial changes made to the policy that allows owners of solar energy systems to receive credit for excess electricity ...

Solar bill gets initial approval in House, but it lacks votes to survive veto - Press Herald
Published by pressherald.com
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:52:39 GMT

One year later, it is clear that the political parties and interest groups remain deeply divided on a type of renewable energy that has been growing in Maine, but at a slower pace than in many other states. “One year ago ... The bill, L.D. 1504, would ...