AFA Update: Thursday, June 25, 2015- Actions on the Appropriations Table

This afternoon the Appropriations Committee met to take action on the Special Appropriations Table. The committee also approved an amended version of LD 86, An Act to Improve Retirement Security for Retired Public Employees, summary of this and other bills is at the bottom of the chart you see below.

Audio of today’s work session is here.

The Committee took the following actions: (A PDF of the information below is here: Table Bills 6.25.15)

Biennial Cost
Motion LD Title Sponsor
Carry Over 6 Strengethen Ethics Practices and Procedures
OTP 63 Resolve, To Require the Department of Health and Human Services To Provide Supplemental Reimbursement to Adult Family Care Homes and Residential Care Facilities in Remote Island Locations Representative Walter Kumiega  $       43,796
Carry Over 90 Personal Needs Allowance Stuckey  $              –
OTP 91 An Act To Allow Dental Hygienists To Prescribe Fluoride Dentifrice and Antibacterial Rinse Representative Heather Sirocki  $         6,750
Carry Over 93 Sanford and Berwick Pine Tree Zone Will be considered on June 30 O’Connor  $              –
OTP 140 An Act To Expand Access To Lifesaving Opioid Overdose Medication Representative Henry Beck  $       56,744
OTP 164 An Act To Establish the Maine Length of Service Award Program Representative Jeffrey Evangelos  $              –
OTP 170 An Act To Remove the 180-day Active Duty Requirement for the Property Tax Exemption for Vietnam Veterans Representative Catherine Nadeau  $       11,500
OTP 210 An Act To Provide for Special Restrictions on Dissemination and Use of Criminal History Record Information for Class E Crimes Committed by an Adult under 21 Years of Age Senator Linda Valentino  $       32,992
Carry Over 215 Improve Student Retention in Post-secondary Alfond  $              –
OTP 222 An Act To Reduce Commercial Shellfish License Fees for Persons under 18 Years of Age Representative William Tuell  $         8,272
OTP-AM 231 An Act To Ensure That Schoolchildren with Dyslexia Receive the Assistance Needed (Mandate, strip appropriation of $174,797) Representative Terry Morrison  $              –
Carry Over 249 Help Seniors Remain in Their Homes Saviello  $              –
OTP 261 Resolve, To Initiate the Procedures To Request the United States Congress’s Joint Committee on the Library To Replace a Statue in the National Statuary Hall Collection Senator Garrett Mason  $         3,000
OTP 284 An Act To Amend the Law Concerning Overwidth Farm Tractors on Public Ways Representative Russell Black  $         3,150
OTP 7-5 319 An Act To Strengthen the Economic Stability of Qualified Maine Citizens by Expanding Coverage of Reproductive Health Care and Family Services Representative Joyce McCreight  $    (227,483)
Carry Over 365 Tax Reduction for Home Modificiations to make a Home More Accessible Verrow  $              –
OTP 418 Resolve, To Study the Use of Social Impact Bonds as a Funding Mechanism for Public Education Programs in Maine Representative Matthew Pouliot  $              –
Carry Over 419 An Act To Promote Academic Opportunities for Maine Youth during Summer Months Representative Teresa Pierce  $              –
OTP 431 An Act To Strengthen the Laws Prohibiting Stalking Senator David Burns  $              –
Carry Over 498 R&D Super Credit Nutting  $              –
OTP 512 An Act To Implement Certain Recommendations of the Criminal Law Advisory Commission Relative to the Maine Criminal Code  $              –
Carry Over 552 Funding for Home Visiting Services Maker  $              –
OTP 582 An Act To Establish a State Educational Medicaid Officer Representative Paul Stearns  $       78,756
OTP 651 An Act To Amend Maine’s Sex Trafficking and Prostitution Law Senator Amy Volk  $              –
OTP 9-3 652 An Act To Authorize the Carrying of Concealed Handguns without a Permit Senator Eric Brakey  $     230,178
Carry Over 661 Fund HIV, STD and Viral Hepatitis screening, Prevention, Treatment and Diagnostic Services Burstein  $              –
OTP-AM 679 An Act To Prohibit the Unauthorized Distribution of Certain Private Images Representative Kenneth Fredette  $       15,800
OTP 727 An Act To Allow the Retrofit of Underground Oil Storage Tanks Senator David Woodsome  $         2,500
OTP 729 An Act To Add Acetylfentanyl to the List of Schedule W Drugs Senator David Burns  $              –
OTP-AM 787 Tax Credits for Adult Day Care Harlow  $     142,500
OTP-AM 11-1 831 Meals on Wheels (Language only) Sanborn  $              –
OTP-AM 839 An Act To Increase Conservation District Funding (decreased from $200,000 each yr) Representative Russell Black  $     140,000
OTP 840 An Act To Support the Implementation of Proficiency-based Diplomas and Standards-based Student Learning Representative Brian Hubbell  $              –
Carry Over 845 Address Unmet Public Transportation Needs Jorgensen  $              –
OTP-AM 853 An Act To Allow Secondary Schools To Grant Certificates of Academic Proficiency (change ‘shall’ to ‘may’) Representative Brian Hubbell  $              –
Carry Over 860 Dental Services McCormick  $              –
Carry Over 867 Tax Fairness for the use of Medical Marijuana Libby  $              –
Carry Over 898 Expansion of the Opportunity Maine Credit Chenette  $              –
OTP-AM 921 An Act To Strengthen the Right of a Victim of Sexual Assault or Domestic Violence To Take Necessary Leave from Employment (Combines language of LD 686 Social Media Privacy, and share the 1/2 time position) Representative Matthea Daughtry  $     101,439
ONTP 925 Promote Small Diversified Farms and Small Food  Producers Chapman  $              –
OTP-AM 941 An Act To Improve Tax Expenditure Transparency and Accountability (OPEGA Leg Council money) Senator Paul Davis  $     406,164
OTP 983 An Act To Clarify Wine Auction Licenses Senator John Patrick  $     109,341
Carry Over 1000 Define Orthotics and Prosthetics for Sales Tax Purposes Gideon  $              –
Carry Over 1002 Regarding the Electronic Monitoring Program Fredette  $              –
Carry Over 1004 Visual Media Production Picchiotti  $              –
Carry Over 1022 Protect the Future of Harness Racing Marean  $              –
OTP 1040 An Act To Enhance Funding Opportunities for the Youth Conservation Corps Senator Thomas Saviello  $       40,000
OTP 1044 An Act To Ensure That Collection Facilities Can Participate in the Architectural Paint Stewardship Program Senator Thomas Saviello  $         5,000
Carry Over 1062 Housing for Homeless Veterans Golden  $              –
Carry Over 1142 Taxation of Out-of-state Pensions Turner  $              –
OTP 1160 An Act to Make Possession of a Firearm with an Altered or Obscured Serial Number a Class C Crime Senator Haskell  $              –
OTP-AM 1166 An Act to Protect Taxpayers by Regulating Personal Services Contracts (reduced funding for 1/2 time position) Rep. Martin of Sinclair  $       69,033
OTP 1202 Resolve, To Ensure the Stocking of Inland Waters in the State Sen. Davis  $              –
Carry Over 1253 Improve the Evaluation of Primary and Secondary Schools Bates  $              –
OTP-AM 1272 An Act To Strengthen the Protections for Senior Citizens in the State (strip appropriation and looking for federal grant) Sen. Burns  $              –
OTP 1277 An Act to Establish a Magnet School for Marine Science, Technology, Transportation and Engineering Rep. Gillway  $              –
OTP-AM 8-3 1291 An Act To Promote Food Self-sufficiency for the People of the State (reduced funding from fiscal note) Rep. Hickman  $       42,140
Carry Over 1300 Create and Sustain jobs Though the Development of Cooperatives  $              –
OTP 1307 An Act to Fund the Maine Diversion Alert Program Sen. Willette  $       95,000
Carry Over 1331 Liquor enforcement Luchini  $              –
OTP-AM 1337 An Act To Fully Fund the Family Caregiver Respite Program (reduced funding from fiscal note) Rep. Malaby  $     247,272
Carry Over 1343 National Guard (strip appropriation) Rep. Fredette  $              –
OTP-AM 1348 Money Minders for Seniors Gattine  $     150,000
OTP-AM 1350 Resolve, To Increase the Reimbursement Rate for Direct-care Workers Serving Adults with Long-term Care Needs (reduced funding from fiscal note) Covers Sec. 12 workers Speaker Eves  $     250,000
OTP-AM 1372 An Act to Encourage the Redevelopment of Upper Floors of Buildings in Downtown and on Main Streets (add mandate) Rep. Campbell  $              –
OTP-AM 1332 An Act To Attract Entrepreneurs to the State (already amended on floor) Sen. Alfond  $     201,000
Carry Over 1412 Riverview and UMA Training Purposes Eves  $              –
Carry Over 186 Repeal Jail Consolidation (strip additional appropriation and non lapse supplemental budget money) Could be reconsidered June 30 Davis  $              –
OTP-AM 1246 Meth Labs Rosen  $       36,000
Carry Over 281 Milltown Valuation Legislation (Could be reconsidered on June 30) McCabe  $              –
OTP 767 Create Jobs in Washington and Aroostook County McElwee  $              –
Carry Over 1383 Opportunity Maine Tax Credit Alfond  $              –
 $              –
 $              –
Totals  $   1,894,680
 $              –
 $   1,894,680
OTP-AM 6-4 86 Improve Retirement Security for Retired Public Employees Sherman
Carry Over 654 Add AG Detectives to the 1998 Special Retirement Plan Nadeau
ONTP 1018 Supplemental budget placeholder Rotundo
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