News & Notes: Legislative Advocacy


Mining Bill, LD 1772, Enacted

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

The Senate has enacted LD 1772 that rejects the bad mining rules.  The bill now goes to the Governor.

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Water Bond Update

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Good news!  The Appropriations Committee announced last night the negotiated $50 million bond package.  $10 million of the bond package is to go to the Water Bond.  Of this $10 million, $5.4 will be for culverts, $4.2 for upgrades to drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities, and $400,000 for flood mitigation/wetland restoration.  The full Legislature …

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Clean Water Bond’ could wash away mistakes of the past

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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Want to support 1,800 jobs? Pass this water infrastructure bond

Friday, April 11th, 2014
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Solar Study Update

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

LD 1652, the solar study bill, has been enacted by the House and is awaiting enactment in the Senate.

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LD 1671, Gold Prospecting Bill Update

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

LD 1671, the bill that protects certain waters (that are special for brook trout) from motorized gold prospecting, has been enacted by both the House and Senate.  The Governor vetoed the bill and the veto was overriden by an impressive vote.  Kudos to our friend Jeff Reardon at Trout Unlimited and to his legislative allies, …

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Mining Bills Update 4-10-14

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

The Legislature has enacted LD 1851, the bill that delays the effective date of the Mining Act until June 2016 (from June 2014).  This now goes to the Governor for his signature.  LD 1772, the bill that kills the bad DEP/BEP rules, has been enacted in the House and approved in the Senate.  It now …

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Ocean Acidification Bill, LD 1602, on Study Table

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

LD 1602, as amended, is sitting on the Special Study Table, having been approved by both bodies.  At the end of the session, all of the study bills are reviewed pending final approval.

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Lakes Bill, LD 1744, Sitting on the Appropriations Table

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

LD 1744 has been enacted by the House and the Senate has approved it through engrossment.  It’s not been put onto the Appropriations Table.  This happens to bills that have a fiscal note, or cost money.  We are hoping that the Appropriations Committee is able to find money for this important bill.

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Outcome Based Forestry Bill Enacted

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

LD 1847, An Act to Clarify Outcome Based Forestry, has been enacted by both the House and Senate! We applaud the ACF Committee for their unanimous support of the bill and Sen. Jim Boyle and Rep. Jeff McCabe for their leadership on this important issue.  We hope that the Governor will not veto the bill.

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