Veto Day Scorecard (UPDATED W/ FINAL RESULTS) : 2 Overridden, Rest Sustained

Posted on July 9, 2013. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

Photo taken after end of session by Rep. Scott Hamann (D-S Portland)

Photo taken after end of session by Rep. Scott Hamann (D-S Portland)

11:30 AM UPDATE: One of the first votes in the House was on LD 1572, “An Act To Correct Minor Technical Errors and Inconsistencies in the Unified Budget Bill”. It failed to pass that chamber by a 92-50 total vote (9 absent); among those who flipped their vote was House Minority Leader Ken Fredette (R-Newport).

It later passed the Senate (3 PM) by a 24-9-2 (Senators Craven and Millett are absent today) vote and will go back to the House this evening.

4:30 PM: So far, only 4 vetoes have been overridden: LDs 415, 1132, 1263 and 1390 (see below).

UPDATE: By the end of the evening and conclusion of the session, only LDs 415 and 1132 were overridden in both chambers, of the 31 vetoes taken up by legislators.

With this being “Veto Day” in Augusta, it seemed a good idea to put together a list of those bills coming up before the Legislature today- as results become known, this post will be updated.

House Vetoes:

    1. LD 161, “An Act to Restrict a Health Insurance Carrier to Rating on the Basis of One Geographical Area”

      VETO SUSTAINED: 85-55.

    2. LD 225, “An Act To Restore Consumer Rate Review for Health Insurance Plans in the Individual Market”

      VETO SUSTAINED: 89-53.

    3. LD 487, “Resolve, To Establish MaineCare Eligibility for Young Adults Who Were Formerly in Foster Care”

      VETO SUSTAINED: 87-54.

    4. LD 611, “An Act To Adjust Maine’s Minimum Wage Annually Based on Cost-of-living Changes”

      VETO SUSTAINED: 89-54.

    5. LD 828, “An Act To Improve the Administration of the Child Care Subsidy Program and To Prevent Erroneous Termination of Child Care Services”

      VETO SUSTAINED: 90-52.

    6. LD 1046, “An Act Providing for the Prescribing and Administering of Naloxone”

      VETO SUSTAINED: 91-52.

    7. LD 1057, “An Act Related to the Public Funding of Charter Schools”

      VETO SUSTAINED: 89-54.

    8. LD 1069, “An Act To Provide Flexibility in the State Prevailing Wage and Benefit Rates”

      VETO SUSTAINED: 76-51.

    9. LD 1198, “An Act To Protect Earned Pay”

      VETO SUSTAINED: 89-52.

    10. LD 1259, “Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 17: Rules Regarding Proof of Ownership and Recruitment by Employers Employing Foreign Laborers To Operate Logging Equipment, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Labor”

      VETO SUSTAINED: 86-55.

    11. LD 1263, “An Act To Increase Funding for the Snowmobile Trail Fund and Adjust the Sales Tax Relating to Snowmobiles and Trail-grooming Equipment”

      VETO OVERRIDDEN IN HOUSE; SUSTAINED IN SENATE: 102-41 (HOUSE); 18-14 (SENATE).

    12. LD 1362, “Resolve, Relating to the Review of Risks Associated with Tar Sands Oil”

      VETO SUSTAINED: 91-52.

    13. LD 1383, “An Act To Improve the Delivery of Early Child Care and Education Services”

      VETO SUSTAINED: 89-53.

    14. LD 1390, “An Act Regarding the Cancellation of Subscription Services”

      VETO OVERRIDDEN IN HOUSE; SUSTAINED IN SENATE: 96-46 (HOUSE), 20-12 (SENATE).

    15. LD 1486, “An Act To Reduce the Use of Hospital Emergency Departments for Preventable Oral Health Conditions”

      VETO SUSTAINED: 87-52.

    16. LD 1543, “Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 3: Maine Clean Election Act and Related Provisions”

      VETO SUSTAINED: 97-45.

Senate Vetoes:

    1. LD 236, “An Act To Protect the Privacy of Citizens from Domestic Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Use”

      VETO SUSTAINED: 18-15.

    2. LD 415, “An Act To Require a Warrant To Obtain the Location Information of a Cell Phone or Other Electronic Device”

      VETO OVERRIDDEN: 22-11 (SENATE); 125-17 (HOUSE).

    3. LD 443, “An Act To Amend the Maine Workers’ Compensation Act of 1992 To Provide Benefits to Seriously Injured Workers”

      VETO SUSTAINED: 17-16.

    4. LD 703, “An Act To Make Post-conviction Possession of Animals a Criminal Offense”

      VETO SUSTAINED: 18-15.

    5. LD 745, “An Act To Promote Sustainable Food Policies”

      VETO SUSTAINED: 18-15.

    6. LD 890, “An Act to Buy American-made Products”

    7. LD 1103, “An Act To Encourage Development in the Logging Industry”

      VETO SUSTAINED: 18-15.

    8. LD 1129, “An Act To Promote Innovation in Public Schools”

      VETO SUSTAINED: 18-15.

    9. LD 1132, “An Act To Achieve Economic Growth by Enhancing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education and To Meet Workforce Needs”

      VETO OVERRIDDEN: 22-11 (SENATE), 110-30 (HOUSE).

    10. LD 1181, “An Act to Further Strengthen the Protection of Pregnant Women and Children from Toxic Chemicals”

      VETO SUSTAINED: 19-14.

    11. LD 1232, “An Act To Maintain the Integrity of the Fund for a Healthy Maine”

      VETO SUSTAINED: 18-15.

    12. LD 1235, “An Act Regarding School Construction”

      VETO SUSTAINED: 18-15.

    13. LD 1259, “Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 17: Rules Regarding Proof of Ownership and Recruitment by Employers Employing Foreign Laborers To Operate Logging Equipment, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Labor”

    14. LD 1282, “An Act To Help Small Farmers in Selling Raw Milk and Homemade Food Products”

      VETO SUSTAINED: 17-16.

    15. LD 1533, “An Act To Amend the Maine Online Learning Program”

      VETO SUSTAINED: 17-16.

    16. LD 1573, “An Act To Extend the Authorization for the Maine Education Effectiveness Council”

      VETO SUSTAINED: 18-15.

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