Representative Jeffery Hanley [Republican]
Pittston ~ District 87
Towns in District: Alna, Pittston, Randolph and WiscassetWould be term limited: 2022
♦ Energy, Utilities and Technology (Ranking Republican)
✉ 52 Turner Drive
Pittston, Maine 04345
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|Maine People's Alliance, Will of the Voters||0%|
|Maine People's Alliance, 2018||0%|
|Maine Conservation Voters, 2018||2 of 8|
|Maine Conservation Voters, 2017||2 of 7|
|Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund, 2017||25%|
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|LD 107||An Act To Lower the Maine Individual Income Tax Incrementally to Zero||Status: Referred to Taxation Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, March 28, 2019|
This bill provides for the phase-out of the individual income tax.
|LD 108||An Act To Protect Historic Places and Structures on the Federal Aid Highway System||Status: Referred to Transportation Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, April 11, 2019|
This bill requires the Department of Transportation to comply with the National Historic Preservation Act when performing construction or maintenance on a federal aid highway that involves or affects a structure or place listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
|LD 221||An Act To Reduce the Cost of Automobile Repairs by Eliminating the Aftermarket Catalytic Converter Requirement||Status: Referred to Environment and Natural Resources Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, May 2, 2019|
This bill amends the Board of Environmental Protection's authority to adopt and enforce new motor vehicle emission standards by prohibiting the adoption of standards requiring that new aftermarket catalytic converters sold or installed in the State be certified to any standards adopted by the State of California or the California Air Resources Board. The bill also requires the Department of Environmental Protection, as soon as practicable, to amend its rule Chapter 127 relating to new motor vehicle emission standards in accordance with this statutory prohibition.
|LD 741||An Act To Return Surplus Money to Maine Taxpayers||Status: Referred to Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee, Public hearing held, April 1, 2019, carried over to any regular or special session per Joint Order HP 1322|
This bill is a concept draft pursuant to Joint Rule 208.
This bill proposes to distribute the funds in the State treasury by:
|LD 926||An Act To Protect Hospital Employees from Assault||Status: Referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, April 25, 2019|
This bill provides that an assault on a hospital employee while the hospital employee is providing medical care is a Class C crime. It also provides that an assault on an emergency medical care provider while the emergency medical care provider is providing medical care is a Class C crime. Current law provides that an assault on an emergency medical care provider while the emergency medical care provider is providing emergency medical care is a Class C crime. The bill also corrects a cross-reference.
|LD 1027||An Act To Eliminate the 100-megawatt Limit on Hydroelectric Generators under the Renewable Resources Laws||Status: Referred to Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, May 8, 2019|
This bill removes the 100-megawatt capacity limit for a hydroelectric generator that meets all state and federal fish passage requirements applicable to generators to qualify as a renewable capacity resource and for a hydroelectric generator to qualify as a renewable resource for the purpose of meeting the State's renewable resource portfolio requirement.
|LD 1227||An Act To Allow Parents To Apply to the Commissioner of Education To Enroll Their Children in a Receiving School Administrative Unit and To Remove Limitations on Which Students May Be So Enrolled||Status: Referred to Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, June 4, 2019|
Current law allows the superintendent of a school administrative unit that neither maintains a school nor contracts for school privileges to request the Commissioner of Education to designate a school administrative unit as the receiving school administrative unit for a student who is unable to find a school administrative unit willing to enroll the student in one of its schools.
This bill allows any student's parent or guardian to make a request for any reason to the Commissioner of Education for the student to be transferred. Upon the commissioner's approval, the student must be enrolled in the receiving school administrative unit.
|LD 26||An Act To Provide Complimentary Lifetime Hunting and Fishing Licenses to Retired Game Wardens with 25 Years of Service||Status: Referred to Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, March 12, 2019|
This bill allows a retired game warden with 25 years of service to receive a complimentary lifetime license to hunt, trap and fish.
|LD 27||An Act To Allow the Use of a Crossbow for a Limited Duration during the Archery Season on Deer and the Fall Season on Wild Turkey||Status: Referred to Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee, Amended by Committee amendment H-147, Enacted, Signed into law May 14, 2019|
This bill allows crossbows to be used during the regular archery-only deer hunting season.
This amendment replaces the bill and the title. For a period of 3 years, beginning in 2020, it allows a person, in accordance with rules adopted by the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, to hunt deer with a crossbow during the open archery season on deer and the fall open season on hunting wild turkey. It specifies that a person using a crossbow during the open archery season may not harvest an antlerless deer unless that person possesses an antlerless deer permit. It also clarifies that, outside of this limited time period, the use of a crossbow to hunt wild turkey is allowed only during the spring open season on hunting wild turkey. Lastly, it requires the commissioner to submit a report to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over inland fisheries and wildlife matters that includes a recommendation on whether to continue to permit the use of a crossbow during the regular archery season and the fall open season on hunting wild turkey and whether the commissioner allowed the use of a crossbow during a special archery season on deer and, if so, whether the use should continue to be permitted. The committee may report out a bill based on the report.
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|LD 41||An Act To Replace Net Energy Billing with a Market-based Mechanism||Status: Referred to Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, April 25, 2019|
This bill does the following regarding net energy billing:
The bill establishes a market-based crediting system for energy generated by eligible facilities. It requires the Public Utilities Commission to adopt rules to allow an eligible customer to receive a monetary credit for energy generated by an eligible facility in excess of the customer's usage and exported to the grid at the real-time wholesale market price of that energy. As in the provisions relating to net energy billing, a transmission and distribution utility is prohibited from requiring a customer to meter the gross output of an eligible facility in order to participate in the crediting system, and the number of eligible customers that may participate in a single shared interest in an eligible facility, or the number of meters associated with a single shared interest, is limited to 50. The bill exempts a transmission and distribution utility located in an area administered by the independent system administrator for northern Maine, or any successor of the independent system administrator for northern Maine, from using this crediting system until the Public Utilities Commission determines the utility's billing system can perform the necessary functions to implement the system. It requires the commission to consider whether an alternative system to the crediting system for northern Maine could be developed and utilized in the interim period before the utility's billing system is modified to allow a market-based crediting system.
It requires the Public Utilities Commission to procure, to the maximum extent possible, 20 megawatts of large-scale community solar distributed generation resources. It requires that the contract rate be calculated annually and that no contract may be for more than 6¢ per kilowatt-hour or the average wholesale electricity rate over the preceding 12 months, whichever is less.
Lastly, it requires the Public Utilities Commission to conduct an analysis of the costs and benefits to ratepayers for both net energy billing and the market-based crediting system in an adjudicatory proceeding and to report those findings to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over utilities and energy matters no later than January 1, 2021.
|LD 162||An Act To Eliminate the State Income Tax on Maine Public Employees Retirement System Pensions||Status: Referred to Taxation Committee, Work session held, May 16, 2019, carried over to any regular or special session per Joint Order HP 1322|
Retirement benefits under state, local or federal government retirement plans that are based on employment compensation for which contributions are not made to the federal Social Security system result in reductions in the amount of Social Security benefits that a retiree is eligible to receive under the federal windfall elimination provision. This bill provides an income tax exemption for those retirement benefits.
|LD 186||RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Specify the Qualifications of Electors||Status: Referred to Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee, Dead, Non-concurrence, June 12, 2019|
This resolution proposes to amend the Constitution of Maine to specify that only a person who is a citizen of the United States may vote in a state, county or municipal or other local election.
|LD 208||An Act Regarding Small Claims Court Jurisdiction||Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, June 3, 2019|
This bill increases the jurisdictional limits for small claims from $6,000 to $15,000.
|LD 217||An Act To Aid Certain Veterans' Organizations||Status: Referred to Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee, Amended by Committee amendment H-39 and House amendment H-61, Enacted, Signed into law April 22, 2019|
This bill allows a licensed veterans' organization, at the discretion of and by agreement with the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services, to sell liquor to the general public, subject to time-of-day and seasonal limitations defined at the time of license approval, if the organization has a valid license and is located in a municipality with fewer than 5,000 residents or is located on an island off the coast of the State that is provided with ferry service pursuant to state law.
The bill allows certain licensed veterans' organizations to sell liquor to the general public. This amendment permits only a licensed veterans' organization that is located on an island off the coast of the State that is provided with ferry service pursuant to state law to sell liquor to the general public at the discretion of and by agreement with the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations, instead of the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services as in the bill, subject to time-of-day and seasonal limitations defined by the bureau at the time of license approval.
This amendment prohibits smoking on the premises at which a licensed veterans' organization sells liquor to the general public during the time the general public is invited or allowed to be present.
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|LD 262||An Act To Protect Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers by Creating the Crime of Aggravated Assault on an Officer||Status: Referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, May 14, 2019|
This bill changes the crime of assault on an officer to include offensive physical contact and creates the crime of aggravated assault on an officer, which includes assaults against law enforcement officers and corrections officers and other corrections personnel and which is modeled on the crime of aggravated assault.
|LD 295||An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Increase Rural Maine's Access to Broadband Internet Service||Status: Referred to Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee, Public hearing held, February 19, 2019, carried over to any regular or special session per Joint Order HP 1322|
The funds provided by this bond issue, in the amount of $100,000,000, will be used for the provision of broadband Internet service in unserved and underserved areas through ConnectME Authority grants to partnerships between private, municipal and nongovernmental service providers.
|LD 398||An Act To Allow for Greater Flexibility in Addressing Energy Efficiency Needs in the State||Status: Referred to Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee, Amended by Committee amendment H-73, Enacted, Signed into law April 30, 2019|
This bill removes the provision that requires the Efficiency Maine Trust to allocate 50% of the funds in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Trust Fund for residential programs and 50% for commercial and industrial programs.
This amendment incorporates a fiscal note.
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|LD 423||An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Preserve Historic Properties for Maine's Bicentennial||Status: Referred to Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee, Public hearing held, February 12, 2019, carried over to any regular or special session per Joint Order HP 1322|
The funds provided by this bond issue, in the amount of $5,000,000, will be used to undertake a program as part of the commemoration of the State's bicentennial to preserve historic properties listed or eligible to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
|LD 658||Resolve, To Direct a Plan for Energy Independence for Maine||Status: Referred to Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee, Amended by Committee amendment H-170, Finally passed, Signed into law May 17, 2019|
This resolve directs the Governor's Energy Office to adopt a 10-year energy independence plan, including conservation and renewable energy strategies, for the State to become a net exporter of energy by 2030. It requires the office to develop the plan through a collaborative stakeholder process. The plan must be submitted to the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology by December 31, 2019 along with suggested legislation necessary to implement the plan. The resolve authorizes the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology to report out a bill to the Second Regular Session of the 129th Legislature related to the plan.
This amendment replaces the resolve. The amendment directs the Governor's Energy Office, in coordination with the development of the state energy plan or other planning initiatives, to conduct an analysis for at least one scenario for the State to become a net exporter of energy by 2030 through the development and expansion of energy generating capacity, energy conservation and energy efficiency at levels sufficient to offset the total value of the State's domestic energy consumption across all sectors. The amendment requires the Governor's Energy Office to report to the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology by December 31, 2019 on progress regarding the state energy plan and the analysis for the State to become a net exporter of energy.
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|LD 700||An Act To Prevent Internet Theft||Status: Referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, Work session held, May 9, 2019, carried over to any regular or special session per Joint Order HP 1322|
This bill creates the crime of organized electronic theft, of which a person is guilty if the person commits 2 or more thefts under the Maine Criminal Code pursuant to a scheme or course of conduct involving thefts committed by electronic means. "Thefts committed by electronic means" includes, but is not limited to, thefts committed using Internet-based sales platforms and Internet-based fundraising, including so-called crowdfunding platforms. The severity of punishment for the crime of organized electronic theft is dependent upon the total value of the property stolen. The bill also includes an appropriation to establish a computer forensic analyst position within the Department of Public Safety dedicated to the investigation of organized electronic theft.
|LD 728||An Act To Fairly Compensate Registration Stations for Bear, Deer, Moose and Turkey Registrations||Status: Referred to Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, March 26, 2019|
This bill amends the law governing registration of harvested animals to have registration agents retain $4 of each registration seal for a bear, deer or moose. It also increases the amount collected for each wild turkey registered to $3, leaving the amount retained at $2.
|LD 739||An Act To Help Small Businesses by Establishing an Alternate Minimum Wage||Status: Referred to Labor and Housing Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, April 16, 2019|
This bill creates an alternate minimum wage applicable to employees of a small employer, to the first 90 consecutive days of employment for employees who are under 20 years of age and to employees who are under 18 years of age. The wage is $9.75 starting January 1, 2020 and will be increased by any increase in the cost of living starting January 1, 2021 and every subsequent January 1st.
|LD 822||An Act To Prohibit the Sale of Motor Fuel Containing More than 10% Ethanol||Status: Dead, Referred to Environment and Natural Resources Committee, Enacted, Vetoed, Veto sustained in the House, May 9, 2019|
This bill prohibits a distributor, blender or retail dealer from selling, consigning or distributing motor fuel containing more than 10% ethanol by volume unless the motor fuel is sold, consigned or distributed in a sealed container that contains one quart or less of the motor fuel. It also repeals a contingent prohibition on the sale of motor fuel containing more than 10% ethanol by volume.
|LD 873||An Act To Clarify the Application of the Motor Vehicle Excise Tax to Water Well Drilling Equipment||Status: Referred to Taxation Committee, Amended by Committee amendment H-442, Enacted, Signed into law June 20, 2019|
This bill sets the annual personal property tax on equipment for water well drilling owned by a licensed well driller at $2,500 for tax years beginning January 1, 2020 and thereafter.
This amendment provides that water well drilling equipment attached to a self-propelled vehicle is not considered part of the motor vehicle for purposes of the motor vehicle excise tax.
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|LD 899||An Act To Increase Access to Health Care by Attracting Qualified Physicians to Maine||Status: Referred to Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, March 19, 2019|
This bill amends the law regarding the temporary licensure of physicians to require the temporary licensure of a physician within 60 days of application for a temporary license when the Board of Licensure in Medicine determines temporary licensure of the physician is necessary to provide relief for a local or national emergency or for a situation in which the number of physicians is insufficient to supply adequate medical services or for the purpose of permitting the physician to serve as locum tenens for another physician. It reduces the fee for the temporary license from $400 to $100.
|LD 963||An Act To Exempt Overtime Pay from Individual Income Tax||Status: Referred to Taxation Committee, Dead, Non-concurrence, June 17, 2019|
This bill excludes from income tax overtime compensation if the employer is required by law to pay the overtime compensation to the employee.
This amendment adds an appropriations and allocations section to fund costs of activities necessary to administer the tax change provided in the bill.
LD 963 Amendment H-259 fiscal note
|LD 980||An Act To Amend Provisions of the Maine Energy Cost Reduction Act Regarding Assessments on Ratepayers||Status: Referred to Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, April 4, 2019|
This bill amends the Maine Energy Cost Reduction Act to permit the Public Utilities Commission to consider the effect on electricity market clearing prices in Maine of programs, contracts and other enforceable obligations in other states in determining whether assessments on Maine electricity ratepayers for natural gas pipelines and gas storage are just and reasonable.
|LD 1063||An Act To Support the Role of Municipalities in Expanding Broadband Infrastructure||Status: Referred to Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee, Amended by Committee amendment H-110, Enacted, Signed into law May 14, 2019|
This bill recognizes broadband Internet as a public necessity. It designates a community broadband system or part of that system as a revenue-producing municipal facility. It allows a municipality to construct, maintain and operate a municipal or multimunicipal system composed of infrastructure capable of being utilized by communications service providers for the provision of communications services. The bill prohibits a municipality from providing retail communications services through community broadband systems to nonmunicipal entities. The bill exempts community broadband systems from taxation.
This amendment removes the provision in the bill that prohibits a municipality from providing retail communication services through community broadband systems to nonmunicipal entities.
LD 1063 Chaptered Law
LD 1063 Chaptered Law fiscal note
|LD 1077||An Act To Ensure Fair Employment Opportunity for Maine Citizens and Legal Residents by Requiring the Use of the Federal Immigration Verification System||Status: Referred to Labor and Housing Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, April 16, 2019|
This bill requires an employer to register with and use the federal immigration verification system, currently known as the E-Verify program, to determine the work eligibility status of new employees physically performing services within the State.
|LD 1081||An Act To Impose Further Restrictions on where Marijuana May Be Smoked||Status: Referred to Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee, Work session held, May 6, 2019, carried over to any regular or special session per Joint Order HP 1322|
This bill expands the restrictions on where marijuana may be smoked to include:
|LD 1296||An Act To Clarify the Scope of Practice of Certain Licensed Professionals Regarding Conversion Therapy||Status: Dead, Referred to Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services Committee, in Committee when the legislature adjourned sine die, June 20, 2019|
This bill does the following.
|LD 1333||An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Establish a Maine County Correctional Facilities Revolving Construction and Improvement Fund||Status: Referred to Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee, carried over to any regular or special session per Joint Order HP 1322|
This bill provides for a bond issue, in the amount of $100,000,000, to fund the construction, repair and upgrading of county correctional facilities. The bill establishes the Maine County Correctional Facilities Revolving Construction and Improvement Fund to receive the bond money and the Maine County Correctional Facilities Construction and Improvement Board to administer the fund. The bill allows money in the fund to be loaned to a county for a project to construct, repair or upgrade a county correctional facility and requires a loan from the fund to be approved at a referendum of the voters of the county where the project is located.
|LD 1597||An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption for Purchases Made by Nonprofit Seasonal Camps||Status: Referred to Taxation Committee, Engrossed in both chambers as amended by Committee amendment H-381, Enacted in both chambers June 4, 2019, Governor's action pending, Governor placed on hold, July 2, 2019|
This bill provides an exemption from the sales and use tax for purchases made by nonprofit organizations that operate seasonal campgrounds in Maine.
This amendment clarifies that the sales tax exemption applies to licensed nonprofit youth camps that are entitled to a property tax exemption. The amendment also adds an appropriations and allocations section.
LD 1597 Amendment H-381 fiscal note
|LD 1651||An Act To Promote Equitable and Responsible Broadband Investment||Status: Referred to Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, May 21, 2019|
This bill creates requirements that a municipality must meet in order to provide broadband service to its residents. It requires the completion of a feasibility study and requires the municipality to hold a referendum to decide whether the municipality may offer broadband service. It includes general operation limitations, including those related to the establishment of rates, the use of subsidization and the use of eminent domain. It requires the adoption of ordinances relating to service quality and enforcement by a municipality that elects to provide broadband service. It also removes antitrust liability protections from a municipality as those protections relate to the municipality's offering broadband service.
The bill also requires that in order to receive any grants from the ConnectME Authority, the municipality must show evidence of compliance with the requirements of the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 35-A, chapter 94.
This amendment removes the provision describing the treatment of inactive licenses. This language is duplicative of existing statute.
LD 1651 fiscal note
LD 1651 Amendment H-418 fiscal note
|LD 1683||An Act To Clarify the Definitions of Consumer-owned Utilities (Emergency)||Status: Referred to Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee, Amended by Committee amendment H-478, Enacted as an emergency measure, Signed into law June 17, 2019|
This bill amends the definition of consumer-owned transmission and distribution utility to clarify that the utility must be wholly owned by consumers who reside in the service territory of the utility and that any municipal or quasi-municipal ownership must be of a municipality or quasi-municipal entity located in the State.
This amendment amends the definition of "consumer-owned transmission and distribution utility" in the bill. The amendment specifies that a consumer-owned transmission and distribution utility is wholly owned by its consumers, including its consumers served by the utility in this State. The amendment also adds a provision to amend the definition of "consumer-owned water utility" in the same way and makes other clarifying changes to the language in the bill.
LD 1683 Chaptered Law
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