Solar Power

freeport solar photo Sponsored By: Sara Gideon    Status: Defeated

Bill vetoed by governor, veto override failed.

The governor vetoed a bill enacted by the legislature to expand Maine’s solar capacity ten-fold over five years. LD 1649 included provisions to build community solar projects, update net metering, create solar jobs, and reduce electricity costs for all ratepayers. The Senate considered and rejected an undermining amendment that would have given the Public Utilities Commission the authority to decide net metering policy. The vote on the amendment is scored here. The Senate unanimously enacted LD 1649 (without the harmful amendment) and sent it to the House, where it passed with a 91-56 vote. The governor vetoed the bill and the veto override vote fell short by two votes in the House. The subsequent override vote in the House is scored here. Six representatives refused to vote.

Senate Roll Call #661 (April 29, 2016)

District Name Pro Environment Vote
27 Alfond, Justin L.
23 Baker, Linda L.
20 Brakey, Eric L.
25 Breen, Catherine
6 Burns, David C.
34 Collins, Ronald F.
10 Cushing, Andre E.
16 Cyrway, Scott W.
4 Davis, Paul T
32 Deschambault, Susan
26 Diamond, Bill NULL
5 Dill, James F.
32 Dutremble, David E.
1 Edgecomb, Peter
24 Gerzofsky, Stanley J.
9 Gratwick, Geoffrey M.
19 Hamper, James M.
28 Haskell, Anne M.
35 Hill, Dawn
13 Johnson, Christopher K.
15 Katz, Roger J.
7 Langley, Brian D.
21 Libby, Nathan L.
22 Mason, Garrett Paul
14 McCormick, Earle L.
29 Millett, Rebecca J.
12 Miramant, David R.
18 Patrick, John L.
8 Rosen, Kimberley C.
17 Saviello, Thomas B.
11 Thibodeau, Michael D.
31 Valentino, Linda M.
30 Volk, Amy Fern
3 Whittemore, Rodney L.
2 Willette, Michael J.
33 Woodsome, David

House Roll Call #671 (April 14, 2016)

District Name Pro Environment Vote
138 Alley, Robert W.
67 Austin, Susan M. W.
8 Babbidge, Christopher W.
35 Bates, Dillon
33 Battle, Kevin J.
2 Beavers, Roberta B.
110 Beck, Henry E. M.
93 Beebe-Center, Pinny
63 Bickford, Bruce A.
114 Black, Russell J.
3 Blume, Lydia
61 Brooks, Heidi E.
24 Bryant, Mark E.
113 Buckland, Andrew Russell
96 Burstein, Christine S.
130 Campbell, Richard H.
21 Campbell, James J.
46 Chace, Paul
133 Chapman, Ralph
15 Chenette, Justin M.
40 Chipman, Benjamin M.
47 Cooper, Janice E.
25 Corey, Patrick W.
56 Crafts, Dale J.
49 Daughtry, Matthea E.L.
101 Davitt, James E.
52 DeChant, Jennifer L.
90 Devin, Michael G.
72 Dillingham, Kathleen R. J. A
43 Dion, Mark N.
85 Doore, Donna R.
121 Duchesne, Robert S.
118 Dunphy, Michelle Ann
122 Dunphy, Larry C.
148 Edgecomb, Anthony J.
65 Espling, Ellie
91 Evangelos, Jeffrey
6 Eves, Mark W.
37 Farnsworth, Richard R.
111 Farrin, Bradlee Thomas
11 Fecteau, Ryan M.
7 Foley, Robert A.
80 Fowle, Lori A.
100 Fredette, Kenneth Wade
124 Frey, Aaron M.
34 Gattine, Drew
20 Gerrish, Karen A.
48 Gideon, Sara
74 Gilbert, Paul E.
98 Gillway, James S.
69 Ginzler, Phyllis A.
60 Golden, Jared F.
127 Goode, Adam A.
83 Grant, Gay M.
82 Greenwood, Randall Adam
12 Grohman, Martin J.
102 Guerin, Stacey K.
32 Hamann, Scott M.
142 Hanington, Sheldon Mark
87 Hanley, Jeffery P.
36 Harlow, Denise Patricia
19 Harrington, Matthew A.
89 Hawke, Stephanie
117 Head, Frances M.
97 Herbig, Erin D.
73 Herrick, Lloyd C.
81 Hickman, Craig V.
120 Higgins, Norman E.
76 Hilliard, Gary L.
55 Hobart, Brian D. A
14 Hobbins, Barry J.
13 Hogan, George W.
135 Hubbell, Brian L.
4 Hymanson, Patricia
41 Jorgensen, Erik C.
22 Kinney, Jonathan L.
99 Kinney, MaryAnne A
125 Kornfield, Victoria P.
92 Kruger, Chuck
134 Kumiega, Walter A.
58 Lajoie, Michel A.
137 Lockman, Lawrence E. A
145 Long, Ricky D.
109 Longstaff, Thomas R. W.
132 Luchini, Louis J.
129 Lyford, Peter A.
140 Maker, Joyce A.
136 Malaby, Richard S.
16 Marean, Donald G.
151 Martin, Roland Danny
150 Martin, John L.
18 Mastraccio, Anne-Marie
107 McCabe, Jeff M.
66 McClellan, Michael D.
51 McCreight, Joyce
149 McElwee, Carol A.
27 McLean, Andrew J.
62 Melaragno, Gina M.
30 Monaghan, Kimberly J.
38 Moonen, Matthew W.
31 Morrison, Terry K.
78 Nadeau, Catherine M.
77 Nutting, Robert W.
5 O'Connor, Beth A.
23 Ordway, Lester S.
10 Parry, Wayne R.
115 Peterson, Matthew J.
108 Picchiotti, John Joseph A
116 Pickett, Richard A.
44 Pierce, Teresa S.
53 Pierce, Jeffrey K.
86 Pouliot, Matthew G.
68 Powers, Christine B.
17 Prescott, Dwayne W.
103 Reed, Roger E.
59 Rotundo, Margaret R.
39 Russell, Diane M.
1 Rykerson, Deane
26 Sanborn, Linda F.
88 Sanderson, Deborah J.
147 Saucier, Robert J.
64 Sawicki, David P.
126 Schneck, John C.
9 Seavey, H. Stedman
144 Sherman, Roger L.
106 Short, Stanley Byron
28 Sirocki, Heather W.
112 Skolfield, Thomas H. A
143 Stanley, Stephen S.
119 Stearns, Paul A.
105 Stetkis, Joel R.
42 Stuckey, Peter C.
95 Sukeforth, Gary E.
54 Tepler, Denise A.
79 Theriault, Timothy S. A
75 Timberlake, Jeffrey L.
45 Timmons, Michael J. A
123 Tipping-Spitz, Ryan D.
50 Tucker, Ralph L.
139 Tuell, William R.
141 Turner, Beth P.
29 Vachon, Karen
128 Verow, Arthur C.
70 Wadsworth, Nathan J.
104 Wallace, Raymond A.
131 Ward, Karleton S.
84 Warren, Charlotte
94 Welsh, Joan W.
146 White, Dustin Michael
71 Winsor, Tom J.
57 Wood, Stephen J.