This sneaky bill sounded reasonable, but was really intended to slow the process by which laws are enforced, and perhaps open rules to litigation. Maine’s rulemaking process is already a slow and deliberate one that allows significant public input and requires agencies to explain the basis for the rule. If rules are substantive, they have to be approved by the Maine Legislature. LD #942 required state agencies to provide upon request a list of the “primary sources” of information used in reaching a decision. That would have imposed added paperwork to understaffed agencies, and created a tool to slow the process further – a tool that only insiders would know about.


Score of 100? Senator Party - District Vote
Susan M. W. AustinRepublican - 67
Margaret M. CravenDemocrat - 59
H. Sawin Millett Jr.Republican - 71
Anne C. PerryDemocrat - 140
Joseph C. Perry Sr.Democrat - 124
Stephen S. StanleyDemocrat - 143


Senator Party - District Vote
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Votes / Roll Calls:

DateDescYeaNayNo VoteAbsentTotalPassedChamber
01/01/2004Roll Call24006
Susan M. W. AustinNay
Margaret M. CravenYea
H. Sawin Millett Jr.Nay
Anne C. PerryNay
Joseph C. Perry Sr.Nay
Stephen S. StanleyYea