LD 347 would have established a council on private sector regulatory costs composed of individuals from private sector businesses. This narrow council would have had the power to erode Maine’s carefully crafted regulatory system in favor of a new regulatory regime for businesses based on broad principles rather than specific rules and regulations. Of additional concern, the council would have had the power to force staff from any state agency to work on council issues at the expense of responsibilities within their agencies. As a result, this bill had the potential to undermine the ability of Maine’s key environmental agencies – such as the Department of Environmental Protection – to protect our woods, waters, and wildlife.


Score of 100? Senator Party - District Vote
Susan M. W. AustinRepublican - 67
Seth A. BerryDemocrat - 55
Bruce A. BickfordRepublican - 63
Richard M. CebraRepublican - 68
Margaret M. CravenDemocrat - 59
Philip A. CurtisRepublican - 111
John L. MartinDemocrat - 151
H. Sawin Millett Jr.Republican - 71
Ann E. PeoplesDemocrat - 125
Anne C. PerryDemocrat - 140
Joseph C. Perry Sr.Democrat - 124
John L. TuttleDemocrat - 18


Senator Party - District Vote
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Votes / Roll Calls:

DateDescYeaNayNo VoteAbsentTotalPassedChamber
01/01/2009Roll Call6402121
Susan M. W. AustinNay
Seth A. BerryYea
Bruce A. BickfordNay
Richard M. CebraAbsent
Margaret M. CravenYea
Philip A. CurtisNay
John L. MartinYea
H. Sawin Millett Jr.Nay
Ann E. PeoplesYea
Anne C. PerryAbsent
Joseph C. Perry Sr.Yea
John L. TuttleYea