The Maine Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC) was created in 1971 to guide land use and planning decisions in Maine’s unorganized territories, including 10.4 million acres of Maine’s North Woods. This session, numerous bills were introduced which would have significantly eroded LURC’s regulatory abilities. The most troubling of these proposals was LD 1370, which would have eliminated LURC altogether and instead allowed each county within the unorganized territories to regulate land use planning. This failed bill would have significantly weakened Maine’s current environmental protections in the unorganized territories because comprehensive planning and enforcement of environmental regulations for much of Maine’s North Woods would have been lost.


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 Call7500121
Susan M. W. AustinNay
Seth A. BerryYea
Bruce A. BickfordNay
Richard M. CebraNay
Margaret M. CravenYea
Philip A. CurtisNay
John L. MartinYea
H. Sawin Millett Jr.Nay
Ann E. PeoplesYea
Anne C. PerryYea
Joseph C. Perry Sr.Yea
John L. TuttleYea