Trees in shoreland zones provide a number of important benefits including wildlife habitat, shade, woody debris, and buffers for water quality. In some cases, people who want to enhance their view of a waterbody are willing to pay a fine for illegally cutting down trees in these areas. This bill requires a person who cuts a tree or other vegetation in violation of the law, to replace the tree or vegetation with a plant of similar size and species. In addition, the violator must submit a reforestation plan to the municipality. Timber harvesting is exempted from the requirements.


Score of 100? Senator Party - District Vote
Susan M. W. AustinRepublican - 67
Christopher W. BabbidgeDemocrat - 8
Seth A. BerryDemocrat - 55
Richard M. CebraRepublican - 68
Margaret M. CravenDemocrat - 59
Philip A. CurtisRepublican - 111
Donald G. MareanIndependent - 16
H. Sawin Millett Jr.Republican - 71
Ann E. PeoplesDemocrat - 125
Anne C. PerryDemocrat - 140
John L. TuttleDemocrat - 18


Senator Party - District Vote
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Votes / Roll Calls:

DateDescYeaNayNo VoteAbsentTotalPassedChamber
01/01/2007Roll Call10100111
Susan M. W. AustinYea
Christopher W. BabbidgeYea
Seth A. BerryYea
Richard M. CebraYea
Margaret M. CravenYea
Philip A. CurtisNay
Donald G. MareanYea
H. Sawin Millett Jr.Yea
Ann E. PeoplesYea
Anne C. PerryYea
John L. TuttleYea