An Act To Define "Person Aggrieved" in Proceedings before the Department of Environmental Protection and the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission (2012)

By passing LD 1647, the Legislature limited citizens’ voices in agency decisions. The bill changed the definition of who can appeal agency actions to the citizen review boards of the DEP and LURC. To appeal a decision, one now must prove a “particularized interest” in the subject of the appeal, which makes it more difficult for the average person to participate in the appeal process.

Senate Votes

District Name Vote
16 Margaret M. Craven
12 Bill Diamond
35 Troy Dale Jackson
25 Thomas H. Martin

House Votes

District Name Vote
67 Seth A. Berry
70 Bruce A. Bickford
90 Russell J. Black
110 Mark E. Bryant
101 Richard M. Cebra
119 Benjamin M. Chipman
26 Paul T. Davis
14 James F. Dill A
12 Jeffery Allen Gifford
22 Stacey K. Guerin
38 Louis J. Luchini
1 John L. Martin
145 Beth A. O'Connor
140 Wayne R. Parry
40 Kimberley C. Rosen
96 Jeffrey L. Timberlake
143 John L. Tuttle