An Act to Modernize Rates for Small-scale Distributed Generation (2017)

Sponsors: Thomas B. Saviello

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) issued a rule, effective January 1, 2018, that will charge people for the solar they produce to power their own homes. The rule will require Central Maine Power (CMP) to install new meters on solar homes, which are to be paid for by all ratepayers, not CMP. The rule will also eliminate net-metering, the current reimbursement mechanism to solar producers for the power they sell back to the grid, in 2018. LD 1504, which was amended, would have superseded the rule and required the PUC to develop an alternative to net-metering by 2019, and to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of it. Additionally, the bill would have increased the number of people who can participate in a solar farm to 100 from the current limit of 10. The bill passed the legislature by more than a two-thirds majority in both bodies and was vetoed by the governor. While the Senate overrode the veto, the House sustained it. The veto override votes are scored here. 

YES IS THE PRO ENVIRONMENT VOTE

Senate Votes

District Name Vote
14 Shenna L Bellows
20 Eric L. Brakey
25 Catherine Breen
2 Michael E Carpenter
24 Brownie Carson
31 Justin M. Chenette
27 Benjamin M. Chipman
34 Ronald F Collins
10 Andre E. Cushing III
16 Scott W. Cyrway
4 Paul T. Davis
32 Susan A. Deschambault
26 Bill Diamond
5 James F. Dill
28 Mark N. Dion
13 Dana L. Dow
9 Geoffrey M. Gratwick
19 James M. Hamper
35 Dawn Hill
1 Troy Dale Jackson
15 Roger J. Katz
18 Lisa Keim
7 Brian D. Langley
21 Nathan L. Libby
6 Joyce A. Maker
22 Garrett Paul Mason
29 Rebecca J. Millett
12 David R. Miramant
8 Kimberley C. Rosen
17 Thomas B. Saviello
11 Michael D. Thibodeau
23 Eloise A. Vitelli
30 Amy Fern Volk E
3 Rodney L. Whittemore
33 David C. Woodsome

House Votes

District Name Vote
82 Kent Ackley
138 Robert W. Alley, Sr.
107 Betty A. Austin
67 Susan M. W. Austin
8 Christopher W. Babbidge
14 Donna Bailey
35 Dillon F. Bates
33 Kevin J. Battle
93 Pinny Beebe-Center
55 Seth A. Berry
63 Bruce A. Bickford
114 Russell J. Black
3 Lydia Blume
80 Richard T. Bradstreet
61 Heidi E. Brooks
24 Mark E. Bryant
130 Richard H. Campbell
127 Barbara A. Cardone
94 Owen D. Casás
68 Richard M. Cebra
46 Paul Chace A
133 Ralph Chapman
42 Benjamin T. Collings
47 Janice E. Cooper
25 Patrick W. Corey
128 Garrel Robert Craig
49 Matthea Elisabeth Larsen Daughtry
52 Jennifer L. DeChant
45 Dale J. Denno
90 Michael G. Devin E
72 Kathleen R. J. Dillingham
85 Donna R. Doore
121 Robert S. Duchesne
122 Michelle Ann Dunphy
65 Ellie Espling
37 Richard R. Farnsworth
111 Bradlee Thomas Farrin
66 Jessica L. Fay
11 Ryan M. Fecteau
7 Robert A. Foley
100 Kenneth Wade Fredette
124 Aaron M. Frey
59 Roger Jason Fuller
34 Drew Gattine
20 Karen A. Gerrish
48 Sara Gideon
98 James S. Gillway
69 Phyllis A. Ginzler
60 Jared F. Golden A
83 Gay M. Grant
118 Chad Wayne Grignon
12 Martin J. Grohman
102 Stacey K. Guerin A
101 David G. Haggan
32 Scott M. Hamann
58 James R. Handy
142 Sheldon Mark Hanington
87 Jeffery P. Hanley
36 Denise Patricia Harlow
19 Matthew A. Harrington
113 Lance Evans Harvell A
89 Stephanie Hawke
117 Frances M. Head
97 Erin D. Herbig
73 Lloyd C. Herrick
81 Craig V. Hickman
120 Norman E. Higgins
76 Gary L. Hilliard A
13 George W. Hogan
135 Brian L. Hubbell
4 Patricia Hymanson A
145 Chris A. Johansen
41 Erik C. Jorgensen A
99 MaryAnne Kinney
22 Jonathan L. Kinney
125 Victoria P. Kornfield
134 Walter A. Kumiega III
2 Mark W. Lawrence A
137 Lawrence E. Lockman
109 Thomas R. W. Longstaff
132 Louis J. Luchini
129 Peter A. Lyford
110 Colleen M. Madigan
115 John E. Madigan, Jr.
136 Richard S. Malaby
16 Donald G. Marean
151 John L. Martin
150 Roland Danny Martin
56 Gina M. Mason
18 Anne-Marie Mastraccio
148 David Harold McCrea
51 Joyce McCreight
149 Carol A. McElwee
27 Andrew J. McLean
62 Gina M. Melaragno
30 Kimberly J. Monaghan
38 Matthew W. Moonen
78 Catherine M. Nadeau
5 Beth A. O'Connor
15 Margaret M. O'Neil
23 Lester S. Ordway
6 Jennifer Ellen Parker
10 Wayne R. Parry
77 Michael D. Perkins
140 Anne C. Perry
108 John Joseph Picchiotti
116 Richard A. Pickett
44 Teresa S. Pierce
53 Jeffrey K. Pierce A
86 Matthew G. Pouliot
17 Dwayne W. Prescott
31 Lois Galgay Reckitt A
103 Roger E. Reed
74 Christina Riley
1 Deane Rykerson
21 Heidi H. Sampson
43 Heather B. Sanborn
88 Deborah J. Sanderson
126 John C. Schneck A
9 H. Stedman Seavey
64 Bettyann W. Sheats
144 Roger L. Sherman
91 Abden S. Simmons A
28 Heather W. Sirocki
112 Thomas H. Skolfield
92 John Alden Spear
143 Stephen S. Stanley
119 Paul A. Stearns
105 Joel R. Stetkis
147 Harold L. Stewart III
106 Scott Walter Strom
95 Paula G. Sutton
39 Michael A. Sylvester
40 Rachel Talbot Ross
54 Denise A. Tepler
26 Maureen Fitzgerald Terry
79 Timothy S. Theriault
75 Jeffrey L. Timberlake
123 Ryan D. Tipping
50 Ralph L. Tucker
139 William R. Tuell
141 Beth P. Turner A
29 Karen Vachon
70 Nathan J. Wadsworth
104 Raymond A. Wallace
131 Karleton S. Ward A
84 Charlotte Warren
146 Dustin Michael White
71 Tom J. Winsor
57 Stephen J. Wood
96 Stanley Paige Zeigler, Jr.