An Act To Reform the Land Use Planning Authority in the Unorganized Territories (2011)

LD 1534 set up a study committee that seemed biased toward abolishing the Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC), the state agency charged with protecting Maine’s vast North Woods. Policymakers had the option to support the committee’s Minority Report – a balanced legislative study to identify ways to improve LURC. Instead, the majority of lawmakers voted for a study process that seemed to have a pre-determined mission of dismantling LURC and moving its planning and regulatory functions to counties that include portions of the unorganized territories of northern Maine.

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 A
101 Richard M. Cebra
119 Benjamin M. Chipman
26 Paul T. Davis
14 James F. Dill
12 Jeffery Allen Gifford
22 Stacey K. Guerin
1 John L. Martin
145 Beth A. O'Connor
140 Wayne R. Parry
40 Kimberley C. Rosen
74 Margaret R. Rotundo
96 Jeffrey L. Timberlake
143 John L. Tuttle