An Act To Open the St. Croix River To River Herring (2013)

The legislature authorized reopening the St. Croix River to alewives which represents a long-sought after victory for wildlife habitat. Also known as river herring, alewives are a critical food source for Maine lobster, many fish species, and a variety of birds and mammals. The fish passages were closed in 1995, restricting access to the alewives’ native spawning grounds and causing a dramatic population decline. The Marine Resources Committee voted unanimously in favor of the bill, setting the stage for easy passage in both the House and Senate. Governor LePage let the bill become law without his signature.

Senate Votes

District Name Vote
8 Justin L. Alfond
6 James A. Boyle
29 David C. Burns
30 Emily Ann Cain
15 John J. Cleveland
2 Ronald F Collins
16 Margaret M. Craven
33 Andre E. Cushing III
4 David E. Dutremble
21 Patrick S. A. Flood
10 Stanley J. Gerzofsky
19 Seth A. Goodall
32 Geoffrey M. Gratwick
13 James M. Hamper
9 Anne M. Haskell
1 Dawn Hill
35 Troy Dale Jackson
20 Christopher K. Johnson
24 Roger J. Katz
28 Brian D. Langley
25 Colleen M. Madigan
17 Garrett Paul Mason
22 Edward J. Mazurek
7 Rebecca J. Millett
14 John L. Patrick
12 Gary E. Plummer
18 Thomas B. Saviello
34 Roger L. Sherman
23 Michael D. Thibodeau
27 Douglas A. Thomas
3 John L. Tuttle Jr.
5 Linda M. Valentino
26 Rodney L. Whittemore
11 Richard G. Woodbury
31 Edward M. Youngblood

House Votes

District Name Vote
3 Bernard L. A. Ayotte
135 Paulette G. Beaudoin
68 Michael G. Beaulieu
148 Roberta B. Beavers
76 Henry E. M. Beck
141 Paul Edward Bennett
67 Seth A. Berry
90 Russell J. Black
142 Andrea M. Boland
69 Brian D. Bolduc A
93 Sheryl J. Briggs
42 Joseph E. Brooks
138 James J. Campbell, Sr.
40 Richard H. Campbell
72 Michael E. Carey
137 Alan M. Casavant
32 Katherine W. Cassidy
37 Ralph Chapman
147 Kathleen D. Chase
6 Tyler Clark
107 Janice E. Cooper
55 H. David Cotta
104 Dale J. Crafts
28 Dean A. Cray
91 Jarrod S. Crockett
66 Matthea Elisabeth Larsen Daughtry
62 Jennifer L. DeChant
51 Michael G. Devin
47 Elizabeth E. Dickerson
33 Peter Doak
86 Ann E. Dorney
88 Larry C. Dunphy
39 Brian M. Duprey
105 Ellie Espling
49 Jeffrey Evangelos
146 Mark W. Eves
117 Richard R. Farnsworth
8 Joyce A. Fitzpatrick
58 Lori A. Fowle
25 Kenneth Wade Fredette
18 Aaron M. Frey
126 Drew Gattine
106 Sara Gideon
12 Jeffery Allen Gifford
87 Paul E. Gilbert
41 James S. Gillway
15 Adam A. Goode
109 Anne P. Graham
59 Gay M. Grant
22 Stacey K. Guerin
123 Scott M. Hamann
116 Denise Patricia Harlow
89 Lance Evans Harvell
94 Teresea Hayes
43 Erin D. Herbig
82 Craig V. Hickman
133 Barry J. Hobbins
35 Brian L. Hubbell
100 Roger A. Jackson
20 Peter B. Johnson
27 David D. Johnson
45 Brian L. Jones
115 Erik C. Jorgensen
124 Bryan T Kaenrath
65 Peter S. Kent
83 Dennis L. Keschl
99 Jonathan L. Kinney
81 L. Gary Knight
17 Victoria P. Kornfield
48 Chuck Kruger
36 Walter A. Kumiega III
84 Karen Kusiak
71 Michel A. Lajoie
139 Aaron F Libby A
30 Lawrence E. Lockman
9 Ricky D. Long
77 Thomas R. W. Longstaff
38 Louis J. Luchini
61 W. Bruce MacDonald
132 Sharri K. MacDonald
34 Richard S. Malaby
131 Donald G. Marean
53 Timothy I. Marks
60 Andrew T. Mason
143 Anne-Marie Mastraccio
85 Jeff M. McCabe
103 Michael D. McClellan
4 Carol A. McElwee
149 Paul D. McGowan
129 Andrew J. McLean
121 Kimberly J. Monaghan
118 Matthew W. Moonen
108 Stephen W. Moriarty
122 Terry K. Morrison
1 Allen Michael Nadeau
54 Catherine M. Nadeau
112 Mary Pennell Nelson
80 Melvin Newendyke
144 William F. Noon (Deceased)
78 Robert W. Nutting
140 Wayne R. Parry
44 Jethro D. Pease
13 Anita Peavey Haskell
125 Ann E. Peoples
92 Matthew J. Peterson A
145 Joshua R. Plante
57 Matthew G. Pouliot
101 Christine B. Powers
63 Charles R. Priest
111 Jane P. Pringle
97 Helen Rankin
23 Roger E. Reed
136 Megan M. Rochelo
74 Margaret R. Rotundo
120 Diane M. Russell
151 Deane Rykerson
130 Linda F. Sanborn
52 Deborah J. Sanderson
5 Robert J. Saucier
64 Jeremy G. Saxton
16 John C. Schneck
102 Michael A. Shaw (Resigned)
29 Stanley Byron Short, Jr.
128 Heather W. Sirocki
10 Stephen S. Stanley
114 Peter C. Stuckey
2 Charles Kenneth Theriault
96 Jeffrey L. Timberlake
19 Ryan D. Tipping
79 Sharon Anglin Treat
11 Beth P. Turner
110 Thomas M. Tyler A
21 Arthur C. Verow
98 Lisa Renee Villa
24 Raymond A. Wallace
150 Windol C. Weaver
46 Joan W. Welsh
70 R. Wayne Werts
7 Alexander Reginald Willette
56 Corey S. Wilson
50 Ellen A. Winchenbach
95 Tom J. Winsor
75 Stephen J. Wood