An Act to Modernize Maine's Solar Power Policy and Encourage Economic Development (2016)

Sponsors: Sara Gideon

The governor vetoed a bill enacted by the legislature to expand Maine’s solar capacity ten-fold over five years. LD 1649 included provisions to build community solar projects, update net metering, create solar jobs, and reduce electricity costs for all ratepayers. The Senate considered and rejected an undermining amendment that would have given the Public Utilities Commission the authority to decide net metering policy. The vote on the amendment is scored here. The Senate unanimously enacted LD 1649 (without the harmful amendment) and sent it to the House, where it passed with a 91-56 vote. The governor vetoed the bill and the veto override vote fell short by two votes in the House. The subsequent override vote in the House is scored here. Six representatives refused to vote.

NO is the pro-environment vote in the Senate; YES is the pro-environment vote in the House.

Senate Votes

District Name Vote
27 Justin L. Alfond
23 Linda L. Baker
20 Eric L. Brakey
25 Catherine Breen
6 David C. Burns
34 Ronald F Collins
10 Andre E. Cushing III
16 Scott W. Cyrway
4 Paul T. Davis
26 Bill Diamond
5 James F. Dill
32 David E. Dutremble E
1 Peter Edgecomb
24 Stanley J. Gerzofsky
9 Geoffrey M. Gratwick
19 James M. Hamper
28 Anne M. Haskell
35 Dawn Hill
13 Christopher K. Johnson
15 Roger J. Katz
7 Brian D. Langley
21 Nathan L. Libby
22 Garrett Paul Mason
14 Earle L. McCormick
29 Rebecca J. Millett
12 David R. Miramant
18 John L. Patrick
8 Kimberley C. Rosen
17 Thomas B. Saviello
11 Michael D. Thibodeau
31 Linda M. Valentino
30 Amy Fern Volk
3 Rodney L. Whittemore
2 Michael J. Willette
33 David C. Woodsome

House Votes

District Name Vote
138 Robert W. Alley, Sr.
67 Susan M. W. Austin
35 Dillon F. Bates
33 Kevin J. Battle
2 Roberta B. Beavers
110 Henry E. M. Beck
93 Pinny Beebe-Center
63 Bruce A. Bickford
114 Russell J. Black
3 Lydia Blume
61 Heidi E. Brooks
24 Mark E. Bryant
113 Andrew Russell Buckland
96 Christine S. Burstein
21 James J. Campbell, Sr.
130 Richard H. Campbell
46 Paul Chace
133 Ralph Chapman
47 Janice E. Cooper
25 Patrick W. Corey
56 Dale J. Crafts
49 Matthea Elisabeth Larsen Daughtry
101 James E. Davitt
52 Jennifer L. DeChant
90 Michael G. Devin
72 Kathleen R. J. Dillingham A
85 Donna R. Doore
121 Robert S. Duchesne
118 Michelle Ann Dunphy
122 Larry C. Dunphy
148 Anthony J. Edgecomb
65 Ellie Espling
91 Jeffrey Evangelos
6 Mark W. Eves
37 Richard R. Farnsworth
111 Bradlee Thomas Farrin
11 Ryan M. Fecteau
7 Robert A. Foley
80 Lori A. Fowle
100 Kenneth Wade Fredette
124 Aaron M. Frey
34 Drew Gattine
20 Karen A. Gerrish
48 Sara Gideon
74 Paul E. Gilbert
98 James S. Gillway
69 Phyllis A. Ginzler
60 Jared F. Golden
127 Adam A. Goode
83 Gay M. Grant
82 Randall Adam Greenwood
12 Martin J. Grohman
102 Stacey K. Guerin
32 Scott M. Hamann
142 Sheldon Mark Hanington
87 Jeffery P. Hanley
36 Denise Patricia Harlow
19 Matthew A. Harrington
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
55 Brian D. Hobart A
14 Barry J. Hobbins
13 George W. Hogan
135 Brian L. Hubbell
4 Patricia Hymanson
41 Erik C. Jorgensen
99 MaryAnne Kinney A
22 Jonathan L. Kinney
125 Victoria P. Kornfield
92 Chuck Kruger
134 Walter A. Kumiega III
58 Michel A. Lajoie
137 Lawrence E. Lockman A
145 Ricky D. Long
109 Thomas R. W. Longstaff
132 Louis J. Luchini
129 Peter A. Lyford
136 Richard S. Malaby
16 Donald G. Marean
150 John L. Martin
151 Roland Danny Martin
18 Anne-Marie Mastraccio
107 Jeff M. McCabe
66 Michael D. McClellan
51 Joyce McCreight
149 Carol A. McElwee
27 Andrew J. McLean
62 Gina M. Melaragno
30 Kimberly J. Monaghan
38 Matthew W. Moonen
31 Terry K. Morrison
78 Catherine M. Nadeau
77 Robert W. Nutting
5 Beth A. O'Connor
23 Lester S. Ordway
10 Wayne R. Parry
115 Matthew J. Peterson
108 John Joseph Picchiotti A
116 Richard A. Pickett
44 Teresa S. Pierce
53 Jeffrey K. Pierce
86 Matthew G. Pouliot
68 Christine B. Powers
17 Dwayne W. Prescott
103 Roger E. Reed
59 Margaret R. Rotundo
39 Diane M. Russell
1 Deane Rykerson
26 Linda F. Sanborn
88 Deborah J. Sanderson
147 Robert J. Saucier
64 David P. Sawicki
126 John C. Schneck
9 H. Stedman Seavey
144 Roger L. Sherman
106 Stanley Byron Short, Jr.
28 Heather W. Sirocki
112 Thomas H. Skolfield A
143 Stephen S. Stanley
119 Paul A. Stearns
105 Joel R. Stetkis
42 Peter C. Stuckey
95 Gary E. Sukeforth
54 Denise A. Tepler
79 Timothy S. Theriault A
75 Jeffrey L. Timberlake
45 Michael J. Timmons A
123 Ryan D. Tipping
50 Ralph L. Tucker
139 William R. Tuell
141 Beth P. Turner
29 Karen Vachon
128 Arthur C. Verow
70 Nathan J. Wadsworth
104 Raymond A. Wallace
131 Karleton S. Ward
84 Charlotte Warren
94 Joan W. Welsh
146 Dustin Michael White
71 Tom J. Winsor
57 Stephen J. Wood