An Act To Implement Recommendations of the Committee To Review Issues Dealing with Regulatory Takings (scored twice) (2012)

The Senate moved to “indefinitely postpone” LD 1810, a bill which would have required the state to pay off landowners if future laws passed by the Legislature reduced their property values by at least 50 percent. If the state could not afford to pay, the landowner would be allowed to ignore the law. The House initially approved the bill by one vote, but then followed the Senate’s lead to “indefinitely postpone,” thereby killing the bill. This legislation threatened to freeze the passage of any future environmental law or regulation because of the potential financial consequences to the state. This bill is scored twice on the 2012 Scorecard because of its significance to the future protection of Maine’s environment.

Senate Votes

District Name Vote

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
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