An Act To Foster Economic Development by Improving Administration of the Laws Governing Site Location of Development and Storm Water Management (2011)

With strong bipartisan support, the Senate rejected an amendment from Sen. Ron Collins (R-York) that would have reduced the current, scientifically-supported 250 foot vernal pool consultation zone down to 75 feet. Significant vernal pools are seasonal wetlands that provide critical habitat for a variety of wildlife, including wood frogs, spotted salamanders, and wood turtles, and serve as feeding areas for deer, bear, moose and birds. The existing 250 foot zone for significant vernal pools is not a no-build zone, but rather requires consultation and careful planning to receive a permit.

Senate Votes

District Name Vote
2 Ronald F Collins
12 Bill Diamond
1 Dawn Hill
35 Troy Dale Jackson
24 Roger J. Katz
28 Brian D. Langley
17 Garrett Paul Mason
18 Thomas B. Saviello
34 Roger L. Sherman
23 Michael D. Thibodeau
26 Rodney L. Whittemore

House Votes

District Name Vote