ME HP 1108
Prevents increased gas and diesel fuel pricing.
Makes the rules adopted by the Board of Environmental Protection, the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Transportation to limit greenhouse gas emissions major substantive rules. It prohibits the adoption by the Board of Environmental Protection, the Department of Environmental Protection or the Department of Transportation of a rule that limits the amount of heating fuel, natural gas, gasoline or diesel fuel sold to limit greenhouse gas emissions, that imposes a tax or requires a permitting fee to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including a tax or permitting fee that is based on the carbon emissions of any carbon-based fuels as part of a rebate or dividend program, or that causes the State to join a multi-state consortium or coalition that requires the State to implement either of those policies as a condition of membership. It also requires that a proposal to implement by legislation a policy limiting the sale of gasoline or diesel fuel to limit greenhouse gas emissions or imposing a tax or permitting fee to reduce greenhouse gas emissions may not become law without the Senate and House of Representatives approving legislation both adopting the policy and joining a multi-state consortium or coalition. It also requires that any carbon sequestration policy prioritize the offset of Maine-generated emissions.
04/12/2021 Referred to House Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
06/08/2021 Committee Ought Not to Pass report accepted by House.
06/09/2021 Ought Not To Pass Report accepted by Senate in concurrence with House. Motion withdrawn and placed in Legislative Files.
06/30/2021 House insisted on acceptance of the majority Ought Not To Pass Report ordered sent forthwith.
06/30/2021 Senate insisted to the minority the minority Ought To Pass As Amended report accepted and bill passed to be engrossed as amended by committee in non-concurrence. Placed in Legislative Files.