GrowSmart Maine Testimony 2019

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Legislative Testimony

Climate/Energy

LD 91, “An Act to Eliminate Gross Metering”

LD 199, “An Act To Create the Water Resources Planning Committee”

LD 563, “An Act to Help Municipalities Prepare for Sea Level Rise ”

LD 565, “An Act To Establish the Maine Coastal Risks and Hazards Commission”

LD 797, “An Act To Limit Greenhouse Gas Pollution and Effectively Use
Maine’s Natural Resources”

In support of bond issues to address sea level rise and ocean fisheries

Broadband

LD 31, “An Act Regarding Rules Adopted by the ConnectME Authority”

LD 173, “An Act to promote Economic Development and Critical Communications for Family farms, Businesses and Residences by Strategic Public Investment in High-speed Internet”

LD 295, “An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Increase Rural Maine’s Access to Broadband Internet Service”

LD 854, “An Act To Improve Tax Incentives for Broadband Service”

Neither For Nor Against LD 1248, “Resolve, To Direct the ConnectME Authority To Report on the Progress of the Detailed 2019-2021 Strategic Plan for Broadband Service in Maine”

LD 1063, “An Act to Support the Role of Municipalities in Expanding Broadband Infrastructure ”

Economy

LD 50, “An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Government Oversight Committee To Improve the Development of a Long-range Strategic Plan for Economic Improvement in the State”

Regional/Land Use Planning

LD 568, “An Act To Change the Composition of the Maine Land Use Planning Commission”

LD 970, “An Act To Encourage Policies Regarding Accessory Dwelling Units
under Local Comprehensive Plans and Zoning Requirements”

Neither For Nor Against LD 1192, “An Act To Establish Municipal Access to Utility Poles Located in Municipal Rights-of-way”

In opposition to LD 1391, “An Act to Ensure Consistency of Language in Municipal Documents with the Language in Comprehensive Plans ”

Budget

Increased Levels of Municipal Revenue Sharing as Proposed in LD 1001, “An Act Making Unified Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, General Fund and Other Funds, and Changing Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2019, June 30, 2020, and June 30, 2021″

State Agency Testimony

Heather Johnson’s nomination for Commissioner of DECD

Anne Head for Commissioner of the Dept of Professional and Financial Regulation

Regarding proposed changes to LUPC rules of adjacency and subdivision

Amanda Beal for Commissioner of Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry

Gwen Hilton’s nomination to the LUPC

Support of Additional Resources for Components of the former State Planning Office

Federal Testimony