An Act To Change the Composition of the Maine Land Use Planning Commission
Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §683-A, sub-§§1 and 2, as amended by PL 2013, c. 256, §3, are further amended to read:
An appointee under this subsection must have expertise in commerce and industry, fisheries and wildlife, forestry or conservation issues as they relate to the commission's jurisdiction and must:
If a board of county commissioners fails to appoint a member to the commission under this subsection within 90 business days of a vacancy on the commission to be filled by that county, the Governor shall appoint a resident of that county meeting the criteria in subsection 1 to fill the vacancy.
For any county appointee, the board of county commissioners shall provide to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives the name and address of the appointee, together with information concerning that person's background and qualifications, in the same manner required of the Governor for nominations made pursuant to Title 3, section 154. A board of county commissioners has the same authority as the Governor, pursuant to Title 3, section 154, to withdraw the name of an appointee at any time before the Senate votes. The provisions of Title 3, sections 155 to 158 apply to the process of legislative review and confirmation of all county appointees to the commission.
Sec. 2. Transition. Notwithstanding the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 12, section 683-A, subsection 1 or 2, a member of the Maine Land Use Planning Commission serving the commission on the effective date of this Act may serve the remainder of that member's term.
This bill amends the laws governing the composition of the Maine Land Use Planning Commission to increase the number of members appointed by the Governor from one to 3 and to decrease the number of members appointed by the counties from 8 to 6.