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Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee, Maine State Legislature

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The Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee is a Joint standing committee of the Maine State Senate.

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Per the Joint Rules, committees of the Maine State Legislature are assigned by the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House. The President appoints a committee's senate members, with the Speaker appointing the house members.[1][2] Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[3] Each committee is composed of ten representatives and three senators.[4] Seven members constitute a quorum, though a committee may not vote without at least one senator present unless it receives authorization from the President.[5] Neither chamber's leader is recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

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Function

The jurisdiction of this committee includes the following:"Energy policy, including energy resources, efficiency and conservation; insulation; electric industry, including supply, transmission and distribution; natural gas industry; telecommunications industry, including mobile, telephone, Internet, broadband and cable television services; E-9-1-1; water and sewer utilities, including district charters; Public Utilities Commission; Office of the Public Advocate; Governor’s Office of Independence and Security; and Efficiency Maine Trust."[6]

Membership

2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.

Energy, Utilities and Technology Members, 2015
Democratic members (7)Republican members (6)
Mark Dion, ChairDavid Woodsome, Chair
Christopher BabbidgeLarry Dunphy
Roberta BeaversGarrett Mason
Jennifer DeChantNorman Higgins
Martin GrohmanBeth O'Connor
Deane RykersonNathan Wadsworth
Dawn Hill

2013-2014

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

2011-2012

The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.

2009-2010

The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

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