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LD 1324 - Establishes Committee for Universal Basic Income System - Maine Key Vote

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Title: Establishes Committee for Universal Basic Income System

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Title: Establishes Committee for Universal Basic Income System

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes a committee to study the feasibility of creating a universal basic income system.

Highlights:

 

  • Establishes the Committee to Study the Feasibility of Creating Basic Income Security (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the President of the Senate to appoint three members of the Senate, including a representative from (Sec. 2):

    • The Joint Standing Committee on Labor and Housing;

    • The Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services; and

    • The Joint Standing Committee on Taxation.

  • Requires the Speaker of the House to appoint three members of the House of Representatives, including a representative from (Sec. 2):

    • The Joint Standing Committee on Labor and Housing;

    • The Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services; and

    • The Joint Standing Committee on Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement and Business.

  • Requires the President of the Senate to appoint two members of the public who represent low-wage workers and recipients of public benefits (Sec. 2).

  • Requires the Speaker of the House to appoint one member of the public who represents business and industry, and one member who represents higher education (Sec. 2).

  • Requires the Governor to appoint one member who represents a trade union (Sec. 2).

  • Establishes the duties of the committee to include examining and making recommendations on the feasibility of providing basic economic security through a direct cash payment system and other programs that are designed to help individuals including, but not limited to (Sec. 5):

    • Tax rebates and credits, including strengthening the earned income tax credit and a negative income tax;

    • Universal basic income and unconditional cash transfers to residents of Maine; and

    • Other direct cash benefit programs.

  • Requires the committee to submit a report detailing its findings and recommendations, including suggested legislation, for presentation to the first regular session of the 130th legislature by November 4, 2020 (Sec. 7).

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Title: Establishes Committee for Universal Basic Income System

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes a committee to study the feasibility of creating a universal basic income system.

Highlights:

 

  • Establishes the Committee to Study the Feasibility of Creating Basic Income Security (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the President of the Senate to appoint three members of the Senate, including a representative from (Sec. 2):

    • The Joint Standing Committee on Labor and Housing;

    • The Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services; and

    • The Joint Standing Committee on Taxation.

  • Requires the Speaker of the House to appoint three members of the House of Representatives, including a representative from (Sec. 2):

    • The Joint Standing Committee on Labor and Housing;

    • The Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services; and

    • The Joint Standing Committee on Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement and Business.

  • Requires the President of the Senate to appoint two members of the public who represent low-wage workers and recipients of public benefits (Sec. 2).

  • Requires the Speaker of the House to appoint one member of the public who represents business and industry, and one member who represents higher education (Sec. 2).

  • Requires the Governor to appoint one member who represents a trade union (Sec. 2).

  • Establishes the duties of the committee to include examining and making recommendations on the feasibility of providing basic economic security through a direct cash payment system and other programs that are designed to help individuals including, but not limited to (Sec. 5):

    • Tax rebates and credits, including strengthening the earned income tax credit and a negative income tax;

    • Universal basic income and unconditional cash transfers to residents of Maine; and

    • Other direct cash benefit programs.

  • Requires the committee to submit a report detailing its findings and recommendations, including suggested legislation, for presentation to the first regular session of the 130th legislature by November 4, 2020 (Sec. 7).

Title: Establishes Committee for Universal Basic Income System

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