Job Descriptions

Sample Debate

 

This will be a chance to see how debate on floor of House and Senate.

 

Speaker / Pres

The clerk/secretary will read the bill.

Clerk / Sec

The next bill to be considered is Bill # LD 2018-705, from the Committee on Business and Labor, ."Raising the Speed Limit on I-95 ". The committee report was a divided report Ought to Pass 4 Ought Not to Pass 14

Speaker / Pres

Is there a motion before the House / Senate

Sen / Rep #

Mr/Madam Speaker/President

Speaker / Pres

The chair recognizes the Senator/Representative.

Sen / Rep #1

Rep/Sen Taylor Williams, Houlton, I move that we accept the minority Ought to Pass report, and I would like to speak on my motion.

Speaker / Pres

Rep/Sen Williams moves we accept the Minority Ought to Pass Report. …. Rep/Sen Reed proceed..

Sen / Rep #1

Thank you, members of the House/Senate as the Chair of the committee on Transportation, we discussed this bill in great detail. We discussed that the safety of new vehicles makes a road that was designed for travel at 75mph a safe way to travel.  Also, it cuts 30 to 40 minutes off a trip from Old Town to Houlton so it would be great for commerce all over Maine.

Sen / Rep #2

Madam/Mr Speaker/President

Speaker / Pres

The chair recognizes the Rep/Sen....

Sen / Rep #2

Hunter Wilson of Erskine Academy, members of the House/Senate.  I oppose this bill. There are too many tragic accidents on our highways at current speed limits, what would we want to increase the speed and thereby increase the number of accidents.

Sen / Rep #3

Mr/Madam Speaker/President...

Speaker / Pres

The chair recognizes the Sen/Rep.....

Sen / Rep #3

Eric Mann of Bonny Eagle HS, I urge my fellow members to support the Minority Ought to Pass Report..  If we can drive a little fast it will only help business, it will allow tourist to get to destinations quicker.  I see no reason to not allow us to drive at this speed.

Sen / Rep #4

Mr/Madam Speaker/President, Stacy Owens of MSSM, I move the previous question.

Speaker / Pres

Is it now the pleasure of the House/Senate to move the previous question, (BANGS THE GAVEL) it is a vote. Is it now the pleasure of the  House/Senate to accept the minority Ought not to Pass report.

Sen / Rep #5

Mr/Madam Speaker/President Patricia Maye, of Presque Isle, I call for a division.

Speaker / Pres

Rep/Sen Maye, has called for a division. All those in favor of the Ought to  Pass recommendation please rise and remain standing........

all those opposed to the Ought to Pass recommendation please rise and remain standings....................................

The chair seeing 21 in the affirmative and 65 in the negative, the motion fails. Is it now the pleasure of the House/Senate to accept the Ought Not to Pass report. (BANG THE GAVEL) It is a vote.  The clerk will read the bill,

Clerk/ Sec

(BEGINS TO READ THE BILL)

Speaker / Pres

Rep/Sen Hickey of Carrabec moves that further reading of the bill be dispensed with. Is that the pleasure of the House/Senate.

(BANGS THE GAVEL) it is a vote. This bill having had it's reading, is it now the pleasure of the House/Senate to pass this bill to be engrossed.

(BANGS THE GAVEL) it is a vote. This bill having been engrossed is it now the pleasure of the House/Senate to pass this bill to be enacted.

(BANGS THE GAVEL) it is a vote.
The clerk/sec. will introduce the next bill