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5:30 Update: Senate is still in session…they have yet to take up LD 1545 – which is item 1 of  unfinished business basis. – MAB

Today is the last day for the governor to sign LD1552 which passed both the House and Senate.  There are some indications he may veto the bill because of concerns about the tree growth provisions.  The Governor prefers to go toward more of a Certified or Authorized list approach with contractors who fail to employ loggers from the list face similar monetary penalties, rather than the the penalty for use of bonds be removal from tree growth.

As noted below, LD 1545 – Senator Jackson’s bill remains tabled but changes are in the works to try and incorporate some of the governor’s wishes.

Senate is in recess until 1:30 PM today.