February 24th Work Session Scheduled For Bill Sharing State Marijuana Revenue with Municipalities.

LD 1195 would allocate 5% of the gross sales and excise tax revenue generated by adult use marijuana establishments in the State to the municipalities where the revenue was generated.…

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Rural Legal Services Bill Moves Forward with Amendments

LD 1924 requires the UMaine System establish a satellite clinic of UMaine School of Law’s Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic in Aroostook County as a 3-year pilot project…

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3rd Work Session Scheduled tor Feb. 22nd on Bill Encouraging Relocation to Rural Maine

LD 1406 would provide a $2k tax credit for 5 years for people to relocate to either Aroostook, Somerset, Piscataquis or Washington County.…

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Caribou Utilities District Pushing to Include Broadband Services

If Approved by the Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology, LD 1949 would permit a change to the Caribou Utilities District Charter to include broadband services.…

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Governor Mills Signs 7 Bills into Law

The Governor’s office released a Press Release announcing the following bills have been signed into law.…

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Divided Report for Bill Allowing Rank-Choice for Municipal Elections

Following a February 7th work session, the Committee on State & Local Government failed to find a consensus on LD 859 and are sending a divided report to the legislature.…

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Feb. 17th Work Session Scheduled for LD 696

Work session for bill banning solitary confinement in Maine Prisons is scheduled for February 17th.…

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Work Session Planned for Lobster Industry Legal Defense Fund

A Feb. 15th work session is scheduled for bill creating a Maine Lobster Industry legal defense fund.…

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Public Hearing For Affordable Agricultural Homestead Act

Feb 14th Public Hearing scheduled for small-scale agriculture bill.…

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Feb 3rd Public Hearing For Act Supporting State & Local Broadband Infrastructure Ownership

LD 1894 creates the ‘Internet Access Expansion Investment Fund’ to improve internet & fund projects that assist state or local ownership of broadband infrastructure…

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Public Hearing on Jan. 31 to create ‘Service Charge’ For Restaurants Paying Minimum Wage

LD 1878 lets Restaurants use a ‘service charge’ to help cover financial burden of paying all employees at least minimum wage.…

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Work session on Jan. 20 for LD 1771 – Creates an Advisory Panel to “seek outside funding” to investigate genome editing tech and its potential effects on Maine public policy

Resolve, To Establish the Advisory Panel To Better Understand and Make Recommendations Regarding the Implications of Genome-editing Technology for the Citizens of the State…

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LD 1929 Provides Assistance to Areas Severally Infested with Browntail Moths

Jan. 20th work session for bill calling for over 340k for control measures and for two new etymologist positions at the Dept of Ag, Conservation & Forestry.…

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Nov 3rd Work Session For LD 48 – Resolve, To Provide for Participation of the State in the Planning and Negotiations for the Atlantic Loop Energy Project (EMERGENCY)

This resolve provides for the immediate, direct involvement of the State in the planning and negotiations on the Atlantic Loop, a Canadian electric transmission and power supply 4project intended to pass through the State….…

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Nov 3rd Work Session For LD 1634 – An Act To Create the Maine Generation Authority

The purpose of the authority is to finance and own electricity generation projects that generate electricity using renewable fuels that produce zero greenhouse gas emissions and 28that are located in the State or, for those located in federal waters in the Gulf of Maine……

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Gov. Janet Mill’s Official Press Release on New Vaccine Mandate

Any individual employed by a hospital or emergency medical service organization, multi-level health care facility, home health agency, nursing facility, residential care facility, intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities or at a dentist practice must be vaccinated for Covid-19 by Oct. 1st.…

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Public Hearing Scheduled for May 3rd on LD 1265 – An Act To Control the Means of Hunting Coyotes.

Proposed by Sen. Miramant, The Bill Would End Coyote Night Hunting & Forbid Using Dogs For Coyote Hunting.

 

 

 

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Several Changes Proposed In LD 1363 – An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Elections

Work Session Scheduled for April 30th On Bill Proposing 18 Seperate Changes to Maine Election Law…

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No Committee Recommendation Yet on Bill Prohibiting Legislators from Legislating While Intoxicated

Despite Strong Support at its April 23rd Public Hearing, No Work Session or Committee Decision Has Been Made on LD 1394…

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No movement On Act Requiring Majority Vote For Maine To Join Any Multi-state Compact

Rep. Libby’s bill declaring that Maine or any of its state agencies may not join, adopt or implement any multi-state compact unless approved by a majority of the legislature appears stuck in committee.…

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