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The Chamber’s Advocacy Committee meets on your behalf to survey the current legislative landscape and the great number of bills being considered that could have significant impact on your business. Understanding that the KV Chamber represents a diversity of views on any given policy issue, it is the mission of the Advocacy Committee to keep you informed of proposed legislation and aware of the opportunities for members to participate in the legislative process. It is also our aim to respectfully advocate for those positions in which the Chamber community is in substantial agreement.

It is imperative that the business community be engaged in the process so that the legislative decisions that are ultimately made are ones that are informed by our testimony and experience and cognizant of their real impacts to our businesses and our employees. 

We encourage you to stay tuned to these updates, reach out to us with any questions, and respectfully engage with your government. Our strongest position in today’s reality, together as a Chamber and also as individuals representing our businesses, is to be a clear, thoughtful, and respectful voice in our public debates, relying on the strength of facts and real world experience, and recognizing the good intentions around the table which motivate the majority of those involved in the legislative process.
If you wish to participate in the Legislative process, you can track bills of interest by utilizing the following step-by-step instructions. 
 

Bills We Are Monitoring

LD 50 An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue to Invest in Housing for Persons Who Are Homeless

LD 110 An Act to Clarify Prepayment Requirements in Home Construction Contracts

LD 144 An Act To Fund Capital Improvements to Career and Technical Education Centers and Regions To Bolster Maine's Future Workforce

LD 177 An Act to Improve Labor Laws for Workers in Maine

LD 225 An Act Regarding the Treatment of Vacation Time upon the Cessation of Employment

LD 241 An Act To Support the Trades through a Tax Credit for Apprenticeship Programs

LD 276 An Act To Improve and Update Maine's Tax Laws

LD 298 An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Fund Capital Improvements and Equipment for Career and Technical Education Centers and Regions To Prepare Students To Join Maine's Workforce

LD 392 An Act To Amend the Tax Laws

LD 464 An Act To Change Certain Labor Laws

LD 468 An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Labor and Housing

LD 484 An Act To Change Maine's Tax Laws

LD 607 An Act to Restore Overtime Protections for Maine Workers 

LD 682 Resolve, To Establish a Task Force To Study Safe and Stable Housing in Lodging Facilities

LD 730 An Act To Protect Economic Competitiveness in Maine by Extending the End Date for Pine Tree Development Zone Benefits

LD 761 An Act To Establish the Maine Community College System Pell Grant Match Program

LD 798 An Act To Improve the Educational Opportunity Tax Credit

LD 965 An Act Concerning Nondisclosure Agreements in Employment

LD 966 Resolve, Establishing the Commission To Study Fair, Equitable and Competitive Tax Policy for Maine's Working Families and Small Businesses To Enable the Implementation of the State's 10-year Economic Development Strategy

LD 969 An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for the Construction of a Convention Center in Portland, Improvements to the Augusta Civic Center and a Competitive Grant Program for Capital Improvements to Public Venues across the State

LD 1310 An Act Regarding Criminal Records

LD 1331 An Act To Make Individual and Small Group Health Insurance More Affordable in Certain High-premium Counties

LD 1338 An Act to Prohibit Employers from Retaliating against the Use of Earned Paid Leave

LD 1463 An Act to Make Health Care Coverage More Affordable for Working Families and Small Businesses

LD 1553 An Act To Amend the Law Governing MaineCare Coverage of Chiropractic Treatment

LD 1566 Resolve, Directing the Maine Arts Commission To Create a Program for Public Art Recovery Grants

LD 1608 An Act To Expand the MaineCare Program To Cover All Citizens of the State

LD 1629 An Act Regarding the Qualifications for Licensure as a Physician or Surgeon

LD 1650 An Act To Create the Small Business Capital Savings Account Program

LD 1656 An Act To Promote Energy-efficient Affordable Housing

LD 1911 An Act to Prohibit the Contamination of Clean Soils with So-called Forever Chemicals

LD 1927 An Act To Authorize Certain Off-premises Sales of Adult Use Marijuana

LD 1969  An Act Concerning Equity in Renewable Energy Projects and Workforce Development

LD 2010  An Act To Help Maine Residents with High Electricity Costs

LD 2013  An Act Relating to Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Contamination in the State

LD 2019  An Act To Require the Registration of Adjuvants in the State and To Regulate the Distribution of Pesticides with Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances

Bills that have been assigned an LD#, printed, and referenced to their committee of jurisdiction

Click Here to Look Up Bills

  • Click on the numerical sequence hyperlink where the bill of interest would be found
  • Scroll down, identify the bill of interest, and click on that hyperlink
  • To read the text of the bill of interest, click on the “Printed Document PDF” icon
  • To understand where the bill of interest stands in the committee process, click on the “Status in Committee” hyperlink on the left side of the page
  • Once the bill of interest has been voted out of committee, click on the “Chamber Status” hyperlink on the left side of the page

Public Hearings and Work Sessions

  • Decide how you would like to view the scheduling information i.e. by day, committee, prime sponsor, or everything for today, and click on the tab.
  • Then, utilizing the drop-down list, choose how many days out you’d like to view the schedule. You can view it from a single day to 180 days in advance.
  • Then, click on the “show schedule” icon.

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130th Maine State Legislature

House of Representatives

District 53 - State Representative Allison Hepler (D - Woolwich)
Towns: Arrowsic/ Dresden/ Georgetown/ Phippsburg/ Richmond (Part) / Woolwich

(207) 319-4396

District 76 - State Representative Daniel J. Newman (R - Belgrade)
Towns: Belgrade/ Fayette/ Mount Vernon/ Rome/ Vienna/ Wayne

(207) 458-1837

District 80 - State Representative Richard T. Bradstreet (R - Vassalboro)
Towns: Augusta (Part) / Hibberts Gore/ Somerville/ Vassalboro/ Windsor

(207) 861-1657

District 81 - State Representative Tavis Rock Hasenfus (D - Readfield)
Towns: Monmouth (Part) / Readfield/ Winthrop

(207) 446-0016

District 82 - State Representative Randall Adam Greenwood (R - Wales)
Towns: Litchfield/ Wales/ Monmouth (Part)

(207) 754-6604

District 83 - State Representative Thom Harnett (D - Gardiner)
Towns: Farmingdale/ Gardiner

(207) 522-1254

District 84 - State Representative Charlotte Warren (D - Hallowell)
Towns: Hallowell/ Manchester/ West Gardiner

(207) 441-9116

District 86 - State Representative Reagan French LaRochelle (D - Augusta)
Towns: Augusta (Part)

(207) 624-2668

District 87 - State Representative Jeffery P. Hanley (R - Pittston)
Towns: Alna/ Pittston/ Randolph/ Wiscasset

(207) 458-9009

District 88 - State Representative Michael H. Lemelin (R - Chelsea)
Towns: Chelsea/ Jefferson/ Nobleboro (Part) / Whitefield

(207) 798-9399

Maine State Senate

Senate District 13 - Chloe S. Maxmin (D-Lincoln)
Towns: Alna, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Bremen, Bristol, Coopers Mills, Damariscotta, Edgecomb, Hibberts Gore, Jefferson, Louds Island, Medomak, Monhegan Island Plantation, Newcastle, New Harbor, Nobleboro, Pemaquid, Round Pond, Somerville, South Bristol, Southport, Waldoboro, Washington, Westport Island, Whitefield, Windsor, and Wiscasset

(207) 200-6224

Senate District 14 - Craig Hickman (D-Winthrop) 
Towns: Chelsea, Farmingdale, Gardiner, Hallowell, Manchester, Monmouth, Pittston, Randolph, Readfield, West Gardiner, and Winthrop

 

(207) 287-1515 

Senate District 15 - Matthew Pouliot (R-Kennebec)
Towns: Augusta, China, Oakland, Sidney, and Vassalboro

(207) 441- 9418

Senate District 17 - Russell Black (R-Franklin)
Towns: Avon, Belgrade, Carrabassett Valley, Carthage, Chesterville, Coplin Plantation, Dallas Plantation, East Central Franklin, Eustis, Farmington, Fayette, Industry, Jay, Kingfield, Mount Vernon, New Sharon, New Vineyard, North Franklin, Phillips, Rangeley, Rangeley Plantation, Sandy River Plantation, Strong, Temple, Vienna, Weld, West Central Franklin, and Wilton

(207) 645-2990

Senate District 22 - Jeffrey Timberlake (R-Androscoggin)
Towns: Durham, Greene, Leeds, Lisbon, Litchfield, Sabattus, Turner, Wales, and Wayne

(207) 754-6000

Senate District 23 - Eloise A. Vitelli (D-Sagadahoc)
Towns: Arrowsic, Bath, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Dresden, Georgetown, Phippsburg, Richmond, Topsham, West Bath, Woolwich and the unorganized township of Perkins

(207) 443-4660

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