An Act To Improve Funding for Maine's Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Teams
CONCEPT DRAFT SUMMARY
This bill is a concept draft pursuant to Joint Rule 208.
This bill proposes to improve the training and retention of oil and hazardous materials emergency response workers and their ability to respond to oil and hazardous materials emergencies by requiring the State to:
1. Pay or waive the fee for workers for the cost of necessary training courses and any materials required for those courses;
2. Compensate workers fairly for the time spent in training courses, while on call and when responding to hazardous materials emergencies; and
3. Purchase hazardous materials emergency response equipment for use by municipalities or reimburse municipalities that purchase hazardous materials emergency response equipment.