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124th Maine Legislature

Schedule of Public Hearings and Work Sessions by Committee

Public hearings and work sessions for the 127th Legislature for the next 5 days.
Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Public Hearings
LD 316An Act To Provide a Waiver of Short-term Camping Fees at State-owned Parks, Camping Areas and Beaches for Members of Federally Recognized Indian Tribes in the S...Mar 3, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 214
LD 317An Act To Recognize and Provide for the Right of Access for Members of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians To Certain Public Lands in Aroostook County for Trad...Mar 3, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 214
LD 414An Act To Remove Certain Exemptions to the Laws Concerning Tree SpecialistsMar 3, 2015, 1:05pCross Building, Room 214
LD 335An Act To Prohibit the Sale of Dogs and Cats in Pet ShopsMar 5, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 214
LD 388An Act Regarding Timber Harvesting on Land Managed by the Bureau of Parks and LandsMar 5, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 214
LD 389An Act Relating to the Sale of Hypodermic ApparatusesMar 5, 2015, 1:05pCross Building, Room 214
Work Sessions
LD 253An Act To Improve Permit Oversight for the Cutting of Christmas Trees and Evergreen BoughsMar 5, 2015, 2:00pCross Building, Room 214
LD 304An Act To Support Marketing of Maine's Farms and FisheriesMar 5, 2015, 2:00pCross Building, Room 214
Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Public Hearings
LD 230An Act To Allow a Person To Request a Pardon from the Governor for the Purpose of Restoring Gun RightsMar 2, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 436
LD 264An Act To Restore the Right To Possess Certain Knives That Are Used by Many Citizens as ToolsMar 2, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 436
LD 54Resolve, To Ensure Notification to the Public of the Location in Maine of Persons Convicted in Foreign Countries of Crimes Relating to the Sexual Abuse of a Chi...Mar 4, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 436
LD 376An Act To Provide a Source of Funding for Drug Abuse Resistance EducationMar 4, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 436
LD 355An Act To Extend the Statute of Limitations for the Prosecution of the Crime of RobberyMar 4, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 436
LD 375An Act To Create a Blue Alert Program in MaineMar 4, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 436
LD 379An Act To Create the Sex Offender Management and Risk Assessment Advisory CommissionMar 4, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 436
Work Sessions
LD 62An Act To Require Notice to Municipal Officers of Violations of Emergency Medical Services Law and RuleMar 2, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 436
LD 239An Act To Create a Permanent Wabanaki Law Enforcement Seat on the Board of Trustees of the Maine Criminal Justice AcademyMar 2, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 436
LD 310An Act To Prevent Organized Retail CrimeMar 2, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 436
Education and Cultural Affairs
Public Hearings
LD 201Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: Maine Unified Special Education Regulation Birth to Age Twenty, a Major Substantive Rule of th...Mar 2, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 202
LD 350An Act To Expedite MaineCare Payments for School Administrative UnitsMar 2, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 202
LD 417An Act Regarding Measures To Ensure Students Can Demonstrate Proficiency in Financial LiteracyMar 2, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 202
LD 418Resolve, To Study the Use of Social Impact Bonds as a Funding Mechanism for Public Education Programs in MaineMar 2, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 202
LD 127An Act To Preserve Programs in Allied Health at Kennebec Valley Community CollegeMar 4, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 202
LD 215An Act To Improve Student Retention in Maine's Postsecondary InstitutionsMar 4, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 202
LD 318An Act To Appropriate Funds to Kennebec Valley Community College for its Programs in Allied HealthMar 4, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 202
LD 338An Act To Reduce Remedial Course Requirements at Maine Community CollegesMar 4, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 202
LD 128An Act To Allow a School Administrative Unit To Implement a Firearm Safety Education Program for Elementary School StudentsMar 5, 2015, 2:30pCross Building, Room 202
LD 374An Act To Require School Administrators To Complete 50 Hours of Direct Student Instruction To Be RecertifiedMar 5, 2015, 2:30pCross Building, Room 202
Work Sessions
LD 129An Act To Provide Options to Schools for Making Up School DaysMar 2, 2015, 11:00aCross Building, Room 202
LD 109An Act To Ensure Maine Companies Have Access to Skilled LaborMar 4, 2015, 9:00aCross Building, Room 202
LD 261Resolve, To Initiate the Procedures To Request the United States Congress's Joint Committee on the Library To Replace a Statue in the National Statuary Hall Col...Mar 4, 2015, 9:00aCross Building, Room 202
LD 417An Act Regarding Measures To Ensure Students Can Demonstrate Proficiency in Financial LiteracyMar 4, 2015, 10:00aCross Building, Room 202
LD 418Resolve, To Study the Use of Social Impact Bonds as a Funding Mechanism for Public Education Programs in MaineMar 4, 2015, 10:00aCross Building, Room 202
LD 201Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: Maine Unified Special Education Regulation Birth to Age Twenty, a Major Substantive Rule of th...Mar 5, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 202
LD 350An Act To Expedite MaineCare Payments for School Administrative UnitsMar 5, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 202
Energy, Utilities and Technology
Public Hearings
LD 326An Act To Transfer Ownership of the Monhegan Water CompanyMar 5, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 211
LD 339An Act To Clarify That the Telephone Number 9-1-1 Is the Primary Number Advertised or Promoted for Emergency Response ServicesMar 5, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 211
LD 340An Act To Repeal the Sunset of the Green Power OfferMar 5, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 211
Work Sessions
LD 192An Act To Clarify the Law Governing the Collection of Unpaid Sanitary District ChargesMar 5, 2015, 2:00pCross Building, Room 211
LD 200Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 895: Underground Facility Damage Prevention Requirements, a Major Substantive Rule of the Public ...Mar 5, 2015, 2:00pCross Building, Room 211
Environment and Natural Resources
Public Hearings
LD 147Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 500: Stormwater Management, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Environmental ProtectionMar 4, 2015, 11:00aCross Building, Room 216
LD 190An Act To Add Certain Capital Goods to the Product Stewardship ExclusionsMar 4, 2015, 11:00aCross Building, Room 216
LD 352Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 119: Motor Vehicle Fuel Volatility Limit, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Environmen...Mar 4, 2015, 11:00aCross Building, Room 216
LD 394Resolve, To Lower the Department of Environmental Protection's 5-point Odor Intensity Referencing Scale for Odor Control at Solid Waste Processing FacilitiesMar 5, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 216
LD 397An Act Regarding the Packaging and Labeling of Disposable Cleaning and Personal Hygiene ProductsMar 5, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 216
Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
LD 275An Act To Remove Crossbows from the Restriction on Discharging Weapons near BuildingsMar 5, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 206
LD 320An Act Regarding Retrieving Wounded BearMar 5, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 206
LD 399An Act To Designate a Youth Bear Hunting DayMar 5, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 206
LD 400An Act To Continue To Permit Persons 70 Years of Age and Older To Hunt with a CrossbowMar 5, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 206
Work Sessions
LD 134Resolve, To Study the Impact of Winter Ticks on the State's Moose PopulationMar 3, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 206
LD 158Resolve, To Direct the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Modify Fishing Rules for Webster Stream in Piscataquis CountyMar 3, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 206
LD 242An Act To Allow Hunters To Wear Hunter Pink Instead of Hunter Orange in October in Recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness MonthMar 3, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 206
LD 291An Act To Allow the Hunting of Small Game Animals with a SlingshotMar 3, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 206
Insurance and Financial Services
Public Hearings
LD 329An Act To Allow Equipment Rental Companies To Sell Equipment InsuranceMar 3, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 220
LD 336An Act To Combine Outstanding Student Loan Debt with a Home MortgageMar 3, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 220
LD 337An Act To Require Lienholders To Remove Liens Once SatisfiedMar 3, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 220
LD 382An Act To Amend the Allowable Security Freeze Fees Charged by a Consumer Reporting AgencyMar 3, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 220
Work Sessions
LD 124An Act To Require Payment by a Carrier for Health Care Services Provided to Enrollees of the CarrierMar 5, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 220
LD 135An Act To Prohibit Tobacco Use Surcharges in Small Group and Individual Health Insurance ProductsMar 5, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 220
LD 144An Act To Protect the Privacy of Consumers Who Use Credit Cards for Online Purchases of ProductsMar 5, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 220
LD 220An Act To Require Proper Notification of Life Insurance CancellationMar 5, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 220
LD 251An Act To Limit Allowable Health Care Charges in Certain Specified SituationsMar 5, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 220
Judiciary
LD 12An Act To Limit the Liability of Landowners Who Allow Recreational Climbing on Their LandMar 3, 2015, 1:30pRoom 438 State House
LD 57An Act To Increase Mileage Reimbursement and Compensation for JurorsMar 3, 2015, 1:30pRoom 438 State House
LD 58An Act To Require Transparency of the Ownership of All Companies Providing Funds To Build Infrastructure for Development PurposesMar 3, 2015, 1:30pRoom 438 State House
LD 71An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Service of Process in Eviction ActionsMar 3, 2015, 1:30pRoom 438 State House
LD 159An Act To Prevent Bad Faith Assertions of Patent InfringementMar 3, 2015, 1:30pRoom 438 State House
LD 160An Act To Provide Reasonable Compensation to JurorsMar 3, 2015, 1:30pRoom 438 State House
LD 181An Act To Create Efficiencies in Court ProcessMar 3, 2015, 1:30pRoom 438 State House
LD 259An Act To Increase Compensation for JurorsMar 3, 2015, 1:30pRoom 438 State House
Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development
Public Hearings
LD 81An Act To Amend the Workers' Compensation Laws as They Pertain to Employee RepresentationMar 2, 2015, 9:30aCross Building, Room 208
LD 117An Act To Require the Prevailing Wage To Be Paid on All Public Works Projects for Which State Funding Is UsedMar 2, 2015, 9:30aCross Building, Room 208
LD 125An Act Extending Workers' Compensation Benefits to Certain Employees of the Office of the State Fire Marshal Who Contract CancerMar 2, 2015, 9:30aCross Building, Room 208
LD 248An Act To Provide Flexibility to the Application of the State Prevailing Wage and Benefit RatesMar 2, 2015, 9:30aCross Building, Room 208
LD 301An Act To Improve Insurance Coverage for First Responders Answering a Call to DutyMar 2, 2015, 9:30aCross Building, Room 208
LD 209An Act To Support Research and Development at a Marine Field Station at the University of Maine at MachiasMar 3, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 208
LD 297An Act To Increase Allowed Investments under the Maine New Markets Capital Investment ProgramMar 3, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 208
LD 299An Act To Protect Children in Municipal and School Facilities by Requiring Boiler InspectionsMar 3, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 208
LD 402Resolve, To Amend Rules Regarding Proof of Ownership of Logging Equipment and Recruitment by Employers Employing Foreign Laborers To Operate Logging EquipmentMar 3, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 208
Work Sessions
LD 9An Act To Retain Call Centers in MaineMar 5, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 208
LD 61An Act To Require Tattoo Practitioners To Be at Least 18 Years of AgeMar 5, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 208
LD 93An Act To Allow the Town of Berwick To Be Eligible for Full Pine Tree Development Zone BenefitsMar 5, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 208
LD 121Resolve, Directing the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation To Conduct a Sunrise Review of the Proposal To License Certain Mechanical TradesMar 5, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 208
LD 164An Act To Establish the Maine Length of Service Award ProgramMar 5, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 208
LD 188An Act To Protect Employees from Abusive Work EnvironmentsMar 5, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 208
Marine Resources
Public Hearings
LD 353An Act To Ensure Maine's Elver Fishermen Can Fully Access Maine's Elver ResourceMar 4, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 206
LD 405An Act To Support Expanded Capacity for Breeding Wild Atlantic Salmon in Downeast RiversMar 4, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 206
LD 425An Act To Prohibit False Labeling of Marine OrganismsMar 4, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 206
LD 427An Act To Address and Mitigate the Effects of Marine DebrisMar 4, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 206
Work Sessions
LD 222An Act To Reduce Commercial Shellfish License Fees for Persons under 18 Years of AgeMar 2, 2015, 3:00pCross Building, Room 206
State and Local Government
Public Hearings
LD 167An Act To Prohibit a Municipality from Holding a Referendum To Legalize the Recreational Use of MarijuanaMar 2, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 214
LD 224An Act To Limit the Information Required To Be Printed on Municipal Referenda BallotsMar 2, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 214
LD 258An Act Regarding Posting of Legal Notices and Legal AdvertisingMar 2, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 214
LD 408An Act To Help Municipalities Prepare for Changes in Sea LevelMar 2, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 214
LD 331An Act To Quantitatively Evaluate State ContractsMar 4, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 214
LD 407An Act To Buy American-made ProductsMar 4, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 214
Work Sessions
LD 110An Act To Designate Maple Syrup as the Official State SweetenerMar 4, 2015, 1:30pCross Building, Room 214
LD 137An Act To Designate the Friendship Sloop as the Official State Maritime SymbolMar 4, 2015, 1:30pCross Building, Room 214
LD 165An Act Regarding the Funding of Volunteer Fire DepartmentsMar 4, 2015, 1:30pCross Building, Room 214
Taxation
Public Hearings
LD 280An Act To Exempt Military Pensions and Survivor Benefits from Maine Income TaxMar 4, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 127
LD 315An Act To Provide a Refund of Fuel Taxes to Maine Ambulance CompaniesMar 4, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 127
LD 365An Act To Provide a Tax Reduction for Modifications To Make a Home More Accessible for a Person with a DisabilityMar 4, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 127
LD 367An Act To Protect the Income of Service WorkersMar 4, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 127
LD 208An Act To Provide Funding for Maintaining Cemeteries within the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery SystemMar 4, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 127
LD 226An Act To Promote Efficiency in Food Pantry OperationMar 4, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 127
LD 278An Act To Encourage the Use of Fuel-efficient VehiclesMar 4, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 127
LD 322An Act To Enhance the Creative Economy by Providing a Sales Tax Exemption to Incorporated Nonprofit Performing Arts OrganizationsMar 4, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 127
LD 332An Act To Exempt from Sales Tax Sales to Certain Nonprofit Corporations That Provide Home Rehabilitation and Modification Services to Low-income IndividualsMar 4, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 127
Work Sessions
LD 26An Act To Simplify the Process for Fuel Tax RebatesMar 2, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 127
LD 238An Act To Extend the Period of Time for Persons Who Purchase Special Fuel and Gasoline for Off-highway Use To Apply for the Special Fuel and Gasoline Tax Refund...Mar 2, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 127
LD 279An Act Regarding Payment under the Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement ProgramMar 2, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 127
LD 281Resolve, To Modify the State Valuation of the Town of Madison To Reflect the Loss in Valuation of the Madison Paper Company and To Modify the State Valuation of...Mar 2, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 127
LD 282An Act To Modify the State Valuation of the Town of Madison To Reflect the Loss in Valuation of the Madison Paper Company, To Modify the State Valuation of the ...Mar 2, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 127
Transportation
Public Hearings
LD 198An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Noncommercial Foreign VesselsMar 5, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 126
LD 262Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation and the Maine Turnpike Authority To Erect Highway Signs for Thornton AcademyMar 5, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 126
LD 285Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Install a Traffic Light in the Town of ProspectMar 5, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 126
LD 286An Act Making Supplemental Allocations from the Highway Fund and Other Funds for the Expenditures of State Government Necessary to the Proper Operations of Stat...Mar 5, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 126
LD 287An Act To Improve Traffic Safety during Political Campaign SeasonsMar 5, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 126
Work Sessions
LD 223An Act To Eliminate Outdated Provisions of the Laws Governing the Maine Turnpike AuthorityMar 3, 2015, 2:00pState House, Room 126
LD 228An Act To Make Allocations from Maine Turnpike Authority Funds for the Maine Turnpike Authority for the Calendar Year Ending December 31, 2016Mar 3, 2015, 2:00pState House, Room 126
LD 269An Act To Require the Maine Turnpike Authority To Consider Certain Third-party Studies and Municipal Recommendations in Its Decision-making ProcessMar 3, 2015, 2:00pState House, Room 126
Veterans and Legal Affairs
Public Hearings
LD 334An Act To Improve the Maine Clean Election ActMar 2, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 437
LD 370An Act To Amend the Lobbyist Disclosure Procedures LawMar 2, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 437
LD 378An Act To Facilitate the Issuance of a Gravestone for a Deceased Veteran with No Next of KinMar 2, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 437
LD 383An Act Requiring Corporations To Have Approval from a Majority of Their Shareholders before Making Political Contributions Valued at Greater Than $5,000Mar 2, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 437
LD 412An Act Regarding Telephonic Political Communications and Push PollingMar 2, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 437
LD 413An Act To Expand Access to Absentee BallotsMar 2, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 437
LD 364An Act To Allow a Sales Representative To Serve Spirits or Wine at a Tasting EventMar 4, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 437
LD 366An Act Regarding the Sale and Taxation of Hard CiderMar 4, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 437
Work Sessions
LD 53An Act To Require Shareholder Consent for Corporate Political ContributionsMar 4, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 437
LD 102An Act To Strengthen the Craft Beer IndustryMar 4, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 437
LD 102An Act To Strengthen the Craft Beer IndustryMar 4, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 437
LD 122An Act To Standardize Pints of Beer Sold in MaineMar 4, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 437
LD 270An Act To Reduce the Annual High-stakes Beano Fee from $50,000 to $12,500Mar 4, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 437
LD 383An Act Requiring Corporations To Have Approval from a Majority of Their Shareholders before Making Political Contributions Valued at Greater Than $5,000Mar 4, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 437