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126th 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 598An Act To Strengthen the Maine Agriculture Protection ActMar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 214
LD 653An Act To Increase Consumption of Maine Foods in All State InstitutionsMar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 214
LD 709An Act Regarding the Regulation of Rabbit Production for Local ConsumptionMar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 214
Work Sessions
LD 533An Act To Ensure Humane Conditions for Egg-laying PoultryMar 26, 2015, 2:00pCross Building, Room 214
LD 546An Act To Assist Individuals To Obtain a Permit To Grow and Sell Water SpinachMar 26, 2015, 2:00pCross Building, Room 214
Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Public Hearings
LD 573An Act To Provide for Annulment of Certain Arrest Records and Expungement of Certain Confidential Criminal History Record InformationMar 30, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 436
LD 577An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Penalties for Writing Bad ChecksMar 30, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 436
LD 623An Act To Expand Maine's Carbon Monoxide Detectors LawMar 30, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 436
LD 629An Act Regarding Community Paramedicine Pilot ProjectsMar 30, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 436
LD 688An Act To Amend the Laws Related to the Bolduc Correctional FacilityMar 30, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 436
Work Sessions
LD 186An Act To Reverse Jail ConsolidationMar 27, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 436
LD 195An Act Regarding County JailsMar 27, 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 30, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 436
LD 549Resolve, To Create the Task Force on Disaster ResiliencyMar 30, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 436
LD 566An Act To Protect Individuals from Breaches of Trust by Clergy MembersMar 30, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 436
Education and Cultural Affairs
Public Hearings
LD 419An Act To Promote Academic Opportunities for Maine Youth during Summer MonthsMar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 202
LD 454An Act To Enact the Student Information Privacy ActMar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 202
LD 683Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of the Final Repeal of Chapter 60: New School Siting Approval, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule That Has Been Provisio...Mar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 202
LD 685Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 61: Rules for Major Capital School Construction Projects, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of t...Mar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 202
LD 240An Act To Amend the School Funding FormulaMar 30, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 202
LD 441An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Local Share of Education CostsMar 30, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 202
LD 728An Act To Limit the Amount of Money a Municipality May Spend on EducationMar 30, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 202
LD 876An Act To Encourage Equity in School Funding by Limiting a Municipality's Contribution Based on Its Student EnrollmentMar 30, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 202
Work Sessions
LD 380Resolve, To Establish a Working Group To Aid with the End of Student HungerMar 26, 2015, 3:00pCross Building, Room 202
LD 463An Act Regarding Eligibility of Children Placed in Guardianship for the School Lunch and Milk ProgramMar 26, 2015, 3:00pCross Building, Room 202
Energy, Utilities and Technology
Public Hearings
LD 660An Act To Protect Homeowners from Damage in the Event of a Failure of Public Water SystemsMar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 211
LD 827An Act To Amend the Fluoridation Laws To Provide for Customer ChoiceMar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 211
Work Sessions
LD 357Resolve, To Study Options for a State Demand Response ProgramMar 26, 2015, 2:00pCross Building, Room 211
LD 797An Act To Ensure Reliable Power Supply to Homes and BusinessesMar 26, 2015, 2:00pCross Building, Room 211
LD 825An Act To Allow Consumer-owned Transmission and Distribution Utilities To Apply for Efficiency Maine GrantsMar 26, 2015, 2:00pCross Building, Room 211
Environment and Natural Resources
Public Hearings
LD 596An Act To Allow for the Purchase and Use of Specialty Racing Fuel in MaineMar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 216
LD 602An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Prohibition on the Sale of Motor Fuel Containing Corn-based EthanolMar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 216
LD 824An Act Regarding Ethanol Motor FuelMar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 216
LD 750An Act To Allow Regulated Metal Mining in MaineMar 30, 2015, 9:00aCross Building, Room 216
Work Sessions
LD 595An Act To Reduce Carbon Emissions from Residential HeatingMar 26, 2015, 2:00pCross Building, Room 216
LD 603An Act To Achieve Regional Uniformity in Sulfur Standards for Heating OilMar 26, 2015, 2:00pCross Building, Room 216
LD 596An Act To Allow for the Purchase and Use of Specialty Racing Fuel in MaineMar 30, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 216
LD 602An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Prohibition on the Sale of Motor Fuel Containing Corn-based EthanolMar 30, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 216
LD 824An Act Regarding Ethanol Motor FuelMar 30, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 216
Health and Human Services
Public Hearings
LD 319An Act To Strengthen the Economic Stability of Qualified Maine Citizens by Expanding Coverage of Reproductive Health Care and Family ServicesMar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 209
LD 472An Act To Establish Meals on Wheels as a Service Covered under the MaineCare ProgramMar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 209
LD 475Resolve, To Increase MaineCare Services for Certain Recipients To Allow Them To Remain at HomeMar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 209
LD 478An Act To Require That Death Certificates Be Signed Using an Electronic Signature SystemMar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 209
LD 597Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 29: Allowances for Support Services for Adult...Mar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 209
LD 649Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Modify Coverage for Eyeglasses for Children under the Provisions of the MaineCare Program and ...Mar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 209
LD 665An Act To Establish a Block Grant Program for Homemaker ServicesMar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 209
LD 831Resolve, To Reduce MaineCare Spending through Targeted Prevention ServicesMar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 209
LD 358An Act To Provide Additional Oversight over the Management of the Department of Health and Human ServicesMar 27, 2015, 9:00aCross Building, Room 209
LD 433An Act To Clarify the Liability of Funeral PractitionersMar 27, 2015, 9:00aCross Building, Room 209
LD 469An Act To Promote the Disposal of Unused MedicationsMar 27, 2015, 9:00aCross Building, Room 209
LD 661An Act To Fund HIV, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Viral Hepatitis Screening, Prevention, Diagnostic and Treatment ServicesMar 27, 2015, 9:00aCross Building, Room 209
LD 423An Act To Require Child-resistant Packaging for Products Containing Liquid NicotineMar 27, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 209
LD 582An Act To Establish a State Educational Medicaid OfficerMar 27, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 209
LD 667Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Educate the Public and Department Clients about How To Protect One's Family from Bisphenol AMar 27, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 209
Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
LD 156An Act To Lower the Eligibility Age for a Junior Hunting LicenseMar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 206
LD 609An Act To Provide an Incentive to Nonresident Landowners Who Own More than 250 Acres To Keep That Land Open for HuntingMar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 206
LD 781An Act To Eliminate Permits for Turkey Hunting and To Expand Turkey HuntingMar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 206
Work Sessions
LD 320An Act Regarding Retrieving Wounded BearMar 26, 2015, 1:30pCross Building, Room 206
Insurance and Financial Services
Public Hearings
LD 289An Act To Amend the Health Plan Improvement Law Regarding Prescription Drug Step TherapyMar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 220
LD 359An Act To Assist Persons with Breast CancerMar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 220
LD 572An Act To Ensure Appropriate Health Insurance Coverage for Prescription Eye DropsMar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 220
LD 636An Act To Provide Consumers of Health Care with Information Regarding Health Care CostsMar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 220
LD 810An Act To Allow the Synchronization of PrescriptionsMar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 220
Judiciary
LD 349An Act To Ensure Accountability of Guardians Ad LitemMar 26, 2015, 2:30pRoom 438 State House
LD 631Resolve, Directing the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation To Conduct a Sunrise Review Regarding the Proposal To License Guardians Ad LitemMar 26, 2015, 2:30pRoom 438 State House
Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development
LD 540An Act To Improve Access to Dental Care through the Establishment of the Maine Board of Oral HealthMar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 208
LD 757An Act To Limit the Amount That May Be Retained on Construction ContractsMar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 208
LD 758An Act To Clarify the Definition of "Personal Sports Mobile" for Purposes of the Laws Governing Personal Sports Mobile DealershipsMar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 208
LD 767An Act To Create Jobs in Aroostook and Washington CountiesMar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 208
LD 814An Act To Update the Maine Veterinary Practice ActMar 26, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 208
LD 699An Act To Update Maine Law To Conform to New Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration RegulationsMar 30, 2015, 9:30aCross Building, Room 208
LD 700An Act Regarding the Industry Partnership Assistance Collaborative's Grant ProgramMar 30, 2015, 9:30aCross Building, Room 208
LD 701An Act To Modify Unemployment Insurance Successor LawMar 30, 2015, 9:30aCross Building, Room 208
LD 702An Act To Clarify Filing Methods for Quarterly Payroll ReportsMar 30, 2015, 9:30aCross Building, Room 208
LD 803Resolve, To Establish the Task Force To Develop Strategies To Protect TownsMar 30, 2015, 9:30aCross Building, Room 208
LD 856An Act To Amend the Competitive Skills Scholarship Program To Allow for Participation in Early College and Career and Technical Education ProgramsMar 30, 2015, 9:30aCross Building, Room 208
LD 894An Act Relating to Automatic Contract RenewalsMar 30, 2015, 9:30aCross Building, Room 208
LD 961An Act To Support Tourism Development in the City of SanfordMar 30, 2015, 9:30aCross Building, Room 208
Marine Resources
Work Sessions
LD 178Resolve, Directing the Department of Marine Resources To Conduct an Impact Study in the St. George River EstuaryMar 30, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 206
LD 255An Act To Preserve the Integrity of Maine's Shellfish Industry by Increasing the Penalty for Interfering with Permitted HarvestMar 30, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 206
LD 435An Act To Extend the Protection of Municipal Shellfish Conservation ProgramsMar 30, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 206
State and Local Government
Public Hearings
LD 780Resolve, Authorizing the Director of the Bureau of Parks and Lands To Convey the Parcel of Land in Kittery Known as John Paul Jones Memorial Park to the Town of...Mar 30, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 214
LD 874An Act To Provide Transparency and Accountability of Taxpayer FundsMar 30, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 214
LD 897An Act To Move a Township from House District 150 to House District 151Mar 30, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 214
LD 916An Act To Establish a Private Support Organization for the Maine Commission for Community ServiceMar 30, 2015, 1:00pCross Building, Room 214
Taxation
LD 501An Act To Amend the Estate Tax LawsMar 30, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 127
LD 541An Act To Promote Sustainability in Home Ownership for First-time Home BuyersMar 30, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 127
LD 542An Act To Reduce Property TaxesMar 30, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 127
LD 565An Act To Authorize Municipalities To Impose Service Charges on Tax-exempt Property Owned by Certain Nonprofit OrganizationsMar 30, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 127
LD 575An Act To Provide Property Tax Relief to Maine's Working FamiliesMar 30, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 127
Transportation
LD 439An Act To Prohibit Excessive Idling of Passenger TrainsMar 26, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 126
LD 505An Act To Increase the Funding Level of the Local Road Assistance ProgramMar 26, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 126
LD 506An Act To Improve Public-private Transportation PartnershipsMar 26, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 126
LD 529An Act To Amend the Law Concerning Motor Vehicles at Railroad CrossingsMar 26, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 126
LD 615An Act Regarding Transparency in the Transportation of Hazardous MaterialsMar 26, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 126
LD 645An Act To Create a Transportation Planning Incentive for Communities Located on PeninsulasMar 26, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 126
LD 676Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Study the Use of Calcium Chloride on Roads and Its Effect on VehiclesMar 26, 2015, 1:00pState House, Room 126
LD 591An Act To Allow Municipal and Volunteer Firefighters To Operate Motor Vehicles as Authorized Emergency VehiclesMar 27, 2015, 9:00aState House, Room 126
LD 634An Act To Allow Operation of Modified Utility Vehicles on a Public WayMar 27, 2015, 9:00aState House, Room 126
LD 687An Act To Expand Classification Categories for Motor Vehicles in the StateMar 27, 2015, 9:00aState House, Room 126
Work Sessions
LD 515An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Commercial Learner's PermitsMar 27, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 126
LD 520An Act To Amend the Requirement for a Certificate of Title for Junk and Scrap Automobiles and VehiclesMar 27, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 126
LD 527An Act To Repeal Outdated Agricultural Aviation LawsMar 27, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 126
LD 528An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding the Maine Organ and Tissue Donation FundMar 27, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 126
LD 544An Act To Assist Maine Veterans and Service MembersMar 27, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 126
LD 545An Act To Require That Traffic Lights Default to Flashing Mode between the Hours of Midnight and 6 a.m.Mar 27, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 126
Veterans and Legal Affairs
Public Hearings
LD 532An Act To Prohibit Maine Clean Election Act Candidates from Accepting Special Interest Money through a Political Party or Political Action CommitteeMar 30, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 437
LD 617An Act To Change Municipal Campaign Contribution LimitsMar 30, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 437
LD 619An Act To Limit the Participation of Candidates and Legislators in Political Action Committees and Nonprofit Entities Conducting Political ActivitiesMar 30, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 437
LD 719An Act To Provide Fair Access To Maine Clean Election Act FundsMar 30, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 437
LD 790An Act To Make Political Advertising Accountable and TransparentMar 30, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 437
LD 850An Act To Establish Special Elections To Fill United States Senate VacanciesMar 30, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 437
LD 904An Act To Increase Fairness in Campaign FinancingMar 30, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 437
Work Sessions
LD 412An Act Regarding Telephonic Political Communications and Push PollingMar 27, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 437
LD 509An Act To Facilitate the Timely Return of Requested Absentee BallotsMar 27, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 437
LD 510An Act To Increase the Number of Container Options for BreweriesMar 27, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 437
LD 523An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding the Sale of LiquorMar 27, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 437
LD 618An Act To Facilitate the Production of Hard Cider in MaineMar 27, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 437
LD 635An Act To Allow B.Y.O.B. Function Permit Holders To Hold Tailgating EventsMar 27, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 437
LD 678An Act Concerning the Ability of On-premises Liquor Licensees To Dispense Liquor in Sealed Refillable ContainersMar 27, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 437
LD 684An Act To Amend the Authorized Hours during Which Liquor May Be Sold and PurchasedMar 27, 2015, 10:00aState House, Room 437