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128th Maine Legislature

Schedule of Public Hearings and Work Sessions by Committee

Public hearings and work sessions for the 128th Legislature for the next 5 days.
Appropriations and Financial Affairs
Work Sessions
LD 390An Act Making Unified Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, General Fund and Other Funds and Changing Certain Provisions of t...Mar 30, 2017, 1:00pState House, Room 228
LD 390An Act Making Unified Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, General Fund and Other Funds and Changing Certain Provisions of t...Mar 31, 2017, 1:00pState House, Room 228
LD 723RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Reduce Volatility in State Pension Funding Requirements Caused by the Financial MarketsMar 31, 2017, 1:00pState House, Room 228
LD 390An Act Making Unified Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, General Fund and Other Funds and Changing Certain Provisions of t...Apr 3, 2017, 1:00pState House, Room 228
Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Public Hearings
LD 42An Act To Deter the Dealing of Dangerous DrugsMar 31, 2017, 9:00aState House, Room 436
LD 514An Act To Authorize the Expungement of Records of Nonviolent CrimesMar 31, 2017, 9:00aState House, Room 436
LD 599An Act To Prevent Violence against Emergency RespondersMar 31, 2017, 9:00aState House, Room 436
LD 861An Act To Provide Wage Parity for Certain State Law Enforcement PersonnelMar 31, 2017, 9:00aState House, Room 436
LD 888An Act To Strengthen Protections against Civil Asset ForfeitureMar 31, 2017, 9:00aState House, Room 436
LD 511An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Domestic Violence and Setting Preconviction BailMar 31, 2017, 1:00pState House, Room 436
LD 523Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Review the Laws Governing Domestic ViolenceMar 31, 2017, 1:00pState House, Room 436
LD 524An Act To Amend the Laws on Domestic ViolenceMar 31, 2017, 1:00pState House, Room 436
LD 525An Act To Enhance Maine's Response to Domestic ViolenceMar 31, 2017, 1:00pState House, Room 436
LD 639An Act To Require an Interstate Identification Index System Background Check for Certain CrimesMar 31, 2017, 1:00pState House, Room 436
LD 640An Act To Require an Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment prior to Setting Bail in Domestic Violence Arrests in Which the Alleged Abuser Has Been Taken into...Mar 31, 2017, 1:00pState House, Room 436
LD 814An Act Regarding Court Orders for Completion of a Batterers' Intervention Program in Domestic Violence CasesMar 31, 2017, 1:00pState House, Room 436
LD 990An Act To Protect Law Enforcement Officers by Creating the Crime of Aggravated Assault on an OfficerApr 3, 2017, 11:00aState House, Room 436
LD 1014An Act To Require A Person To Notify Law Enforcement Officers of the Possession of a Hypodermic NeedleApr 3, 2017, 11:00aState House, Room 436
LD 721An Act To Mandate the Reporting of a Planned Act of Terrorism by a Person with Knowledge of That PlanApr 3, 2017, 1:00pState House, Room 436
LD 908An Act Establishing the Crime of Child Abuse in the Maine Criminal CodeApr 3, 2017, 1:00pState House, Room 436
LD 986An Act To Improve School SafetyApr 3, 2017, 1:00pState House, Room 436
LD 994An Act To Increase the Class of Crime for Viewing Animal FightingApr 3, 2017, 1:00pState House, Room 436
Work Sessions
LD 665An Act To Give the Courts Sentencing Discretion When a Person with a Developmental Disability Has Been Convicted of a CrimeApr 3, 2017, 9:00aState House, Room 436
LD 670An Act To Allow for Consistent Application of Credit for Driver's License Suspensions Imposed by the CourtApr 3, 2017, 9:00aState House, Room 436
LD 671An Act To Allow for Accurate Credit for a License Suspension for Operating under the InfluenceApr 3, 2017, 9:00aState House, Room 436
LD 744An Act To Create a Permanent Wabanaki Law Enforcement Seat on the Maine Criminal Justice Academy Board of TrusteesApr 3, 2017, 9:00aState House, Room 436
Education and Cultural Affairs
Public Hearings
LD 965Resolve, To Create the Task Force To Study School Board Member TrainingMar 30, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 202
LD 978An Act To Simplify the In-service Days Requirement in EducationMar 30, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 202
LD 997An Act To Increase Funding to Schools by Repealing Unnecessary and Burdensome RegulationsMar 30, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 202
LD 1016An Act To Provide Funding for Career and Technical Education Based on Projected EnrollmentMar 30, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 202
LD 642Resolve, To Establish the Task Force To Identify Special Education Cost Drivers and Innovative Approaches to ServicesApr 3, 2017, 9:30aCross Building, Room 202
LD 1073An Act To Clarify Laws Regarding Maine's Community CollegesApr 3, 2017, 9:30aCross Building, Room 202
LD 940An Act To Increase Student Learning TimeApr 3, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 202
LD 987Resolve, To Direct the Department of Education To Form a Study Group To Improve Public EducationApr 3, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 202
LD 1113An Act To Improve Antihunger Programs in Maine SchoolsApr 3, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 202
Work Sessions
LD 355An Act Regarding Special Education CostsMar 31, 2017, 9:00aCross Building, Room 202
LD 378An Act To Promote Physical Activity for SchoolchildrenMar 31, 2017, 9:00aCross Building, Room 202
LD 420An Act To Require Same-year State Valuations for Education Funding Purposes for Municipalities That Lose More Than 35 Percent of Their Tax BaseMar 31, 2017, 9:00aCross Building, Room 202
LD 468An Act To Provide for a Later Starting Time for High SchoolsMar 31, 2017, 9:00aCross Building, Room 202
LD 526An Act To Increase the State Share of the Cost of Health Insurance for Retired TeachersMar 31, 2017, 9:00aCross Building, Room 202
LD 602An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Membership of the Advisory Committee on College SavingsMar 31, 2017, 9:00aCross Building, Room 202
Energy, Utilities and Technology
LD 686An Act To Remove Restrictions on the Membership of Regional Water CouncilsMar 30, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 211
LD 802An Act To Strengthen the Independence of the Public AdvocateMar 30, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 211
LD 803An Act To Improve Transparency in the Electricity Supply MarketMar 30, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 211
LD 822An Act To Ensure Fairness among Large Consumers of Natural GasMar 30, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 211
Environment and Natural Resources
Public Hearings
LD 930An Act To Protect Maine Families by Enhancing Well Water RegulationMar 30, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 216
LD 931An Act To Create Extended Producer Responsibility for Post-consumer Waste Generated from the Use of Tobacco ProductsMar 30, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 216
LD 1040An Act Regarding Permitting under the Natural Resources Protection ActMar 30, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 216
Work Sessions
LD 604An Act To Protect Maine's Lakes by Prohibiting the Discharge of Waste from WatercraftMar 30, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 216
LD 160An Act To Prohibit the Mining of Massive Sulfide Ore Deposits under the Maine Metallic Mineral Mining ActApr 3, 2017, 10:00aCross Building, Room 216
LD 253An Act To Repeal the Maine Metallic Mineral Mining ActApr 3, 2017, 10:00aCross Building, Room 216
LD 254An Act To Implement a Moratorium on Metallic Mineral MiningApr 3, 2017, 10:00aCross Building, Room 216
LD 395Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 200: Metallic Mineral Exploration, Advanced Exploration and Mining, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department ...Apr 3, 2017, 10:00aCross Building, Room 216
LD 580An Act To Modify the Mining LawsApr 3, 2017, 10:00aCross Building, Room 216
LD 685An Act To Establish the Mining Advisory PanelApr 3, 2017, 10:00aCross Building, Room 216
LD 820An Act To Protect Maine's Clean Water and Taxpayers from Mining PollutionApr 3, 2017, 10:00aCross Building, Room 216
Health and Human Services
Public Hearings
LD 185An Act To Establish a Pilot Project for Medicaid Reimbursement for Acupuncture Treatment of Substance Abuse DisordersMar 31, 2017, 9:30aCross Building, Room 209
LD 455An Act Relating to the Provision of Tobacco Cessation Services by PharmacistsMar 31, 2017, 9:30aCross Building, Room 209
LD 551An Act To Expand the Authority of Naturopathic Doctors To Prescribe Certain MedicationsMar 31, 2017, 9:30aCross Building, Room 209
LD 966An Act To Create Mental Health Liaison Positions in Each County JailMar 31, 2017, 9:30aCross Building, Room 209
LD 106An Act To Provide MaineCare Coverage for Dental Services to Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autistic DisorderApr 3, 2017, 9:00aCross Building, Room 209
LD 269An Act To Provide Training for Caregivers of Children with Autism and Related DisordersApr 3, 2017, 9:00aCross Building, Room 209
LD 323An Act To Fully Fund the Waiting List for the Home and Community Benefits for Members with Intellectual Disabilities or Autistic Disorder WaiverApr 3, 2017, 9:00aCross Building, Room 209
LD 763An Act To Support Individuals with Disabilities by Exempting Certain Wages from Consideration for MaineCareApr 3, 2017, 9:00aCross Building, Room 209
LD 967An Act To Ensure Access to Community Services for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities or AutismApr 3, 2017, 9:00aCross Building, Room 209
LD 1054Resolve, To Expand Research To Fight Lyme DiseaseApr 3, 2017, 2:00pCross Building, Room 209
Work Sessions
LD 230An Act To Increase Access to Head StartMar 30, 2017, 3:00pCross Building, Room 209
LD 265An Act Concerning Screening of Newborns for Lysosomal Storage DisordersMar 30, 2017, 3:00pCross Building, Room 209
LD 482An Act To Repeal the Maine Certificate of Need Act of 2002Mar 30, 2017, 3:00pCross Building, Room 209
LD 518An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Burial or Cremation of Certain PersonsMar 30, 2017, 3:00pCross Building, Room 209
LD 550An Act Requiring Communication of Mammographic Breast Density Information to PatientsMar 30, 2017, 3:00pCross Building, Room 209
Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Public Hearings
LD 484An Act To Allow Ice Fishing in Seboomook Lake Township on Baker Lake and on Third, Fourth and Fifth St. John PondsMar 30, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 206
LD 552An Act To Amend Maine's Fish and Wildlife Licensing LawsMar 30, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 206
LD 728An Act Regarding Management and Stocking of Inland FisheriesMar 30, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 206
LD 729An Act To Make Maine's Public Boat Launching Ramps Accessible by Persons with Physical DisabilitiesMar 30, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 206
LD 844An Act To Make Excessive Boat Noise a Public NuisanceMar 30, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 206
LD 933An Act To Prohibit Personal Watercraft on Third Pond in Blue HillMar 30, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 206
LD 1018An Act To Prohibit Stocking Fish in or Using Live Fish as Bait on Tributaries to State Heritage Fish WatersMar 30, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 206
LD 1019An Act To Exempt Holders of Bear Hunting Permits from Archery Hunting License RequirementsMar 30, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 206
Insurance and Financial Services
Work Sessions
LD 608An Act Regulating Employee Benefit Excess InsuranceMar 30, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 220
LD 769An Act To Eliminate Insurance Rating Based on Age, Geographic Location or Smoking History and To Reduce Rate Variability Due to Group SizeMar 30, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 220
LD 817An Act To Promote Early Detection of Breast CancerMar 30, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 220
LD 900An Act Regarding Insurance Coverage of Certain Dental ServicesMar 30, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 220
LD 968An Act To Help Prevent Financial Elder AbuseMar 30, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 220
Judiciary
LD 63An Act To Ensure Complete Investigations by Guardians Ad LitemMar 30, 2017, 1:00pState House, Room 438
LD 147An Act To Amend the Maine Parentage ActMar 30, 2017, 1:00pState House, Room 438
LD 282An Act To Support Caregivers When Children Have Been Abandoned by Their ParentsMar 30, 2017, 1:00pState House, Room 438
LD 362An Act To Allow Relative Caregivers Standing in CourtMar 30, 2017, 1:00pState House, Room 438
LD 363An Act To Make a Child Living with a Custodial Relative Caregiver Eligible for State-paid Legal ServicesMar 30, 2017, 1:00pState House, Room 438
LD 429An Act Concerning Guardians Ad Litem and Determinations Regarding the Best Interest of a Child in Custodial Relative Caregiver CasesMar 30, 2017, 1:00pState House, Room 438
LD 457An Act To Repeal the Sunset Date on the Children's Guardians Ad Litem LawMar 30, 2017, 1:00pState House, Room 438
Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development
LD 86An Act To Protect Worker Wages and BenefitsMar 30, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 208
LD 554An Act To Require Paid Parental Leave for EmployeesMar 30, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 208
LD 563An Act To Protect Earned PayMar 30, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 208
LD 613An Act To Protect Job Applicants from Identity TheftMar 30, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 208
LD 669An Act To Address the Unmet Workforce Needs of Employers and To Improve the Economic Future of WorkersMar 30, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 208
LD 701An Act To Establish the Maine Paid Family Leave Insurance ProgramMar 30, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 208
LD 488An Act To Provide for Municipalities To Allow Grocery Stores up to 10,000 Square Feet To Open on Thanksgiving, Easter and ChristmasApr 3, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 208
LD 776An Act To Promote Fairness for Rural Maine Residents by Regulating Fuel PricesApr 3, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 208
LD 884An Act To Exempt Small Bottlers from the Bottling Plant RequirementsApr 3, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 208
LD 943An Act Regarding the Cancellation of Subscription ServicesApr 3, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 208
LD 970An Act To End Homelessness by Expanding Housing Support ServicesApr 3, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 208
State and Local Government
LD 618Resolve, Authorizing the Mount Hunger Area of the Town of Gray To Proceed with the Secession ProcessApr 3, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 214
LD 619Resolve, Authorizing the Area of the West Side of Little Sebago Lake of the Town of Gray To Proceed with the Secession ProcessApr 3, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 214
LD 780An Act Authorizing the Deorganization of Cary PlantationApr 3, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 214
LD 830An Act To Authorize Portions of the City of Caribou to Secede and Form the Town of LyndonApr 3, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 214
LD 850An Act To Prohibit a Person from Providing False Testimony to a Committee of the LegislatureApr 3, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 214
LD 895An Act To Help Maine ManufacturingApr 3, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 214
LD 899Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Study the Salaries of the Governor, Legislators and Executive and Legislative StaffApr 3, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 214
LD 956An Act To Establish the Maine Buy America and Build Maine ActApr 3, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 214
LD 1008An Act To Establish the Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial and Ethnic PopulationsApr 3, 2017, 1:00pCross Building, Room 214
Taxation
LD 117An Act To Strengthen the Farm and Open Space Tax LawApr 3, 2017, 10:00aState House, Room 127
LD 368An Act To Welcome Statewide Economic InvestmentApr 3, 2017, 10:00aState House, Room 127
LD 493An Act To Tax the Extraction of Water for Certain Commercial Purposes and Fund Water Quality ProgramsApr 3, 2017, 10:00aState House, Room 127
LD 541An Act Regarding the Commercial Forestry Excise TaxApr 3, 2017, 10:00aState House, Room 127
Transportation
LD 120An Act To Impose a Three-month Loss of a Driver's License for Driving While TextingMar 30, 2017, 1:00pState House, Room 126
LD 435Resolve, To Study the Feasibility and Cost of Providing Passenger Rail Service to the City of BangorMar 30, 2017, 1:00pState House, Room 126
LD 436An Act To Allow Intermediate Driver's License Holders To Drive between Midnight and 5:00 a.m. for School ActivitiesMar 30, 2017, 1:00pState House, Room 126
LD 542An Act To Increase Railroad Freight SafetyMar 30, 2017, 1:00pState House, Room 126
LD 709An Act Regarding the License Restrictions for New DriversMar 30, 2017, 1:00pState House, Room 126
LD 711An Act To Revise the Laws Governing Learner's Permits and Intermediate Driver's Licenses and Driver Education Textbook RequirementsMar 30, 2017, 1:00pState House, Room 126
LD 785An Act To Improve Safety and Traffic Efficiency near School GroundsMar 30, 2017, 1:00pState House, Room 126
LD 877An Act To Allow Learner's Permits To Be Issued by Driver Education SchoolsMar 30, 2017, 1:00pState House, Room 126
Veterans and Legal Affairs
Public Hearings
LD 957Resolve, To Update Maine's Liquor LawsApr 3, 2017, 10:00aState House, Room 437
LD 1077An Act To Reduce the Annual License Fee for High-stakes Beano and To Allow the Passamaquoddy Tribe To Operate 50 Slot Machines in the Tribe's High-stakes Beano ...Apr 3, 2017, 10:00aState House, Room 437
LD 1086An Act To Amend the Laws on the Conduct of Elections and To Establish a Nonpartisan Primary Election System for State and Federal CandidatesApr 3, 2017, 10:00aState House, Room 437
LD 1103An Act To Require Correction of False Information Distributed in a CampaignApr 3, 2017, 10:00aState House, Room 437
LD 1107An Act To Allow Municipalities To Adjust Times of Operation for Establishments That Serve AlcoholApr 3, 2017, 10:00aState House, Room 437
LD 1122An Act To Amend the Campaign Reports and Finances Law and the Maine Clean Election ActApr 3, 2017, 10:00aState House, Room 437