Representative Rena Newell
Rep. Rena Newell is serving her first four-year term as Passamaquoddy Tribal Representativein the Maine House of Representatives. She currently serves on the Judiciary Committee, after previously serving on the Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement, & Business Committee.
Newell is the former Tribal Education Director for the Passamaquoddy Tribal Government. She is very involved with efforts in the legislature to expand upon Tribal-State coordination, as well as Tribal sovereignty. She is a graduate of the University of Maine-Machias with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business.
Newell lives in Perry. She has two children and three grandchildren.
Rep. Newell serves on the Judiciary Committee.
Matters that are handled by the committee:Judicial system organization and budget; criminal procedure; civil procedure; civil actions, including torts and medical malpractice; Maine Tort Claims Act; liability; immunity; claims against the State; child protection (with Health and Human Services); Family Law Advisory Commission; family law; domestic relations; child support; adoption; legal services; Maine Indigent Legal Services Commission; attorneys; Attorney General; District Attorneys; constitutional rights; abortion regulation and reproductive rights; civil rights; involuntary commitment and treatment; medical rights; human rights and discrimination; Maine Human Rights Commission; protection from harassment; protection from abuse; guardianship and conservatorship; probate law; Probate and Trust Law Advisory Commission, Probate Code; Trust Code; foreclosure; property law; property rights; eminent domain; unclaimed property; business and nonprofit organizations; Uniform Commercial Code; laws relating to Maine’s Indian Tribes, including the Act to Implement the Maine Indian Claims Settlement; Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission; freedom of access, confidentiality and privacy laws; statutory maintenance; and errors and inconsistencies.
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If you need help with an issue or have any questions, please email Representative Newell at Rena.Newell@legislature.maine.gov. You may also call Representative Newell’s State House phone: (207) 287-1315.
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