All Food Related Bills Being Tracked by LD # 

Note: We also track bills related to climate, economy, environment

and equity as these impact our food system.

Tips for Exploring these Bills

All underlined items are links to Bill Text, Committees and Committee YouTube sites.

 

In most cases, Committees are shown with abbreviated Acronyms:

ACF = Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

AFA = Appropriations & Financial Affairs

EDU = Education & Cultural Affairs

EUT = Energy, Utilities and Technology

ENR  =Environment & Natural Resources

HHS = Health and Human Services

IFW = Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

IDEA = Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement and Business

JUD = Judiciary

LBHS = Labor and Housing

MAR =Marine Resources

LD 2, An Act to Require the Inclusion of Racial Impact Statements on the Legislative Process sponsored by Rep Rachel Talbot Ross. Passed and Signed into Law on 3/17/21

LD 9  An Act To Promote Renewable Energy by Authorizing a Power-to-fuel Pilot Program  Sponsored by Sen. Mark Lawrence  referred to EUT Committee.  This bill requires the Public Utilities Commission to establish and oversee a power-to- fuel pilot program. The commission is required to approve up to 2 power-to-fuel projects between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2027, each up to 10 megawatts in production capacity, that convert renewable energy to hydrogen gas, methane gas or other fuel.  EUT YouTube

 

LD 67  An Act to Assist in the Restoration of Atlantic Salmon, sponsor Rep Martin,    referred to ENR Committee, reported out Ought to Pass (OTP)  ENR YouTube

 

LD 80  An Act To Provide Critical Communications for Family Farms, Businesses and Residences by Strategic Public Investment in High-speed Internet and Broadband Infrastructure sponsored by Rep. David McCrea,  EUT Committee.  This bill requires that 33% of sales and use tax revenue collected by the State Tax Assessor from marketplace facilitators, with respect to marketplace-facilitated sales, after required transfers to other funds be transferred to the ConnectMaine Authority to further deployment of high-speed Internet and broadband infrastructure to unserved and underserved areas of the State.  EUT YouTube

 

LD 87  An Act To Implement the State Climate Action Plan, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Enhance Maine's Economy, sponsored by Rep. Ralph Tucker,  ENR Committee  ENR YouTube

 

LD 95  Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Establish a Right to Food, sponsored by Rep. Billy Bob Faulkingham, ACF Committee  This constitutional resolution declares that all individuals have a natural, inherent and unalienable right to grow, raise, harvest, produce and consume the food of their own choosing for their own nourishment, sustenance, bodily health and well-being.  ACF YouTube

 

LD 105  An Act to Adopt the Department of Economic and Community Development's 10-year Economic Development Strategy for Maine  sponsored by Rep. Kyle Bailey, Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement and Business Committee, This bill proposes to codify the 10-year economic development strategy for Maine that was developed by the Department of Economic and Community Development in 2019. The bill would provide additional clarity and include requirements for the Maine Economic Growth Council to fulfill its statutory mandate to develop, maintain and evaluate Maine’s long-range strategic economic and community development plan and build out the adopted 10-year strategy. It would also include provisions to support the State’s achievement of the adopted goals and objectives by establishing requirements for the Governor, the Legislature and state agencies to engage in the ongoing evaluation, reporting and review of the strategy.  IDEA & Business YouTube

 

LD 125  An Act To Prohibit the Aerial Spraying of Glyphosate and Other Synthetic Herbicides for the Purpose of Silviculture, sponsored by Pres. Troy Jackson, ACF Committee  This bill prohibits the aerial application of glyphosate or other synthetic herbicides for the purpose of silviculture, including reforestation, regeneration or vegetation control after a timber harvest.  ACF YouTube

 

LD 129  Resolve, To Require Testing of Public Drinking Water Supplies for Toxic Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances and To Establish Maximum Contaminant Levels   sponsored by Rep. Bill Pluecker, HHS Committee  The purpose of this resolve is to adopt measures to protect consumers of public drinking water in Maine from potential health impacts associated with perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances known as PFAS. The resolve requires community water systems and schools and child care facilities regulated as nontransient, noncommunity water systems to conduct monitoring for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. If the monitoring results detect the presence of perfluorooctanoic acid, perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, perfluorohexane sulfonic acid, perfluorononanoic acid or perfluoroheptanoic acid at a level in excess of an interim standard, the water system is required to conduct additional monitoring. The resolve also directs the Department of Health and Human Services to undertake rulemaking to establish an enforceable maximum contaminant level for the 5 PFAS by June 1, 2024, which can include adoption of a federal maximum contaminant level if one is available and at least as restrictive as the interim standard.  HHS YouTube

 

LD 151 An Act To Protect Farm Workers by Allowing Them To Organize for the Purpose of Collective Bargaining sponsored by Rep. Thom Harnett, referred to Labor and Housing Comm. This bill proposes to allow persons working in agriculture to organize for the purposes of collectively bargaining for wages, hours, other working conditions and benefits without fear of reprisal. The bill would exempt farms under a certain size with a limited number of employees.  LBHS YouTube

 

LD 155  Resolve, Directing the Board of Pesticides Control To Prohibit the Use of Certain Neonicotinoids for Outdoor Residential Use sponsored by Nicole Grohoski, ACF Committee  This resolve directs the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Board of Pesticides Control to prohibit the use of any product containing certain neonicotinoids used for application in outdoor residential landscapes such as on lawn, turf or ornamental vegetation. The resolve also provides that products used for preserving wood, controlling or treating indoor insects and treating pets are specifically exempt from the prohibition.  ACF YouTube

 

LD 164  An Act To Establish Maximum Contaminant Levels under the State's Drinking Water Rules for Certain Perflouroalkyl and Polyflouroalkyl Substances  sponsored by Rep. Ralph Tucker, HHS Committee.  This bill amends the law authorizing the adoption of state drinking water rules by the Commissioner of Health and Human Services to require that those rules establish a maximum contaminant level equivalent to 20 nanograms per liter for the following perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, both individually for each substance and as a sum concentration of 2 or more of those substances: perfluorooctane sulfonic acid; perfluorooctanoic acid; perfluorohexane sulfonic acid; perfluorononanoic acid; perfluoroheptanoic acid; and perfluorodecanoic acid.  HHS YouTube

 

LD 174  An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Ending Hunger by 2030 Advisory Group  sponsored by Rep. Bill Pluecker, ACF Committee. This bill proposes to implement the recommendations of the advisory group assembled pursuant to Resolve 2019, chapter 32 to end hunger in Maine by 2030.  ACF YouTube

 

LD 217 An Act to Make Contributions Made to Pay Off School Meal Debt Tax-deductible  sponsored by Rep. Justin Facteau, TAX Committee. This bill provides an income tax deduction for a person who makes a contribution to a public or nonprofit private elementary or secondary school to cover school meal debt if the person making the contribution is not the parent of a student or a person otherwise obligated to cover the costs of a student.  TAX YouTube

 

LD 219  An Act To Enhance the Agricultural Marketing Loan Fund by Establishing a Variable Interest Rate for Loans and To Allow Participants in the Maine Farms for the Future Program To Borrow at That Rate  sponsored by Rep. Bill Pluecker, ACF Committee. This bill allows the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, in consultation with the Finance Authority of Maine, to periodically review interest rates and establish an interest rate for agricultural marketing loans that varies with the prime rate of interest and is a competitive interest rate at the time of loan origination. It prohibits the rate from being less than 1% per year. It also allows participants in the Maine Farms for the Future Program to borrow at that rate.  ACF YouTube

 

LD 226  An Act To Limit the Use of Hydrofluorocarbons To Fight Climate Change sponsored by Rep. Ralph Tucker, ENR Committee  This bill prohibits the sale, lease, rent, installation, use or entering into commerce of any product or equipment that uses or will use a substance that is a hydrofluorocarbon with high global warming potential intended for any air conditioning, refrigeration, foam or aerosol propellant end use. ENR YouTube

 

LD 262  An Act To Combat Hunger by Creating a Tax Credit of 10 Percent of Wholesale Market Prices up to $5,000 Annually for Businesses Engaged in Food Production for Donations of Food to Tax-exempt Organizations  sponsored by Rep. Tiffany Roberts, TAX Committee.  This bill provides an income tax credit for persons engaged in commercial agricultural production, commercial aqua-cultural production or commercial fishing for donations to a food bank, food kitchen or other tax-exempt organization that provides food to low-income individuals without charging a fee for the food or requiring any other type of compensation from the low-income individuals. The credit is equal to 10% of the wholesale market price of the donated products up to a maximum of $5,000.  TAX YouTube

 

LD 282   An Act Regarding Maine Agriculture sponsored by Rep. Maggie O’Neil, ACF Committee  ACF YouTube

 

LD 316  An Act To Prohibit the Use of Chlorpyrifos sponsored by Rep. Victoria Doudera, ACF Committee  ACF YouTube

 

LD 342  An Act To Establish a Permanent Appointment of a Member of the Wabanaki Tribes to the Marine Resources Advisory Council sponsored by Rep. Rena Newell, referred to Marine Resources Comm.   MAR YouTube

 

LD 362  Resolve, To Require the Department of Education To Form a Family Income Data Collection Working Group sponsored by Rep Michael Brennan, referred to EDU Committee.

 

LD 437  An Act To Establish the Maine Healthy Soils Program  sponsored by Sen. Stacy Brenner, referred to ACF Comm.  This bill establishes the Maine Healthy Soils Program within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry for the purposes of promoting and expanding the use of healthy soils best practices among farmers and farmland owners.  ACF YouTube

 

LD 485  An Act To Continue Funding for Home-delivered Meals for Homebound Seniors and To Address Growing Demand sponsored by Sen Ned Claxton, referred to HHS Committee  HHS YouTube

 

LD 489 RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Establish a Right to a Healthy Environment, sponsored by Sen. Chloe Maxmin, referred to ENR Committee, Work Session led to a divided report.  ENR YouTube

 

LD 558  Resolve, Directing the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry To Study Alternative Cropping Systems for Farmers Affected by Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Contamination,  sponsored by Rep Bill Pluecker, referred to AFC Committee  ACF YouTube

 

LD 568  An Act To Establish a Working Farmland Access and Protection Program within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and a Working Farmland Access and Protection Fund within the Land for Maine's Future Program sponsored by Rep Bill Pluecker, referred to AFC Committee.    This bill establishes the Maine Working Farmland Access and Protection Program within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. The purpose of the bill is to strengthen the alignment between the department's farmland conservation goals and the Land for Maine's Future program.  ACF YouTube

 

LD 574  An Act To Clarify the Maine Food Sovereignty Act  sponsored by Rep Bill Pluecker, referred to AFC Committee.  The bill amends the definition of "direct producer-to-consumer transaction" to mean any exchange of food or food products directly between a producer and a consumer in a manner mutually agreed upon by the producer and consumer of the food or food products rather than face-to-face transactions at the site of production. ACF YouTube

 

LD 585  An Act To Restore to the Penobscot Nation and Passamaquoddy Tribe the Authority To Exercise Jurisdiction under the Federal Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010, sponsored by Rep. Rachel Talbot Ross, referred to the Judiciary Committee.  JUD YouTube

 

LD 586  An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sponsored by Rep. Maggie O’Neil, ACF Committee  ACF YouTube

 

LD 602  An Act To Prevent Pollution from Single-use Plastic Straws, Splash Sticks and Beverage Lid Plugs sponsored by Sen David Miramant, referred to ENR Committee.  This bill prohibits the manufacture and the sale and distribution, at retail or wholesale, of single-use drinking straws, splash sticks and beverage lid plugs made wholly or partly of plastic and prohibits food establishments and eating establishments from providing such items to customers at a point of sale  ENR YouTube

 

LD 636  An Act to Encourage the Purchase of Local Foods for Public Schools sponsored by Sen. Eloise Vitelli, Referred to EDU Committee.  Expand the Local Produce Fund Program to allow schools to source local food via other sources, instead of only directly from farms. Increase the cap on reimbursement from DOE to encourage more local purchasing. Expand the options beyond produce to include other local foods.   EDU YouTube

 

LD 640   An Act To Ban Single-serving, Disposable Plastic Water Bottles sponsored by Rep Lori Gramlich, referred to ENR Committee This bill prohibits the sale, offering for sale and distribution for promotional purposes of uncarbonated, unflavored drinking water in containers of one liter or less that are made of plastic except during proclaimed a emergency.  ENR YouTube

 

LD 655  An Act To Require at Least a 30-minute Lunch Period for Students sponsored by Rep. Jan Dodge, EDU Committee.  Require Maine schools to allow at least 30 minutes seated time for National School Lunch Program  EDU YouTube

 

LD 691  An Act to Support Farms and Address Food Insecurity Due to Covid-19 sponsored by Rep. Bill Pluecker, ACF Committee.  This bill establishes the Fund To Address Food Insecurity and Provide Nutrition Incentives within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry to provide incentives to federal food and nutrition assistance program participants for the purchase of locally grown fruits and vegetables and to support outreach for and administration of programs that offer nutrition incentives to participants of federal food and nutrition assistance programs.  ACF YouTube

 

LD 726  An Act To Combat Climate Change and Address Its Impact in Maine sponsored by Rep. Rachel Talbot Ross,  referred to ENR Committee.  This bill would propose actions to take as identified by the Maine Climate Council to combat climate change and mitigate the impact of climate change on the State's environment and economy.  ENR YouTube

LD 736  An Act To Enhance the Ecological Reserve System  sponsored by Rep Nicole Grohoski, referred to AFC Committee.  This bill proposes to assess the status of the ecological reserve system and consider changes that reflect the importance of the ecological reserve system for supporting wildlife, sequestering and storing carbon, providing scenic and recreational value and serving as long-term ecological research sites.  ACF YouTube

 

LD 754  An Act To Promote Municipal Climate Action  sponsored by Rep Maggie O’Neil, referred to EUT Committee.  This bill would create a program to help municipalities set ambitious climate goals and achieve them with state support.  EUT YouTube

 

LD 815  An Act to Support School Decarbonization, sponsored by Sen. Chloe Maxmin, referred to EUT Committee.  Current law requires the Efficiency Maine Trust to develop and administer a school energy savings program. This bill changes the program to a school decarbonization program and requires the trust to provide technical and financial support to help kindergarten to grade 12 schools become carbon neutral. EUT YouTube

 

LD 822  An Act To Affirm That Food Seeds Are a Necessity in Maine  sponsored by Sen. Lisa Keim, referred to HHS CommitteeHHS YouTube

 

LD 870  Resolve, Directing the Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous and Maine Tribal Populations To Study the Impact of Agricultural Policy, Land Access Structures, Grant Access Programs and Access to Financing on Dispossessed African-American and Indigenous Farmers in the State sponsored by Rep. Bill Pluecker, ACF Committee  ACF YouTube

LD 890  An Act To Protect Maine Consumers and Decrease Environmental Pollution  sponsored by Rep Sophia Warren,  referred to ENR Committee.  This bill proposes to enact measures to protect Maine consumers by removing incentives that lead to an increase in carbon emissions.  ENR YouTube

 

LD 892  An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Governor's Economic Recovery Committee  sponsored by Rep Teresa Pierce, referred to Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement & Business Comm.  IDEA & Business YouTube

LD 906  An Act to Provide Passamaquoddy Tribal Members Access to Clean Drinking Water sponsored by Rep. Rena Newell, Judiciary Committee  JUD YouTube

 

LD 937   Resolve, To Facilitate the Provision of Incentives for Soil Carbon Storage, sponsored by Rep. Laurie Osher, referred to ACF Committee  Convenes a stakeholder group to develop recommendations for the establishment of programs and policies designed to incentivize the effective sequestration of carbon in soils by landowners and land managers in the State  ACF YouTube

 

LD 954   An Act To Provide Equal Access to the Benefits of the Maine Food Sovereignty Act  sponsored by Sen. Lisa Keim, referred to ACF committee   ACF YouTube

 

LD 961  An Act To Provide Equity in Access to Applications for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program  sponsored by Sen. Eloise Vitelli, EDU Committee.  Create a statewide school meal benefit online application, housed on the Department of Education’s website, so families can easily apply for school meals online. The data submitted via the application would not be visible to the Department of Education, but would be transferred directly to local districts.  EDU YouTube

 

LD 983   An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Promote Land Conservation, Working Waterfronts, Water Access and Outdoor Recreation  sponsored by Sen. Catherine Breen, referred to Appropriations and Financial Affairs Comm.  

This bill does the following: 

1. Part A provides a bond issue, in the amount of $80,000,000, that will be used to provide funds for the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Bureau of Parks and Lands and the Land for Maine's Future Board; and 

2. Part B allows proceeds of the Land for Maine's Future Fund to be spent on property that is determined by the Land for Maine's Future Board to be for a community conservation project. It also sets helping the State's natural ecosystems, wildlife and natural resources-based economies adapt to a changing climate as a priority of the board in making land acquisitions  AFA YouTube

 

LD 1022  An Act To Make Agricultural Workers and Other Workers Employees under the Wage and Hour Laws  sponsored by Rep Thom Harnett  referred to Labor and Housing Comm.   This bill provides that agricultural employees and seasonal employees are subject to the laws that place limits on mandatory overtime. It also provides that agricultural employees are subject to the laws that set a minimum wage and overtime rate.   LBHS YouTube

LD 1034  An Act To Provide Funding To Support the Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous and Maine Tribal Populations  sponsored by Rep. Sylvester   referred to Labor and Housing Comm.    LBHS YouTube

 

LD 1046  An Act To Create an Income Tax Return Checkoff for Hunger Prevention  Rep. Maureen Terry, TAX Committee. This bill requires the inclusion of a check-off provision on Maine income tax forms for taxpayers who wish to contribute to support the emergency food assistance program.  TAX YouTube

LD 1100  An Act To Support the Continued Access to Solar Energy and Battery Storage by Maine Homes and Businesses   Sponsored by Sen. Woodsome, referred to EUT Committee,  EUT YouTube

 

LD 1107  An Act To Create Needed Broadband Infrastructure in Rural Maine through the Establishment of a Satellite-based Broadband Grant Program  Sponsored by Sen. Harold Stewart  referred to EUT Committee.  This bill establishes a satellite-based broadband grant program, to be developed and administered by the Public Utilities Commission, to provide grants of up to $500 to individuals for installation costs. Under the program, grant priority is to be given to applicants from unserved or underserved areas of the State. This grant program is capitalized under the bill through a one-time General Fund appropriation of $1,000,000.  EUT YouTube

 

LD 1118    An Act To Promote Reliable Rural High-speed Internet  Sponsored by Sen. Lawrence referred to TAX Committee.  TAX YouTube

LD 1146   An Act To Protect Maine's Ocean Waters and Support Regulatory Oversight and the Long-term Health of the Aquaculture Industry  Sponsored by Rep Robert Alley  referred to Marine Resources Committee.  MAR YouTube

 

LD 1158  An Act Regarding the Application of Certain Pesticides for Nonagricultural Use  Sponsored by Rep Benjamin Collings referred to AFC Committee.  This bill prohibits the use of persistent synthetic pesticides except pesticides that are used in the production of agricultural products. The bill also directs the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry to convene a working group to review the composition of the Board of Pesticides Control with respect to whether the board equitably represents public, environmental and industry interests and to identify whether the service of any of the board members gives the appearance of a financial conflict of interest.  ACF YouTube

LD 1159   An Act To Amend the Membership Requirements of the Board of Pesticides Control

Sponsored by Rep. Osher, referred to AFC Committee.  ACF YouTube

LD 1163  An Act To Reduce Pollution by Prohibiting Metallic Mineral Mining Sponsored by Rep O'Neil referred to ENR Committee.    ENR YouTube

LD 1182   An Act To Allow Commercial Lobster License Holders To Possess a Marine Harvesting Demonstration License  Sponsored by Rep. Faulkingham  referred to Marine Resources Comm.   MAR YouTube

 

LD 1190  An Act To Support the Provision of Universal, Affordable Broadband Internet  Sponsored by Rep Seth Berry referred to EUT CommitteeEUT YouTube

LD 1211  Resolve, To Create the Study Group To Research Balancing Development and Conservation in Maine's Coastal Waters and Submerged Lands" Sponsored by Rep. Williams, Marine Resources Comm.  MAR YouTube

L.D. 1226   Resolve, Directing the Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous and Maine Tribal Populations To Examine Restorative Justice. Presented by Rep. Talbot Ross, referred to Judiciary Comm.  JUD YouTube

LD 1231  An Act Concerning Climate and Community Investment Projects Sponsored by Representative Scott Cuddy, referred to Labor and Housing Comm.

LD 1299   An Act To Permit Emergency Funding for Food Banks When a State of Emergency is Declared

Sponsored by Rep Paulhus,  referred to AFC Committee. This bill authorizes the Governor to distribute up to $400,000 from the Maine Budget Stabilization Fund during a state of emergency to nonprofit entities, including food banks, food pantries and soup kitchens, that provide or distribute food to low-income, indigent or unemployed individuals or households without charge. ACF YouTube

LD 1309  An Act To Address Systemic Racism and Improve Economic Prosperity Sponsored by Rep Talbot Ross, referred to IDEA & Business Comm.

 

LD 1388 An Act To Require Testing of Public Drinking Water Supplies for Toxic Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances and To Establish Maximum Contaminant Levels, sponsored by Rep. Pluecker

referred to HHS CommitteeHHS YouTube

LD 1389  An Act to Improve Maritime Education in Maine, sponsored by Rep. Cuddy, EDU Committee.   EDU YouTube

LD 1429  An Act To Implement the Most Time-sensitive Recommendations of the Maine Climate Council,  sponsored by Rep. Dunphy,  ENR CommitteeENR YouTube

LD 1432  An Act To Update the Municipal Gigabit Broadband Network Access Fund sponsored by Rep. Berry, EUT CommitteeEUT YouTube

LD 1471  An Act To Establish a Stewardship Program for Packaging  sponsored by Sen. Dill, Hearing May 10, 9am,  ENR Committee.    ENR YouTube

LD1475  An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Targeted Food Processing Infrastructure

Sponsored by RepTalbot Ross,  Hearing Apr. 20, 1am before AFA Committee.  AFA YouTube.

LD 1505  An Act to Restrict the Use of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Firefighting Foam, sponsored by Rep Gramlich     Hearing May 3, 9am in the  ENR Committee.    ENR YouTube

LD 1540   An Act To Reduce Hunger and Use Food Scraps in Farming and Energy Production"

Sponsored by Representative Stanley Zeigler   ENR Committee.    ENR YouTube

LD 1541   An Act To Support and Improve Municipal Recycling Programs and Save Taxpayer Money"

Sponsored by Rep. Grohoski   ENR Committee.    ENR YouTube

LD 1554   An Act To Provide Climate Change Transition Assistance for Maine's Energy-intensive Businesses"Sponsored by Rep. Wadsworth  EUT CommitteeEUT YouTube

LD 1545  An Act Regarding Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Reductions Associated with Significant Development Projects  Sponsored by Rep. Fay   ENR Committee.    ENR YouTube

LD 1565  An Act To Strengthen Maine's Agriculture, Food and Forest Economy

Sponsored by Rep. Talbot Ross   AFC Committee.  ACF YouTube

LD 1567  An Act To Equitably Fund Maine's Climate Change Mitigation Efforts

Sponsored by Rep. Kessler, ENR Committee.    ENR YouTube

LD 1568   An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Task Force on Changes to the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Implementing Act Sponsored by Rep. Evangelos,  referred to Judiciary Comm.  JUD YouTube

LD 1570   An Act To Protect Drinking Water for Maine Residents Sponsored by Rep. Gramlich, HHS CommitteeHHS YouTube

LD 1600   An Act To Investigate Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance Contamination of Land and Groundwater Sponsored by Rep. Gramlich,  ENR Committee.    ENR YouTube

LD 1626  An Act Implementing the Recommendations of the Task Force on Changes to the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Implementing Act  Sponsored by Rep. Talbot Ross  referred to Judiciary Comm.  JUD YouTube

LD1637   An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Provide Funds for Maine To Meet the State's Carbon Reduction Goals by Supporting the Use of Biofuels  Sponsored by President Troy Jackson, referred to AFA Committee.  AFA YouTube.

LD1639  An Act To Protect the Health and Welfare of Maine Communities and Reduce Harmful Solid Waste Sponsored by Sen Carney. Referred to ENR Committee.    ENR YouTube

LD1659   An Act To Create the Maine Clean Energy and Sustainability Accelerator

Sponsored by Representative Stanley Zeigler  EUT CommitteeEUT YouTube

LD 1665    An Act To Amend AN ACT to Implement the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Concerning Land Acquisition and Criminal Jurisdiction Sponsored by Rer Babbidge  referred to Judiciary Comm.  JUD YouTube

LD 1679  An Act To Address Student Hunger through a Universal Free School Meals Program, sponsor Pres. Troy Jackson, Joint Committee on EDU Committee. The State of Maine would contribute funding to cover the cost of paid students in the School Breakfast and National School Lunch programs, so that all students in Maine can access school meal programs without cost.  EDU YouTube

LD 1689  ​ An Act To Ensure Equity in the Clean Energy Economy by Providing a Limited Tax Exemption for Certain Clean Energy Infrastructure Projects"  Sponsored by Senator Chloe Maxmin  referred to TAX Committee.  TAX YouTube

 

The following Bills have not been published yet, and do not have an LD#

 

An Act to Reduce Hunger and Promote Maine Agriculture sponsored by Pres. Troy Jackson, ACF Committee   ACF YouTube
 

An Act To Amend the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Implementing Act Concerning Land Acquisition and Criminal Jurisdiction  sponsored by Rep. Christopher Babbidge

An Act To Provide Maine People with Access to Information Regarding the Use of Pesticides in Maine sponsored by Rep. Laurie Osher

 

An Act to Ensure Maine Schools Receive Adequate Financial Resources sponsored by Michael Brennan, Education and Cultural Affairs Committee Convene a legislative work group to examine alternative ways for schools to collect income data from families.

 

An Act To Ensure That Persons Qualified To Receive Food Assistance Are Able To Receive Full Benefits sponsored by Rep. Rachel Talbot Ross, Health & Human Services Committee

 

An Act To Enact the Packaging Recovery and Recycling Financing Act  sponsored by Sen. Jim Dill

 

An Act to Convene a Working Group to Develop Plans to Support Maine's Agriculture Lands and Heritage  sponsored by Sen. Ned Claxton