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                                                                                                               Committee                                                                                                         Local Legislative
 LR         LD                              Bill Title                     Public Hearing     Work Session       Status     As Of Date        Topic            Subtopic               Committee                PrSpons             Contingent                                            Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This bill requires health insurance policies, contracts and certificates to                                                  Ammendments
                                                                           2/2/09 9:30AM     3/17/09 1:00PM                                                                                                                                             provide coverage for prosthetics. The provisions of this bill apply to all
                   An Act To Require Insurance Companies To Cover The       Rm 427 State       RM 427 State    Carry Over                                                        Insurance & Financial      Representative                            policies, contracts and certificates issued or renewed on or after January 1,
274    20                           Cost Of Prosthetics                        House              House        Approved     (6/15/09)       Insurance           Health                 Services            Bryant (Windham)                                                                2010.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     This bill requires health insurance policies, contracts and certificates to provide
                                                                           3/30/09 9:30AM    4/3/09 9:30AM                                                                                                                                           coverage for diagnostic testing and screening for autism spectrum disorders. The
                 An Act To Encourage the Diagnosis and Treatment of          RM 427 State     RM 427 State                                                                       Insurance & Financial      Representative                           provisions of this bill apply to all policies, contracts and certificates issued or renewed
273    21        Autism Spectrum Disorders                                      House            House           DEAD        (4/9/09)       Insurance           Health                 Services            Bryant (Windham)                          on or after January 1, 2010.




                 An Act To Allow The Spouse Of A Retired Public Employee   2/9/09 1:00PM     5/7/09 1:00PM
                 A Second Chance To Be Enrolled Under The Retiree's         Rm 220 Cross      RM 220 Cross                               State Retirement                                                   Representative                           This bill allows a retiree covered by the state group health insurance plan to enroll a
25     26        Insurance Plan                                            Office Building      Building         DEAD       (5/18/09)         System            Benefits                 Labor            Edgecomb (Caribou)                         spouse for coverage under that plan if the spouse changes jobs or retires.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Under current law, an employment relationship exists and unemployment insurance
                                                                           2/5/09 1:00PM                                                                                                                                                             coverage is required unless all three parts of the so-called "ABC test" can be
                 An Act To Amend The Definition Of Employment For           Rm 220 Cross                                                    Workers'                                                     Representative Flood                        demonstrated. This bill limits application of the ABC test to situations in which the
146    27        Purposes of Unemployment Compensation                     Office Building Not Yet Scheduled     DEAD       (2/12/09)     Compensation        Procedures                 Labor               (Winthrop)                              individual has performed services for a total of no less than 16 hours.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     This bill changes the timing of the calculation and reporting of the livable wage from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     annual to biennial. The change is being made because some of the data for the
                                                                       2/5/09 1:00PM         2/19/09 1:00PM                                                                                                                                          calculation is not available in time for an annual calculation. The bill also changes the
                 An Act To Amend The Requirements For the Livable Wage Rm 220 Cross           RM 220 Cross                                                                                                  Senator Jackson                          yearly schedule so that the Department of Labor has 5 months to report the
362    64        Report                                                Office Building           Building      Public Law   (3/23/09)      Labor Dept.      Administration               Labor                (Aroostook)                            information instead of only one month.




                                                                           2/5/09 1:00PM     2/19/09 1:00PM
                 An Act To Increase The Ability Of The Maine Wage           Rm 220 Cross      RM 220 Cross                                                                                                  Senator Jackson                          This bill increases the amount that may be held in the Maine Wage Assurance Fund
361    65        Assurance Fund To Pay Unpaid Workers                      Office Building       Building      Public Law   (4/16/09)      Labor Dept.      Administration               Labor                (Aroostook)                            from $100,000 to $200,000.                                                                    This amendment adds an appropriations and allocations section to the bill.




                                                                           2/9/09 1:00PM     2/23/09 1:00PM
                 An Act To Increase The Percentage Of Retired Teacher's     Rm 220 Cross      RM 220 Cross                               State Retirement                                                   Senator Jackson                          This bill increases the State's contribution for health insurance for retired teachers
94     83        Health Insurance Paid By The State                        Office Building       Building        DEAD       (6/13/09)         System           Teachers                  Labor                (Aroostook)                            from 45% to 50% beginning January 1, 2010.                                             This amendment adds an appropriations and allocations section to the bill.




                                                                           2/5/09 1:00PM     2/23/09 1:00PM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 This amendment clarifies that an employer may neither prohibit the inquiry nor the
                                                                            Rm 220 Cross      RM 220 Cross                                                                                                 Senator Simpson                           This bill protects from employer discrimination employees who inquire about,           disclosure of an employee's wages for the purpose of enforcing the equal pay statute.
620    84        An Act To Ensure Fair Pay                                 Office Building       Building      Public Law   (4/16/09)     Compensation          Wages                    Labor              (Androscoggin)                           disclose, compare or otherwise discuss employee wages.                                 It also states that there is no obligation to disclose wages.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This amendment corrects the amount necessary to provide one-time funds to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            subsidize the purchase of military service credit for the members of the Maine Public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Employees Retirement System who applied and were determined eligible to purchase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     This bill provides one-time funds to subsidize the purchase of military service credit the service credit for calendar year 2004 per Public Law 2003, chapter 693. The
                                                                           3/9/09 1:00PM     3/16/09 1:00PM                                                                                                                                          for the members of the Maine Public Employee Retirement System who applied and amendment is necessary because the original calculation was based on 6 individuals
                                                                            RM 220 Cross      RM 220 Cross                                                  Legal & Veterans   Appropriations & Financial Representative Davis                       were determined eligible to purchase the service credit for calendar year 2004 per who are eligible. Since 2 of those individuals have already retired, the new calculation
590    104       An Act To Fund Fully The Purchase of Military Time           Building           Building        DEAD       (6/13/09)       Spending             Affairs                Affairs              (Sangerville)                           Public Law 2003, Chapter 693.                                                          is based on the 4 remaining individuals who were determined eligible to purchase

                   Resolve, To Establish The Blue Ribbon Commission To     2/9/09 1:00PM     2/23/09 1:00PM
                 Study The Functions And Operations Of The Maine Public     Rm 220 Cross      RM 220 Cross     Carry Over                State Retirement                                                   Representative                           This resolve establishes a blue ribbon commission to study the functions and
143    125                    Employees Retirement System                  Office Building       Building      Approved      (6/2/09)         System        Administration               Labor              Tuttle (Sanford)                                operations of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This bill adds migrant and seasonal farm workers to the law providing protections for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  forestry workers. Farm labor contractors who are required to register under the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  federal Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act are required to file
                                                                          3/9/09 1:00PM    3/16/09 1:00PM                                                                                                                                         their federal registration with the state Department of Labor, listing a contact with the
               An Act To Enhance The Safety Of Forestry Workers And        RM 220 Cross     RM 220 Cross                                  Employment         Seasonal                                 Representative                              State. They are also required to provide first aid training, first aid kits and safe      This amendment clarifies that the number of occupants in a 15-person or 12-person
543   154      Contracted Farm Workers                                       Building          Building        Public Law   (5/26/09)      Practices        Employment            Labor             Blodgett (Augusta)                            transportation for their workers.                                                         van may not exceed 12, 11 passengers and one driver.




                                                                          3/12/09 1:00PM 3/23/09 1:00pm                                                                                                                                           This bill requires the Workers' Compensation Board to use collections that exceed the
               An Act To Equitably Adjust The Worker's Compensation        RM 220 Cross   RM 220 Cross                                     Workers'                                                  Senator Bartlett                             maximum assessment by more than 10% to reduce the assessment on insured
401   176      Board's Assessment                                             Building       Building          Public Law   (5/11/09)    Compensation        Insurance            Labor               (Cumberland)                                employers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This bill requires an individual or group health insurer, a health maintenance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  orgainization that provides health coverage for prescription drugs and a 3rd-party
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  administrator or pharmaceutical benefits manager to adjust the copayment to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  accommodate a short-term prescription. The copayment must be proportional. The
                                                                          2/10/09 1:00PM   2/17/09 1:30PM                                                                                                                                         bill requires the Superintendent of Insurance to adopt routine technical rules that
               An Act Regarding Insurance Copayments For Short-Term        RM 427 State     RM 427 State                                                                   Insurance & Financial   Representative Perry                           include a penalty provision. The penalty provision must require an insurer that does
563   191      Prescriptions                                                  House            House             DEAD       (3/25/09)      Insurance          Health             Services                (Calais)                                 not comply with the requirements and rules to pay a contribution to the Unused
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     This bill provides for the state minimum hourly wage to be adjusted for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  inflation beginning January 1, 2010 and annually thereafter. The bill requires
                                                                             Not Yet                           Carry Over                                                                            Representative          Speaker Pingree      the Department of Labor to calculate the inflation-adjusted minimum hourly
482   192        An Act To Index The State Minimum Wage To Inflation        Scheduled      Not Yet Scheduled   Approved     (5/18/09)    Compensation      Minimum Wage           Labor              Tuttle (Sanford)         (North Haven)       wage based on changes in the consumer price index and to exclude from the



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This bill exempts severance benefits from Maine income tax if those benefits are                This amendment clarifies that the proposed income tax deduction for severance pay
                                                                          2/3/09 1:00PM 3/24/09 10:00AM                                                                                              Representative                       received from a commercial or industrial establishment located in the State that                applies to mandatory severance pay received under the labor laws beginning January
               An Act To Provide Tax Relief To Workers Who Lose Their      Rm 127 State  Room 127 State                                                                                             Knight (Livermore                     employs or has employed at any time in the preceeding 12-month period 100 or more               1, 2008 and limits the income tax deduction to 4 years. It is the intent of this
289   197      Jobs Due to Business Closure                                   House          House               DEAD       (6/13/09)     Income Tax        Exemptions           Taxation                 Falls)                          persons and terminates operations in the State.                                                 amendment that its cost be covered by federal stimulus funds.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This bill permits out-of-state health insurers, which are referred to as regional insurers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          in the bill, to offer their individual and group health plans for sale in this State if
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          certain requirements of Maine law are met, including minimum capital and surplus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and reserve requirements, disclosure and reporting requirements and grievance
                                                                          3/16/09 9:30AM 3/24/09 9:30AM                                                                                                                                   procedures. The bill defines regional insurers as those insurers authorized to transact
               An Act To Allow Maine Residents To Purchase Health           RM 427 State   RM 427 State                                                                    Insurance & Financial     Representative    Representative     individual or group health insurance in one of the following states: Connecticut,
276   290      Insurance From Out-Of-State Insurers                            House          House              DEAD       (5/20/09)      Insurance          Health             Services          McKane (Newcastle) Richardson (Warren) Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhodes Island and Vermont. It also permits Maine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Maine Public Employees Retirement System currently contains 2 separate benefit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          structures based upon the status of participants on July 1, 1993 Part A of this bill: 1)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Reduces the early retirement reduction factor from 6% to 3% for employees who were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          already employed in a position that is covered under the State Employee and Teacher
                                                                          4/2/09 1:00PM    4/13/09 1:00PM                                                                                                                                 Retirement Program, the Legislative Retirement Program or the Judicial Retirement
               An Act To Restore Equity To The Maine Public Employees      RM 220 Cross     RM 220 Cross                                State Retirement                                             Representative                       Program on July 1, 1993, and only those employees who do not have the option to
240   292      Retirement System                                             Building          Building          DEAD        (5/7/09)        System          Benefits             Labor             Schatz (Blue Hill)                    retire at 55 years of age under a special plan; 2) Allows the Board of Trustees of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The purpose of this bill is to increase child support collection by expanding the new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          hire reporting requirements to include the reporting of independent contractors by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          any employer who is already required to report new hires. The report is required
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          when the aggregate compensation to be paid to the independent contractor equals or
                                                                          2/26/09 1:00PM 3/27/09 9:00AM                                                                                                                                   exceeds $600. This is consistent with the filing of the federal Internal Revenue Service
               An Act To Increase Child Support Collection By Expanding    RM 438 State    RM 438 State                                    Domestic                                                 Senator Simpson Representative Priest 1099-MISC form under federal requirements. This bill is modeled on the New
460   300      The New Hire Reporting Requirements                             House          House            Public Law   (5/26/09)      Relations       Child Support         Judiciary           (Androscoggin)    (Brunswick)        Hampshire independent contractor reporting requirements.
                                                                                         3/16/09 1:00PM
                                                                                           RM 220 Cross
                                                                                             Building                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     This amendment clarifies that an employer, including the State, shall make reasonable
                                                                          3/9/09 1:00PM 3/23/09 1:00PM                                                                                               Representative       Representative          This bill requires break time for nursing mothers in the workplace and requires an      efforts to provide a clean room or other location, other than a bathroom, where an
               An Act To Facilitate Lactation At The Workplace By New      RM 220 Cross    RM 220 Cross                                   Employment                                                  Walsh Innes         Cornell de Houx         employer to provide a sanitary place, which must be close to the work area and may      employee may express breast milk in privacy. The time used may be unpaid break
882   373      Mothers                                                        Building       Building          Public Law   (5/6/09)       Practices        Work Hours            Labor               (Yarmouth)          (Brunswick)             not be a bathroom, for nursing mothers to express milk in privacy.                      time or paid break time or meal time at the discretion of the employer.




                                                                          3/9/09 9:30AM    3/13/09 9:30AM                                                                                                                                         Under current law, a carrier's minimum participation requirements for a small group
               An Act To Reduce Minimum Participation to 60% for           RM 427 State     RM 427 State                                                                   Insurance & Financial    Senator Plowman       Senator Raye            health plan may not exceed 75%. This bill reduces the minimum participation required
757   392      Group Health Insurance                                         House            House             DEAD       (3/25/09)      Insurance          Health             Services             (Penobscot)         (Washington)            to 60%.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This bill increases the minimum wage to $8.20 per hour in 2010 and to $8.90 in 2011.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Each year after that, the minimum wage is adjusted based on changes in prices, so
                                                                             Not Yet                           Carry Over                                                                            Representative                               that the minimum hourly wage rate maintains employee purchasing power. The price
274   403      An Act To Increase The Minimum Wage                          Scheduled      Not Yet Scheduled   Approved     (5/18/09)    Compensation      Minimum Wage           Labor              Tuttle (Sanford)                             adjustment is based on the change in the Consumer Price Index.




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               An Act To Increase Leaves Of Absences For State                                                                                                                                                                                      This bill increases from 17 work days per year to 30 work days per year the paid leave
               Employees And Officials Who Are Members Of The          4/9/09 1:00PM      4/27/09 1:00PM                                                                                                                                            of absence that must be given to officials and employees of the State who are
               National Guard Or Reserves Of The United States Armed    RM 220 Cross       RM 220 Cross                                                 Leaves of Absence                            Senator Courtney                               members of the National Guard or Reserves of the United States Armed Forces while
183   409      Forces                                                     Building            Building         DEAD        (5/5/09)   National Guard      for Employees            Labor                  (York)                                    those officials or employees are performing military duty.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Representative
                                                                           4/27/09                                                                                                                                          McKane
                                                                       10:00AM Room       5/4/09 1:00PM                                                                                                                     (Damariscotta) &        This bill reduces the state share of the individual premium for state employees from
               An Act To Require State Employees To Pay 15% Of Their   216 Cross Office   216 Cross Office                                                                     State and Local        Representative        Senator Trahan          100% to 95% effective October 1, 2009, 90% effective July 1, 2010 and 85% effective
624   417      Health Insurance Costs                                      Building           Building         DEAD       (5/28/09)   State Finances     State Personnel        Government            Weaver (York)         (Lincoln)               July 1, 2011.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This bill requires individual and group health insurance policies and health
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    maintenance organization contracts to provide coverage for children's early
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    intervention services after a referral from a primary care provider for children from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    birth to 3 years of age if the child has an identified development disability or delay as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    described in the federal Individuals with Disabilties Education Act, Part C. This bill
                                                                       3/30/09 1:30PM     4/3/09 9:30AM                                                                                                                                             limits coverage to $3,200 per child up to a maximum of $9,600 by the child's 3rd
               An Act To Require Private Insurance Coverage For          RM 427 State      RM 427 State      Carry Over                 Insurance                           Insurance & Financial     Representative                                birthday. The bill applies to all policies, contracts and certificates issued or renewed on
962   425      Services For Children With Disabilities                      House             House          Approved     (5/18/09)      Practices      Mandated Benefits         Services          Connor (Kennebunk)                              or after January 1, 2010.




                                                                       4/9/09 1:00PM      4/27/09 1:00PM                                                                                                                                            Current law allows public employees to deduct service fees owed by an employee to a
                                                                        RM 220 Cross       RM 220 Cross                                                    Collective                                 Representative                                collective bargaining agent from employee's pay. This bill requires an employer to
1681 496       An Act To Amend The Employment Practices Law               Building            Building         DEAD        (5/5/09)   Labor Relations      Bargaining              Labor              Tuttle (Sanford)                              deduct the fees.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This resolve establishes the Study Commission Regarding Teachers' Salaries to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    investigate conditions affecting teachers' salaries in this State, which despite the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    enactment of a minimum teachers' salary law and substantial increases in general
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    purpose aid for local schools in recent years have not kept pace with inflation and
                                                                       3/25/09 1:00PM 5/11/09 9:00AM                                                                                                  Representative                                have declined in rank relative to other states in the nation. The resolve authorizes the
               Resolve, To Establish The Study Commission Regarding     RM 202 Cross    RM 202 Cross                                                                        Education & Cultural        Sutherland                                  commission to make findings and recommendations and to submit suggested
1480 522       Teachers' Salaries                                          Building       Building           RESOLVE      (6/18/09)      Teachers         Compensation            Affairs               (Chapman)                                   legislation to ensure that all teachers are paid at rates that are commensurate with


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This bill provides that employers using substance abuse testing may use tests that            This amendment clarifies that if the Department of Health and Human Services does
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    have been recognized by the federal Food and Drug administration as accurate and              not have established cutoff levels and procedures for a particular federally approved
                                                                       3/9/09 1:00PM      3/16/09 1:00PM                                                                                                                                            reliable through a clearance or approval process and directs the use of that agency's         substance abuse test the cutoff levels and procedures established by the United
               An Act To Amend The Employment Practices Law             RM 220 Cross       RM 220 Cross                                Employment                                                     Senator Weston                                cleared or approved cutoff levels and procedures if the Department of Health and              States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental
736   549      Regarding Substance Abuse Testing                          Building            Building       Public Law   (5/14/09)     Practices          Drug Testing            Labor                 (Waldo)                                    Human Services cutoff levels or procedures do no exist for that particular test.              Health Services Administration apply.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This bill amends the laws governing worker's compensation to provide for the
                                                                       3/12/09 1:00PM 3/23/09 1:00pm                                                                                                                                                reduction of any lien or subrogation interest when recover from a 3rd party is so
               An Act Regarding Repayment Of Subrogation Or Lien        RM 220 Cross   RM 220 Cross                                     Workers'                                                      Representative                                limited that repayment of the lien or subrogation interest would constitute a hardship
1654 578       Claims In Worker's Compensation Actions                     Building       Building             DEAD       (3/26/09)   Compensation          Insurance              Labor              Watson (Bath)                                 on the employee.




                                                                       3/12/09 1:00PM 3/23/09 1:00pm                                                                                                                                          This bill is a concept draft pursuant to Joint Rule 208. This bill purposes to establish an
               An Act To Provide Wraparound Medical Coverage In The     RM 220 Cross   RM 220 Cross                                                                                                   Representative                          intergrated health insurance program that incorporates health coverage provided by
1802 579       Workers' Compensation System                                Building       Building             DEAD       (3/26/09)     Insurance            Health                Labor             Miller (Somerville)                      Dirigo Health into the workers' compensation system.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This bill provides a tax credit to employers of 20 or fewer employees for the expense
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              of developing, instituting and maintaining wellness programs for their employees in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the amount of $100 per employee, up to a maximum of $2,000. A wellness program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              includes programs for behavior modification, such as smoking cessation programs,
                                                                       3/3/09 1:00PM 5/15/09 10:00AM                                                                                                                     Representative Giles equipping and maintaining an exercise facility and providing incentive awards to
                                                                        RM 127 State   RM 127 State                                                                                                 Representative Giles (Belfast) & Senator employees who exercise regularl;y. The tax credit is paid for with funds from the Fund
790   590      An Act To Establish A Wellness Tax Credit                   House          House                DEAD        (6/2/09)    Income Tax            Credits              Taxation               (Belfast)       Recor (Knox)         for a Healthy Maine.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Current law permits the Maine Employers' Mutual Insurance Company to offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                employment practices liability insurance to its policyholders that have an average of
                                                                      3/9/09 9:30AM       3/17/09 1:00PM                                                                                                                                        100 or fewer employees. This bill removes the limitation and allows the company to
               An Act To Enable The Maine Employers' Mutual Insurance RM 427 State          RM 427 State                                Workers'           Maine Mutal      Insurance & Financial      Senator Alfond       Representative      offer that insurance to its policyholders regardless of the number of employees
1307 606       Company To Better Serve The Needs Of All Employers         House                House         Public Law   (4/16/09)   Compensation      Insurance Company         Services              (Cumberland)        Richardson (Warren) employed by the policyholder.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Representative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             MacDonald
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (Boothbay) &
                                                                            Not Yet                                                     Economic                                                        Senator Diamond      Senator Rector        This bill is a concept draft pursuant to Joint Rule 208. This bill purposes to assist small
397   612      An Act To Assist Small Businesses With Creating Jobs        Scheduled      Not Yet Scheduled     DEAD       (2/24/09)   Development       Business Assistance                              (Cumberland)       (Knox)                businesses with the creation of jobs and increased employment.




                                                                         3/12/09 1:00PM 3/23/08 1:00PM
               An Act To Amend The Maine Workers' Compensation Act        RM 220 Cross   RM 220 Cross                                    Workers'                                                       Senator Gerzofsky    Speaker Pingree       This bill removes the independent medical examiner system from the Maine Workers'
1761 617       Of 1992 To Remove Independent Medical Examiners               Building       Building            DEAD       (4/15/09)   Compensation      Medical Examiners            Labor               (Cumberland)       (North Haven)         Compensation Act of 1992.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This amendment specifies that the Maine Insurance Guaranty Association, or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          "association," must employ Maine licensed adjusters in the handling of claims. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          amendment prohibits the imposition of penalties if the association is unable, in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   This bill ensures that the Maine Insurance Guaranty Association is responsible for all exercise of reasonable diligence, to obtain the records of an insolvent insurer or was
               An Act To Ensure The Workers' Compensation Board's        3/12/09 1:00PM    4/6/09 1:00PM                                                                                                                                           penalties under the Maine Workers’ Compensation Act of 1992 and any rules adopted prevented from complying with the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992
               Regulatory Oversight Of The Maine Insurance Guaranty       RM 220 Cross      RM 220 Cross                                 Workers'                                                        Senator Bartlett    Speaker Pingree       pursuant to the Maine Workers’ Compensation Act of 1992 with the exception of the through no fault of its own. The amendment also makes clear that any acts or
347   620      Association                                                   Building         Building        Public Law   (5/14/09)   Compensation            Board                  Labor               (Cumberland)       (North Haven)         penalty under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 39-A, section 359, subsection 2.       omissions by the association prior to the effective date of this legislation are not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This amendment, which is the majority report of the committee, requires that, to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   This bill creates a rebuttable presumption under the Maine Workers' Compensation       eligible for workers' compensation benefits, in addition to the presumption
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Act of 1992 that a firefighter who contracts cancer contracted the disease in the      established in the bill, the firefighter must have been employed as a firefighter for a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   course of employment as a firefighter if the firefighter, during the time of the       minimum of 5 years and have regularly responded to firefighting or emergency calls.
                                                                         3/19/09 1:00PM    4/9/09 1:00PM                                                                                                                                           firefighter's employment, received a test for cancer that failed to detect the cancer. The amendment changes the application of the presumption for retired firefighters
               An Act Allowing Workers' Compensation Benefits For         RM 220 Cross      RM 220 Cross                                 Workers'                                                        Senator Bartlett    Speaker Pingree       This bill makes the last employer for whom the firefighter worked at the time of the   who contract cancer from within 20 years to within 10 years of last active
667   621      Firefighters Who Contract Cancer                              Building         Building        Public Law   (6/16/09)   Compensation           Benefits                Labor               (Cumberland)       (North Haven)         last exposure to the risk of cancer and that employer's insurer liable for the cancer. employment or prior to 70 years of age. The amendment also requires the firefighter




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Under current law, an employer is placed in a high-risk pool if the employer has at
                                                                         4/23/09 1:00PM    5/4/09 1:00PM                                                                                                                                           least 2 lost-time claims, each greater than $10,000 of incurred loss during the previous
               An Act Regarding The Computation Of Workers'               RM 220 Cross     Room 220 Cross                                Workers'                                                        Representative    Representative      3-year experience rating period. This bill increases the incurred loss amount from
744   639      Compensation Rates Based On Past Claims                       Building         Building          DEAD       (5/12/09)   Compensation            Rates                  Labor            Browne (Vassalboro) Richardson (Warren) $10,000 to $40,000.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   This bill requires that a contractor or subcontractor entering into a public works
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   contract that is for $100,000 or more provide proof of documentation demonstrating
               An Act To Require United States Occupational Safety and   3/19/09 1:00PM 5/13/09 1:00PM                                                                                                                                             that all nonexempt employees working on that project have completed a construction
               Health Administration Training for Government              RM 220 Cross   RM 220 Cross                                   Occupational                                                    Representative                             safety program, no shorter than 10 hours in duration, approved by the United States
1140 658       Construction Contracts                                        Building       Building            DEAD       (5/21/09)       Safety            Procedures               Labor             Wright (Berwick)                           Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration.




               An Act To Clarify An Employer's Ability To Collect The       Not Yet                                                                                                                      Senator Jackson
1753 669       Overcompensation Of Wages                                   Scheduled      Not Yet Scheduled     DEAD       (3/25/09)   Compensation            Wages                  Labor                (Aroostook)                             This bill is a concept draft pursuant to Joint Rule 208.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Representative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Kruger (Thomaston)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Senator Raye
                                                                         3/10/09 1:00PM 5/14/09 1:00PM                                                                                                                       (Washington)
                                                                           RM 127 State   RM 127 State                                                                                                    Senator Rector     Representative      This bill provides an income tax deduction for health insurance premiums not
766   670      An Act To Make Health Insurance More Affordable                House          House              DEAD       (5/21/09)    Income Tax           Deductions              Taxation                 (Knox)         Richardson (Warren) otherwise deducted for individual taxpayers and their dependents.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 This amendment, which is the majority report of the committee, replaces the bill. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 amendment allows subrogation or priority over the insured of medical payments in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 certain instances in a casualty insurance policy for any hospital, nursing, medical or
                                                                         3/16/09 9:30AM    4/3/09 9:30AM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         surgical services or of any expenses paid or reimbursed under the medical payments
               An Act Regarding Subrogation Of Medical Payments            RM 427 State     RM 427 State                                                                       Insurance & Financial   Representative Legg                         This bill proposes to limit an employer's ability to collect an overpayment of wages          coverage in the policy only when an insured’s awarded or settled damages exceed
1647 754       Coverage                                                       House            House          Public Law   (5/28/09)     Insurance            Casualty               Services             (Kennebunk)                              due to the employer's error.                                                                  $20,000.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This amendment replaces the bill and is the minority report of the committee. The
               An Act To Require Health Insurers To Provide Coverage     3/16/09 9:30AM    4/7/09 1:00PM                                                                                                                                           The bill also specifies, notwithstanding fines provided in existing law, that a contractor amendment requires health insurance coverage for medically necessary liquid
               For Nutritional Wellness And Prevention Measures And        RM 427 State     RM 427 State                                                                       Insurance & Financial      Representative                           or subcontractor who willfully and knowingly violates these requirements is subject to nutrition therapy for persons with chronic illnesses. The amendment applies to all
1428 782       Products                                                       House            House            DEAD       (5/21/09)     Insurance             Health                Services            Boland (Sanford)                          removal of an employee from the work site and the assessment of fines.                     individual and group policies issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2010.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The bill clarifies that the statutory prohibition on using a state computer to solicit
               An Act To Clarify The Rights Of Public Employee Unions                                                                                                                                                                              political contributions does not bar a public employer from deducting union dues and
               And Public Employers To Agree Through Collective          3/26/09 1:00PM    4/6/09 1:00PM                                                                                                                                           other funds that are authorized by the employee and remitting that deduction to the
               Bargaining To Permit Payroll Deductions For Union Dues     RM 220 Cross      RM 220 Cross                                                     Collective                                  Senator Jackson                           union, even if the amount deducted might be used by the union for political or
1290 801       Or Other Funds                                                Building         Building        Public Law   (5/15/09)   Labor Relations       Bargaining               Labor                (Aroostook)                             legislative purposes.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                       This resolve requires that the Department of Administrative and Financial Services,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Bureau of Human Services amend its rules pertaining to holidays, leaves of absence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and related compensation practices to provide that a seasonal employee of the Baxter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       State Park Authority may choose to be paid for unused vacation and overtime hours
                                                                          4/16/09 1:00PM 4/30/09 1:00PM                                                                                                                at the end of each season. It further clarifies that choosing such an option may not be
               Resolve, Pertaining To Vacation Leave Earned By Seasonal    RM 220 Cross   RM 220 Cross                               Conservation                                                 Representative       construed as an interruption in service if the employee returns to classified or        This amendment adds an appropriations and allocations section and an emergency
1844 812       Employees Of The Baxter State Park Authority                   Building       Building      RESOLVE      (5/15/09)    Department        Administration          Labor             Adams (Portland)      unclassified state service in any capacity within one year.                             preamble and emergency clause to the resolve.




                                                                          4/6/09 1:00PM    4/8/09 1:00PM
                                                                           RM 202 Cross     RM 202 Cross                                                                Education & Cultural      Representative       This bill prohibits basing teachers' salaries upon the measurable performance or
922   817      An Act Concerning Teacher Salaries                            Building         Building       DEAD       (4/15/09)      Teachers        Compensation           Affairs             Bolduc (Auburn)      productivity of the teacher or the students of the teacher.




                                                                          3/16/09 9:30AM 3/24/09 9:30AM
               An Act To Allow The Consecutive Purchase Of 6-Month          RM 427 State   RM 427 State                                                                 Insurance & Financial      Representative      This bill extends the length of time that an insurer may issue individual short-term
856   825      Health Insurance Policies                                       House          House          DEAD       (3/31/09)      Insurance          Health              Services            Saviello (Wilton)    health insurance as a replacement policy for an additional term of 6 months.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       This bill prohibits a regional school unit board from participating in labor relations        This amendment clarifies collective bargaining rights and duties of public employers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       activities prior to the operational date of the regional school unit except for the           and bargaining agents in connection with the formation of regional school units as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       negotiation and execution of a collective bargaining agreement that takes effect on or        specified in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 26, chapter 9-A. Until approval of a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       after the operational date of the regional school unit. Prior to the operational date,        proposed school administrative reorganization plan at referendum, each participating
                                                                          3/26/09 1:00PM 4/6/2009 1:00PM                                                                                                               each participating school administrative unit retains the authority and duties specified      school administrative unit retains all authority, duties and obligations of the public
               An Act To Clarify The Right Of Public Employees To          RM 220 Cross    RM 220 Cross                                                  Collective                             Representative Clark   in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 26, chapter 9-A. This bill also waives the 120-day       employer of the employees of the school administrative unit, including the authority
1481 829       Engage In Collective Bargaining                                Building       Building      Public Law   (5/8/09)    School Personnel     Bargaining            Labor               (Millinocket)       notice requirement for submission of fiscal matters by the bargaining unit of a               and duty to negotiate a successor collective bargaining agreement that will take effect




                                                                          4/13/09 1:00pm 4/17/09 9:30AM
               An Act To Control Premium Costs In The Small Group           RM 427 State   RM 427 State                                                                 Insurance & Financial   Representative Treat   This bill requires a benefits-incurred-to-premiums-earned loss ratio of 78% for one
1847 859       Health Insurance Market                                         House          House          DEAD        (5/5/09)      Insurance          Health              Services              (Hallowell)        year or 80% over a 3-year average in the small group insurance market.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       This bill provides that a superintendent may certify a teacher for a period not to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       exceed one year when there is a critical teacher shortage need in the school
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       administrative unit that meets criteria established by rules adopted by the State
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Board of Education. The critical teacher shortage need certificate may be renewed by
                                                                          4/6/09 1:00PM    4/8/09 1:00PM                                                                                                               the superintendent if the superintendent determines that the critical teacher shortage
               An Act To Provide For The Certification Of Teachers In A    RM 202 Cross     RM 202 Cross                                                                Education & Cultural      Representative       need in the school administrative unit still exists after the expiration of the certificate
760   864      Critical Teacher Shortage Area                                Building         Building       DEAD       (4/15/09)      Teachers         Certification         Affairs           Johnson (Greenville)   and upon a positive recommendation of the teacher from a peer review team of


                                                                                                                                                                                                                       This bill requires the Director of Unemployment Compensation, when sending a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       written notice of determination of employment, to include the documentation that
                                                                          4/16/09 1:00PM 4/30/09 1:00PM                                                                                                                supported the determination. The bill also requires the director to treat both claimant
                                                                           RM 220 Cross   RM 220 Cross                                Employment                                                Representative Cain    and employer equally and to make available the record of interviews and
1825 867       An Act Regarding Unemployment Compensation                     Building       Building        DEAD        (5/7/09)       Security        Procedures             Labor                 (Orono)           documentation to both parties.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                       This bill changes the name of the Division of Deafness within the Department of
                                                                          4/16/09 1:00PM 4/30/09 1:00PM                                                                                                                Labor, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services to the Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing
               An Act To Rename The Division Of Deafness Within The        RM 220 Cross   RM 220 Cross                                                                                          Representative Cain    and Late Deafened. The bill also defines "late deafened" and "late-deafened person"
753   868      Department Of Labor                                            Building       Building      Public Law   (5/20/09)     Labor Dept.      Administration          Labor                 (Orono)           and corrects cross-references that are affected by the name change.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       This bill requires the State, public universities and community colleges and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       municipalities, counties and school administrative units to submit reports to be used
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       to determine the extent to which they pay livable wages and the Department of Labor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       to calculate and report to the Legislature the costs for providing direct services to
               An Act To Require The Development Of Plans To Achieve      4/16/09 1:00PM   5/4/09 1:00PM                                                                                                               public workers who are paid less than a livable wage. It requires that all public state
               The Payment Of Liveable Wages By State And Local            RM 220 Cross     RM 220 Cross                                                                                          Representative       and local government employers develop plans to pay all employees at least a livable
1528 869       Government Employees                                           Building        Building       DEAD       (5/12/09)    Compensation         Wages                Labor            Butterfield (Bangor)   wage by July 1, 2012.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       This resolve directs the Governor and the Department of Administrative and Financial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Services, Bureau of Human Resources to: 1. Reduce or eliminate within future
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       collective bargaining agreements those provisions that compensate longevity without
               Resolve, Directing the Governor and the Department of                                                                                                                                                   regard to the value of services rendered to the State; 2. Retain the State's right to
               Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Human     3/26/09 1:00PM   4/6/09 1:00PM                                                                                                               make temporary layoffs during future collective bargaining periods; and 3. Adjust the
               Resources To Remove Longevity Biases from Collective        RM 220 Cross     RM 220 Cross                                                 Collective                                Senator Mills       merit pay system so that only those in the upper third of performance are eligible for
1833 888       Bargaining Agreements                                          Building        Building       DEAD        (4/9/09)   Labor Relations      Bargaining            Labor                (Somerset)         the award in the discretion of that employee's supervisor.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Under current law, if a state employee organization or public employee organization
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     files a request with a public employer alleging that a majority of the employees in an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     appropriate bargaining unit wish to be represented for the purpose of collective
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     bargaining, the public employer may request an election to determine whether there
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     exists majority support among the employees for such representation. This bill
               An Act To Clarify Public Sector Employee Fair Choice In       Not Yet                           Carry Over                                    Collective                                 Senator Jackson                              provides instead that the public employer may request an inspection of the evidence
1731 934       Collective Bargaining                                        Scheduled      Not Yet Scheduled   Approved     (5/18/09)   Labor Relations      Bargaining              Labor                (Aroostook)                                of written majority authorization on the part of the employees.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The purpose of this bill is to address the issue identified in Grant v. Central Maine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Power, Inc., 2003 ME 96, 828 A.2d 800 by amending the Maine Workers'                     This amendment clarifies that earnings may be discontinued or reduced by the actual
                                                                          4/23/09 1:00PM    5/4/09 1:00PM                                                                                                                                            Compensation Act of 1992 to permit an employer to reduce weekly benefits by the          substantiated amount paid to the employee during the 21-day period if the employer
               An Act To Reverse The Effects Of Grant v. Central Maine     RM 220 Cross     Room 220 Cross                                Workers'                                                      Representative                               amount of earnings paid by an employer that is not liable or responsible for paying      files the evidence of payment with the Workers' Compensation Board for the time
1144 946       Power, Inc. On Workers' Compensation                           Building         Building        Public Law   (6/8/09)    Compensation           Benefits              Labor            Cushing (Hampden)                              the weekly benefits.                                                                     during which an employee was actually paid by the employer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     This amendment clarifies the definition of “family member,” which the bill added to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the Maine Human Rights Act, to cross-reference the definitions of “domestic partner”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and “sibling” in the laws concerning family medical leave. This ammendment directs
                                                                          4/8/09 1:00PM    4/15/09 2:00PM                                                                                                                                     This bill amends the Maine Human Rights Act to expand the protections against that the addition of family caregiver status as a category protected from employment
                                                                           RM 438 State      RM 438 State                                                                                             Representative Dill                     discrimination in employment to include family caregivers. "Family caregiver" means a discrimination may not be contrued to require an employer to provide
1444 962       An Act To Protect Family Caregivers                            House             House            DEAD       (6/13/09)   Human Rights        Discrimination          Judiciary          (Cape Elizabeth)                       person who cares for that person's child, parent, spouse, domestic partner or sibling. accommodations for family caregivers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     This amendment replaces the resolve and changes the title. The amendment requires
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the Executive Director of the Office of Employee Health and Benefits within the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This resolve requires the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau Department of Administrative and Financial Services to report on the demonstration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              of Human Resources, division of employee health and benefits to contract with a        project to provide access to fitness programs for state employees. The amendment
                                                                          3/30/09 9:30AM    4/3/09 9:30AM                                                                                                                                     health insurance provider that will offer a health and wellness program for state      requires the report to provide information on the number of participating state
               Resolve, Concerning Fitness Programs For State               RM 427 State     RM 427 State                                                  State Employee     Insurance & Financial   Representative Pieh Representative      employees that allows an employee of the State to enroll in a monthly membership       employees, the number and location of participating fitness centers, the types of
1560 1001      Employees                                                       House            House          RESOLVE      (6/2/09)      Insurance       Health Commission         Services               (Bremen)       Richardson (Warren) with a fitness center of the employee’s choice.                                        fitness services used and the number of visits to fitness centers by state employees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               This resolve requires the Legislative Council to contract for an update to a 2002 study        This amendment adds a requirement that the updated study include a preliminary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               of the feasibility of establishing a single-payor health plan in the State. The update is      analysis of the impact of any federal health care reform legislation on state legislation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               contingent on the successful securing of outside funding by August 1, 2009. The                to establish a single-payor health care system or other mechanism for universal health
               Resolve, To Conduct An Updated Study On The Feasibility 4/13/09 1:00pm 4/17/09 9:30AM                                                                                                                                           updated study must be submitted to the Second Regular Session of the 124th                     care. The amendment also changes the dates contained in the resolve for securing
               Of Establishing A Single-Payor Health Care System In The  RM 427 State   RM 427 State                                                                          Insurance & Financial      Representative                        Legislature during which the Joint Standing Committee on Insurance and Financial               commitments for outside funding from August 1, 2009 to October 1, 2009 and for
784   1002     State                                                        House          House               RESOLVE      (6/17/09)     Insurancce           Health               Services          Beaudoin (Biddeford)                     Services may submit legislation based on the updated study.                                    submitting the report from December 2, 2009 to January 15, 2010.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               This resolve directs the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               to conduct a performance evaluation and cost-benefit analysis of the Dirigo Health
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Program from its inception to the present, including studying all legislation, policies,
               Resolve, Directing The Office Of Program Evaluation And                                                                                                                                                     Senator Rector      rulemaking, expenses, estimates of the cost of covering the uninsured and of
               Government Accountability To Perform A Performance         4/14/09 1:00PM 4/17/09 9:30AM                                                                                                                    (Knox)              privatizing the program, costs of insurance providers from out of the State,
               Evaluation On Cost-Benefit Analysis Of The Dirigo Health     RM 427 State   RM 427 State                                                                       Insurance & Financial      Representative    Representative      interactions of policyholders with providers and copayments. This resolve requires a
1273 1003      Program                                                         House          House              DEAD       (5/21/09)     Insurance            Health               Services              Lewin (Eliot)    Richardson (Warren) report to be submitted to the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               This ammendment makes changes to the laws relating to group self-insurance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               reinsurance accounts to: 1. Authorize individual self-insurers authorization under
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Maine law to participate in an account; and 2. Authorize the formation of a protected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               cell mechanism under which group self-insurers authorized under the laws of other
                                                                          3/31/09 1:00PM    4/7/09 1:00PM                                                                                                                                            This bill amends the laws relating to group self-insurance reinsurance accounts to        states may participate in an account, similar to the structure currently provided for in
                                                                            RM 427 State     RM 427 State                                                                     Insurance & Financial      Representative                              clarify that individual self-insurers authorized under Maine law and group self-insurers the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Protected Cell Company Model
1192 1004      An Act Relating To Self-Insurance                               House            House          Public Law   (6/2/09)      Insurance         Self-Insurance          Services          Richardson (Warren)                            authorized under the laws of other states may participate in the account.                 Act and in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 24-A, Section 784-A. This ammendment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     This bill repeals the savings offset payment used to fund subsidies for the Dirigo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Health Program and eliminates the administrative costs associated with the annual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     adjudicatory hearings. In place of the savings offset payment, the bill establishes a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     health access surcharge of 2.14% on all paid claims to be paid monthly as a source of
               An Act To Continue To Access Dirigo Choice Health          4/14/09 1:00PM 4/17/09 9:30AM                                                                                                                                              funding for Dirigo Health Program subsidies. The bill changes the payment date for
               Insurance By Reducing Administrative Costs And               RM 427 State   RM 427 State                                                                       Insurance & Financial   Representative Treat Speaker Pingree           savings offset payments that have been previously assessed but not yet paid before
1498 1005      Replacing The Savings Offset Payment                            House          House              DEAD        (5/5/09)     Insurance            Health               Services              (Hallowell)      (North Haven)             the effective date of the bill. The bill also prohibits insurance carriers from including




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             This bill requires that, if a carrier provides coverage for cancer chemotherapy, the
                                                                          3/30/09 1:30PM    4/3/09 9:30AM                                                                                                                                    carrier shall provide coverage for a prescribed orally administered cancer medication
               An Act Relating To Health Benefit Plan Coverage Of           RM 427 State     RM 427 State                                                                     Insurance & Financial     Representative                       on a basis no less favorable than intravenously administered or injected cancer
1610 1040      Chemotherapy                                                    House            House            DEAD        (4/9/09)     Insurance            Health               Services           Rosen (Bucksport)                     medications that are covered benefits.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             This bill repeals the individual health insurance provisions relating to rating and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             reinsurance enacted as part of Public Law 2007, chapter 629 because the funding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Representative      sources for those provisions were repealed by people’s veto in November 2008. In
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         McKane              their place, the bill makes the following changes to the individual and small group
                                                                          4/6/09 9:30AM    4/17/09 9:30AM                                                                                                                (Damariscotta) &    health insurance laws: 1. It amends guaranteed issuance and community rating for
                                                                           RM 427 State     Room 427 State                                                                    Insurance & Financial     Representative   Representative      individual and small group health plans, and 2. It creates the Maine High-risk
85    1091     An Act To Reduce The Cost Of Health Insurance                  House             House            DEAD        (5/5/09)     Insurance            Health               Services          McKane (Newcastle) Richardson (Warren) Reinsurance Pool Association. The purpose of the association is to provide reinsurance


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     This bill requires a general contractor on a project undertaken with public funds to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     provide the public agency with a list of all independent contractors and
               An Act To Improve Worksite Accountability For Public       4/16/09 1:00PM 5/14/09 1:00PM                                                                                                                                              subcontractors on the job site and the names of their workers’ compensation
               Construction Projects By Requiring Subcontractor            RM 220 Cross   RM 220 Cross                                      State                                                        Representative                              insurers. The list must be posted on the job site and the agency’s website and
1326 1092      Identification                                                 Building       Building            DEAD       (5/29/09)    Government         Public Works             Labor               Tuttle (Sanford)                            updated weekly. The bill also establishes penalties.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 This ammendment provides that complaints filed with the Maine Human Rights
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     This bill changes the statute of limitations under the Maine Human Rights Act from 6        Commission may be notarized after the filing. This ammendment revises the bill to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     months to 300 days after an alleged act of discrimination to file a complaint with the      provide that the commission must conclude its investigation of a complaint within
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     commission, requires the Maine Human Rights Commission to conclude its                      two years after the complaint is filed with the commission. This ammendment
                                                                         4/29/09 1:00PM 4/29/09 1:00PM                                                                                                                                               investigation of a complaint within 2 years of the alleged act of discrimination and        amends the bill to require that a lawsuit must be filed within either 2 years after the
               An Act To Amend The Statute Of Limitations Under The        RM 438 State   RM 438 State                                                      Limitation Of                              Representative Dill                           changes the time frame to file a lawsuit from 2 years after the alleged act of              act of unlawful discrimination complained of or 90 days after the commission
1436 1108      Maine Human Rights Act                                         House          House            Public Law   (6/2/09)    Civil Procedure         Actions              Judiciary           (Cape Elizabeth)                             discrimination to 90 days after the issuance of a right-to-sue letter.                      dismisses a complaint, issues a right-to-sue letter or fails to conciliate a reasonable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     This bill is in response to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court's decision in Legassie v.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Securitas, Inc., 2008 ME 43, 944 A.2d 495. The decision in that case authorized a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     reduction to an injured worker's wage replacement and medical benefits because of a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     previously settled workers' compensation claim. This bill specifies that reducing an
               An Act To Prohibit The Reduction Of Benefits Under The                                                                                                                                                                                injured worker's benefits because of a prior settled injury is direct apportionment
               Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992 For Certain          Not Yet                                                       Workers'                                                       Representative                              against the employee and is prohibited. This bill also clarifies the applicability of the
1284 1109      Prior Injuries                                              Scheduled      Not Yet Scheduled     DEAD        (4/8/09)    Compensation          Benefits               Labor               Watson (Bath)                               Maine Supreme Judicial Court's decision in Cust. vs. University of Maine, 2001 ME 29,


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Current law limits the amount of overtime an employee may be required to work to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     80 hours in 2 weeks; medical interns and residents are exempt from this limitation.
                                                                         4/9/09 1:00PM    4/27/09 1:00PM                                                                                                                                             This bill modifies the exemption to reduce the number of hours of overtime that a
               An Act To Limit The Work Week Of Doctors And Medical       RM 220 Cross     RM 220 Cross                                  Colleges &                                                     Representative                               medical intern or resident can be required to work from 80 hours in a 2-week period
918   1167     Residents                                                    Building          Building          DEAD        (5/5/09)     Universities     Medical Schooling          Labor              Bolduc (Auburn)                              of 20 hours in a one-week period and applies the same limit to physicians.




                                                                         4/9/09 1:00PM    4/27/09 1:00PM
                                                                          RM 220 Cross     RM 220 Cross                                  Employment                                                     Senator Craven
1588 1185      An Act To Require Cause For Employment Termination           Building          Building          DEAD       (5/21/09)      Practices         Terminations             Labor              (Androscoggin)                               This bill enacts the Maine Employment Termination Act.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     This bill repeals the Maine Individual Reinsurance Association enacted as part of Public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Law 2007, chapter 629 because the funding source for the association was repealed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     by people’s veto in November 2008. The bill establishes the Health Insurance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Individual and Small Group Reinsurance Fund to provide reimbursement of certain
                                                                         4/6/09 9:30AM    4/17/09 9:30AM                                                                                                                                             high-cost claims for persons covered under individual and small group health plans.
               An Act To Establish A Reinsurance Mechanism To Expand      RM 427 State     Room 427 State                                                                     Insurance & Financial      Senator Rosen                               The fund would reimburse carriers for 90% of claims paid between $25,000 and
1656 1194      Health Insurance For Individuals And Groups                   House             House            DEAD        (5/5/09)      Insurance            Health               Services               (Hancock)                                 $75,000 for each enrollee covered by the carrier on a calendar year basis.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This bill requires group health insurance policies, contracts and certificates covering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              fewer than 50 members to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              autism spectrum disorders for persons 21 years of age and under. Initially, coverage is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              subject to a maximum annual benefit of $36,000 per year; beginning January 1, 2011,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the maximum benefit must be adjusted annually for inflation using the medical care
                                                                         3/30/09 9:30AM    4/3/09 9:30AM                                                                                                                                      component of the United States Department of Labor Consumer Price Index. The
               An Act To Reform Insurance Coverage To Include              RM 427 State     RM 427 State      Carry Over                                                      Insurance & Financial     Senator Bowman                        provisions of this bill apply to group policies, contracts and certificates issued or
969   1198     Diagnosis For Autism Spectrum Disorders                        House            House          Approved     (5/18/09)      Diseases             Autism               Services                 (York)                           renewed on or after January 1, 2010.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This bill does the following:                                                       1. Part
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A requires carriers to provide notice to policyholders when a policy has been
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              reinstated and the premium paid following a cancellation notice for nonpayment of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              premium. It requires carriers to provide notice to plan enrollees regarding any
                                                                         4/13/09 1:00pm    5/8/09 9:30AM                                                                                                                                      exclusions or limits of coverage for childhood immunizations. Part A also requires
                                                                           RM 427 State     RM 427 State                                                                      Insurance & Financial   Representative Treat Speaker Pingree    carriers to post at least 5 inidivdual and 5 small group health plans on its publicly
1504 1205      An Act To Establish A Health Care Bill Of Rights               House            House          Public Law   (6/18/09)      Insurance            Health               Services               (Hallowell)     (North Haven)      accessible website for comparision purposes and sets minimum standards for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Part A allows a maximum rate differential for individual health plans on the basis of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              age, occupation or industry and geographic area of 4:1 and a maximum rate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              differential on the basis of health status of 1:5:1.                  Part A eliminates the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Maine Individual Reinsurance Risk Pool Association which lacks funding due to the
                                                                         4/14/09 1:00PM    5/1/09 9:30AM                                                                                                                                      repeal by people's veto of portions of Public Law 2007, chapter 629, and establishes
               An Act to Fund The Dirgo Health Program Through A High-     RM 427 State     RM 427 State                                                                      Insurance & Financial      Representative    Representative     the Comprehensive Health Insurance Risk Pool Association, a high-risk pool for the
259   1206     Risk Pool                                                      House            House            DEAD        (6/2/09)      Insurance            Health               Services          Richardson (Warren) Richardson (Warren) individual health insurance market. Part A repeals the guaranteed issuance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This bill provides that an employee of the Maine Community College System who                      This amendment corrects an oversight in Public Law 2001, chapter 545 and Public Law
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              participated in a defined contribution plan offered to such an employee in place of                2003, chapter 261 whereby the intent was for Maine Community College System
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the retirement plan offered under the Maine Public Employees Retirement System                     employees to be able to return to membership in the Maine Public Employees
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and who subsequently resumed participation or commenced participation in the                       Retirement System, including participation in the group life insurance program. The
               An Act To Correct Inequities For Certain Maine            4/23/09 1:00PM    5/4/09 1:00PM                                                                                                                                      Maine Public Employees Retirement System is automatically insured and is eligible for              amendment also establishes a time frame during which certain confidential
               Community College System Employees In The Maine            RM 220 Cross     Room 220 Cross                              State Retirement                                                   Senator Davis                       coverage under the group life insurance program provided to employees of the Maine                 employees of the Maine Community College System may establish group life
1483 1219      Public Employees Retirement System                            Building         Building        Public Law   (6/2/09)         System            Benefits               Labor               (Cumberland)                         Community College System in the same manner as a new employee of the Maine                         insurance coverage with the Maine Public Employees Retirement System.




                                                                         4/13/09 1:00PM 4/14/09 3:00PM                                                                                                                                               This bill requires that, beginning in fiscal year 2010-11, the regional adjustment to the
               An Act To Equalize The Regional Salary Cost Index Under    RM 202 Cross   RM 202 Cross                                  School Funding                         Education & Cultural      Representative                               salary and benefits costs of teachers and other school personnel that is based on
658   1227     The School Funding Formula                                    Building       Building            DEAD       (4/28/09)      Formula           Adjustments             Affairs           Johnson (Greenville)                           labor market areas in the State must be 1.0 for all labor market areas in the State.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     This bill requires the Board of Trustees of Dirigo Health to reach more uninsured and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     underinsured individuals through a more affordable product and to report to the Joint
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Standing Committee on Insurance and Financial Services regarding changes to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Dirigo Health Program by January 1, 2010. The bill replaces the savings offset
                                                                         4/14/09 1:00PM    5/8/09 9:30AM                                                                                                                                             payment, currently assessed at a variable rate up to 4% of paid claims determined
               An Act To Stabilize Funding And Enable DirigoChoice To      RM 427 State     RM 427 State                                                                      Insurance & Financial   Representative Treat Speaker Pingree           each year depending on savings, with a fixed 2.14% access payment on paid claims
1932 1264      Reach More Uninsured                                           House            House          Public Law   (6/10/09)      Insurance            Health               Services              (Hallowell)      (North Haven)             paid monthly.



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 This bill requires the Department of Education to review models for performance-
                                                                       4/27/09 1:00PM    5/6/09 4:00PM                                                                                                                           based pay and bonuses for teachers, principals and superintendents and to adopt
              An Act To Encourage Alternative Compensation Models      Room 202 Cross     RM 202 Cross                                                                                       Senator Weston                      rules authorizing school administrative units to use a performance-based pay model
1371 1277     For Teachers And School Administrators                       Building         Building        RESOLVE      (6/9/09)       Teachers        Compensation                            (Waldo)                          for the remuneration of teachers beginning in school year 2010.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 This bill does the following:                                                      1. It
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 prohibits designated smoking areas indoors in places of employment and provides a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 definition of permitted outdoor designated smoking areas; 2. It repeals the laws on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 smoking in hospitals, nursing homes and jury rooms that differed from the public
                                                                       4/29/09 3:00PM 5/1/09 11:00AM                                                                                                                             place and workplace laws; 3. It clarifies in the laws governing workplace smoking that
              An Act To Strengthen The Workplace Smoking Laws And      Room 209 Cross Room 209 Cross                                                                   Health and Human       Senator Mills                      "business facility" may include a private residence or unit or apartment within a        This amendment removes the provision of the bill relating to exposure to secondhand
1637 1429     Other Laws Governing Smoking                                 Building       Building          Public Law   (6/8/09)       Smoking          Workplace          Services           (Somerset)                        residential facility during the period of time that the private residence or unit or     smoke being a nuisance and trespass.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 This resolve directs the Maine Public Employees Retirement System, the Commisioner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 of Administrative and Financial Services and the State Employee Health Commission,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 within their existing resources, to design a unified pension and benefit plan to apply
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 to all state employees and teachers that are first hired after December 31, 2010. It
                                                                       5/6/09 1:00PM    5/14/09 1:00PM                                                                                                                           authorizes submission of the proposed unified pension and benefit plan, together
              Resolve, To Reform Public Retirement Benefits and         RM 220 Cross     RM 220 Cross                                State Retirement                                         Senator Mills                      with proposed implementing legislation., to the Joint Standing Committee on Labor
1542 1431     Eliminate Social Security Offsets                           Building          Building        RESOLVE      (6/9/09)         System           Offsets          Labor              (Somerset)                        no later than December 10, 2009 and authorizes the committee to report out a bill to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 This bill amends the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 26, section 1193, subsection 1,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 paragraph A, which governs unemployment benefit disqualification exceptions for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 voluntarily leaving one's job, in order to meet the unemployment insurance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 modernization provision requirements under the American Recovery and
              An Act To Provide Additional Unemployment Benefits and                                                                                                                                                             Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5, Section 2003, and ensure that the State
              Make Statutory Revisions in Accordance with the             Not Yet                                                      Employment                                         President Mitchell   Speaker Pingree   qualifies for receiving the maximum incentive payment allowable to the State under
1958 1454     American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009             Scheduled      Not Yet Scheduled   Public Law   (4/16/09)       Security         Benefits                           (Kennebec)        (North Haven)     the federal recovery legislation. It also temporarily adds and alternative methodology




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Carryover Legislation from First Session




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      An Act to Require Insurance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Companies to Cover the Cost
                                                                                                                                                                                         This bill requires health insurance policies, contracts                     of Prosthetics - The committee
                                                                                                                                                                                         and certificates to provide coverage for prosthetics.                         has requested extension to
                                                                                                                                                          Insurance & Representative     The provisions of this bill apply to all policies, contracts                3/12, so no report yet. At $30-
                An Act To Require Insurance Companies To                    1/12/2010, 1 pm, RM 427   Extension                                             Financial     Bryant         and certificates issued or renewed on or after January                       $90K per prosthesis, this will
 274     20           Cover The Cost Of Prosthetics        Not Scheduled          State House         Requested      01/21/10     Insurance    Health       Services    (Windham)        1, 2010.                                                                       drive premium increases.
                                                                                                                                                                                         This bill provides for the state minimum hourly wage
                                                                                                                                                                                         to be adjusted for inflation beginning January 1, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                         and annually thereafter. The bill requires the
                                                                                                                                                                                         Department of Labor to calculate the inflation-
                                                                                                                                                                                         adjusted minimum hourly wage based on changes in
                                                             02/18/2020,                                                                                                                 the consumer price index and to exclude from the
                                                            1pm, Rm 220,                               Awaiting                                                                          calculation any month in which the State's                                   Had been extended to 1/22,
            An Act To Index The State Minimum Wage To        Cross Office                             Committee                   Compensat Minimum                   Representative     unemployment rate exceeds the national                                         still not reported out of
 482    192                   Inflation                        Building        Not Yet Scheduled        Report       01/21/10        ion     Wage            Labor    Tuttle (Sanford)   unemployment rate.                                                                   committee yet.
                                                                                                                                                                                         This bill increases the minimum wage to $8.20 per
                                                                                                                                                                                         hour in 2010 and to $8.90 in 2011. Each year after
                                                                                                                                                                                         that, the minimum wage is adjusted based on changes
                                                                                                                                                                                         in prices, so that the minimum hourly wage rate
                                                                                                                                                                                         maintains employee purchasing power. The price
                                                                                                                                  Compensat Minimum                   Representative     adjustment is based on the change in the Consumer
 274    403 An Act To Increase The Minimum Wage            Not Scheduled       Not Yet Scheduled         DEAD        01/14/10        ion     Wage            Labor    Tuttle (Sanford)   Price Index.                                                                       DEAD - 1/14/2010
                                                                                                                                                                                 This bill requires individual and group health insurance
                                                                                                                                                                                 policies and health maintenance organization
                                                                                                                                                                                 contracts to provide coverage for children's early
                                                                                                                                                                                 intervention services after a referral from a primary
                                                                                                                                                                                 care provider for children from birth to 3 years of age
                                                                                                                                                                                 if the child has an identified development disability or                             VOTED, Jan 19, 2010, Ant. Div.
                                                                                                                                                                                 delay as described in the federal Individuals with                                     Rep. but not reported out
                                                                                                        Divided                                                                  Disabilties Education Act, Part C. This bill limits                                 yet.This is the one to shift costs
                                                                                                        Report                                                                   coverage to $3,200 per child up to a maximum of                                     of early intervention programs
                                                                                                      Anticipated,                                    Insurance & Representative $9,600 by the child's 3rd birthday. The bill applies to                              from state to private insurers.
            An Act To Require Private Insurance Coverage                    1/19/2010, RM 427 State    Awaiting                   Insurance Mandated Financial        Connor     all policies, contracts and certificates issued or                                     Rather expensive, insurers
 962    425 For Services For Children With Disabilities  Not Scheduled              House               Report       01/19/10      Practices Benefits   Services   (Kennebunk) renewed on or after January 1, 2010.                                                               opposed.




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                                                                                                                                                                                      Added to tracker because it impacts HR policies and
                                                                                                                                                                                      procedures for employees. This bill:
                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Prohibits most gifts and payments to health care
                                                                                                                                                                                      practitioners from pharmaceutical and medical device
                                                                                                                                                                                      manufacturers;
                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Includes medical devices in the definition of
                                                                                                                                                                                      "prescription drug" for the purposes of requirements
                                                                                                                                                                                      involving a pharmaceutical manufacturer's giving of
                                                                                                                                                                                      gifts to health care practitioners and reporting
                                                                                                                                                                                      marketing expenses;
                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Establishes requirements for pharmaceutical
                                                                                                                                                                                      manufacturers' giving sample products to health care
                                                                                                                                                                                      practitioners;
                                                                                                                                                                                      4. Requires the Department of Health and Human
                                                                                                                                                                                      Services to report a pharmaceutical manufacturer's
                                                                                                                                                                                      gifts and payments per health care practitioner instead
                                                                                                                                                                                      of in the aggregate;
                                                                                                                                                                                      5. Limits the confidentiality of pharmaceutical
                                                                                                                                                                                      manufacturers' reporting information to trade
                                                                                                                                                                                      information protected by state and federal law;
                                                                                                                                                                                      6. Requires the Department of Health and Human
                                                                                                                                                                                      Services to post the department's annual report
          An Act To Restrict Gifts to Health Care                                                                                Health                    Health &   Representative regarding a pharmaceutical manufacturer's marketing
          Practitioners from Pharmaceutical and                                                                                   Care                      Human      Sharon Treat expenses on a publicly accessible portion of the
1505 1262 Medical Device Manufacturers                     Not Scheduled       Not Yet Scheduled        DEAD       01/12/10     Services    Pharmacies     Services     (Hallowell) department's website; and                                                               Bill DEAD - 01/12/2010
                                                                                                                                                                                      This bill requires licensed, certified or registered
                                                                                                                                                                                      providers to secure a criminal background check prior
                                                                                                                                                                                      to hiring or placing a person who will have direct
                                                                                                                                                                                      contact with a consumer. Providers will pay for the
                                                                                                                                                                                      criminal background checks. Some providers are
                                                                                                                                                                                      currently required by statute to obtain criminal
                                                                                                                                                                                      background checks, and this bill adds several more
                                                                                                                                                                                      providers, including hospitals, nursing facilities,
                                                                                                                                                                                      ambulatory surgical facilities, intermediate care                                     adds appropriations and
                                                                                                                                                                                      facilities for persons with mental retardation, assisted                                   allocations, see:
                                                                                                                                                                                      housing programs, children’s homes, end-stage renal                               http://www.mainelegislature.o
                                                                                                                                                                                      disease facilities, drug treatment centers, child placing                         rg/legis/bills/bills_124th/billtex
                                                                                                                                                                                      agencies, hospice programs, agencies and facilities                                 ts/HP101902.asp – OTP –AM
                                                                                                                                                                                      providing mental health services, temporary nurse           adds                     on Jan 7th – This is the bill
                                                                                                                                                                                      agencies and nursery schools.                               appropriations         requiring criminal background
                                                                                                                                                                                      This bill authorizes the Department of Health and           and allocations,       checks for healthcare workers
                                                                                                                                                                                      Human Services to investigate complaints against            see:                  with direct patient care duties.
                                                                                                                                                                                      temporary nurse agencies and provides enforcement           http://www.mai             If you are a healthcare
                                                                                                                                                                      Representative mechanisms for violations.                                   nelegislature.org     provider/agency, you will need
            An Act To Amend Licensing, Certification and                                                                                     Medical       Health &    Patricia Jones This bill requires the department to use income from        /legis/bills/bills_      to ensure your policies and
            Registration Requirements for Health Care                       1/7/2010, 1 pm, RM 209,    PASSED TO                            Practitione     Human         (Mount      penalties to improve the quality of care for residents      124th/billtexts/H     procedures comply should this
 500   1464 Providers and Other Facilities                 Not Scheduled      Cross Office Building   BE ENACTED   02/09/10     Licensing       rs         Services      Vernon)      of long-term care facilities.                               P101902.asp                          pass.




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                                                                                                                                                                                              This bill:
                                                                                                                                                                                              http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_124t
                                                                                                                                                                                              h/billtexts/HP051601.asp amends this public law:
                                                                                                                                                                                              http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/1/title
                                                                                                                                     Health                      Health &    Representative   1sec402.html. Added to list to watch for GINA and
           An Act to Improve the Transparency of                            1/14/2010, 1 pm, RM 209,                                  Care                        Human       Adam Goode      HIPAA and other confidentiality considerations in
1666   757 Certain Hospitals                              Not Scheduled        Cross Office Building      DEAD        01/01/10      Facilities    Hospitals      Services       (Bangor)      carrying this out.                                                            DEAD on 1/27/10
                                                                                                                                                                                              This bill establishes a universal access health care
                                                                                                                                                                                              system that offers a choice of coverage through
                                                                                                                                                                                              organized delivery systems or through a managed care
                                                                                                                                                                                              system operated by the Maine Health Care Agency and
                                                                                                                                                                Insurance & Representative    channels all health care dollars through a dedicated
            An Act To Establish a Single-payer Health Care                 1/13/2010, 10 am, RM 427,                                                              Financial  Charles Priest   trust fund. needs to be tracked although it will likely                DEAD, had been voted ONTP
 108   1365 System                                         Not Scheduled          State House             DEAD        01/20/10     Insurance       Health         Services    (Brunswick)     not proceed.                                                           on January 20th.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The committee has requested
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     extension to 2/19, so no report
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        yet.extended in committee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      also, another work session on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2/9. Another very expensive
                                                                                                                                                                                         This bill requires group health insurance policies,                              mandate to cover autism
                                                                                                                                                                                         contracts and certificates covering fewer than 50                           spectrum disorders. Initial max
                                                                                                                                                                                         members to provide coverage for the diagnosis and                              is expected to be capped at
                                                                                                                                                                                         treatment of autism spectrum disorders for persons 21                               $36k for small group
                                                                                                                                                                                         years of age and under. Initially, coverage is subject to                     coverages. I double checked
                                                                                                                                                                                         a maximum annual benefit of $36,000 per year;                                and this will not conflict with
                                                                                                                                                                                         beginning January 1, 2011, the maximum benefit must                          the Mental Health Parity and
                                                                                                                                                                                         be adjusted annually for inflation using the medical                                Equity Addiction Act
                                                                                                                                                                                         care component of the United States Department of                            (MHPAEA) since that pertains
            An Act To Reform Insurance Coverage To           3/30/09                                                                                            Insurance &              Labor Consumer Price Index. The provisions of this bill                         to large groups only at this
            Include Diagnosis For Autism Spectrum        9:30AM RM 427 2/09/2010, 1:00 pm, RM 427       Extension                                                 Financial   Senator    apply to group policies, contracts and certificates                                        point :
 969   1198 Disorders                                      State House        State House               Requested     01/21/10      Diseases       Autism         Services Bowman (York) issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2010.                              http://www.cms.hhs.gov/healt

                                                                                                                                                                                              This bill prohibits an employer from employing foreign
                                                                                                        Referred to                                                           Senator Troy    laborers for 5 years if the employer violates the
                                                             Not Yet                                      Labor                    Employme                                     Jackson       required proof of equipment ownership or foreign
 2087 1545 An Act to Protect Maine Workers                  Scheduled          Not Yet Scheduled        Committee     12/17/09     nt Practices     Hiring         Labor      (Aroostook)     labor certification laws.                                                      No report yet.
           An Act To Expand the Opportunity for
           Persons to acquire health care coverage        01/27/2010, 1                                 TABLED AT                                               Insurance & Representative This bill would allow persons who have been
           under the State's so-called "mini-COBRA"        pm, RM 427       02/02/2010, 2 pm RM 427       WORK                                                    Financial  Ed Mazurek permanently laid-off to acquire health care coverage
 2094 1708 program.                                        State House            State House            SESSION      02/02/10     Insurance       Health         Services    (Rockland) under the State's so-called "mini-COBRA" program.                           TABLED AT 2/2 WORK SESSION

                                                                                                       PASSED TO                                                                              This bill addresses the situation of 2 employers who
                                                          1/11/2010, 1                                     BE                                                                Representative   both lay off the same employee within 30 days of each
                                                          pm, Rom 220,                                ENGROSSED                                                                 Michael       other. The bill requires that both employers be
           An Act To Ensure Equity in Unemployment         Cross Office    1/21/2010, 1 pm, Room 220,   BY BOTH                    Employme                                     Beaulieu      considered the claimant's last employer for purposes                      Claims Voted OTP-AM on
 2127 1524 Compensation Claims                               Building          Cross Office Building    HOUSES        02/09/10     nt Security     Benefits        Labor       (Auburn)       of the laws governing unemployment compensation.                                 January 21.

                                                          1/21/2010, 1                                                                                                       Representative This bill shortens from 2 years to one year the period
           An Act To Amend the Statute of Limitations    pm, Room 438,     1/28/2010, 1 pm, Room 438,                                Human        Commissio                  Anna Blodgett within which the Maine Human Rights Commission
 2049 1537 under the Maine Human Rights Act               State House             State House            OTP-AM       01/28/10       Rights          n           Judiciary     (Augusta)    must conclude an investigation of a complaint.



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                                                                                                                                                                      Representative   This bill clarifies the current restrictions on Workers'
                                                         02/04/2010, 1                                 Referred to                 Workers                                Steven       Compensation Board membership related to lobbying
           An Act Relating to the Membership of the      pm, Cross Rm      02/11/2010, 1 PM, CROSS       Labor                    Compensat                             Butterfield    and being a service provider to the workers'
 2350 1566 Workers' Compensation Board                       220           OFFICE BUILDING RM 220      Committee     12/21/09        ion        Board        Labor       (Bangor)      compensation system.

                                                                                                                                                                                   This bill prohibits health plans covering Maine
                                                                                                       Referred to                                                                 residents from including provisions that terminate
                                                                                                       Insurance &                                                                 payment of further claims after a defined maximum
                                                         02/03/2010, 1                                   Financial                                      Insurance & Representative specified aggregate amount of health care claims has
           An Act To Protect Health Care Consumers        pm, Rm 427      02/17/2010, 2 pm, Rm 427       Services                                         Financial    Seth Berry  been paid on an annual, lifetime or other basis on
 2237 1620 from Catastrophic Debt                         State House           State House             Committee    12/23/09     Insurance    Health     Services                 This bill requires a landowner or group.
                                                                                                                                                                    (Bowdoinham) behalf of an individual, family to notify the
                                                                                                                                                                                   Department of Conservation, Bureau of Forestry if
                                                                                                                                                                                   forest land is harvested by a harvester who uses
                                                                                                                                                                                   bonded labor under the federal H2 bonded labor
                                                                                                                                                                                   program under 20 Code of Federal Regulations,
                                                                                                                                                                                   Section 655.200 et seq. If a landowner or a harvester
                                                                                                                                                                                   employed by or under contract to the landowner uses
                                                                                                                                                                                   bonded labor under the federal H2 bonded labor
                                                                                                                                                                                   program or the landowner fails to provide the required
                                                                                                                                                                                   notification, the land must be withdrawn from the
                                                                                                                                                                                   Maine Tree Growth Tax Law and a penalty assessed
                                                                                                                                                                                   under the commercial forestry excise tax to
           An Act To Improve Employment                                                                Referred to                                                  Representative compensate the State for the General Fund
           Opportunities for Maine Workers in the           Not Yet                                      Labor                      Property    Free                 John Martin contribution to the cost of forest fire protection
 2086 1552 Forest Industry                                 Scheduled          Not Yet Scheduled        Committee     12/21/09         Tax    Growth Tax     Labor     (Eagle Lake) activities.
                                                                                                                                                                                     This bill authorizes the Executive Director of the
                                                                                                                                                                                     Workers' Compensation Board to issue a stop-work
                                                                                                                                                                                     order if a hiring agent or construction subcontractor
                                                                                                                                                                                     has knowingly misrepresented one or more employees
                                                                                                                                                                                     as independent contractors, knowingly failed to
                                                                                                                                                                                     provide a workers' compensation insurance policy or
                                                                                                                                                                                     knowingly provided false, incomplete or misleading
                                                                                                                                                                                     information to the board concerning the number of
                                                                                                                                                                                     employees. This bill also prohibits that hiring agent or
           An Act to Amend the Laws Governing the        02/04/2010, 1                                 Referred to                 Workers                            Representative construction subcontractor from performing work on a
           Knowing Misclassification of Construction     pm, Cross Rm     02/11/2010, 1 pm, Cross Rm     Labor                    Compensat                            John Martin public building or other public works for a period of 3
 2254 1565 Workers                                           220                     220               Committee     12/21/09        ion        Board        Labor     (Eagle Lake) years.




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                                                                                                                                                                                     The purpose of this bill is to bar health insurance
                                                                                                                                                                                     carriers from favoring certain types of pharmacies,
                                                                                                                                                                                     such as mail order pharmacies, over other types of
                                                                                                                                                                                     pharmacies, such as independent retail pharmacies.
                                                                                                                                                                                     This bill:
                                                                                                                                                                                     1. Prohibits a carrier from refusing to contract with a
                                                                                                                                                                                     pharmacy provider that meets the terms and
                                                                                                                                                                                     conditions established by the health plan;
                                                                                                                                                                                     2. Requires that coinsurance, copayment and
                                                                                                                                                                                     deductible factors be applied uniformly regardless of                    Voted OTP-AM on Jan 20th.
                                                                                                                                                                                     the type of pharmacy the health plan enrollee                           Awaiting committee report and
                                                                                                                                                                                     chooses; and                                                            amendments. This will impact
                                                                                                                                                                                     3. Prohibits a carrier from limiting the quantity of                      any of your plans that now
                                                         1/13/2010, 1                                                                                    Insurance &   Senator Peter drugs that an enrollee may obtain at one time unless                     reward mail order pharmacy
                                                         pm, Rm 427,      1/20/2010, 1 pm, Rm 427,                                                         Financial        Mills    the limit is applied uniformly to all pharmacy providers                 use with discounts. You may
 2492 1498 An Act to Adopt a Drug Benefit Equity Law     State House            State House           OTP-AM       01/20/10     Insurance    Health        Services     (Somerset) within the health plan's network.                                                wish to weigh in.
                                                                                                                                                                                     This bill requires an employer to give a maximum of 52
                                                                                                                                                                                     accrued hours of paid sick leave per year to any
                                                                                                                                                                                     employee who is employed by a large business
                                                                                                                                                                                     employer and a maximum of 26 accrued paid sick
                                                                                                                                                                                     leave hours per year to any employee who is
                                                                                                                                                                                     employed by a small business employer. Paid sick
                                                                                                                                                                                     leave is accrued from the first day of employment and
                                                                                                                                                                                     can be used on the 90th day and thereafter. Earned
                                                                                                                                                                                     paid sick leave may be used by an employee during an                         it is sitting with no work
                                                                                                                                                                                     absence from employment due to the illness of an                          session scheduled right now
                                                                                                                                                                                     employee or illness of an employee's family member, if                  because there appear to not be
                                                                                                                                                                                     the employee's place of business is closed due to a                      enough votes in the Senate to
                                                                                                                                                                                     public health emergency, if an employee needs to care                    pass it. Looks like at least 6 or
                                                                                                                                                                                     for a dependent whose school or place of care has                        more would not vote for it in
                                                                                                                                                                                     been closed due to a public health emergency, for the                      Senate. Even in the House
                                                                                                                                                                                     purpose of an employee accessing necessary                                 many will not vote for it. If
                                                                                                                                                                                     preventive health care or an employee's family                          committee were to vote today
                                                                                                                                                                         President   member accessing necessary preventive health care or                      it could come out 8-5 ONTP
                                                         1/14/2010, 1                                Referred to                                                         Elizabeth   due to the employee or the employee's family                            majority. Even Co-Chair Tuttle
                                                          pm, Rm 220                                   Labor                    Employee     Leave                        Mitchell   member being a victim of stalking, domestic violence                       does not currently plan to
 2134 1665 An Act To Prevent the Spread of H1N1          Cross Building      Not Yet Scheduled       Committee     12/21/09      Benefits   Policies        Labor       (Kennebec) or sexual abuse.                                                                        support it.




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              Public Hearing or Work Session Scheduled
                           Vote Reported
    Key                         Dead

                             Public Law
                                                                                                         Committee                                                                                                                                                        Outlook/Comments By
 LR     LD                    Bill Title                    Public Hearing        Work Session             Status       As Of Date     Topic       Subtopic     Committee       PrSpons                             Summary                             Amendments                Tracker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Divided report along party lines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        in labor committee - 8-5 in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      favor. Business' are opposed,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Labor is for. – You may have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        seen the Chamber’s talking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       points in opposition, but you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     may want to think twice about
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        using one of the arguments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      posited that people are likely
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      to get jobs during the time of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     their vacation payout. The ME
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        UI exhaust rate right now is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        about 40% so folks are not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     getting work even after 26 plus
                                                                                                           Divided                                                                                                                                                   weeks. This one is hard to cost
                                                                                                           Report                                                                                                                                                    out since it fluctuates with the
                                                                                                         Anticipated,                                                                       Under current law, an individual is disqualified from                        economy and will be high
                                                                                                          Awaiting                                                                          receiving unemployment compensation benefits for                         when economy is bad. I have
                                                            1/14/2010, 1                                 Report - see                                                            Speaker    any week in which the individual receives, is entitled to                   heard an estimate of $2 M
           An Act To Amend the Unemployment                  pm, Rm 220      1/25/2010, 1 pm, Rm 220      notes to                   Employme                                Hannah Pingree receive or has received remuneration in the form of                        payout in 2010 alone for this
 2110 1626 Compensation Laws Regarding Vacation Pay         Cross Building        Cross Building            right       12/21/09     nt Security   Benefits        Labor      (North Haven) vacation pay. This bill removes that restriction.                                     change.

                                                                                                         Referred to                                                         Representative This bill would include employees of the Finance
           An Act To Provide the Finance Authority of          Not Yet                                     Labor                      Finance Administra                     Thomas Wright Authority of Maine as those eligible to particpate in
 2324 1715 Maine with Flexible Health Care Options            Scheduled         Not Yet Scheduled        Committee      01/07/10     Authority  tion               Labor       (Berwick)    the State Health Plan.

                                                                                                                                                                                             This bill creates a work-sharing program that provides
                                                                                                                                                                                             an alternative to layoffs during a temporary slowdown
                                                                                                                                                                                             in business. Under a work-sharing plan, an employer
                                                                                                                                                                                             elects to avoid layoffs by reducing the number of
                                                                                                                                                                                             regularly scheduled hours of work for all workers in a
                                                                                                                                                                                             specific unit or department or the business as a whole.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Unemployment insurance benefits for the reduced
                                                                                                                                                                                             hours of work are then payable as a proportion of the
                                                                                                                                                                                             benefit amount for a full week of unemployment.

                                                                                                                                                                                             A work-sharing plan is voluntary on the part of the
                                                                                                                                                                                             employer. A plan must be approved by the
                                                                                                                                                                              Senator Troy   Commissioner of Labor or the commissioner's
            An Act to Implement a Maine Unemployment           Not Yet                                                               Employme                                   Jackson      designee and, if the employees are unionized, by their
       1681 Insurance Work Sharing Program                    Scheduled         Not Yet Scheduled           DEAD        01/25/10     nt Security Procedures        Labor      (Aroostook)    collective bargaining agent.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Part A of the bill requires health insurance companies                            DEAD/LTW
                                                                                                                                                                                             to provide coverage for long-term antibiotic therapy
                                                                                                                                                                                             for patients with Lyme disease in all individual and                    Dr.Dora Mills, Maine’s Director
                                                                                                                                                                                             group health insurance policies. The health insurance                   of Public Health, actually came
                                                                                                                                                                                             provisions apply to all policies issued or renewed on or                 and testified against this so it
                                                                                                                                                                                             after January 1, 2011.                                                      was tabled, will likely be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         replaced by some sort of
                                                            01/27/10, 1 pm,                                                                                     Insurance & Representative Part B of the bill provides protection from a licensing                    mandatory education around
            An Act Concerning the Use of Long Term           RM 427 State 02/02/10, 2 pm, RM 427 State                                                            Financial  Edward Legg disciplinary action for physicians that prescribe,                            lyme disease treatment and
       1709 Antibiotics for the Treatment of Lyme Disease       House                House                OTP-AM        02/03/10     Insurance      Health        Services   (Kennebunk) administer or dispense long-term antibiotic therapy to                                prevention.



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              Public Hearing or Work Session Scheduled
                           Vote Reported
    Key                         Dead

                             Public Law
                                                                                                      Committee                                                                                                                                                   Outlook/Comments By
 LR     LD                    Bill Title                 Public Hearing         Work Session            Status      As Of Date   Topic    Subtopic    Committee       PrSpons                              Summary                             Amendments                Tracker
                                                         02/23/2010, 1                                                                                                             bill would authorize a general fund bond issue to
           An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond        pm, Rm 209,                                  Health &                                        Health &       Senator      purchase the software and hardware necessary for
           Issue to Create a New Electronic Medical       Cross Office    02/25/2010, 1 pm, Rm 209,     Human                     Bond                  Human        Marrache      health care providers to exchange patient health          see predecessor
 2327 1761 Records Infrastructure                           Building         Cross Office Building     Services     02/02/10     Issues    Health      Services     (Kennebec)     records electronically.                                   bill LD 729 please

                                                                                                                                                                                  bill would require persons observing a serious injury to
                                                                                                                                                                                  report to emergency officials and create a cause of
                                                                                                                                                                                  action against a person who fails to report as required.
                                                         02/04/2010, 1                                Referred to                                                                 (we would look at this in the workplace - does it
           An Act to Create a Duty to Report Serious       pm, State       02/11/2010, 1 pm, State     Judiciary                 Public   Emergenci                Representative override current policy, can it be employee on
 2285 1738 Injuries                                      House, RM 438         House, RM 438          Committee     01/14/10     Safety      es        Judiciary    McLeod (Lee) employee reporting outside the company etc.)




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                 L. Name       F. Name                                          LegalRes                      Address1            Address2            Town                Zip       Phone      Phone         Fax                          HomeEMail                               LegEMail                            House        Leadership                 AllCommittees
       1   Martin            John        L.                     D       Eagle Lake           PO Box 250                                      Eagle Lake           ME      04739   444-5556   834-7568                                                      R epJohn.M artin@ legislature.m aine.gov             23                              Appropriations & Financial Affairs           Natural Resources              Joint Rules
       2   Theriault         Charles     K.                     D       Madawaska            116 22nd Avenue                                 Madawaska            ME      04756   728-4526                          kent23@ verizon.net                    R epC harlesK .T heriault@ legislature.m aine.gov    49                              Transportation
       3   Ayotte            Bernard     L.A.                   R       Caswell              1469 Van Buren Road                             Caswell              ME      04750   325-4905                                                                 R epB ernard.Ayotte@ legislature.m aine.gov         107                              Natural Resources
       4   Edgecomb          Peter       E.                     R       Caribou              132 Baird Road                                  Caribou              ME      04736   496-3188                          pedgecom @ m aine.rr.com               R epP eter.E dgecom b@ legislature.m aine.gov        38                              Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry         Natural Resources
       5   Willette          Michael     J.                     D       Presque Isle         80 Hardy Street                                 Presque Isle         ME      04769   762-7181                          m ikeblackbear@ gm ail.com                                                                  67                              State & Local Government
       6   Clark             Tyler       A.                     R       Easton               PO Box 243                                      Easton               ME      04740   227-6971                          tyleraclark@ m sn.com                  R epT yler.C lark@ legislature.m aine.gov            39                              State & Local Government
       7   Sutherland        Patricia    B.                     D       Chapman              1738 Chapman Road                               Chapman              ME      04757   764-1490                          psutherland@ sutherlandandweston.com                                                        91                              Education & Cultural Affairs (Chair)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Business, Research & Economic
    8      Cleary            Richard     C.                 D           Houlton              PO Box 9                                        Houlton              ME      04730   532-2905                          rccleary@ ainop.com                    R epR ichard.C leary@ legislature.m aine.gov          5                              Development                                  Judiciary
    9      Joy               Henry       L.                 R           Crystal              PO Box 103                                      Island Falls         ME      04747   463-2507                          henjoy@ ainop.com                      R epH enry.Joy@ legislature.m aine.gov              108                              State & Local Government
   10      Clark             Herbert     E.                 D           Millinocket          180 Bowdoin Street                              Millinocket          ME      04462   723-5746                          clarkhe@ prexar.com                    R epH erbert.C lark@ legislature.m aine.gov          55                              Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (Chair)          Labor
   11      McLeod            Everett     W.             Sr. R           Lee                  PO Box 155                                      Lee                  ME      04455   738-3255               738-2742   em cleod@ fairpoint.net                R epE verett.M cLeod@ legislature.m aine.gov         37                              Inland Fisheries & Wildlife                  Government Oversight
   12      Gifford           Jeffery     A.                 R           Lincoln              346 Frost Street                                Lincoln Center       ME      04457   794-3040   290-5088               jeffery.gifford@ gm ail.com            R epJeff.G ifford@ legislature.m aine.com           105                              Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
   13      Duchesne          Robert      S.                 D           Hudson               478 Beechwood Avenue                            Old Town             ME      04468   827-3782   827-3782               duchesne@ m idm aine.com                                                                   146                              Natural Resources (Chair)
   14      Blanchard         Richard     D.                 D           Old Town             36 Fifth Street                                 Old Town             ME      04468   827-4525   356-0477               rdblanch@ localnet.com                 R epR ichard.B lanchard@ legislature.m aine.gov     121                              Utilities & Energy
   15      Goode             Adam                           D           Bangor               303 Hammond Street              Apt. 15         Bangor               ME      04401   991-7000                          adam isrunning@ gm ail.com                                                                  72                              Insurance & Financial Services
   16      Butterfield       Steven      J.             II D            Bangor               PO Box 1176                                     Bangor               ME      04402   242-7270   907-4085               steve@ stevebutterfield.org                                                                 73                              Labor
   17      Stevens           Sara        R.                 D           Bangor               252 Nowell Road                                 Bangor               ME      04401   942-8900                          ssteve32@ yahoo.com                    R epS ara.S tevens@ legislature.m aine.gov          129                              Judiciary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Business, Research & Economic
   18 Martin                 James       R.                     D       Orono                557 Forest Avenue                               Orono                ME      04473 972-7681                            m artinH D 18@ jim m artin.com         R epJim .M artin@ legislature.m aine.gov            119                              Development

   19      Cain              Emily       A.                 D           Orono                103 Forest Ave                                  Orono                ME      04473   866-3753   581-3308               C ainO rono@ hotm ail.com              R epE m ily.C ain@ legislature.m aine.gov            24                              Appropriations & Financial Affairs (Chair)
   20      Pratt             Benjamin    M.                 D           Eddington            638 Main Road                                   Eddington            ME      04428   745-7372   843-7502               bpratt26@ yahoo.com                                                                        145                              Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
   21      Celli             Michael                        R           Brewer               42 Gettysburg Avenue                            Brewer               ME      04412   989-4720                          texn77@ aol.com                                                                             57                              State & Local Government
   22      Greeley           Christian   D.                 R           Levant               PO Box 353                                      Levant               ME      04456   884-6000   478-4560               cgtc@ aol.com                                                                               56                              Criminal Justice & Public Safety
   23      Richardson        David       E.                 R           Carmel               634 Hampden Road                                Carmel               ME      04419   848-3040                          richardson@ herm on.net                R epD avid.R ichardson@ legislature.m aine.gov       41                              Education & Cultural Affairs
   24      Thomas            Douglas     A.                 R           Ripley               306 Stream Road                                 Ripley               ME      04930   277-3017                          firewood@ tds.net                                                                          109                              Transportation
   25      Tardy             Joshua      A.                 R           Newport              PO Box 381                                      Newport              ME      04953   368-4810   368-2828    368-2822   tardylaw@ roadrunner.com                                                                    22 Minority Leader
   26      Davis             Paul        T.             Sr. R           Sangerville          36 Town House Road                              Sangerville          ME      04479   876-4047                          R epD avis@ m idm aine.com                                                                  78                              Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
   27      Johnson           Peter       B.                 R           Greenville           PO Box 697                                      Greenville           ME      04441   695-2019   280-0888               petejohnson@ gwi.net                   R epP ete.Johnson@ legislature.m aine.gov            80                              Education & Cultural Affairs
   28      Cray              Dean        A.                 R           Palmyra              PO Box 3                                        Palmyra              ME      04965   938-2006   478-8279    938-2006   dacray@ dishm ail.net                  R epD ean.C ray@ legislature.m aine.gov             104                              Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
   29      Fitts             Stacey      A.                 R           Pittsfield           180 Lancey Street                               Pittsfield           ME      04967   487-5641   341-0166                                                      R epS tacey.Fitts@ legislature.m aine.gov            19                              Legal & Veteran Affairs                      Utilities & Energy
   30      McFadden          Howard      E.                 R           Dennysville          19 Shipyard Road                                Dennysville          ME      04628   726-4676                          m cfaddenh@ roadrunner.com             R epH oward.M cFadden@ legislature.m aine.gov       106                              Education & Cultural Affairs
   31      Perry             Anne        C.                 D           Calais               474 South Street                                Calais               ME      04619   454-7338                          aperry@ m aineline.net                 R epAnne.P erry@ legislature.m aine.gov              68                              Health & Human Services (Chair)
   32      Burns             David       C.                 R           Whiting              159 Dodge Road                                  Whiting              ME      04691   733-8856                          D B urnsInv@ m idm aine.com            R epD avid.B urm s@ legislature.m aine.gov           81                              Criminal Justice & Public Safety             Governement Oversight
   33      Tilton            Dianne                         R           Harrington           1247 United States Highway 1A                   Harrington           ME      04643   483-6050                          dtilton@ m aineline.net                R epD ianne.T ilton@ legislature.m aine.gov          82                              Marine Resources
   34      Eaton             Robert      N.                 D           Sullivan             PO Box 264                                      Sullivan             ME      04664   422-3918                          electeaton@ yahoo.com                  R epR ob.E aton@ legislature.m aine.gov              29                              Marine Resources
   35      Flemings          Elspeth                        D           Bar Harbor           23 Kennebec Street                              Bar Harbor           ME      04609   669-2073                          elsie.flem ings@ gm ail.com            R epE lsie.Flem ings@ legislature.m aine.gov         93                              Taxation
   36      Pingree           Hannah      N.                 D           North Haven          PO Box 243                                      North Haven          ME      04853   867-0966   287-1430               hannah@ pingree.com                    R epH annah.P ingree@ legislature.m aine.gov            Speaker of the House
   37      Schatz            James       M.                 D           Blue Hill            PO Box 437                                      Blue Hill            ME      04614   266-9789   374-5126    374-9935   jim m schatz@ gm ail.com               R epJim .S chatz@ legislature.m aine.gov              3                              Criminal Justice & Public Safety             State & Local Government
   38      Langley           Brian       D.                 R           Ellsworth            11 South Street                                 Ellsworth            ME      04605   667-0625                          langley4legislature@ verizon.net       R epB rian.Langley@ legislature.m aine.gov           18                              Taxation
   39      Cushing           Andre       E.             III R           Hampden              PO Box 687                                      Hampden              ME      04444   449-1358                          andre@ andrecushing.com                R epAndre.C ushing@ legislature.m aine.gov           40                              Labor
   40      Rosen             Kimberley   C.                 R           Bucksport            22 Mount Olive Heights          PO Box 877      Bucksport            ME      04416   469-3779               469-2330   K urlykim 40@ aol.com                  R epK im berley.R osen@ legislature.m aine.gov       13                              Transportation
   41      Magnan            Veronica                       D           Stockton Springs     PO Box 37                                       Sandy Point          ME      04972   567-6097                          veronicam agnan@ gm ail.com            R epVeronica.M agnan@ legislature.m aine.gov        150                              Criminal Justice & Public Safety
   42      Thibodeau         Michael     D.                 R           Winterport           169 Coles Corner Road                           Winterport           ME      04496   223-5177                          repm ikethibodeau@ aol.com             R epM ichael.T hibodeau@ legislature.m aine.gov     103                              Labor                                        Utilities & Energy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Business, Research & Economic
   43      Crosby-Giles      Jayne                              R       Belfast              15 Tozier Street                                Belfast              ME      04915   338-0711   338-4650 x 2704
                                                                                                                                                                                                         338-4752   jaynegiles@ em ail.com                 R epJayne.G iles@ legislature.m aine.gov             36                              Development
   44      O'Brien           Andrew      R.                     D       Lincolnville         217 Beach Road                                  Lincolnville         ME      04849   789-5987                          aobrien2008@ gm ail.com                R epAndrew.O 'B rien@ legislature.m aine.gov         92                              Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
   45      Piotti            John        F.                     D       Unity                1075 Albion Road                                Unity                ME      04988   437-2493   338-6575               piotti@ uninets.net                    R epJohn.P iotti@ legislature.m aine.gov              1 Majority Leader
   46      Welsh             Joan        W.                     D       Rockport             54 Sea Street                                   Rockport             ME      04856   236-6554   691-3835               joanwelsh08@ gm ail.com                                                                     28                              Natural Resources
   47      Mazurek           Ed          J.                     D       Rockland             65 Beech Street                                 Rockland             ME      04841   594-5647   542-0017               E dM azurek1@ aol.com                  R epE d.M azurek@ legislature.m aine.gov             89                              Transportation (Chair)
   48      Kruger            Charles     B.                     D       Thomaston            37 Green Street                                 Thomaston            ME      04861   354-8928                          cbkruger@ verizon.net                  R epC huck.K ruger@ legislature.m aine.gov           10                              Judiciary                                    Marine Resources
   49      Richardson        Wesley      E.                     R       Warren               893 North Pond Road                             Warren               ME      04864   273-3572                          wes893@ aol.com                        R epW es.R ichardson@ legislature.m aine.gov         86                              Insurance & Financial Services
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
   50      Pieh              Wendy                              D       Bremen               PO Box 203                                      Bremen               ME      04551   529-5747                          wpieh@ lincoln.m idcoast.com                                                                99                              (Chair)
   51      McKane            Jonathan    B.                     R       Newcastle            30 Bay View Road                                Newcastle            ME      04553   563-5427   631-0065    563-6115   Jon@ JonM cK ane.com                   R epJon.M cK ane@ legislature.m aine.gov             84                              Marine Resources
   52      Miller            Elizabeth   S.                     D       Somerville           6 Hemlock Lane                                  Jefferson            ME      04348   549-7171   622-2085    549-3143   lisam aine@ m ac.com                   R epLisa.M iller@ legislature.m aine.gov             27                              Appropriations & Financial Affairs
   53      Fossel            Leslie      T.                     R       Alna                 PO Box 525                                      Alna                 ME      04535   586-5690                          fossel@ oldhouserestoration.com        R epLes.Fossel@ legislature.m aine.gov               61                              Insurance & Financial Services
   54      Fletcher          Kenneth     C.                     R       Winslow              382 Garland Road                                Winslow              ME      04901   872-6760               872-6760   fletcher2@ roadrunner.com              R epK en.Fletcher@ legislature.m aine.gov            34                              Utilities & Energy
   55      Cotta             H. David                           R       China                55 53rd Fire Road                               China                ME      04358   445-4067   215-8525               cotta@ fairpoint.net                   R epD avid.C otta@ legislature.m aine.gov            85                              State & Local Government
   56      Blodgett          Anna        D.                     D       Augusta              13 Greenwood Court                              Augusta              ME      04330   622-3967                          annablodgett@ yahoo.com                R epAnna.B lodgett@ legislature.m aine.gov          151                              Labor
   57      Crockett          Patsy       G.A.                   D       Augusta              14 Smith Street                                 Augusta              ME      04330   623-3641                          pgcrockett@ yahoo.com                  R epP atsy.C rockett@ legislature.m aine.gov        152                              Taxation
   58      Browne            William     P.                     R       Vassalboro           793 Webber Pond Road                            Vassalboro           ME      04989   622-3096   314-4588               wpbrowne@ gm ail.com                   R epB ill.B rowne@ legislature.m aine.gov            66                              Transportation
   59      Hanley            Stephen     P.                     D       Gardiner             67 Lincoln Avenue                               Gardiner             ME      04345   582-9073   287-1952               lincoln67@ verizon.net                 R epS tephen.H anley@ legislature.m aine.gov        101                              Criminal Justice & Public Safety
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Business, Research & Economic
   60 Prescott               Kerri       L.                     R       Topsham              12 Eider Lane                                   Topsham              ME      04086 319-7589     841-1181               prescottstaterep@ yahoo.com                                                                 62                              Development                                  Marine Resources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Business, Research & Economic
   61      MacDonald         W. Bruce                           D       Boothbay             656 Back River Road                             Boothbay             ME      04537   633-0570   350-1368                bm acdon@ roadrunner.com              R epB ruce.M acD onald@ legislature.m aine.gov       98                              Development                                  Marine Resources
   62      Watson            Thomas      R.                     D       Bath                 1565 Washington Street                          Bath                 ME      04530   442-7493   443-1606    386-0512    trwatson@ street-law.com              R epT hom .W atston@ legislature.m aine.gov         143                              Taxation (Chair)
   63      Priest            Charles     R.                     D       Brunswick            9 Bowker Street                                 Brunswick            ME      04011   725-5439   622-3789    622-3792    cpriestlaw@ gwi.net                   R epC harles.P riest@ legislature.m aine.gov         25                              Insurance & Financial Services               Judiciary (Chair)
   64      Percy             Leila       J.                     D       Phippsburg           18 Sea Street                                   Phippsburg           ME      04562   389-2133   287-1430    389-2133    leilapercy@ yahoo.com                 R epLeila.P ercy@ legislature.m aine.gov            140                              Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry         Marine Resources (Chair)
   65      Kent              Peter       S.                     D       Woolwich             82 Joseph Mains Road                            Woolwich             ME      04579   442-9255                           pskentz5@ hotm ail.com                R epP eter.K ent@ legislature.m aine.gov            126                              Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
   66      Cornell du Houx   Alexander                          D       Brunswick            80A Union Street                                Brunswick            ME      04011   319-4511                           acornell@ alexcornell.org             R epAlex.C ornell@ legislature.m aine.gov           127                              Legal & Veteran Affairs
   67      Berry             Seth        A.                     D       Bowdoinham           1245 River Road                                 Bowdoinham           ME      04008   737-4179   737-4149                seth@ sethberry.org                                                                         2 Majority Whip
   68      Beaulieu          Michael     G.                     R       Auburn               27 Sherman Avenue                               Auburn               ME      04210   784-0036                           m ike@ m ikeform aine.org             R epM ike.B eaulieu@ legislature.m aine.gov          58                              Judiciary                                    Legal & Veteran Affairs
   69      Bolduc            Brian       D.                     D       Auburn               54 Riverside Drive                              Auburn               ME      04210   576-4907                           bolduc74@ yahoo.com                                                                       118                              Natural Resources
   70      Bickford          Bruce       A.                     R       Auburn               64 Cameron Lane                                 Auburn               ME      04210   795-6844   689-5010    795-6844    bickform aine@ verizon.net            R epB ruce.B ickford@ legislature.m aine.gov         60                              Labor                                        Government Oversight
   71      Lajoie            Michael     A.                     D       Lewiston             279 Old Greene Road                             Lewiston             ME      04240   783-1927                           lajoie1@ m idm aine.com                                                                   124                              Criminal Justice & Public Safety
   72      Carey             Michael     E.                     D       Lewiston             45 Pleasant Street              Apt. 2          Lewiston             ME      04240   344-3017                           m ikecarey123@ gm ail.com             R epM ichael.C arey@ legislature.m aine.gov          47                              Legal & Veteran Affairs                      Transportation
   73      Wagner            Richard     V.                     D       Lewiston             26 Mountain Avenue                              Lewiston             ME      04240   784-0645                           rwagner@ bates.edu                    R epR ichard.W agner@ legislature.m aine.gov        123                              Education & Cultural Affairs
   74      Rotundo           Margaret    R.                     D       Lewiston             446 College Street                              Lewiston             ME      04240   784-3259                           m rotundo@ bates.edu                                                                       46                              Appropriations & Financial Affairs           Government Oversight
   75      Dostie            Stacy       T.                     D       Sabattus             674 Sabattus Road                               Sabattus             ME      04280   375-8809               866-908-0922info@ stacydostie.info                                                                    139                              Utilities & Energy
   76      Beck              Henry       E.                     D       Waterville           3 Oakdale Street                Apt. 2          Waterville           ME      04901   873-4761                           henry.beck@ gm ail.com                R epH enry.B eck@ legislature.m aine.gov            117                              Insurance & Financial Services
   77      Trinward          Pamela      J.                     D       Waterville           117 Silver Street                               Waterville           ME      04901   872-7545                           pjtrin@ roadrunner.com                R epP am ela.T rinwood@ legislature.m aine.gov       76                              Legal & Veteran Affairs (Chair)
   78      Nutting           Robert      W.                     R       Oakland              PO Box 100                                      Oakland              ME      04963   465-7139                           bob@ bobnutting.com                                                                        20                              Appropriations & Financial Affairs

   79 Treat                  Sharon      A.                     D       Hallowell            22 Page Street                                  Hallowell            ME      04347 623-7161                 287-8338   satreat@ earthlink.net                 R epS haron.T reat@ legislature.m aine.gov           45                              Insurance & Financial Services (Chair)

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 80        Smith             Nancy       E.                 D           Monmouth             259 Tilson Road                                 Monmouth             ME      04259   933-2707                                                                 R epN ancy.S m ith@ legislature.m aine.gov          116                              Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry         Economic Development (Chair)
 81        Knight            L. Gary                        R           Livermore Falls      453 Moose Hill Road                             Livermore Falls      ME      04254   897-2489                          Lgary.K night@ usa.net                 R epG ary.K night@ legislature.m aine.gov            15                              Taxation
 82        Flood             Patrick     S. A.              R           Winthrop             56 Wedgewood Drive                              Wintrhop             ME      04364   395-4915                          patricksaflood@ roadrunner.com         R epP atrick.Flood@ legislature.m aine.gov           42                              Appropriations & Financial Affairs           Joint Rules
 83        Jones             Patricia    R.                 D           Mount Vernon         172 Wings Mills Road                            Mount Vernon         ME      04352   512-5102   685-4006    512-5126   pjone000@ roadrunner.com               R epP at.Jones@ legislature.m aine.gov              125                              Health & Human Services
 84        Finch             Edward      D.                 D           Fairfield            196 Covell Road                                 Fairfield            ME      04937   453-9476                          edfinch@ roadrunner.com                R epE d.Finch@ legislature.m aine.gov                32                              Education & Cultural Affairs
 85        McCabe            Jeffery     M.                 D           Skowhegan            13 Olive Street                                 Skowhegan            ME      04976   474-5402                          jeffm ccabe4m e@ gm ail.com                                                                137                              Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
 86        Curtis            Phillip     A.                 R           Madison              93 Blackwell Hill Road                          Madison              ME      04950   696-3052               696-3052   pdcurits2@ hotm ail.com                R epP hillip.C urtis@ legislature.m aine.gov         21                              Joint Rules
 87        Gilbert           Paul        E.                 D           Jay                  4 Elm Street                                    Jay                  ME      04239   897-5143                          pegilbert@ hotm ail.com                R epP aul.G ilbert@ legislature.m aine.gov          149                              Labor
 88        Pinkham           Wright      H.             Sr. R           Lexington Township   1480 Long Falls Road                            Lexington Township   ME      04961   628-2916                          wrightfor88@ tds.com                   R epW right.P inkham @ legislature.m aine.gov        83                              Legal & Veteran Affairs
 89        Mills             Janet       T.                 D           Farmington           PO Box 110                                      Farmington           ME      04938   778-4848   474-3324    474-3609   jm ills@ m ainelegal.net               R epJanet.M ills@ legislature.m aine.gov            133
 90        Saviello          Thomas      B.                 U           Wilton               60 Applegate Lane                               Wilton               ME      04294   645-3420   897-1422    897-1783   drtom 16@ hotm ail.com                 R epT hom as.S aviello@ legislature.m aine.gov      102                              Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
 91        Crockett          Jarrod      S.                 R           Bethel               PO Box 701                                      Bethel               ME      04217   875-5075                          jarrodscrockett@ gm ail.com            R epJarrod.C rockett@ legislature.m aine.gov         79                              Judiciary
 92        Peterson          Matthew     J.                 D           Rumford              600 Hancock Street                              Rumford              ME      04276   369-9522                          petersonhouse08@ gm ail.com                                                                111                              Health & Human Services
 93        Briggs            Sheryl      J.                 D           Mexico               72 Poplar Hill Road                             Mexico               ME      04257   364-5665                          briggsforhouse@ gm ail.com             R epS heryl.B riggs@ legislature.m aine.gov         136                              Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
 94        Hayes             Teresa      M.                 D           Buckfield            PO Box 367                                      Buckfield            ME      04220   336-2028   336-2290    336-2288   terry@ m egalink.net                   R epT erry.H ayes@ legislature.m aine.gov           130                              State & Local Government
 95        Millett           H. Sawin                   Jr. R           Waterford            37 Golden Guernsey Drive                        Waterford            ME      04088   583-4842                          sawinm illett@ aol.com                 R epS awin.M illett@ legislature.m aine.gov          44                              Appropriations & Financial Affairs
 96        Sirois            Lawrence    G.                 D           Turner               87 Potato Road                                  Turner               ME      04282   225-3316                          lansir@ m egalink.net                  R epLarry.S irois@ legislature.m aine.gov            31                              Taxation
 97        Rankin            Helen                          D           Hiram                84 Sebago Road                                  Hiram                ME      04041   625-4620                          rankin8076@ roadrunner.com             R epH elen.R ankin@ legislature.m aine.gov           52                              Education & Cultural Affairs
 98        Sykes             Richard     M.                 R           Harrison             PO Box 86                                       Harrison             ME      04040   583-2958               583-2958   rksykes@ verizon.net                   R epR ichard.S ykes@ legislature.m aine.gov         131                              Criminal Justice & Public Safety
 99        Sarty             Ralph       W.             Jr. R           Denmark              PO Box 520                                      Denmark              ME      04022   452-2171                          rwsarty@ fairpoint.net                 R epR alph.S arty@ legislature.m aine.gov            87                              Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
100        Hamper            James       M.                 R           Oxford               1023 King Street                                Oxford               ME      04270   539-4586                          rep.ham p@ yahoo.com                   R epJam es.H am per@ legislature.m aine.gov          63                              Labor                                        Natural Resources
101        Cebra             Richard     M.                 R           Naples               15 Steamboat Landing                            Naples               ME      04055   693-4951   693-6782               rm cebra@ usa.net                      R epR ich.C ebra@ legislature.m aine.gov             88                              Transportation
102        Shaw              Michael     A.                 D           Standish             5 Perimeter Avenue                              Standish             ME      04084   787-4352                          utum ike@ aol.com                      R epM ike.S haw@ legislature.m aine.gov             148                              Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
103        Robinson          John        C.                 R           Raymond              PO Box 519                                      Raymond              ME      04071   655-8657   539-4481 x 1539-8839   jrobinson@ robinsonm fgco.com          R epJohn.R obinson@ legislature.m aine.gov           43                              Appropriations & Financial Affairs
104        Crafts            Dale        J.                 R           Lisbon Falls         2 Passing Lane                                  Lisbon Falls         ME      04252   353-5469                          dalecrafts@ aol.com                    R epD ale.C rafts@ legislature.m aine.gov           132                              Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
105        Van Wie           David       A.                 D           New Gloucester       292 Town Farm Road                              New Gloucester       ME      04260   926-3568                          dvw4rep@ gm ail.com                    R epD avid.VanW ei@ legislature.m aine.gov           70                              Utilities & Energy
106        Webster           David       C.                 D           Freeport             PO Box 124                                      Freeport             ME      04032   865-4311                          dcwebster@ suscom -m aine.net          R epD avid.W ebster@ legislature.m aine.gov          26                              Appropriations & Financial Affairs
107        Innes             Melissa     W.                 D           Yarmouth             400 East Elm Street                             Yarmouth             ME      04096   846-3877                          m elissainnes@ verizon.net             R epM elissa.Innes@ legislature.m aine.gov          147                              Natural Resources
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108 Strang-Burgess     Meredith   N.         R     Cumberland            155 Tuttle Road                        Cumberland          ME   04021 829-6264     775-5227   775-3157   m eredith@ burgessadv.com
                                                                                                                                                                                         124th H ouse                  R epM eredith.S trangB urgess@ legislature.m aine.gov   35    Health & Human Services
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109   Austin           Susan      M. W.      R     Gray                  136 Yarmouth Road                      Gray                ME   04039   657-4100              657-4103   swaustin@ m aine.rr.com                                                                       64   Development
110   Bryant           Mark       E.         D     Windham               166 Albion Road                        Windham             ME   04062   892-6591                         R epM arkB ryant@ yahoo.com          R epM ark.B yrant@ legislature.m aine.gov               112   Judiciary                                  Taxation
111   Plummer          Gary       E.         R     Windham               248 Gray Road                          Windham             ME   04062   892-6088                         geplum m er@ aol.com                 R epG .P lum m er@ legislature.m aine.gov                65   Criminal Justice & Public Safety
112   Nelson           Mary       P.         D     Falmouth              213 Foreside Road                      Falmouth            ME   04105   781-3750                         m pn3@ m aine.rr.com                 R epM ary.N elson@ legislature.m aine.gov               135   Education & Cultural Affairs
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113   Cohen            Joan       F.         D     Portland              62 Deepwood Drive                      Portland            ME   04103   797-9638                                                              R epJoan.C ohen@ legislature.m aine.gov                 50    Development
114   Stuckey          Peter      C.         D     Portland              20 Vaill Street                        Portland            ME   04103   773-3345                                                              R epP eter.S tuckey@ legislature.m aine.gov             90    Health & Human Services
115   Lovejoy          Stephen    D.         D     Portland              46 Norwood Street                      Portland            ME   04103   773-5538                         steve.lovejoy@ verizon.net                                                                   96    Education & Cultural Affairs
116   Harlow           Charles    W.         D     Portland              36 Broadway                            Portland            ME   04103   797-3775                         charlow1@ m aine.rr.com              R epC harlie.H arlow@ legislature.m aine.gov            97    Transportation

117   Haskell          Anne       M.         D     Portland              31 Higgins Street                      Portland            ME   04103   871-5808   712-1244              annehask@ m aine.rr.com              R epAnne.H askell@ legislature.m aine.gov               100   Criminal Justice & Public Safety (Chair)
118   Hinck            Jon                   D     Portland              142 Pine Street                        Portland            ME   04102   828-0995   450-0003              jhinck1@ m aine.rr.com               R epJon.H inck@ legislature.m aine.gov                   71   Utilities & Energy (Chair)
119   Adams            Herbert    C.         D     Portland              231 State Street, #46                  Portland            ME   04101   772-2565                                                              R epH erb.Adam s@ legislature.m aine.gov                114   Marine Resources                           Utilities & Energy             Joint Rules
120   Russell-Natera   Diane      M.         D     Portland              76 Morning Street             Apt. 3   Portland            ME   04101   902-0043                                                              R epD iane.R ussell@ legislature.m aine.gov               9   Legal & Veteran Affairs
121   Dill             Cynthia    A.         D     Cape Elizabeth        1227 Shore Road                        Cape Elizabeth      ME   04107   767-4303              767-7198   dillesquire@ aol.com                 R epC ynthia.D ill@ legislature.m aine.gov               48   Judiciary
122   Morrison         Terry      K.         D     South Portland        18 B Street                            South Portland      ME   04106   831-0828                         tm orrison16@ m sn.com                                                                        74   Insurance & Financial Services
123   Eberle           Jane       E.         D     South Portland        187 Pilgrim Road                       South Portland      ME   04106   767-5005   776-3783              eberleja@ earthlink.net              R epJane.E berle@ legislature.m aine.gov                 51   Inland Fisheries & Wildlife                Natural Resources
124   Kaenrath         Bryan      T.         D     South Portland        PO Box 2168                            South Portland      ME   04106   409-7137                         B ryanK aenrath@ verizon.net         R epB ryan.K aenrath@ legislature.m aine.gov            128   State & Local Government
125   Peoples          Anne       E.         D     Westbrook             22 Garfield Street                     Westbrook           ME   04092   856-7264                         annpeoples116@ m sn.com              R epAnn.P eoples@ legislature.m aine.gov                 53   Transportation
126   Driscoll         Timothy    E.         D     Westbrook             111 Monroe Avenue                      Westbrook           ME   04092   856-7014   879-3265              tdriscoll1@ m aine.rr.com            R epT im othy.D riscoll@ legislature.m aine.gov          54   Labor
127   Flaherty         Sean       P.         D     Scarborough           PO Box 6998                            Scarborough         ME   04070   450-4188                                                              R epS ean.Flaherty@ legislature.m aine.gov              113   Utilities & Energy
128   Pendleton        Peggy      A.         D     Scarborough           110 Holmes Road                        Scarborough         ME   04074   883-5414                         rpendle1@ m aine.rr.com              R epP eggy.P endleton@ legislature.m aine.gov           142   Government Oversight
129   Knapp            Jane       S.         R     Gorham                PO Box 123                             Gorham              ME   04038   839-3880                         JaneS K napp@ student.sm ccm e.edu   R epJane.K napp@ legislature.m aine.gov                  16   Natural Resources
130   Sanborn          Linda      F.         D     Gorham                170 Spiller Road                       Gorham              ME   04038   839-4664                         lindasanborn@ m aine.rr.com          R epLinda.S anborn@ legislature.m aine.gov               95   Health & Human Services
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131   Hunt             Robert     B.         D     Buxton                128 Depot Street                       Buxton              ME   04093   929-5860                         huntforlegislature@ gm ail.com       R epR ob.H unt@ legislature.m aine.gov                   30   Development
132   Hogan            George     W.         D     Old Orchard Beach     17 Seacliff Avenue                     Old Orchard Beach   ME   04064   934-0492   934-4292   934-0492   ghogan@ gwi.net                      R epG eorge.H ogan@ legislature.m aine.gov               77   Transportation
133   Pilon            Donald     E.         D     Saco                  299 Ferry Road                         Saco                ME   04072   284-8161   553-1357   286-1911   1st@ gwi.net                         R epD on.P ilon@ legislature.m aine.gov                   4   Taxation
134   Valentino        Linda      M.         D     Saco                  PO Box 1049                            Saco                ME   04072   282-5227   205-0077              lm valentino54@ yahoo.com            R epLinda.Valentino@ legislature.m aine.gov             120   Legal & Veteran Affairs                    Taxation
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135   Beaudoin         Paulette   G.          D    Biddeford             32 Herring Avenue Extension            Biddeford           ME   04005   284-6324                         pbeaudoin1@ m aine.rr.com            R epP aulette.B eaudoin@ legislature.m aine.gov         122   Insurance & Financial Services             (Chair)
136   Beaudette        Stephen    R.          D    Biddeford             11 Westfield Street                    Biddeford           ME   04005   283-4086                                                              R epS tephen.B eaudette@ legislature.m aine.gov          69
137   Casavant         Alan       M.          D    Biddeford             22 Meetinghouse Road                   Biddeford           ME   04005   284-4690   282-1596              acasavant@ m aine.rr.com             R epAlan.C asavant@ legislature.m aine.gov               11   Education & Cultural Affairs
138   Campbell         James      J.      Sr. R    Newfield              PO Box 29                              West Newfield       ME   04095   793-2396   287-1440              jscam pbell@ psouth.net                                                                       12   Health & Human Services
139   Wagner           Joseph     A.          D    Lyman                 26 Day Road                            Lyman               ME   04002   499-0104                         jwagner1980@ roadrunner.com          R epJoe.W agner@ legislature.m aine.gov                   8   Utilities & Energy
140   Connor           Gary       A.          D    Kennebunk             10 Patterson Drive                     Kennebunk           ME   04043   985-5799              985-4333   gary@ garyconnor.org                                                                         115   Appropriations & Financial Affairs
141   Legg             Edward     P.          D    Kennebunk             PO Box 519                             Kennebunk           ME   04043   967-8543                                                              R epE d.Legg@ legislature.m aine.gov                    138   Insurance & Financial Services
142   Boland           Andrea     M.          D    Sanford               22 Kent Street                         Sanford             ME   04073   324-4459              324-1627   sixwings@ m etrocast.net             R epAndrea.B oland@ legislature.m aine.gov               75   State & Local Government
143   Tuttle           John       L.      Jr. D    Sanford               176 Cottage Street                     Sanford             ME   04073   324-5964   772-4459   324-9122                                        R epJohn.T uttle@ legislature.m aine.gov                 33   Labor (Chair)                              Legal & Veteran Affairs        Joint Rules
144   Nass             Joan       M.          R    Acton                 PO Box 174                             Acton               ME   04001   477-2607                                                              R epJoan.N ass@ legislature.m aine.gov                   59   Judiciary                                  Legal & Veteran Affairs
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145   Wright           Thomas     J.         D     Berwick               96 Cemetery Road                       Berwick             ME   03906   646-2118                         57twright@ com cast.net                                                                      144   Development
146   Eves             Mark                  D     North Berwick         78A Madison Street                     North Berwick       ME   03906   676-1001                         m arkweves@ yahoo.com                R epM ark.E ves@ legislature.m aine.gov                  94   Health & Human Services
147   Chase            Kathleen   D.         R     Wells                 142 Branch Road                        Wells               ME   04090   646-2118              646-6343                                        R epK athleen.C hase@ legislature.m aine.gov             14   Taxation
148   Lewin            Sarah      O.         R     Eliot                 110 Pleasant Street                    Eliot               ME   03903   439-0354   752-3055              sallym ehse@ com cast.net            R epS ally.Lewin@ legislature.m aine.gov                110   Health & Human Services

149 Hill               Dawn                   D     York                 PO Box 701                             Cape Neddick        ME   03902   363-7594   337-3689                                                   R epD awn.H ill@ legislature.m aine.gov                 134   Judiciary                                  Government Oversight (Chair)
150 Weaver             Windol     C.          R     York                 4 Weavers Way                          York                ME   03909   363-4641              363-6593   wcw63@ aol.com                       R epW indol.W eaver@ legislature.m aine.gov              17   Insurance & Financial Services             Marine Resources
151 Wheeler            Walter     A.      Sr. D     Kittery              46 Rogers Road                         Kittery             ME   03904   439-2693                         avongerry@ com cast.net              R epW alter.W heeler@ legislature.m aine.gov            141   Criminal Justice & Public Safety           Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
    Mitchell           Wayne      T.                 Penobscot Nation    14 Oak Hill Street                     Indian Island       ME   04468   827-0392                         waym itch10@ hotm ail.com            R epW ayne.M itchell@ legislature.m aine.gov              7   Judiciary
    Soctomah           Donald     G.               Passamaquoddy Tribe   PO Box 159                             Indian Township     ME   04668   214-7727                         soctom ah@ ainop.com                                                                           6   Health & Human Services


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       1 Bowman         Peter         B.                      D       Kittery          16 Old Ferry Lane               Kittery          ME      03904 439-6481     363-4714               peterbowman@ comcast.net                                                                                Services (Chair)               Utilities & Energy
       2 Nass           Richard       A.                      R       Acton            PO Box 174                      Acton            ME      04001 477-2607                                                            SenRichard.Nass@ legislature.maine.gov                                  Taxation                       Governement Oversight
       3 Courtney       Jonathan      T.E.                    R       Sanford          31 Birchwood Lane               Springvale       ME      04083 324-5467     490-1015               joncourtney@ metrocast.net      SenJon.Courtney@ legislature.maine.gov                                  State & Local Government       Joint Rules
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Business, Research &           Legal & Veteran Affairs
       4    Sullivan    Nancy         B.                      D       Biddeford        20 Westwood Drive               Biddeford        ME      04005   282-5594                          npsullivan@ gwi.net                                                                                     Economic Development           (Chair)                        Marine Resources
       5    Hobbins     Barry         J.                      D       Saco             22 Glenhaven Circle             Saco             ME      04072   282-7101                                                          SenBarry.Hobbins@ legislature.maine.gov                                 Judiciary                      Utilities & Energy (Chair)
       6    Bartlett    Philip        L.             II       D       Gorham           141 South Street                Gorham           ME      04038   839-7827   324-4198               phil@ philbartlett.com          SenPhillip.Bartlett@ legislature.maine.gov                              Joint Rules
       7    Bliss       Lawrence      S.                      D       South Portland   504 Cottage Road                South Portland   ME      04106   799-8229   780-4199               bliss@ usm.maine.edu                                                                                    Judiciary (Chair)              Taxation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Education & Cultural Affairs   Insurance & Financial
       8 Alfond         Justin        L.                      D       Portland         134 Sheridan Street             Portland         ME      04101 232-4187                                                                                                                                    (Chair)                        Services
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Health & Human Services
       9 Brannigan      Joseph        C.                      D       Portland         168 Concord Street              Portland         ME      04103 772-6047                                                            SenJoseph.Brannigan@ legislature.maine.gov                              (Chair)                        Governement Oversight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Criminal Justice & Public
   10 Gerzofsky         Stanley       J.                      D       Brunswick        3 Federal Street                Brunswick        ME      04011 373-1328                            STAN1340@ aol.com                                                                                       Safety (Chair)                 Labor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Criminal Justice & Public
   11 Davis             Gerald        M.                      R       Falmouth         15 Hamlin Road                  Falmouth         ME      04105 797-5309                                                                                                                                    Safety
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Appropriations & Financial
   12 Diamond           G. William                            D       Windham          261 Windham Center Road         Windham          ME      04062 892-8941                            diamondhollyd@ aol.com                                                                                  Affairs (Chair)                Joint Rules                    Government Oversight
   13 Hastings          David         R.             III      R       Fryeburg         955 Main Street                 Fryeburg         ME      04037 935-3175     935-2061               dhastings@ hastings-law.com                                                                             Judiciary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Agriculture, Conservation &    Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
   14 Bryant            Bruce         S.                      D       Dixfield         PO Box 643                      Dixfield         ME      04224 562-8224     369-2394               sen.bryant@ verizon.net         SenBruce.Bryant@ legislature.maine.gov                                  Forestry                       (Chair)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 State & Local Government       Government Oversight
   15 Simpson           Debra         I.                      D       Auburn           551 Turner Street               Auburn           ME      04210 777-1379                            deborah.simpson4@ verizon.net                                                                           Natural Resources              (Chair)                        (Chair)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Appropriations & Financial
   16 Craven            Margaret      M.                      D       Lewiston         41 Russell Street               Lewiston         ME      04240 783-1897     782-2726    782-1734   mcraven@ midmaine.com                                                                                   Affiars

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Agriculture, Conservation &    Criminal Justice & Public
   17 Nutting           John          M.                      D       Leeds            79 Campbell Road                Leeds            ME      04263 524-3941                                                                                                                                    Forestry (Chair)               Safety
   18 Gooley            Walter        R.                      R       Farmington       263 Cowen Hill Road             Farmington       ME      04938 778-2368                            wgooley@ hciwireless.net                                                                                Transportation
   19 Goodall           Seth          A.                      D       Richmond         5 Church Street                 Richmond         ME      04357 772-6805                                                                                                                                    Legal & Veteran Affairs        Natural Resources (Chair)

   20 Trahan            A. David                              R       Waldoboro        2084 Washington Road            Waldoboro        ME      04572 832-4135                            dptrahan@ midcoast.com                                                                                  Inland Fisheries & Wildlife    Governement Oversight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Insurance & Financial
   21 McCormick         Earle         L.                      R       West Gardiner    633 Hallowell-Litchfield Road   West Gardiner    ME      04345 724-3228                            mccormick@ prexar.com                                                                                   Services                       Governement Oversight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Business, Research &
   22 Rector            Christopher   W.                      R       Thomaston        30 Knox Street                  Thomaston        ME      04861 354-6571     354-9919    354-9919   cwrector@ hotmail.com                                                                                   Economic Development           Marine Resources

   23       Weston      Carol                                 R       Montville        154 Choate Road                 Montville        ME      04941   287-1505   589-4481    589-4013   cweston@ fairpoint.net                                                              Republican Leader   Education & Cultural Affairs
   24       Mitchell    Elizabeth     H.                      D       Vassalboro       277 Cushnoc Road                Vassalboro       ME      04989   622-2629                                                          SenLibby.Mitchell@ legislature.maine.gov            President
   25       Marrache    Lisa          T.                      D       Waterville       109 Silver Street               Waterville       ME      04901   861-0154                          drlisa@ elmcitymed.com                                                                                  Health & Human Services        Joint Rules
   26       Mills       S. Peter                              R       Cornville        PO Box 9                        Skowhegan        ME      04976   474-3821   474-3324               pmills@ mainelegal.net                                                                                  Health & Human Services        Labor
   27       Smith       Douglas       M.                      R       Dover-Foxcroft   PO Box 460                      Dover-Foxcroft   ME      04426   564-8819                          dsmith@ kynd.net                                                                                        Natural Resources

   28 Damon             Dennis        S.                      D       Trenton          256 Oak Point Road              Trenton          ME      04605 667-9629                            dsdamon@ panax.com                                                                                      Marine Resources (Chair)       Transportation (Chair)
   29 Raye              Kevin         L.                      R       Perry            63 Sunset Cove Lane             Perry            ME      04667 853-9406                            SenatorRaye@ downeast.net                                                                               Joint Rules
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Business, Research &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Economic Development
   30 Schneider         Elizabeth     M.                      D       Orono            55 Bennoch Road                 Orono            ME      04473 866-7359     852-2716               schniedersenate@ msn.com                                                                                (Chair)                        Education & Cultural Affairs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Appropriations & Financial
   31 Rosen             Richard       W.                      R       Bucksport        PO Box 877                      Bucksport        ME      04416 469-3779     469-3306               rrosen113@ aol.com                                                                                      Affiars
   32 Perry             Joseph        C.                      D       Bangor           237 Grove Street                Bangor           ME      04401 942-5585                            kjjjperry@ aol.com              SenJoe.Perry@ legislature.maine.gov                                     Taxation (Chair)               Transportation
   33 Plowman           Debra         D.                      R       Hampden          PO Box 468                      Hampden          ME      04444 862-6011                                                            SenDebra.Plowman@ legislature.maine.gov                                 Legal & Veteran Affairs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Agriculture, Conservation &
   34 Sherman           Roger         L.                      R       Hodgdon          PO Box 682                      Houlton          ME      04730 532-7073                            Rsherm_2000@ yahoo.com                                                                                  Forestry                       Utilities & Energy

   35 Jackson           Troy          D.                      D       Allagash         PO Box 221                      Fort Kent        ME      04743 398-4081     436-0763    398-4081   jacksonfor1@ hotmail.com                                                                                Inland Fisheries & Wildlife    Labor (Chair)                  State & Local Government




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Thought this might be helpful, it is a glossary of ME legislative terms:
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/glossary_of_terms.asp

				
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