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State House Bill Tracking

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During the Legislative Session, Maine lawmakers make a number of decisions that affect our children, youth and families almost every day. As citizens, advocates and champions for children, it is our responsibility to provide Legislators with as much information as possible so they can make the best decisions. The list below is designed to act as a resource to help you learn and track the status of some bills that affect Maine kids.

Disclaimer: We will do our best to update this information weekly but the best way to find out what is happening at the state house is to check out www.legislature.maine.gov. (Last updated 4.3.17)

 
LD # BILL TITLE SPONSOR COMMITTEE STATUS
38 An Act to Strengthen the Maine Children's Growth Council Millett HHS Divided Report
44 An Act to Lower the Age Requirement to Carry a Concealed Handgun Brakey CJPS WS: 3/24 @ 9AM; State House RM 436
95 An Act To Provide a Method for a Student To Be Excused from Standardized Testing Libby EDU ONTP
96 An Act to Improve Attendance at Public Elementary Schools Libby EDU Divided Report
127 Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: Maine Unified Special Education Regulation Birth to Age 20, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education Kornfield EDU OTP-AM
166 An Act to Increase Reimbursement for Child Care Services Libby HHS PH: 4/10 @1:30; Cross Building RM 209
230 An Act to Increase Access to Head Start Millett HHS WS: 3/30 @ 3PM; Cross Building RM 209
274 An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Working Group To Study Background Checks for Child Care Facilities and Providers McCreight HHS PH: 4/10 @1:30; Cross Building RM 209
288 An Act To Prohibit Any Questions Regarding Criminal History on State Employment Applications Sheats SLG Divided Report
355 An Act Regarding Special Education Costs Fuller EDU ONTP
378 An Act to Promote Physical Activity for Schoolchildren Millett EDU Divided Report
380 An Act to Implement the Federal Every Student Succeeds Act in Maine Millett EDU  
383 An Act to Increase Access to Child Care Millett HHS  
384 An Act To Strengthen Maine Children's Mental Health Millett HHS PH: 4/10 @1:30; Cross Building RM 209
390 An Act Making Unified Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, General Fund and Other Funds and Changing Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June  Gattine AFA WS - onging.
442 An Act to Create a Family Caregiver Income Tax Credit Davis TAX Tabled
451 An Act to Continue MaineCare Coverage for Parents during the Rehabilitation and Reunification Process Chipman HHS Tabled
454 An Act to Ensure Safe Drinking Water for Maine Families Vachon ENR PH: 4/7 @ 9AM; Cross Building RM 209
454 An Act To Increase Affordability of Safe Drinking Water for Maine Families Maker ENR PH: 4/7 @ 9AM; Cross Building RM 209
456 An Act to Increase Access to Vaccinations Chase LCED Tabled
468 An Act to Provide for a Later Starting Time for High Schools Daughtry EDU PH: 4/5 @1PM; Cross Building RM 202
527 An Act to Prohibit Corporal Punishment in Schools Terry EDU ONTP
561 An Act To Remove the Requirement That Child Care Facility Workers and Family Child Care Providers Submit To Criminal Background Checks Sirocki HHS PH: 4/10 @1:30; Cross Building RM 209
566 An Act to Improve Access to High-Quality Child Care by Increasing Child Care Rates Katz HHS PH: 4/10 @1:30; Cross Building RM 209
567 An Act to Ensure Timely Expenditure of Federal Funds in the Department of Health and Human Services Parker HHS WS: 4/5 @ 1PM; Cross Building RM 209
582 An Act To Ensure the Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Educational and Behavioral Assessment of Children Entering State Custody Gratwick HHS WS: 4/4 @ 1PM; Cross Building RM 209
603 An Act to Provide funding for Preschool Programs Farnsworth EDU WS: 4/3 @ 11 AM; Cross Building RM 202
747 An Act To Amend Minimum Age Eligibility for School Enrollment Wadsworth EDU PH: 4/10 @ 1PM; Cross Building RM 202
748 An Act To Require at Least a 30-minute Lunch Period for Students Pierce EDU WS: 4/6 @ 2PM; Cross Building RM 202
765 An Act To Authorize In-home Child Care Service Providers To Care for up to 5 Children without State Certification or Regulation Espling HHS  
809 An Act to End Student Hunger with Breakfast after the Bell Maker EDU WS: 4/7 @ 9AM; Cross Building RM 202
816 An Act to Promote Academic Achievement through Hunger Relief for Maine Children Breen EDU WS: 4/7 @ 9AM; Cross Building RM 202
863 An Act To Create a Standard Kindergarten Entry Assessment Pouliot EDU WS: 4/5 @1PM; Cross Building RM 202
902 Resolve, To Increase Access to Evidence-based Psychosocial Treatment for Children in the MaineCare Program Malaby HHS PH: 3/29 @ 3PM; Cross Building RM 209
919 An Act to Establish the Summer Success Program Fund Pierce EDU PH: 3/22 @ 1:00PM; Cross Building RM 202
999 An Act To Provide a Healthy Learning Environment in Early Care Settings by Requiring Rules Concerning Nutrition and Physical Activity Terry HHS PH: 4/14 @ 9AM; Cross Building RM 209
1063 An Act To Protect Substance-exposed Infants Hamman HHS  
1108 An Act to Address the Shortage of Public Health Nurses Carson HHS PH: 4/13 @ 1PM; Cross Building RM 209
1113 An Act to Improve Antihunger Programs in Maine Schools Bellows EDU PH: 4/3 @ 1PM; Cross Building RM 202
1160 Resolve, To Require a Study of Wages and Working Conditions for Child Development Educators and Staff Millett LCRED  
1177 An Act To Create an Appeals Process for Child Care Providers Volk HHS  
1321 An Act To Promote Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood Breen EDU  PH: 4/24 @ 1PM; Cross Building RM 202