Current Legislative Session Bills

130th Maine Legislative Session

LDTitleSponsorCommittee AssignedBrief DescriptionRecommended MAR ActionHearingActionsInformation 
37An Act To Amend Laws Concerning Retired County & Municipal Law Enforcement Officers & Municipal Firefighters Health Insurance ProgramSen. LibbyLabor & HousingBill removes condition to enroll no later than 5 yrs after hire. Changes % of gross wages for contributions and removes requirement of 60 months contributions by enrollees.MonitorFeb. 3, 10:00 Cross Bldg. Room 202Voted OTP-AM
46An Act To Further Protect Consumers from Surprise Medical BillsRep. TeplerHealth Coverage, Insurance & Financial ServicesIt addresses the amount a carrier must reimburse and out-of-network provider under certain circumstances.MonitorFeb 9, 11:00 Cross Bldg. Room 220
56An Act To Prohibit Insurers & 3rd Party Payors from Adjusting Fee Schedules for In-Network Providers Unless Adjustments Apply to All SpecialitiesRep. DooreHealth Coverage, Insurance & Financial ServicesProhibits carrier from making change in reimbursement rates unless the changes are applied in same manner to all participating providers.MonitorFeb. 4, 10:00 Cross Bldg. Room 220
60An Act To Clarify the Minimum Amount of Emergency Refills of InsulinRep. TeplerHealth Coverage, Insurance & Financial ServicesBill requires the insulin dispensed be in a quantity that is at least a 30 day supply.MonitorFeb 9, 11:00 Cross Bldg. Room 220Voted OTP-AM
84An Act To Increase the State Share of the Cost of Health Insurance for Retired TeachersRep. Faulkingham; Cosponsored by Sen. WoodsomeEducation and Cultural AffairsRequires State to pay 55% of retired teacher's share of premium after 6/30/2021.Letter/TestimonyFeb. 17, 1:00 Cross Bldg Room 208
111An Act To Allow Career Educators to Retire Without PenaltyRep. TuellLabor & HousingAllows teachers & school admin. in service after 35 years to retire & collect benefits without penalty. Requires reemployed teacher, etc. pay the same employee contribution rate to retirement system as if filled by employee who is not retired.LetterFeb 3, 10:00 Cross Bldg Room 202
117An Act To Preserve the Health Care of University of Maine System RetireesRep. MillettLabor & HousingProposes to enact measures designed to preseerve the health care of retirees.Letter
120An Act To Lower Health Care Costs through the Establishment of Office of Affordable Health CarePres. JacksonHealth Coverage, Insurance & Financial ServicesCharged with analyzing data from MHDO & Maine Quality Forum to make recommendations to improve cost efficient provision of high quality health care to residents of this State.Monitor
136An Act To Increase the Maximum Pension Deduction for State Income TaxRep. HanleyTaxationIncreases maximum annual income tax pension deduction for nonmilitary retirement pensions from $10,000 to $35,000 over 5 yr period beginning with 2021 tax year.Testimony
161An Act Making Unified Appropriations & Allocations for Expenditures of State Govt, Highway Fund & Other Funds & Changing Certain Provisions of Law Necessary to Proper Operations of State Govt for Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2021, June 30, 2022 & June 30, 2023.Rep. MartinTransportationConcept DraftMonitor
162An Act To Make Supplemental Allocations from Highway Fund & Other Funds for Expenditures of State Govt & to Change Certain Provisions of Law Necessary to Proper Operations of State Govt for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2021Rep. MartinTransportationConcept DraftMonitor
167An Act To Limit Late Medical Billing to 6 MonthsSen. PouliotHealth Coverage, Insurance & Financial ServicesProhibits charging for health care services if billing statement not provided within 6 months of date care received.MonitorFeb. 11, 10:00 Cross Bldg. Room 220
178An Act To Reduce Waste of Prescription MedicationsRep. CuddyHealth Coverage, Insurance & Financial ServicesMay not prescribe or dispense more than a 30-day supply of Rx that has not been prescribed before. MonitorFeb. 11, 10:00 Cross Bldg. Room 220
179An Act To Exclude Energy Efficiency Improvements from Property TaxRep. KesslerTaxationProvides property tax exemptions for energy efficiency improvements.Monitor
220An Act To Make Supplemental Appropriations and Allocations for
the Expenditures of State Government and To Change Certain
Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State
Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2021
Rep. Pierce Governor's BillAppropriations & Financial AffairsMonitor
221An 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 30, 2021, June 30, 2022 and June 30, 2023Rep. Pierce Governor's BillAppropriations & Financial AffairsMonitor
240An Act Making Certain Appropriations and Allocations and
Changing Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper
Operations of State Government
Sen. BreenAppropriations & Financial AffairsConcept DraftMonitor
254An Act To Allow Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists To Bill for
Their Services
Rep. PerryHealth Coverage, Insurance & Financial ServicesMandate requiring health insurance carriers to allow nurse anesthetists to bill for services.MonitorFeb. 18, 10:00 Cross Bldg. Room 220
270An Act To Amend the Regional Adjustment Index To Ensure School
Districts Do Not Receive Less than the State Average for Teacher
Salaries
Sen. Stewart cosponsored by WoodsomeEducation and Cultural AffairsEducation Commissioner may not make an adjustment that decreases a school
administrative unit's allocation for teacher and other school-level staff salary costs.
Monitor
275An Act To Amend the Retirement Laws Pertaining to Certain
Educational Technicians
Rep. CuddyLabor & HousingProvides provides an exception to mandatory membership in the State Employee and
Teacher Retirement Program for employees filling certain educational technician positions
Monitor
276An Act To Improve and Update Maine's Tax LawsRep. BerryTaxationConcept DraftMonitor
290An Act To Stabilize Property Taxes for Individuals 65 Years of Age or Older Who Own a Homestead for at Least 10 YearsSen. Stewart TaxationRequires municipality to maintain property tax on homestead at the amount billed in year prior to application for stabilization.Letter/Testimony
293An Act To Increase State's Share of Cost of Health Insurance for Retired TeachersRep. CollingsEducation and Cultural AffairsRequires State to pay 55% of retired teacher's share of premium after 6/30/2021.Letter/TestimonyFeb. 17, 1:00 Cross Bldg Room 208
296An Act To Provide a Tax Credit for Family CaregiversRep. CloutierTaxationProvides refundable income tax credit of $2000 for certified family caregivers.Monitor
304An Act To Make Certain Supplemental Approps and Allocations and Changing Certain Provisions of Law Necessary to Proper Operations of State GovtSen. BreenAppropriations & Financial AffairsConcept DraftMonitor
317An Act To Create Equality in Retirement for Forest Rangers with that of Employees of State Conservation Law Enforcement AgenciesRep. DooreLabor & HousingAllows them to retire after 25 years of service similar to law enforcement officers.MonitorFeb. 24, 10:00 Cross Bldg Room 202
319An Act To Promote Socially Responsible Investing by MainePERS by Prohibiting Investment in Fossil Fuel Industry or For-profit PrisonsRep. BrennanLabor & HousingProhibits Board of Trustees from investing assets in stocks or securities within fossil fuel industry or prisons for profit.LetterFeb. 24, 10:00 Cross Bldg Room 202
323An Act Regarding Insurance Coverage for Telehealth ServicesRep. PerryHealth Coverage, Insurance & Financial ServicesHealth care services provided through telephone communication are considered telehealth services requiring carrier to cover these services.Monitor
328An Act To Fully Fund and Restore State-Municipal Revenue SharingRep. HarnettTaxationIncreases state-municipal revenue sharing from 3.75% to 5%.Monitor
333An Act Regarding TelehealthRep. HymansonHealth Coverage, Insurance & Financial ServicesChanges provisions governing health insurance coverage of telehealth services for plans on or after 1/1/2022.Monitor
341An Act To Address the Windfall Elimination ProvisionSen. StewartLabor & HousingConcept DraftLetter/Testimony
365 An Act To Protect Consumers from Surprise Medical BillsRep. MorrisHealth Coverage, Insurance & Financial ServicesConcept DraftMonitor
367An Act To Require Timely Billing for Health Care ServicesSen. ClaxtonHealth Coverage, Insurance & Financial ServicesProhibits charging for health care services if billing statement not provided within 6 months of date care received.Monitor (basically same language as LD 167)Feb. 11, 10:00 Cross Bldg. Room 220
371An Act To Make Adjustments to General Fund Appropriations Related to Supplemental BudgetSen. BreenAppropriations & Financial AffairsConcept DraftMonitor
392 An Act To Amend the Tax LawsRep. TerryTaxationConcept DraftMonitor
397An Act To Recalculate Retirement Benefits for Certain State Employees Adversely Affected by Merit Pay FreezesRep. PickettLabor & HousingAllows members who retired on or after 6/30/15 to pay contributions to include in retirement benefit calculations, etc.Letter in SupportFeb. 24, 10:00 Cross Bldg Room 202
399An Act To Clarify Retirement Benefits Under the Maine Public Employees Retirement SystemRep. GrohoskiLabor & HousingConcept DraftMonitor
403An Act To Assist Service Center Communities by Adjusting State-Municipal Revenue SharingRep. MadiganTaxationSets percentage of state-municipal revenue sharing at 4.25%Monitor
409An Act To Provide Funding To Restore Fully State-Municipal Revenue SharingRep. RisemanTaxationIncreases state-municipal revenue sharing from 3.75% to 5%.Monitor (basically same language as LD 328)
463An Act To Better House Maine ResidentsRep. SylvesterLabor & HousingConcept DraftMonitor