LD 433
Sponsor: Rep. Reckitt

LD 433 was tabled and thus moved to the second session in 2020

Summary

This resolution proposes to amend the Constitution of Maine to prohibit discrimination based on the individual.  If passed, the people of Maine would vote on this proposal.

Our Concerns

We are watching this to see if it will be a vehicle for tax-funded abortions and to change gender definitions.

 

LD 798
Immunization Requirements
Sponsor: Rep. Ryan Tipping

LD 798 passed in the House and Senate and has been signed by the Governor

Important note:
This bill was subject to a People’s Veto attempt, a process open to Maine citizen’s who disagree with decisions made by the Maine legislature and/or Governor. The organizers of the LD 798 veto process were successful in completing the required process and so this bill will not become law until it is offered to Maine citizens to vote yes or no in March, 2020 during the statewide general election.

See the Maine People’s Veto Process here:  https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/citizens/peoppak.html

 

There will be a special “People’s Veto” Election on LD-798 on March 3rd, 2020.  (PLEASE VOTE!)

Summary

This bill would remove parents right to choose to vaccinate or not based on religious or philosophical beliefs if you want to send them to school or daycare.

Our Concerns

Parents would have no choice but to vaccinate their children against their beliefs if they want to send them to school or daycare.

LD 661
Sponsor: Rep. Mastraccio

LD 661 was tabled and thus moved to the second session in 2020

Summary

This bill would allow veteran organizations to own and operate more slot machines.

Our Concerns

Regardless of the possible good intentions of LD 661 and its proponents, the so-called economic benefits of slot machine earnings do not begin to offset the dangers to which this bill exposes our veterans.

Study after study shows one of the greatest factors increasing gambling addiction is proximity. This bill could put vulnerable veterans and their families at risk in nearly every Maine community.

LD 1144
Sponsor: Rep. Collings

LD 1144 was tabled and thus moved to the second session in 2020

Summary

This bill increases by 1,500 the number of slot machines that may be registered in the State of Maine. This bill is meant to show there is a collaborative of tribes working together including the Passamaquoddy Tribe, the Penobscot Nation, the Aroostook Band of Micmacs and the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians.

Our Concerns

  • This bill is an “end-around” on the Maine people. If it were to pass:
  • There is no statewide vote; you will have no say.
  • The new casinos can be built anywhere in Maine – no Indian land requirement???
  • The bill creates a tax rate about half of what the other two casinos now pay
  • This bill would increase the slot machine allowance from 3000 to 4500. (There are only 1800 total in Maine now – for perspective.)
    They are giving this license to “A joint tribal entity,” but It doesn’t actually exist yet.

 

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