Bioscience Association of Maine Legislative Tracker
131st Maine Legislature - Second Regular Session
Thursday, June 13, 2024 9:11 AM


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An Act To Implement The Recommendations Of The Maine Workforce, Research, Development And Student Achievement Institute (HP 182) Tiffany ROBERTS of South Berwick This bill is a concept draft pursuant to Joint Rule 208. This bill would implement the recommendations of the Maine Workforce, Research, Development and Student Achievement Institute, as established in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 13120-T. IDEA
Signed by the Governor Public Law Chapter 649 (4/22)
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An Act To Authorize A General Fund Bond Issue For Research And Development And Commercialization (SP 197) Teresa PIERCE of Cumberland The funds provided by this bond issue, in the amount of $100,000,000, will be used to provide funds for research and development and commercialization as prioritized by the Maine Innovation Economy Advisory Board's most recent innovation economy action plan and the Department of Economic and

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Signed by the Governor Public Law Chapter 654 (4/22)
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An Act To Authorize A General Fund Bond Issue To Invest In Research, Development And Commercialization In Maine's Marine Technology And Aquaculture Sector (HP 260) Morgan RIELLY of Westbrook The funds provided by this bond issue, in the amount of $25,000,000, to be awarded through a competitive process to Maine-based public and private entities and leveraging other funds in a one-to-one ratio, will be used to invest in research, development and commercialization in the

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Committee Docket: Carry Over Approved (5/10)
460
An Act To Authorize A General Fund Bond Issue To Improve Student Success And Workforce Readiness Within The University Of Maine System (SP 214) Teresa PIERCE of Cumberland The funds provided by this bond issue, in the amount of $100,000,000, to be matched by private and other funds, will be used to strategically improve infrastructure at all campuses of the University of Maine System, which may include upgrading classrooms, research laboratories, residence halls

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Committee Docket: Carry Over Approved (5/10)
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An Act To Promote Research And Development In The State By Increasing The Research Expense Tax Credit (HP 420) Maureen TERRY of Gorham This bill increases the research expense tax credit by increasing the amount of expenditures eligible for the credit, doubling the rate by which the credit is calculated, doubling the maximum amount of the credit that may be claimed and halving the base amount used to

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TAX
Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD) (3/5)
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An Act To Provide Support For The Maine Discovery Museum's Informal Science, Technology, Engineering And Mathematics Education Programs Throughout The State (SP 368) Joseph BALDACCI of Penobscot This bill is a concept draft pursuant to Joint Rule 208. This bill proposes to enact measures to provide support for the Maine Discovery Museum's informal science, technology, engineering and mathematics education programs throughout the State. EDU
Carried over, in the same posture, to any special session of the 131st Legislature, pursuant to Joint Order HP 1482. (5/10)
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An Act To Establish A Grant Program To Promote Biomanufacturing And Biotechnology Development (SP 595) President Troy JACKSON of Aroostook This bill establishes a refundable Maine income tax credit for investment in biotechnology incubators and biomanufacturing facilities. The amount of the credit is 30% of qualified investment, taken in the form of an annual credit of 6% of the qualified investment each year for 5

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TAX
CARRIED OVER, in the same posture, to any special session of the 131st Legislature, pursuant to Joint Order HP 1482. (5/10)
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An Act To Protect Union Wharf And Sustain Maine's Maritime Industries (SP 601) Stacy BRENNER of Cumberland The funds provided by this bond issue, in the amount of $4,000,000, will be used to protect Union Wharf in Portland Harbor as a working wharf by compensating the Gulf of Maine Research Institute for the loss in value, based on a qualified, independent real

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Committee Docket: Carry Over Approved (5/10)
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An Act To Ensure That Residents Of The State Have The Right To Repair Their Own Electronic Devices (SP 608) Michael TIPPING of Penobscot This bill establishes a requirement that a manufacturer of digital electronic equipment sold or used in this State make available on fair and reasonable terms to the owner of the equipment or to any independent repair provider parts, tools and documentation necessary to repair that

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IDEA
Carried over, in the same posture, to any special session of the 131st Legislature, pursuant to Joint Order HP 1482. (5/10)
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An Act To Restrict Noncompete Clauses (HP 951) Sophia WARREN of Scarborough This bill prohibits an employer from requiring or permitting an employee to enter into a noncompete agreement with the employer, regardless of the amount of the employee's earned wages. It prohibits noncompete agreements between an out-of-state employer and a resident of this State. It authorizes

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LAH
This Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: "Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?" ROLL CALL NO. 446V74 having voted in the affirmative and 72 in the negative, with 5 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill not become a law and the veto was sustained. Placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH. (4/2)
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An Act To Require Health Insurance Coverage For Biomarker Testing (HP 1022) Samuel ZAGER of Portland This bill requires insurance coverage, including coverage in the MaineCare program, for biomarker testing. HCIFS
Pocket Veto (5/13)
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An Act To Give Consumers Control Over Sensitive Personal Data By Requiring Consumer Consent Prior To Collection Of Data (HP 1094) Margaret O'NEIL of Saco This bill provides for an individual's privacy regarding the collection and use of biometric identifiers of the individual and personal information connected to the biometric identifiers. The bill requires a written release from an individual before a private entity may obtain or use biometric identifiers

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JUD
Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD) (4/1)
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Resolve, Directing The Department Of Health And Human Services To Contract For Discounted Insulin Manufactured And Distributed By Civica Rx (SP 718) President Troy JACKSON of Aroostook This resolve requires the Department of Health and Human Services to enter into a contract with Civica Rx in order to purchase discounted insulin pens and to obtain preferential access to insulin manufactured at Civica Rx's facility. HHS
HCIFS
Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD) (3/27)
1994
An Act To Provide For Increased Academic Research By Allowing The Gathering Of Data Or Statistics By Telephone (SP 819) Nicole GROHOSKI of Hancock This bill exempts gathering data or statistics from the prohibition on using an automated telephone calling device or an artificial or prerecorded voice to make solicitation calls. IDEA
Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD) (1/25)
2021
An Act To Clarify The Laws Regarding Pharmaceutical Product Stewardship (SP 849) Anne CARNEY of Cumberland This bill clarifies that the entity that manufactures a drug is the regulated entity under the drug take-back stewardship program and that retailers are not regulated as manufacturers of generic drugs. ENR
Signed by the Governor Public Law Chapter 504 (2/20)
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An Act To Provide Funding To The Maine School Of Science And Mathematics (SP 914) President Troy JACKSON of Aroostook This bill requires the Commissioner of Education to annually determine the total cost for providing essential programs and services for the Maine School of Science and Mathematics for students from this State in the same manner that total costs for providing essential programs and services

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EDU
Carried over, in the same posture, to any special session of the 131st Legislature, pursuant to Joint Order HP 1482. (5/10)
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An Act To Make Supplemental Appropriations And Allocations For The Expenditures Of State Government, General Fund And Other Funds And To Change Certain Provisions Of The Law Necessary To The Proper Operations Of State Government For The Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2024 And June 30, 2025 (HP 1420) Melanie SACHS of Freeport This bill is a concept draft pursuant to Joint Rule 208. This bill as emergency legislation proposes 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

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Signed by the Governor Public Law Chapter 643 (4/22)