Of particular note to Human Resources are the activities of the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development.
It’s stated purpose relates to:
Department of Labor; wage and hour laws; working conditions, including health and safety; workforce development; unemployment compensation; workers’ compensation; labor relations; collective bargaining; Workers’ Compensation Board; Maine Labor Relations Board; business regulation, including automobile and fuel sales; professional and occupational licensing; retail pricing; franchising; advertising; credit law (business related); consumer protection; Maine State Housing Authority; affordable housing; homelessness; Finance Authority of Maine (FAME); economic planning and development agencies; venture capital and trade programs; opportunity zones; import competition; product marketing; research and development; technology commercialization; technology transfers; tourism; and defense facility conversion.
A roster of this committee members is listed here.
Scheduled testimony dates can be viewed here.
LD32: An Act To Expand the Types of Vaccines That May Be Administered by Pharmacists will be the first bill considered. This bill actually passed in the First Session of the 126th Legislature. But as with anything new, unintended shortcomings arise. That appears to be the intent of new testimony being offered for consideration.