Legislative Update 2016.05


This winter  in Maine has not been very visually appealing. This ad hoc repair job was necessary because the bottom of the post corroded into nothing. This happened the day after returning from a trip to S’Antonio.  It takes a lot of work to live independently here in the great State of Maine.  It also helps to have a stockpile of concrete blocks.

So, what has been happening at the Maine State Legislature? Its time to update the WGHR Legislative watch list.

LD1137 AAT Promote the Reemployment of Unemployed Workers.

LCRED: Feb 16, 2016: Reported Out: Ought to Pass -As Amended

WGHR: Open on the Watch List


 

LD1240: AAT Phase out the Payment of Subminimum Wages to Workers with Disabilities.

LCRED: Feb 16, 2016: Reported Out: Ought Not To Pass

WGHR: Removed (with regrets) from the Watch List


 

LD1384: AAT Improve Workplace Safety by Simplifying and Improving Employer’s Substance Abuse Policy Requirements.

LCRED:  Feb 18, 2016: Work Session Held: re-TABLED

WGHR: Open on the Watch List


 

LD1389: AAT Conform Maine Law to Federal Law Regarding Closings and Mass Layoffs and to Strengthen Employee Severance Pay Protections.

LCRED:  Feb 18, 2016: Work Session Held: TABLED

Work Session: Thursday, March 3, 2016 1:15 PM,Cross Building, Room 208

WGHR: Open on the Watch List


 

LD1480: AAT To Create and Sustain High-quality Maine Jobs.

LCRED:  Feb 22, 2016: Reported Out: Ought to Pass as Amended

WGHR: Open on the Watch List


 

LD1501: AAT Amend the Law Regarding Disqualification for Unemployment Benefits during Stoppages of Work

LCRED: Feb 11, 2016: Voted: Divided Report (pending)

WGHR: Open on the Watch List.


 

AAT 1554: AAT Improve the Workers Compensation System

LCRED: Feb 11, 2016;  Voted; Ought to Pass – As Amended

WGHR: Open on the Watch List


 

The LCRED Week Ahead

LCRED: March 3, 2016 @ 1:15 PM

Work Sessions for:

  • LD 690:   An Act To Ensure the Safety of Home Birth
  • LD 1389: An Act To Conform Maine Law to Federal Law Regarding Closings and Mass Layoffs and To Strengthen Employee Severance Pay Protections
  • D 1598: An Act To Amend Procedures for the Licensing of Architects and Forester
  • LD 1607: An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Maine Affordable Housing Working Group

 

WGHR Special Interest Item:  Further study and analysis on LD1384

 

 

 

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