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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
March 11, 2021 ME LD 2 Requires the State Legislature to Assess the Racial Impact of Pending Legislation Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 7)
March 11, 2021 ME LD 1 Establishes a COVID-19 Patient Bill of Rights Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 0)
June 19, 2019 ME LD 1811 Requires Judicial Hearings and Evaluations for Individuals in Protective Custody Regarding Risk of Harm and Restricting Access to Dangerous Weapons "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - House (135 - 9)
June 18, 2019 ME LD 1312 Establishes Extreme Risk Protection Orders "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 15)
June 18, 2019 ME LD 1312 Establishes Extreme Risk Protection Orders "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 15)
June 18, 2019 ME LD 1312 Establishes Extreme Risk Protection Orders "Ought to Pass" Report Not Adopted - House (61 - 82)
June 18, 2019 ME LD 1312 Establishes Extreme Risk Protection Orders "Ought to Pass" Report Not Adopted - House (61 - 82)
June 10, 2019 ME LD 777 Establishes a Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial and Ethnic Populations "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (21 - 14)
June 10, 2019 ME LD 1529 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Employees Sign Nondisclosure Agreements Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
June 10, 2019 ME LD 1529 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Employees Sign Nondisclosure Agreements Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
June 5, 2019 ME LD 795 Amends State Constitution to Include a Right to Food Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
June 4, 2019 ME LD 665 Prohibits Restrictions of Free Speech on College Campuses Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 14)
June 4, 2019 ME LD 795 Amends State Constitution to Include a Right to Food Bill Passed - House (93 - 47)
June 3, 2019 ME LD 665 Prohibits Restrictions of Free Speech on College Campuses Bill Passed - House (87 - 51)
May 23, 2019 ME LD 264 Authorizes Certain EMS Personnel to Draw Blood at the Scene of Fatal Accidents Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
May 21, 2019 ME LD 1025 Prohibits the Practice of Conversion Therapy Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 9)
May 8, 2019 ME LD 1025 Prohibits the Practice of Conversion Therapy Bill Passed - House (91 - 45)
April 18, 2018 ME LD 912 Prohibits Conversion Therapy on Minors Concurrence Vote Failed - House (72 - 76)
April 18, 2018 ME LD 912 Prohibits Conversion Therapy on Minors Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17)
April 12, 2018 ME LD 912 Prohibits Conversion Therapy on Minors Bill Passed - House (76 - 68)
May 23, 2017 ME LD 347 Authorizes the Prescription of Lethal Doses of Drugs to Terminally Ill Patients "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Not Adopted - House (61 - 85)
June 30, 2015 ME LD 652 Authorizes Concealed Carry Without a Permit Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
June 19, 2013 ME LD 1240 Establishes Penalties for Unauthorized Private Gun Sales and Requires Background Checks Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17)
June 19, 2013 ME LD 1240 Establishes Penalties for Unauthorized Private Gun Sales and Requires Background Checks Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17)
June 19, 2013 ME LD 1240 Establishes Penalties for Unauthorized Private Gun Sales and Requires Background Checks Bill Passed - House (78 - 71)
June 19, 2013 ME LD 1240 Establishes Penalties for Unauthorized Private Gun Sales and Requires Background Checks Bill Passed - House (78 - 71)
June 11, 2013 ME LD 1286 Prohibits Slaughter of Horses for Human Consumption "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - House (94 - 49)
Feb. 19, 2013 ME LD 576 Prohibits the Public Access of Concealed Handgun Permit Information Bill Passed - House (129 - 11)
April 11, 2012 ME LD 1810 Regulatory Takings Bill Passed - House (74 - 72)
March 12, 2012 ME LD 1603 Authorizes State Employees to Keep Concealed Firearms in Vehicles Bill Passed - House (84 - 55)
June 10, 2011 ME LD 1376 Repeal Same-Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 14)
June 9, 2011 ME LD 1376 Repeals Same-Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - House (72 - 65)
June 7, 2011 ME LD 1463 Penalties for Violent Offenses Against Fetuses "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Not Adopted - House (66 - 81)
June 6, 2011 ME LD 1463 Penalties for Violent Offenses Against Fetuses "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Not Adopted - Senate (15 - 18)
April 6, 2010 ME LD 1611 State Prison Solitary Confinement Review Concurrence Vote Passed - House (78 - 67)
April 6, 2010 ME LD 1611 State Prison Solitary Confinement Review Concurrence Vote Passed - House (78 - 67)
April 5, 2010 ME LD 1611 State Prison Solitary Confinement Review Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15)
April 5, 2010 ME LD 1611 State Prison Solitary Confinement Review Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15)
March 17, 2010 ME LD 821 Prescription Drug Disposal Program Bill Passed - House (91 - 51)
June 3, 2009 ME LD 1357 Relating to Driver's License and Identification Card Regulations Veto Override Failed - Senate (7 - 28)
June 3, 2009 ME LD 1357 Relating to Driver's License and Identification Card Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17)
June 1, 2009 ME LD 1357 Relating to Driver's License and Identification Card Regulations Bill Passed - House (81 - 56)
May 20, 2009 ME LD 290 Out-of-State Health Insurance "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (19 - 16)
May 13, 2009 ME LD 290 Out-of-State Health Insurance "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - House (82 - 63)
May 6, 2009 ME LD 1020 Same Sex Marriage Bill Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
May 5, 2009 ME LD 1020 Same Sex Marriage Bill Bill Passed - House (89 - 57)
April 8, 2009 ME LD 67 Prohibiting Smoking at State Park Beaches Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9)
March 27, 2008 ME LD 2012 Prohibiting Smoking in Vehicles with Children Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
March 25, 2008 ME LD 2012 Prohibiting Smoking in Vehicles with Children Bill Passed - House (92 - 46)
June 6, 2007 ME LD 203 Student Voter Registration Bill "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - House (90 - 49)
April 28, 2006 ME HCA C to LD 1717 Sentencing Requirements for Certain Sex Offenses Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 3)
April 27, 2006 ME LD 1938 Notification Requirements for Certain Firearm Purchases Concurrence Vote Failed - House (68 - 77)
April 27, 2006 ME LD 1938 Notification Requirements for Certain Firearm Purchases Concurrence Vote Failed - House (68 - 77)
Date No. Title Outcome
3/11 LD 2 Requires the State Legislature to Assess the Racial Impact of Pending Legislation Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 7)
3/11 LD 1 Establishes a COVID-19 Patient Bill of Rights Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 0)
6/19 LD 1811 Requires Judicial Hearings and Evaluations for Individuals in Protective Custody Regarding Risk of Harm and Restricting Access to Dangerous Weapons "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - House (135 - 9)
6/18 LD 1312 Establishes Extreme Risk Protection Orders "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 15)
6/18 LD 1312 Establishes Extreme Risk Protection Orders "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 15)
6/18 LD 1312 Establishes Extreme Risk Protection Orders "Ought to Pass" Report Not Adopted - House (61 - 82)
6/18 LD 1312 Establishes Extreme Risk Protection Orders "Ought to Pass" Report Not Adopted - House (61 - 82)
6/10 LD 777 Establishes a Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial and Ethnic Populations "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (21 - 14)
6/10 LD 1529 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Employees Sign Nondisclosure Agreements Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
6/10 LD 1529 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Employees Sign Nondisclosure Agreements Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
6/05 LD 795 Amends State Constitution to Include a Right to Food Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
6/04 LD 665 Prohibits Restrictions of Free Speech on College Campuses Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 14)
6/04 LD 795 Amends State Constitution to Include a Right to Food Bill Passed - House (93 - 47)
6/03 LD 665 Prohibits Restrictions of Free Speech on College Campuses Bill Passed - House (87 - 51)
5/23 LD 264 Authorizes Certain EMS Personnel to Draw Blood at the Scene of Fatal Accidents Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
5/21 LD 1025 Prohibits the Practice of Conversion Therapy Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 9)
5/08 LD 1025 Prohibits the Practice of Conversion Therapy Bill Passed - House (91 - 45)
4/18 LD 912 Prohibits Conversion Therapy on Minors Concurrence Vote Failed - House (72 - 76)
4/18 LD 912 Prohibits Conversion Therapy on Minors Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17)
4/12 LD 912 Prohibits Conversion Therapy on Minors Bill Passed - House (76 - 68)
5/23 LD 347 Authorizes the Prescription of Lethal Doses of Drugs to Terminally Ill Patients "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Not Adopted - House (61 - 85)
6/30 LD 652 Authorizes Concealed Carry Without a Permit Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
6/19 LD 1240 Establishes Penalties for Unauthorized Private Gun Sales and Requires Background Checks Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17)
6/19 LD 1240 Establishes Penalties for Unauthorized Private Gun Sales and Requires Background Checks Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17)
6/19 LD 1240 Establishes Penalties for Unauthorized Private Gun Sales and Requires Background Checks Bill Passed - House (78 - 71)
6/19 LD 1240 Establishes Penalties for Unauthorized Private Gun Sales and Requires Background Checks Bill Passed - House (78 - 71)
6/11 LD 1286 Prohibits Slaughter of Horses for Human Consumption "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - House (94 - 49)
2/19 LD 576 Prohibits the Public Access of Concealed Handgun Permit Information Bill Passed - House (129 - 11)
4/11 LD 1810 Regulatory Takings Bill Passed - House (74 - 72)
3/12 LD 1603 Authorizes State Employees to Keep Concealed Firearms in Vehicles Bill Passed - House (84 - 55)
6/10 LD 1376 Repeal Same-Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 14)
6/09 LD 1376 Repeals Same-Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - House (72 - 65)
6/07 LD 1463 Penalties for Violent Offenses Against Fetuses "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Not Adopted - House (66 - 81)
6/06 LD 1463 Penalties for Violent Offenses Against Fetuses "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Not Adopted - Senate (15 - 18)
4/06 LD 1611 State Prison Solitary Confinement Review Concurrence Vote Passed - House (78 - 67)
4/06 LD 1611 State Prison Solitary Confinement Review Concurrence Vote Passed - House (78 - 67)
4/05 LD 1611 State Prison Solitary Confinement Review Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15)
4/05 LD 1611 State Prison Solitary Confinement Review Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15)
3/17 LD 821 Prescription Drug Disposal Program Bill Passed - House (91 - 51)
6/03 LD 1357 Relating to Driver's License and Identification Card Regulations Veto Override Failed - Senate (7 - 28)
6/03 LD 1357 Relating to Driver's License and Identification Card Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17)
6/01 LD 1357 Relating to Driver's License and Identification Card Regulations Bill Passed - House (81 - 56)
5/20 LD 290 Out-of-State Health Insurance "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (19 - 16)
5/13 LD 290 Out-of-State Health Insurance "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - House (82 - 63)
5/06 LD 1020 Same Sex Marriage Bill Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
5/05 LD 1020 Same Sex Marriage Bill Bill Passed - House (89 - 57)
4/08 LD 67 Prohibiting Smoking at State Park Beaches Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9)
3/27 LD 2012 Prohibiting Smoking in Vehicles with Children Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
3/25 LD 2012 Prohibiting Smoking in Vehicles with Children Bill Passed - House (92 - 46)
6/06 LD 203 Student Voter Registration Bill "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - House (90 - 49)
4/28 HCA C to LD 1717 Sentencing Requirements for Certain Sex Offenses Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 3)
4/27 LD 1938 Notification Requirements for Certain Firearm Purchases Concurrence Vote Failed - House (68 - 77)
4/27 LD 1938 Notification Requirements for Certain Firearm Purchases Concurrence Vote Failed - House (68 - 77)

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