Why this site?
The State of Maine provides a large amount of information on bills as they become law and you can examine
individual roll call votes for the Senate or the House of Representatives,
However, although it is straightforward to follow a particular bill's progress, it is quite time consuming
to follow a particular legislator's actions on a variety of bills. This site addresses that difficulty
by re-packaging the information provided by the State by legislator and by topic, so that we can follow our leaders.
On legislator information pages:
Legislative Scorecards from the Maine People's Alliance, Maine Conservation Voters, Maine AFL-CIO, and Maine Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
Documents sponsored and co-sponsored, including all legislative documents (LDs) with plain English summaries and current status.
Votes, currently under construction, all roll call votes on legislative documents in the Senate and House, including date, roll call number, LD title, motion, outcome of motion, current status of legislation, LD summary, summaries of any amendments, and fiscal notes.
On committees and bills page:
A listing of the committee membership for committes of the Senate, committees of the House, and Joint Committees of the Legislature.
Select from bill topics or committee a bill was referred to to obtain a list of bills under consideration and/or a list of bills that have reached terminal status for sesssion 1 - that is, bills that have become law or have been placed in the legislative file (i.e., "dead" bills) or have been tabled to Special Appropriations by the Senate.
Listings for active bills by topic or committee include a plain English summary of the bill and adopted amendments, committee assignment, and current status which is updated weekly to the state's site contents through the date recorded here: May 17, 2019.