Representative Dustin White [Republican]
Washburn ~ District 146
Towns in District: Blaine, Castle Hill, Chapman, Mapleton, Mars Hill, Perham, Wade, Washburn, Westfield and WoodlandWould be term limited: 2022
♦ Elections (Ranking Republican)
✉ P. O. Box 1654
Presque Isle, Maine 04769
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|Maine People's Alliance, Will of the Voters||0%|
|Maine People's Alliance, 2018||0%|
|Maine Conservation Voters, 2018||2 of 8|
|Maine Conservation Voters, 2017||2 of 7|
|Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund, 2017||25%|
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|LD 425||An Act To Strengthen Small Businesses in Rural Maine by Changing the Minimum Wage||Status: Referred to Labor and Housing Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, April 16, 2019|
This bill sets the minimum wage at $10.00 per hour and removes the provision that requires the minimum wage to be increased annually by the increase, if any, in the cost of living.
|LD 426||An Act To Increase the Beverage Container Redemption Reimbursement To Offset Minimum Wage Increases||Status: Referred to Environment and Natural Resources Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, March 19, 2019|
This bill increases by 1/2¢ per returned container the handling costs to be reimbursed to the dealer or local redemption center for the cost of handling beverage containers beginning March 1, 2020.
|LD 1447||An Act To Simplify Voting in Maine by Placing a Moratorium on Ranked-choice Voting||Status: Referred to Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, May 21, 2019|
This bill suspends the use of ranked-choice voting until elections held after December 1, 2023. The bill provides that the laws governing ranked-choice voting are repealed December 1, 2023 unless the Constitution of Maine is amended to authorize the Legislature to determine the method by which the Governor and members of the Legislature are elected.
|LD 1515||An Act To Allow Sports Wagering in Maine||Status: Referred to Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, May 14, 2019|
This bill authorizes the Department of Public Safety, Gambling Control Board to issue licenses to operate sports pools to commercial tracks and off-track betting facilities in the State. Under the bill, wagers on sports events must be made in person at a sports wagering lounge and may not be transmitted over the Internet from a remote location.
Sports pool operators may accept wagers on all professional or amateur sports events except high school sports events and other events in which a majority of the participants are minors. Sports pool operators may not accept wagers from persons whose identity they cannot verify; persons under 18 years of age; the director, officers and employees of the sports pool operator and relatives living in the same household as those persons; athletes, coaches, referees and umpires participating in the sports event; other interested persons including persons who own more than 50% of the legal or beneficial interest in any team if the sports event upon which the wager is placed is overseen by the person's league or sports governing body; persons with confidential information that could affect the outcome of the sports event; persons who are on a list of persons who are to be excluded or removed from a sports wagering lounge established by the board, including persons who voluntarily request to be excluded; and persons who make wagers on behalf of another person.
The bill requires the board to adopt rules regulating the operation of sports pools, including rules restricting the types of wagers permitted, establishing the maximum wagers that may be accepted from any one person on a single sports event, regulating the design and minimum security standards for in-person sports wagering lounges located within a commercial track or off-track betting facility and establishing record-keeping, reporting and auditing requirements.
The bill further requires that 18% of net sports pool income be transferred to the board for distribution as follows: 1% for administrative expenses of the board; 2% for primary and secondary school education in the State; 2% for the Maine Community College System's scholarships program; 2% to the Agricultural Fair Support Fund; 2% to the fund used to supplement harness racing purses; 2% to the Fund to Encourage Racing at Maine's Commercial Tracks; 2% to the Fund to Stabilize Off-track Betting Facilities; and 5% to be divided equally among the tribal governments of the federally recognized Indian tribes in the State.
Finally, the bill provides that the laws governing unlawful gambling and games of chance do not apply to sports pool operators that comply with the laws governing sports pools.
|LD 350||An Act To Exempt Head Start School Buses from Snow Tire Restrictions||Status: Referred to Transportation Committee, Amended by Committee amendment H-24, Enacted, Signed into law April 11, 2019|
This bill exempts school buses operated by Head Start programs from the date restrictions on the use of studded snow tires.
This amendment exempts all school buses from the date restrictions on the use of studded snow tires, instead of creating a specific exemption for school buses operated by Head Start programs as in the bill. This amendment also changes the title to reflect the contents of the bill.
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|LD 523||An Act To Permit the Indoor Production of Industrial Hemp (Emergency)||Status: Referred to Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee, Amended by Committee amendment H-193, Enacted as an emergency measure, Signed into law May 16, 2019|
This bill allows for the indoor production of industrial hemp.
This amendment clarifies that an indoor facility includes a building, greenhouse, cold frame, hoop house, high tunnel, floating row cover or other agricultural or horticultural methods of extending the growing season by enclosing the growing area.
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|LD 572||An Act Regarding the State Bird||Status: Referred to State and Local Government Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, March 19, 2019|
This bill is a concept draft pursuant to Joint Rule 208.
This bill proposes to specify the black-capped chickadee or the boreal chickadee as the state bird.
|LD 655||An Act To Allow Municipalities To Send Separate Tax Bills for Municipal and County and School Taxes||Status: Referred to State and Local Government Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, May 7, 2019|
This bill permits municipalities to issue separate bills for the portion of their tax commitments attributable to education funding and the portion attributable to county taxes and all other municipal costs.
|LD 689||An Act Regarding Temporary Signs Related to an Event That Are Placed in the Public Right-of-way||Status: Referred to Transportation Committee, Work session held, May 14, 2019, carried over to any regular or special session per Joint Order HP 1322|
This bill limits the placement of temporary signs related to an event in the public right-of-way by prohibiting their placement more than 6 weeks before the event.
|LD 884||An Act To Repeal the Board of Licensing of Dietetic Practice||Status: Referred to Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, April 11, 2019|
This bill repeals the law regulating dieticians and the practice of dietetics.
|LD 1031||An Act To Base the Vehicle and Mobile Home Excise Tax on Actual Value||Status: Referred to Taxation Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, April 11, 2019|
This bill changes the method of computing the excise tax that is levied on motor vehicles, including commercial motor vehicles, buses and camper trailers, and mobile homes registered in the State.
With the exception of certain commercial motor vehicles and buses and special mobile equipment, current law requires that the excise tax be based upon the maker's list price for the motor vehicle or mobile home; the excise tax on certain commercial motor vehicles and buses and special mobile equipment is based on the purchase price. This bill requires that the excise tax for all motor vehicles, mobile homes and camper trailers be based upon the actual value of the vehicle or mobile home at the time of delivery to the owner, as determined by sources approved by the State Tax Assessor.
Current law requires the State to reimburse a municipality for the difference in the amount of excise tax that would have been collected by the municipality on each commercial motor vehicle or bus using the manufacturer's suggested retail price instead of the actual purchase price. This bill applies that requirement to all vehicles registered and taxed by the municipality using the actual value.
|LD 1292||An Act To Lower Maine's Individual Income Tax||Status: Referred to Taxation Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, June 3, 2019|
This bill decreases over 3 years the rate of taxation imposed on individual income by:
This bill also changes cross-references in the Tax Relief Fund for Maine Residents and inflation adjustment statutes.
|LD 1302||An Act To Remove Vacancy Provisions for Certain Positions in County Government||Status: Referred to State and Local Government Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, May 7, 2019|
Current law provides that vacancies in county offices that had originally been filled by nomination by primary election before the general election must be filled by the Governor with a successor from the same political party. This bill repeals those provisions.
|LD 1586||An Act To Promote Major Food Processing and Manufacturing Facility Expansion and To Create Jobs in Maine||Status: Referred to Taxation Committee, Amended by Committee amendment S-228, Enacted as an emergency measure, Signed into law June 19, 2019|
This bill, modeled on the tax credit for major business headquarters expansions, provides a tax credit to a food processing and manufacturing business that:
A business that qualifies is allowed a refundable tax credit equal to 2% of the amount of the qualified investment each tax year for 20 years. The total investment that may be approved for any one business may not exceed $85,000,000 and the total aggregate investment that may be approved is limited to $100,000,000. The maximum amount of tax credits that may be received by a business under one construction or expansion project is $34,000,000.
This amendment adds an emergency preamble and an emergency clause to the bill. It also adds provisions to facilitate administration of the credit and the review of the credit by the Office of Program Evaluation and Governmental Accountability under the tax expenditure review laws.
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