Representative Josanne Dolloff [Republican]
Rumford ~ District 115
Towns in District: Milton Township, Roxbury, Rumford, Sumner and WoodstockWould be term limited: 2026
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♦ Veterans and Legal Affairs
✉ 604 Prospect Avenue
Rumford, Maine 04276
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|LD 184||An Act To Amend the Veterans' Homelessness Prevention Coordination Program||Status: Referred to Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee, Enacted in the House as amended by Committee amendment H-117, tabled to Special Appropriations in the Senate May 2, 2019, carried over to any regular or special session per Joint Order HP 1322|
This bill repeals the current provisions regarding veterans' homelessness prevention coordination and instead enacts a provision that allows for multiple partnerships rather than a single partnership. It removes the requirement that the organizations chosen for the partnerships be national organizations in existence for at least 30 years. It requires that the organizations chosen be active in the State for at least 2 years, with priority given to organizations founded, chartered or organized in Maine. It changes the order of priorities for the partnerships, prioritizing identifying and securing temporary or permanent living space for veterans within the veterans' communities over conducting annual outreach events. It establishes a nonlapsing fund to support services for homeless veterans and directs the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management, Bureau of Maine Veterans' Services to collaborate with the Department of Economic and Community Development to distribute any funds.
This amendment strikes and replaces the bill. It:
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|LD 387||An Act To Require Cursive Handwriting Instruction in Grade 3 to Grade 5||Status: Referred to Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, March 7, 2019|
This bill requires the Department of Education to provide for continual, regular instruction of and opportunities to use cursive handwriting beginning in grade 3. The instruction must be designed to enable students to demonstrate competence in cursive handwriting by the end of grade 5.
|LD 416||An Act To Allow Eating Establishments To Permit Smoking Tobacco in Designated Outdoor Eating Areas||Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, April 16, 2019|
This bill allows an eating establishment to permit smoking tobacco in a designated outdoor eating area if no one under 21 years of age is allowed in the designated outdoor eating area.
|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 541||Resolve, To Reduce Food Waste in Schools||Status: Referred to Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, Amended by Committee amendment H-255, Finally passed, Signed into law June 3, 2019|
This resolve directs the Department of Education to develop a school food sharing policy to encourage schools and food banks to work together to collect whole and packaged school cafeteria surplus or leftover food and share it with the community.
This amendment directs the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention to collaborate to revise and disseminate by January 1, 2020 to public school food service programs throughout the State the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention's health inspection program guidance titled "Food Sharing Tables - Guidance for Schools."
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|LD 664||An Act To Organize Biannual County Meetings for Local School Boards||Status: Referred to Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, April 11, 2019|
This bill requires the State Board of Education to organize a biannual meeting in each county for the school boards in each county to engage in peer-to-peer discussions, develop new ideas and review proposed rule changes by the Department of Education and other policies and issues impacting school administrative units. Each school board may send up to 3 representatives, and the state board shall send at least one representative to the biannual county meeting. Costs for a biannual county meeting must be split between the state board and the school administrative units in that county.
|LD 751||An Act To Reinstate the State Property Tax Deferral Program for Maine's Senior Homeowners||Status: Referred to Taxation Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, April 30, 2019|
This bill reinstates the State's elderly property tax deferral program, which until April 1, 1991 provided a mechanism allowing qualifying senior homeowners to defer property tax payments and required the State to pay the property taxes on behalf of the homeowners. This bill modifies the program's eligibility standards by increasing the household income threshold from less than $32,000 to less than $40,000 and adding a liquid asset limit. The bill makes the existing abatement and appeal processes available in cases in which the State Tax Assessor disagrees with the municipal assessment of a property eligible for enrollment in the program.
|LD 853||An Act To Facilitate Weekend Malt Liquor Purchases by Licensed Establishments||Status: Referred to Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee, Amended by Committee amendment H-161, Enacted, Signed into law May 16, 2019|
This bill permits retailers licensed for the sale of malt liquor to be consumed on the premises to purchase malt liquor from retailers licensed for the sale of malt liquor to be consumed off of the premises during weekend hours, when wholesalers and distributors are typically closed.
This amendment permits retailers licensed for on-premises consumption of malt liquor to purchase malt liquor from retailers licensed for the sale of malt liquor to be consumed off the licensed premises only during weekend hours and only 2 times annually. If an on-premises retailer purchases malt liquor from an off-premises retailer, the on-premises retailer must immediately notify both the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations and the retailer's malt liquor wholesaler of the purchase. The on-premises retailer may not purchase more than 10 gallons of malt liquor in a single weekend and must purchase the malt liquor from an off-premises retailer located within the same malt liquor wholesaler's sales territory.
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|LD 882||Resolve, To Require the Examination of the System of Learning Results||Status: Referred to Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, Work session held, March 14, 2019, carried over to any regular or special session per Joint Order HP 1322|
This resolve directs the Department of Education to convene a working group to study the system of learning results and to submit a report by December 4, 2019 to the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs, which may submit legislation to the Second Regular Session of the 129th Legislature.
|LD 965||An Act To Restrict Cell Phone Use by Students While in School||Status: Referred to Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, April 23, 2019|
This bill requires the Department of Education to adopt major substantive rules restricting the use of cellular telephones by students.
|LD 1044||An Act To Advance Children's Cancer Research in Maine||Status: Referred to Transportation Committee, Amended by Committee amendment H-441, Enacted, Signed into law June 20, 2019|
This bill creates the option for an individual to make a donation upon vehicle registration or renewal in support of children's cancer research and establishes the Maine Children's Cancer Research Fund for collection of the donations. All donations are transferred quarterly to an entity determined by the Secretary of State and must be used exclusively for children's cancer research.
This amendment replaces the bill and establishes the Maine Children's Cancer Research Fund administered by the Department of Health and Human Services to support children's cancer research. Amounts available in the fund must be used to provide grants and other funding to support children's cancer research provided by research facilities in Maine that operate children's cancer programs. The amendment also requires the inclusion of a check-off provision on Maine income tax forms for taxpayers who wish to contribute to the fund. The amendment also adds an appropriations and allocations section.
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|LD 1066||An Act To Address Municipal Conflicts of Interest||Status: Referred to State and Local Government Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, May 7, 2019|
This bill minimizes conflicts of interest in municipal government operations. The bill precludes the municipal treasurer and tax collector, or town officer performing the duties of either, from simultaneously acting as the municipality's code enforcement officer. The bill requires the town manager to implement a training program for municipal officers and employees on the ethical standards applicable to and the performance risks associated with hiring professional consultants. The bill prohibits a person contracted to provide professional services to a municipality from having a direct or indirect pecuniary interest in the business of the municipality.
|LD 1188||An Act To Provide Preventive Counseling to Firefighters and Emergency Medical Services' Persons as Part of Their Training||Status: Referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, April 23, 2019|
This bill requires that firefighter training include preventive and post-trauma counseling, at which a counseling professional licensed under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 32, chapter 119 or the fire department chaplain must be available to work with the firefighters, as required by the fire chief. The bill provides that, with advice from and in consultation with each regional council and its medical control committee and with the statewide emergency medical services' medical director, the Emergency Medical Services' Board may adopt routine technical rules setting mandatory requirements for preventive and post-trauma counseling for basic and advanced training for emergency medical services' persons for initial licensing and relicensing. The requirements may include the services of a counseling professional licensed under Title 32, chapter 119 or a chaplain to be provided by ambulance services and nontransporting emergency medical services.
|LD 1252||An Act Regarding Snowmobile Registration Fees||Status: Referred to Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, May 23, 2019|
This bill requires an annual additional $30 snowmobile registration fee, unless the registrant can show proof of membership in a snowmobile club in the State. It specifies that for a resident family residing in the same household the additional fee is $30 for up to 4 snowmobiles. Lastly, it requires the transfer of $20 collected from this additional fee to the Snowmobile Trail Fund and the transfer of $10 collected from this additional fee to the Snowmobile Enforcement Fund.
|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 1437||RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine Concerning Alternative Signatures Made by Persons with Disabilities||Status: Referred to Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee, Finally passed in both chambers as amended by Committee amendment H-163 and House amendment H-344, Constitutional amendment does not require Governor action, Finally passed June 18, 2019|
This resolution proposes to amend the Constitution of Maine to allow alternative signatures for persons with disabilities signing a petition for a people's veto and for a direct initiative as authorized by proper enactment by the Legislature.
This amendment incorporates a fiscal note.
This amendment revises the language in the resolution that allows alternative signatures for persons with disabilities signing a petition for a people's veto and for a direct initiative to clarify that the alternative signatures are authorized for use by persons with physical disabilities that prevent them from signing their own names.
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|LD 1469||An Act To Amend the Charter of the Rumford-Mexico Sewerage District||Status: Referred to Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee, Amended by Committee amendment S-124, Enacted, Signed into law June 6, 2019|
This bill updates and clarifies provisions of the charter of the Rumford-Mexico Sewerage District regarding the determination of actual apportionable costs, the apportionment of annual costs and rate charges.
This amendment strikes the bill, but retains the provision from the bill that increases the amount of funds that the district may transfer to a surplus or capital account if a surplus exists at the end of a calendar year.
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|LD 1583||An Act To Enact the Maine Citizens' Initiatives Clean Election Act||Status: Referred to Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, May 28, 2019|
This bill establishes the Maine Citizens' Initiatives Clean Election Act. It provides a public financing mechanism for committees that are Maine-chartered nonprofits or groups whose principal officers are Maine citizens and are formed to support or oppose a direct initiative of legislation or a people's veto or to support a competing measure to a direct initiative of legislation. The funding process is similar to that provided for clean election candidates under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 21-A, chapter 14. It provides for limits on the amount of funds that committees seeking public funding may raise and spend prior to qualifying for public funding and the amount of qualifying contributions that a committee must raise to be certified to receive public funding, and it establishes the amounts that certified committees may receive. It also establishes procedures governing financial reporting and accounting, appeals of decisions, penalties for violations and other procedural matters to ensure the integrity of the process. In addition to other available funds, including qualifying contributions raised by committees and voluntary contributions through a tax checkoff program, funding for certified committees is provided by an annual appropriation of $3,000,000.
|LD 1597||An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption for Purchases Made by Nonprofit Seasonal Camps||Status: Referred to Taxation Committee, Engrossed in both chambers as amended by Committee amendment H-381, Enacted in both chambers June 4, 2019, Governor's action pending, Governor placed on hold, July 2, 2019|
This bill provides an exemption from the sales and use tax for purchases made by nonprofit organizations that operate seasonal campgrounds in Maine.
This amendment clarifies that the sales tax exemption applies to licensed nonprofit youth camps that are entitled to a property tax exemption. The amendment also adds an appropriations and allocations section.
LD 1597 Amendment H-381 fiscal note