Representative Kathy Javner [Republican]
Chester ~ District 141
Towns in District: Alexander, Big Squaw, Burlington, Carroll, Chester, Codyville, Cooper, Crawford, Danforth, Dennysville, Drew, Grand Lake Stream, Kingman Township, Lakeville, Lee, Lowell, Mattawamkeag, Meddybemps, Prentiss Township, Princeton, Springfield, Talmadge, Topsfield, Vanceboro, Waite, Webster, Winn, Brookton Township, Cathance Township, Edmunds Township, Forest City Township, Greenlaw Chopping Township, Kossuth Township, Marion Township, Pukakon, Twombly Ridge Township, Whitney (Pukakon) Township, Berry Township, Lambert Lake Township, East Central Washington, part of North Washington and Big Lake TownshipWould be term limited: 2026
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✉ 131 Pea Ridge Road
Chester, Maine 04457
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|LD 313||An Act To Increase Access to Moose and Doe Permits for Combat-injured Veterans||Status: Referred to Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, April 16, 2019|
This bill is a concept draft pursuant to Joint Rule 208.
This bill would increase access to moose and doe permits for the rehabilitation of combat-injured veterans.
|LD 7||Resolve, To Name a Bridge in the Town of Lincoln and the Town of Chester the Master Sergeant Gary Gordon Bridge||Status: Referred to Transportation Committee, Finally passed, Signed into law March 7, 2019|
This resolve designates Bridge 3790, which crosses the Penobscot River between the Town of Lincoln and the Town of Chester, the Master Sergeant Gary Gordon Bridge.
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|LD 17||Resolve, Designating a Portion of Route 1 in Downeast Maine the Hannah and Rebecca Weston Trail||Status: Referred to Transportation Committee, Finally passed, Signed into law March 7, 2019|
This resolve directs the Department of Transportation to designate Route 1 from its intersection with Route 1A in the Town of Jonesboro to the southern entrance to the Jeremiah O'Brien Memorial Bridges in the Town of Machias the Hannah and Rebecca Weston Trail.
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|LD 113||An Act To Exclude Antique Tractors from the Laws Governing Motor Vehicle Racing (Emergency)||Status: Referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, February 12, 2019|
This bill excludes antique tractors from regulation under the motor vehicle racing laws.
|LD 145||An Act Regarding the Membership of the Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine||Status: Referred to Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee, Amended by Committee amendment H-227, Enacted, Signed into law May 30, 2019|
This bill increases the membership of the Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine from 8 members to 14 members and requires that one member be a member of a federally recognized Indian nation, tribe or band in the State, one member be an organic grower, one member be a fresh packer, one member be the leader of a cooperative and one member be a representative of a value-added organization or company. The bill also increases the number of members who are grower representatives and decreases the number of members who are processor representatives who process 1,000,000 pounds or more of wild blueberries in a calendar year. The bill specifies that members may not serve consecutive terms.
This amendment strikes and replaces the bill. The amendment expands the membership of the Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine by adding 2 members who are grower representatives and requires the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry to formally call for nominations for grower representative members. The amendment clarifies the requirements governing grower representative members and processor representative members. The amendment prohibits former employees of the commission from serving as paid lobbyists for wild blueberry businesses for a period of one year following employment by the commission. The amendment also allows members of the University of Maine System Wild Blueberry Advisory Committee to be reappointed for additional terms.
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|LD 174||An Act To Promote Youth Participation in the Maine Lobster Fishery||Status: Referred to Marine Resources Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, March 26, 2019|
This bill allows an unlicensed person 12 years of age or younger to assist a Class I, II or III lobster and crab fishing license holder with licensed activities.
|LD 188||An Act To Provide for an Expanded Muzzle-loading-only Deer Hunting Season||Status: Referred to Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, March 7, 2019|
This bill requires that muzzle-loading season on deer extends for 12 hunting days immediately following the regular deer hunting season instead of being determined by the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
|LD 192||An Act To Require an Annual Report on the Activities of the Maine Child Welfare Advisory Panel||Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee, Amended by Committee amendment H-21, Enacted, Signed into law April 11, 2019|
This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services to submit an annual report to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over health and human services matters on the activities of and reports produced by the child welfare advisory panel formed pursuant to the federal Children's Justice Act.
This amendment removes the date by which the Department of Health and Human Services is required to submit an annual report to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over health and human services matters on the activities of and reports produced by the child welfare advisory panel formed pursuant to the federal Children's Justice Act.
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|LD 202||An Act To Increase the Required Number of Qualifying Contributions Gubernatorial Candidates Must Obtain To Qualify as Maine Clean Election Act Candidates||Status: Referred to Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, March 26, 2019|
This bill increases from 3,200 to 6,000 the number of qualifying contributions verified registered voters must make to a gubernatorial candidate for that candidate to be certified as a Maine Clean Election Act candidate.
|LD 205||An Act To Add Work Assignments to the Law Regarding Notification of a Defendant's Release or Escape||Status: Referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, March 5, 2019|
This bill adds work assignments for a defendant to the circumstances for which notification to the victim of a crime is required for a victim who has requested to be notified.
|LD 222||An Act To Prohibit Child Care Providers from Requiring Payment during Vacation Closures||Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, March 21, 2019|
This bill prohibits a nursery school, a certified family child care provider, a licensed child care facility or a person who provides day care in that person's home for one or 2 children whose care is paid for by state or federal funds from charging any fee for any period of time the provider is closed because the provider is on vacation. It prohibits the Department of Health and Human Services from reimbursing providers of child care services or recipients for child care services for any period of time the provider is closed because the provider is on vacation.
|LD 314||An Act To Simplify Apprenticeship Requirements for Student and Apprentice Lobster and Crab Fishing License Holders||Status: Referred to Marine Resources Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, March 21, 2019|
This bill requires the Commissioner of Marine Resources to allow a person with an apprentice lobster and crab fishing license or a student lobster and crab fishing license to demonstrate apprentice program completion through verified landings of at least 4,000 pounds of lobster over a period of not less than 2 years.
|LD 316||An Act To Protect Adults 66 Years of Age and Older from Financial and Other Types of Exploitation through Theft by Deception||Status: Referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, Enacted in the House as amended by Committee amendment H-297, tabled to Special Appropriations in the Senate May 29, 2019, carried over to any regular or special session per Joint Order HP 1322|
This bill makes the crime of theft by deception when the victim is 66 years of age or older at the time of the offense a Class B crime.
This amendment is the majority report of the committee. The amendment replaces the bill and provides a new title. The amendment defines "vulnerable person" by reference to the definitions of "dependent adult" in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 22, section 3472, subsection 6 and "incapacitated adult" in Title 22, section 3472, subsection 10. The amendment designates the following types of theft or fraud as Class B crimes if the owner of the property is a vulnerable person: theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, theft by deception, theft by misapplication of property and misuse of entrusted property. The amendment includes an appropriations and allocations section.
LD 316 Amendment H-297 fiscal note
|LD 450||An Act To Increase Funding for the St. Croix International Waterway Commission||Status: Referred to Environment and Natural Resources Committee, Enacted in the House as amended by Committee amendment S-14, tabled to Special Appropriations in the Senate April 11, 2019, carried over to any regular or special session per Joint Order HP 1322|
This bill provides an additional $25,000 per fiscal year to the St. Croix International Waterway Commission but only if the Province of New Brunswick, Canada commits to match the funding.
This amendment incorporates a fiscal note.
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|LD 608||An Act To Provide Funding for a Correctional Facility in Downeast Maine||Status: Referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, Work session held, June 3, 2019, carried over to any regular or special session per Joint Order HP 1322|
This bill is a concept draft pursuant to Joint Rule 208.
This bill proposes to provide funding to establish a correctional facility in the eastern coastal region of Maine in Washington and Hancock counties.
|LD 985||An Act To Maintain High School Diploma Standards by Repealing Proficiency-based Diploma Standards and Adding the Equivalent in Standards Achievement||Status: Referred to Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, Amended by Committee amendment H-322, Enacted, Signed into law June 5, 2019|
This bill repeals the provisions of law that allow diplomas indicating graduation from a secondary school to be based on a student's demonstration of proficiency.
The amendment establishes as fundamental policies of the diploma standards that a diploma indicating graduation from a secondary school signifies that the graduate has completed high school diploma requirements and is ready to enter a postsecondary educational program or a career as a clear and effective communicator, a self-directed and lifelong learner, a creative and practical problem solver, a responsible and involved citizen and an informed and integrative thinker; that school administrative units must align their instruction with the system of learning results; and that school administrative units are encouraged to develop innovative multiple pathways that allow all students to learn and demonstrate their achievement through multiple means and measures.
The amendment also provides that instruction in the required subjects may be provided through the current year-based requirements or through the equivalent in standards achievement.The amendment also requires that a child with a disability who satisfies the local diploma requirements in the manner specified by the child's individualized education plan must be awarded a high school diploma and provides that career and technical education students, consistent with the approval of the commissioner and the local school board, may satisfy instructional requirements through separate or integrated study within the career and technical education school curriculum.
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|LD 1005||Resolve, To Establish a Pilot Project To Save Lives and Support People with Substance Use Disorder in Washington County (Emergency)||Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee, Enacted in the House as amended by Committee amendment H-160, tabled to Special Appropriations in the Senate May 8, 2019, carried over to any regular or special session per Joint Order HP 1322|
This resolve establishes a pilot project in Washington County to provide treatment and recovery services for people with substance use disorder. The pilot project is established under the Department of Health and Human Services. The department is required to work with Healthy Acadia to develop the pilot project. The department is required to assist Healthy Acadia with seeking federal funding for the pilot project. The pilot project requires the establishment of a central coordinating telephone system available to anyone in Washington County at any time to assist individuals with accessing services related to substance use disorder treatment and recovery. Individuals receiving the phone calls must be qualified to provide counseling services to all callers in addition to providing referrals. The pilot project establishes a coordinating council made up of representatives of the community and organizations in the area involved in the health and welfare of Washington County residents. The council is responsible for providing a coordinated system of services for substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery and for developing and implementing a recovery resource fund to provide additional individualized services as part of a wraparound continuum of support and services. It requires the department to report on the pilot project to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over health and human services matters no later than November 30, 2020.
This amendment changes the dates in the resolve for the central coordinating telephone system to be established and the evaluation report to be submitted to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over health and human services matters.
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|LD 1059||An Act To Authorize the Establishment of an Apprentice License for the Maine Scallop Fishery||Status: Referred to Marine Resources Committee, Amended by Committee amendment H-114, Enacted, Signed into law May 14, 2019|
This bill allows the Department of Marine Resources to establish by rule an apprentice program for entry into the scallop fishery that includes an apprentice license allowing an apprentice to engage in dragging for scallops under the supervision of a scallop dragging license holder. It sets the apprentice license fee at $250 and creates a $250 license surcharge for a scallop dragger to sponsor an apprentice. It limits participation to residents and makes 18 years of age the minimum age to participate as an apprentice. It also changes rules to implement the scallop license limited entry system from major substantive rules to routine technical rules.
This amendment specifies that license fees collected for an apprentice scallop dragging license are to be deposited into the Scallop Research Fund and it clarifies that the fund may be used for the administrative costs associated with an apprentice program for entry into the scallop fishery.
The amendment also adds an appropriations and allocations section.
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|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 1229||Resolve, To Establish the Committee To Study and Develop Recommendations To Address Guardianship Challenges That Delay Patient Discharges from Hospitals||Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee, Engrossed as amended by Committee amendment H-452 in both chambers, Enacted in the House, Senate tabled to Special Study, June 7, 2019, carried over to any regular or special session per Joint Order HP 1322|
This resolve establishes the Committee To Study and Develop Recommendations To Address Guardianship Challenges That Delay Patient Discharges from Hospitals. The committee is required to study and develop recommendations to address guardianship, conservatorship and authorization of transaction challenges that result in extended hospitalization of patients clinically qualified for discharge from a hospital.
This amendment revises the membership of the committee, requires the report to be submitted to both the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services and the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary, authorizes both committees to report out legislation based on the report to the Second Regular Session of the 129th Legislature and adds an emergency preamble and clause. It also allows the committee to accept outside contributions, approved by the Legislative Council, to help fund the committee.
LD 1229 Amendment H-452 fiscal note
|LD 1319||An Act To Prohibit Employer Disciplinary Action against Firefighters and Emergency Medical Services Persons Responding to an Emergency||Status: Referred to Labor and Housing Committee, Amended by Committee amendment H-282, Enacted, Signed into law June 6, 2019|
Current law protects a firefighter from disciplinary action by an employer when the firefighter is absent from work at the beginning of the work day because the firefighter is responding to an emergency. This bill extends the protection to a firefighter who leaves work during regular working hours to respond to an emergency and provides the same protections to an emergency medical services person. The bill revises provisions regarding employer notification regarding absences and employee status as a firefighter or emergency medical services person and removes an employer's ability to designate an employee as essential.
This amendment restores the ability of an employer to designate an employee as essential, as removed by the bill, but requires the disruption to the business by the employee's absence to be significant and requires the designation to be in writing and signed by both the employee and employer.
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|LD 1325||An Act To Allow Workplace Substance Use Testing for Fentanyl, Hydromorphone, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone and Oxymorphone Use at the Employer's Discretion||Status: Referred to Labor and Housing Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, April 25, 2019|
This bill allows an employer to test an employee or an applicant for employment for fentanyl, hydromorphone, hydrocodone, oxycodone and oxymorphone use during any substance use test administered by the employer.
|LD 1351||An Act To Allow for the Recovery and Redistribution of Food in Public Schools||Status: Referred to Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, May 21, 2019|
This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Education, by October 1, 2019, to collaborate to revise the Department of Health and Human Services, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention's health inspection program guidance titled "Food Sharing Tables - Guidance for Schools" and disseminate the new guidance to public schools in the State.
The bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry to grant public school food service programs a variance under the departments' jointly adopted rules regulating food safety in order to allow public school food service programs to collect food that was taken from the food service line by students and placed on a share table and to redistribute that food through the food service line; to allow students to take food from a share table and consume that food in the same breakfast, lunch or snack period or at another time; to allow students to place unwanted, eligible food items on a share table at any time during their breakfast, lunch or snack period; and to allow school staff members under certain circumstances to collect and redistribute food from a share table.
The bill does not mandate the creation of share tables within schools or require schools to purchase additional food or materials.
|LD 1422||An Act Regarding Conditions in Correctional Facilities for Female Prisoners||Status: Referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, Work session held, June 3, 2019, carried over to any regular or special session per Joint Order HP 1322|
This bill is a concept draft pursuant to Joint Rule 208.
This bill proposes to enact measures designed to ensure the fair treatment of women who are incarcerated.
|LD 1450||Resolve, To Mitigate the Increasing Waiting List for Services under the MaineCare Section 21 Waiver Program||Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, May 21, 2019|
This resolve establishes a 2-year pilot project to provide housing to adults with intellectual disabilities or autism spectrum disorder who are on the waiting list for home and community-based benefits provided under the Department of Health and Human Services rule Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter II, Section 21. The pilot project must be modeled on a program operated in the Town of Kittery by A House for ME and must provide housing to 2 to 3 residents in each home and, with the assistance of community volunteers, assist those residents in becoming active, contributing members of the community.
|LD 1531||An Act To Establish the Maine Food System Investment Program To Create Quality Jobs and Support Farms, Fisheries and Food-related Businesses||Status: Referred to Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee, Work session held, April 25, 2019, carried over to any regular or special session per Joint Order HP 1322|
This bill creates the Maine Food System Investment Program under the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry to strengthen the food system, including the agriculture, seafood and fisheries and other food sectors and the supply chain, to increase access to new markets and opportunities for producers, processors, small businesses and consumers in the State in the producing, processing, packaging, distribution, marketing, sale and consumption of food products. The duties of the program are to develop and maintain a 10-year strategic framework to carry out the goals of the program by fostering communication, collaboration and coordination among the various sectors of the supply chain, identify gaps in the supply chain and barriers to food infrastructure and distribution needs and work with community development corporations, financial institutions and other investors and lenders in the food system to direct financial investment to the areas of greatest need in the food system. The program is also authorized to make recommendations regarding rules or legislation to the department and the Legislature that will direct investment or establish policies or priorities in carrying out the goals of the program. The program is required to submit a 6-month and a one-year report to the Legislature subsequent to the implementation of the program and an annual report on the progress of and developments regarding the 10-year strategic framework.
|LD 1616||An Act To Establish the Vaccine Consumer Protection Program||Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, June 4, 2019|
This bill establishes the Vaccine Consumer Protection Program within the Department of Health and Human Services and describes the activities under the program.
|LD 1666||An Act To Require Certain Health Care Providers To Provide Patients Detailed Information on the Risks Associated with the Use of Opioid Medications and Schedule II Drugs||Status: Referred to Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, May 21, 2019|
This bill requires a health care provider who is a prescriber of any opioid medication or a medication that is a schedule II drug, before issuing an initial prescription and before issuing a 3rd prescription of an opioid medication or a medication that is a schedule II drug, to inform a patient of the risks of using the medication, the reason the medication is necessary and alternative treatments that may be available. It also requires the health care provider to include a note in the patient's medical record that the health care provider discussed the information with the patient.