Representative Lawrence Lockman [Republican]
Amherst ~ District 137
Towns in District: Amherst, Aurora, Beddington, Bradford, Bradley, Deblois, Eastbrook, Edinburg, Franklin, Grand Falls, Great Pond, Greenbush, Greenfield, Lagrange, Northfield, Passadumkeag, Summit Townships, Wesley, part of East Hancock, part of North Washington and Northwest Hancock
♦ Labor and Housing
✉ P.O. Box 623
Brewer, Maine 04412
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|Maine People's Alliance, Will of the Voters||0%|
|Maine People's Alliance, 2018||0%|
|Maine Conservation Voters, 2018||1 of 8, 3 Unexcused absences|
|Maine Conservation Voters, 2017||1 of 7, 3 Unexcused absences|
|Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund, 2017||25%|
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|LD 589||Resolve, Directing the State Board of Education To Adopt Rules Prohibiting Teachers in Public Schools from Engaging in Political, Ideological or Religious Advocacy in the Classroom||Status: Referred to Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, March 7, 2019|
This resolve directs the State Board of Education to adopt major substantive rules prohibiting teachers in public schools from engaging in political, religious or ideological advocacy in the classroom or from introducing any controversial subject matter that is not germane to the topic of the course being taught, with penalties for violations up to and including termination of the teacher. This resolve requires the State Board of Education to provide written notice of the rules to all affected teachers, parents and students and for teachers to receive annually at least 3 hours of continuing teacher education to instruct the teachers on the rules. Finally, this resolve requests professional teacher organizations and unions to voluntarily adopt an educator's code of ethics and professional responsibility that incorporates the rules and that specifically prohibits teachers in kindergarten to grade 12 instruction from using the classroom for political indoctrination.
|LD 1232||An Act To Ensure the Right To Work without Payment of Dues or Fees to a Labor Union as a Condition of Employment||Status: Referred to Labor and Housing Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, May 23, 2019|
This bill prohibits a person, either in the public or private sector, from being required to join a labor organization or pay any labor organization dues or fees as a condition of employment or continuation of employment, notwithstanding any state law to the contrary. A violation is a Class D crime and is also subject to civil damages and injunctive relief. The Attorney General is responsible for enforcement and is required to prosecute all violations.
|LD 1449||An Act To Facilitate Compliance with Federal Immigration Law by State and Local Government Entities||Status: Dead, Referred to Judiciary Committee, Work session held May 29, 2019, in Committee when the legislature adjourned sine die, June 20, 2019|
This bill establishes prohibitions concerning restricting the sharing and use of immigration and citizenship information. It prohibits restricting the enforcement of federal immigration law. It establishes a complaint process and a duty to report.
This bill also provides that if the Attorney General, upon investigation, determines that a government entity is violating these prohibitions, the Attorney General must issue an opinion stating that finding. The government entity has 30 days to appeal the finding to the Superior Court. If the Superior Court agrees with the Attorney General, the court must immediately enjoin the policy or practice. The government entity that continues the policy or practice is subject to a $500 fine for each day the policy or practice remains in effect. If the Superior Court disagrees with the Attorney General, the Attorney General must immediately certify that the government entity is in compliance with the law.
|LD 137||An Act To Make the Maine Learning Technology Initiative More Cost-effective||Status: Referred to Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, February 26, 2019|
This bill is a concept draft pursuant to Joint Rule 208.
This bill proposes to enact measures designed to make the Department of Education's Maine Learning Technology Initiative, or "MLTI," more cost-effective for schools and for the State, thus allowing participation by increased numbers of students. The cost-saving measures may include, but are not limited to, eliminating the ability of school administrative units to choose higher-cost technology options.
|LD 208||An Act Regarding Small Claims Court Jurisdiction||Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, June 3, 2019|
This bill increases the jurisdictional limits for small claims from $6,000 to $15,000.
|LD 612||An Act To Promote Youth Employment||Status: Referred to Labor and Housing Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, April 16, 2019|
This bill establishes a minimum hourly wage for persons who are 16 or 17 years of age that is $1.00 per hour less than the regular minimum hourly wage, a minimum hourly wage for persons who are 15 years of age that is $2.00 per hour less than the regular minimum hourly wage and a minimum hourly wage for persons who are 14 years of age and under that is $3.00 per hour less than the regular minimum hourly wage.
|LD 822||An Act To Prohibit the Sale of Motor Fuel Containing More than 10% Ethanol||Status: Dead, Referred to Environment and Natural Resources Committee, Enacted, Vetoed, Veto sustained in the House, May 9, 2019|
This bill prohibits a distributor, blender or retail dealer from selling, consigning or distributing motor fuel containing more than 10% ethanol by volume unless the motor fuel is sold, consigned or distributed in a sealed container that contains one quart or less of the motor fuel. It also repeals a contingent prohibition on the sale of motor fuel containing more than 10% ethanol by volume.
|LD 1077||An Act To Ensure Fair Employment Opportunity for Maine Citizens and Legal Residents by Requiring the Use of the Federal Immigration Verification System||Status: Referred to Labor and Housing Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, April 16, 2019|
This bill requires an employer to register with and use the federal immigration verification system, currently known as the E-Verify program, to determine the work eligibility status of new employees physically performing services within the State.
|LD 1209||An Act To Require Legislative Hearings on Citizen-initiated Legislation||Status: Referred to State and Local Government Committee, Amended by Committee amendment H-204, Enacted, Signed into law May 23, 2019|
This bill requires a petition for the direct initiative of legislation, once it has been certified by the Secretary of State to be submitted to the Legislature for consideration by the Legislature to receive a public hearing before a joint standing committee of the Legislature or a special legislative committee established by the Legislative Council. The public hearing must be conducted in the same manner as other public hearings.
This amendment permits the Legislature to waive the public hearing requirement by a 2/3 vote of those present in each House of the Legislature.
LD 1209 Chaptered Law
LD 1209 Chaptered Law fiscal note
|LD 1227||An Act To Allow Parents To Apply to the Commissioner of Education To Enroll Their Children in a Receiving School Administrative Unit and To Remove Limitations on Which Students May Be So Enrolled||Status: Referred to Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, June 4, 2019|
Current law allows the superintendent of a school administrative unit that neither maintains a school nor contracts for school privileges to request the Commissioner of Education to designate a school administrative unit as the receiving school administrative unit for a student who is unable to find a school administrative unit willing to enroll the student in one of its schools.
This bill allows any student's parent or guardian to make a request for any reason to the Commissioner of Education for the student to be transferred. Upon the commissioner's approval, the student must be enrolled in the receiving school administrative unit.
|LD 1255||RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Require Referenda To Receive 60 Percent of the Vote To Become Law||Status: Referred to Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, May 2, 2019|
This resolution proposes to amend the Constitution of Maine to require that a direct initiative of legislation or a competing measure receive at least 60% of the votes cast to become law.
|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 1446||An Act To Remove Sales and Use Taxation on Gold and Silver Coins||Status: Referred to Taxation Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, May 28, 2019|
This bill exempts from the sales and use tax sales of specie, which is defined as coins with gold or silver content or refined gold or silver bullion.
|LD 1489||RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine Regarding the Election of Senators||Status: Referred to State and Local Government Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, May 21, 2019|
This resolution proposes to amend the Constitution of Maine to reduce the size of the Senate from no more than 35 members to 32 members as a result of reapportioning to 2 Senators per county. The resolution also requires the redrawing of district lines in 2022. The resolution increases the Senate term from 2 to 4 years.
|LD 1553||An Act Directing That the Towns Constituting Hospital Administrative District No. 4 Hold a Vote on the Proposed Merger with Northern Light Health (Emergency)||Status: Referred to State and Local Government Committee, Amended by Committee amendment S-63, Enacted as an emergency measure, Signed into law April 25, 2019|
This bill requires that, notwithstanding any applicable notice requirements, each of the towns of Abbot, Atkinson, Bradford, Cambridge, Dexter, Dover-Foxcroft, Guilford, Milo, Monson, Parkman, Sangerville, Sebec and Willimantic hold an advisory vote no later than April 30, 2019 on the proposed merger of Hospital Administrative District No. 4 with Northern Light Health. Unless a town's charter otherwise provides, the vote must be taken at a town meeting. The results of the vote in each town must be declared by the municipal officers of the town and transmitted to the board of directors of Hospital Administrative District No. 4.
This amendment adds a mandate preamble to the bill. This amendment changes the date for the advisory vote from April 30, 2019 to May 7, 2019. This amendment also corrects the date of the merger agreement.
LD 1553 Chaptered Law
LD 1553 Chaptered Law fiscal note