Representative Mark Blier [Republican]
Buxton ~ District 22
Towns in District: Limington, part of Standish, part of Buxton and part of LimerickWould be term limited: 2026
♦ Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services
✉ 50 Hall Road
Buxton, Maine 04093
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|LD 160||An Act To Add Instruction in Personal Finance to the Statewide System of Learning Results||Status: Referred to Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, March 26, 2019|
This bill requires the Department of Education to add instruction in personal finance to the statewide system of learning results and to adopt rules accordingly.
|LD 552||An Act Relating to Penalties for an Employer for the Retail Sale of Tobacco Products to a Minor when the Employer Possesses a Driver's License Reader||Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, April 30, 2019|
This bill provides that an employer who sells tobacco products and who has an electronic age verification device is not subject to a civil violation if a person employed by the employer does not use the electronic age verification device to verify a person's age for the sale of tobacco products and sells a tobacco product to a person who has not attained 21 years of age.
|LD 650||An Act To Strengthen Maine's Landowner Relations Program||Status: Referred to Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee, Work session held, May 8, 2019, carried over to any regular or special session per Joint Order HP 1322|
This bill provides ongoing funding for 5 additional Deputy Game Warden positions and associated costs in the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
|LD 815||An Act To Regulate the Issuance of Short-term, Limited-duration Health Insurance Policies in the State||Status: Referred to Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, May 14, 2019|
This bill limits the issuance of short-term, limited-duration individual health insurance policies in this State to policies with a term that is 3 months or less and further restricts an insurer or the insurer's agent or broker from issuing a short-term, limited-duration policy that replaces a prior short-term, limited-duration policy if the combined term of the new policy and all prior successive policies exceeds 3 months in any 12-month period.
The bill also requires that insurers make specific written disclosures related to the terms and benefits of the policies in at least 14-point type, including the types of benefits and consumer protections that are and are not included in the policies.
The requirements of the bill apply to policies issued or renewed in this State on or after January 1, 2020.
|LD 911||An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Promote Land Conservation, Working Waterfronts, Water Access and Outdoor Recreation||Status: Referred to Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee, carried over to any regular or special session per Joint Order HP 1322|
The funds provided by this bond issue, in the amount of $95,000,000, will be used to provide funds for the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Bureau of Parks and Lands and the Land for Maine's Future Board.
|LD 1281||Resolve, To Create a Committee To Explore Regional Cooperation for Affordable Health Insurance||Status: Referred to Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, May 23, 2019|
This resolve establishes the Committee To Explore Regional Cooperation for Affordable Health Insurance, which is required to study providing a more affordable health insurance option to middle-income individuals and small businesses, including convening a multistate conference to draft a proposal for a nonprofit health insurance cooperative.
|LD 1389||An Act To Address Transparency, Accountability and Oversight of Pharmacy Benefit Managers||Status: Referred to Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, May 2, 2019|
This bill requires that pharmacy benefit managers, which are entities that manage an insurer's prescription drug coverage, be registered by the Department of Health and Human Services. It sets standards for registration including:
|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.