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Representative Richard Cebra [Republican]
Naples ~ District 68

Towns in District: Baldwin, Cornish, Naples, Sebago and part of Parsonfield

Would be term limited: 2024
Campaign funding in 2018 Election: Traditional

House Committees:
♦ Leaves of Absence

Joint Committees:
♦ Transportation

✉ Rich.Cebra@legislature.maine.gov
☎ 1-800-423-2900

✉ 15 Steamboat Landing Road
Naples, Maine 04055


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OrganizationScore
Maine People's Alliance, Will of the Voters0%
Maine People's Alliance, 20180%
Maine Conservation Voters, 20184 of 8, 2 Unexcused absences
Maine Conservation Voters, 20174 of 7, 1 Unexcused absences
AFL-CIO, 201720%
Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund, 201725%

The graphs below are frequency histograms that show counts of the number of legislators with various scores, color coded by party. The "X" marks this legislator's score in that distribution of scores.

See "Explanations, Legislative scorecards" for the votes included on scorecards and links to sources.

Maine Peoples Alliance Will of the Voters graph Maine Peoples Alliance 2018 graph Maine Conservation Voters 2018 graph Maine Conservation Voters 2017 graph AFL-CIO graph Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund graph
LD 10 An Act To Provide That Inspections of New Motor Vehicles Are Valid for 2 Years Status: Referred to Transportation Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, March 14, 2019
LD 10
This bill provides that a new motor vehicle that has had an inspection is not required to have another inspection until 2 years from the last day of the month in which it was initially registered. After this time period has passed, the motor vehicle is required to have an annual motor vehicle safety inspection.

LD 11 An Act Regarding the Acceptance of Maine Clean Election Act Campaign Contributions on State Websites Status: Referred to Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, February 28, 2019
LD 11
This bill prohibits candidates who are seeking certification under the Maine Clean Election Act from collecting qualifying contributions over the Internet on a website hosted or operated by the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices, the State or a state agency.

LD 42 An Act To Provide for Nonpartisan Elections for the Office of District Attorney Status: Referred to State and Local Government Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, March 14, 2019
LD 42
This bill requires that a district attorney be elected on a nonpartisan ballot and that a vacancy in the office must be filled without regard to political affiliation. A candidate for district attorney must qualify by filing a nomination petition, although the candidate is not required to unenroll from a party. A candidate for district attorney may not include party affiliation on the nomination petition.

LD 43 RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Dedicate All Sales Taxes from All Vehicle Sales and Vehicle-related Sales to the Highway Fund for Roads and Bridge Capital Improvements Status: Referred to Taxation Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, March 12, 2019
LD 43
This resolution proposes to amend the Constitution of Maine to dedicate all sales and use tax revenue from sales of motor vehicles and sales related to motor vehicles to the Highway Fund for roads and bridge capital improvements.

LD 117 An Act To Exempt Motor Vehicles Less Than 5 Years Old from Inspection Status: Referred to Transportation Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, March 14, 2019
LD 117
This bill provides that a new motor vehicle that has had an inspection is not required to have another inspection until 5 years from the last day of the month in which it was initially registered. After this time period has passed, the motor vehicle is required to have an annual motor vehicle safety inspection.

LD 118 An Act To Direct Vehicle Excise Tax Revenue for Local Transportation Infrastructure Status: Referred to Taxation Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, April 11, 2019
LD 118
This bill provides that revenue received by a municipality from the vehicle excise tax must be used for maintenance or improvement of transportation infrastructure within that municipality.

LD 119 An Act To Base the Motor Vehicle Excise Tax on the Sale Price Status: Referred to Taxation Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, April 11, 2019
LD 119
This bill changes the method of computing the excise tax that is levied on motor vehicles and camper trailers 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; 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 and camper trailers be based upon the purchase price of the vehicle. Either the original bill of sale or the state sales tax document may be used to verify the purchase price.

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 purchase price.

LD 146 An Act To Make the Assessment and Collection of Personal Property Taxes Optional for Municipalities Status: Referred to Taxation Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, March 12, 2019
LD 146
This bill allows a municipality, by referendum, to exempt all personal property located in that municipality from assessment and collection of tax by that municipality.

LD 322 An Act To Strengthen Maine's Election Laws by Requiring Photographic Identification for the Purpose of Voting Status: Referred to Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, April 18, 2019
LD 322
This bill requires that a voter provide proof of identity with photographic identification approved by the Secretary of State by rule for the purpose of voting.

LD 323 An Act To Set the Minimum Penalty for Littering on State Highways at $1,000 Status: Referred to Transportation Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, March 14, 2019
LD 323
This bill sets the minimum penalty for littering on state highways at $1,000.

LD 389 An Act To Require Biennial State Motor Vehicle Inspections Status: Referred to Transportation Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, March 14, 2019
LD 389
This bill changes noncommercial automobile inspection requirements from an annual inspection to a biennial inspection.

LD 656 An Act To Increase the Penalty for Passing a School Bus with Its Red Lights Flashing Status: Referred to Transportation Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, March 14, 2019
LD 656
This bill increases the penalties for passing a stopped school bus with its red lights flashing. The new penalties are:
  • 1. The assessment of 6 demerit points on a driver's license;
  • 2. A fine of $2,000; and
  • 3. A term of imprisonment of 90 days.


LD 225 An Act Regarding Transportation Management Software and School Bus Replacement Status: Referred to Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, April 4, 2019
LD 225
This bill establishes in statute the criteria for the replacement of conventional and transit-style school buses through the Department of Education and prohibits the department from requiring a school administrative unit to use a specific brand of routing and transportation management software.

LD 270 An Act To Eliminate Certain Motor Vehicle Inspections in the State Status: Referred to Transportation Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, April 25, 2019
LD 270
This bill repeals statutory provisions requiring inspections for motor vehicles registered in the State, except that the provisions regarding inspection of commercial vehicles, trailers and semitrailers under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 29-A, section 1753; inspection of fire trucks under Title 29-A, section 1755; and inspection by dealers and transporters under Title 29-A, section 1754 are not repealed.

LD 342 An Act To Require a Person To Notify Law Enforcement Officers of the Possession of a Hypodermic Needle Status: Referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, March 5, 2019
LD 342
This bill establishes the failure to inform a law enforcement officer of a person's possession of a hypodermic apparatus as a Class D crime. Under the bill, if a person discloses the possession of a hypodermic apparatus as required, the hypodermic apparatus and any contents of the apparatus are inadmissible as evidence in a prosecution for a violation of the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, chapter 45.

LD 343 An Act To Promote Equity in Business Opportunity for Tobacco Specialty Stores Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, March 26, 2019
LD 343
This bill allows a tobacco specialty store to be licensed as a cigar lounge, which may serve nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages. A cigar lounge may not sell cigarettes or prepare food on premises for sale. A tobacco specialty store that is a cigar lounge must provide notice about the dangers of environmental tobacco smoke to applicants for employment and employees. The cigar lounge license fee is $100 per year.

LD 458 An Act To Require Motorists To Yield to Transit Buses Status: Referred to Transportation Committee, Amended by Committee amendment S-129, Enacted, Signed into law June 5, 2019
LD 458
This bill requires an operator of a vehicle to yield the right-of-way to a transit bus traveling in the same direction if the transit bus has signaled and is reentering the traffic flow from a bus stop or shoulder of the roadway.

Amendment S-129
This amendment strikes and replaces the bill. The amendment requires that the operator of a vehicle on a public way that has a speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less must yield the right-of-way to a transit bus that has an illuminated yield sign on the left side of the rear of the bus and the bus driver has activated a turn signal to reenter the traffic flow from a bus stop or shoulder on the roadway. The amendment also clarifies the definition of "transit bus."

LD 458 Chaptered Law
LD 458 Chaptered Law fiscal note
LD 583 Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Study the State's Long-term Services and Supports System for Older Adults Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, May 21, 2019
LD 583
This resolve directs the Department of Health and Human Services to perform a study to determine how to most efficiently manage and fund the various long-term care support programs for older adults operated by the department. It allows the department to accept outside funding to fund the costs of the study and directs the department to report by January 15, 2020 the results of the study to the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services, which is authorized to report out a bill regarding the results of the study to the Second Regular Session of the 129th Legislature.

LD 795 RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Establish a Right to Food Status: Referred to Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee, amended by Committee amendment H-430 and House amendment H-541 and engrossed in both chambers, June 17, 2019, carried over to any regular or special session per Joint Order HP 1322
LD 795
This constitutional resolution declares that all individuals have a natural, inherent and unalienable right to acquire, produce, process, prepare, preserve and consume and to barter, trade and purchase the food of their own choosing for their own nourishment, sustenance, bodily health and well-being.

Amendment H-430
This amendment, which is the majority report, incorporates a fiscal note.

Amendment H-541
This amendment amends the bill by:
  • 1. Removing the word "acquire" from the enumeration of the elements of an individual's right to food and removing the language limiting the exercise of acquisition;
  • 2. Removing language establishing a fundamental right to be free from hunger, starvation and the endangerment of life due to scarcity of or lack of access to food; and
  • 3. Specifying that the right to food does not allow an individual to abuse private property rights or abuse public lands or natural resources in the harvesting of food.


LD 795 fiscal note
LD 795 Amendment H-430 fiscal note
LD 873 An Act To Clarify the Application of the Motor Vehicle Excise Tax to Water Well Drilling Equipment Status: Referred to Taxation Committee, Amended by Committee amendment H-442, Enacted, Signed into law June 20, 2019
LD 873
This bill sets the annual personal property tax on equipment for water well drilling owned by a licensed well driller at $2,500 for tax years beginning January 1, 2020 and thereafter.

Amendment H-442
This amendment provides that water well drilling equipment attached to a self-propelled vehicle is not considered part of the motor vehicle for purposes of the motor vehicle excise tax.

LD 873 Chaptered Law
LD 873 Chaptered Law fiscal note
LD 963 An Act To Exempt Overtime Pay from Individual Income Tax Status: Referred to Taxation Committee, Dead, Non-concurrence, June 17, 2019
LD 963
This bill excludes from income tax overtime compensation if the employer is required by law to pay the overtime compensation to the employee.

Amendment H-259
This amendment adds an appropriations and allocations section to fund costs of activities necessary to administer the tax change provided in the bill.

LD 963 Amendment H-259 fiscal note
LD 1367 An Act To Preserve and Protect the State's Rail Corridors Status: Referred to Transportation Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, June 3, 2019
LD 1367
This bill directs the Department of Transportation to preserve and protect the rail corridors of the State for future railroad use and maintain all rail corridors in a condition that allows for their resuming railroad service.

The bill prohibits a rail corridor from being converted into or operated as a trail, used as a pathway or space for walking or biking, used for any other form of nonmotorized travel or recreation or used as a bus line without first being evaluated for passenger railroad service.

LD 1480 An Act To Modify Retirement Plans for Fire Investigators and Sergeants Status: Referred to Labor and Housing Committee, Enacted in the House as amended by Committee amendment H-568, tabled to Special Appropriations in the Senate June 19, 2019, carried over to any regular or special session per Joint Order HP 1322
LD 1480
This bill changes the eligibility requirements for the retirement of a state fire marshal investigator, state fire marshal senior investigator and state fire marshal sergeant under the Maine Public Employees Retirement System from 55 years of age and 25 years of creditable service to just 20 years of creditable service.

Amendment H-568
This amendment is the majority report of the committee and replaces the bill. The amendment changes the eligibility requirements for the retirement of a state fire marshal investigator, state fire marshal senior investigator and state fire marshal sergeant under the Maine Public Employees Retirement System from 55 years of age and 25 years of creditable service to 20 years of creditable service. The amendment establishes a special retirement plan for a state fire marshal investigator, state fire marshal senior investigator and state fire marshal sergeant based on 20 years of creditable service.

The amendment also adds an appropriations and allocations section to provide the funding.

LD 1480 Amendment H-568 fiscal note
LD 1621 An Act To Allow Delivery of Adult Use Marijuana and Adult Use Marijuana Products by an Approved Marijuana Store (Emergency) Status: Referred to Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee, Work session held, May 6, 2019, carried over to any regular or special session per Joint Order HP 1322
LD 1621
This bill amends the Marijuana Legalization Act to allow delivery of adult use marijuana and adult use marijuana products by a marijuana store if the municipality or town, plantation or township in which the marijuana store is located authorizes the operation of delivery services and the marijuana store receives approval to operate the delivery service from the Department of Administrative and Financial Services. A marijuana store is allowed to maintain a separate storage facility approved by the department in which to store product or from which to conduct delivery service operations and which may be located in the same municipality as the retail facility of the marijuana store or another municipality subject to the approval of the other municipality. Delivery services are subject to the same testing, tracking, labelling and packaging requirements as retail sales of adult use marijuana and marijuana products, delivery service drivers are subject to the same requirements as the employees of a marijuana store, delivery recipients are subject to the same customer restrictions regarding age and state of intoxication as marijuana store customers and delivery service vehicles are subject to the same inspection requirements as the marijuana store's licensed premises and may not have an occupant under 21 years of age during the course of a delivery.

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