Representative Theodore Kryzak [Republican]
Acton ~ District 20
Towns in District: Acton, Lebanon and part of ShapleighWould be term limited: 2026
♦ Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
✉ 31 Foxes Ridge Road
Acton, Maine 04001
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|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|
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 465||An Act To Eliminate the Service Provider Tax on Services Covered by Medicaid||Status: Referred to Taxation Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, April 16, 2019|
This bill repeals portions of the service provider tax that apply to services that are covered by the federal Medicaid program.
|LD 587||An Act To Require Career Options Education for High School Students||Status: Referred to Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, March 26, 2019|
This bill makes career and education development a required one-semester course to receive a high school diploma.
|LD 672||An Act To Allow Local Flexibility in Teacher Assignment To Enhance Student Achievement||Status: Referred to Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, Dead, Concurrence in Ought Not to Pass, April 23, 2019|
This bill allows a holder of a professional teacher certificate to teach no more than 20% of the teacher's teaching assignment outside the teacher's area of endorsement. It also requires a superintendent to notify and provide certain details to the Commissioner of Education when a teacher is assigned to teach outside the teacher's area of endorsement.
|LD 749||An Act To Increase the Transparency of the "Maine Open Checkbook" Website||Status: Referred to State and Local Government Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, March 26, 2019|
This bill requires the State Controller to maintain a publicly accessible website with up-to-date information concerning the State's payroll and vendor information, which is currently in existence and called the "Maine Open Checkbook." The bill requires the website to include the names of all recipients of state grants and track and record all payments made by quasi-public entities of the State and the dollar value of credits awarded through all state economic development programs.
|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 884||An Act To Repeal the Board of Licensing of Dietetic Practice||Status: Referred to Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, April 11, 2019|
This bill repeals the law regulating dieticians and the practice of dietetics.
|LD 926||An Act To Protect Hospital Employees from Assault||Status: Referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, Dead, Joint rule 310.3, April 25, 2019|
This bill provides that an assault on a hospital employee while the hospital employee is providing medical care is a Class C crime. It also provides that an assault on an emergency medical care provider while the emergency medical care provider is providing medical care is a Class C crime. Current law provides that an assault on an emergency medical care provider while the emergency medical care provider is providing emergency medical care is a Class C crime. The bill also corrects a cross-reference.
|LD 1036||Resolve, Establishing a Task Force To Study the Creation of a Comprehensive Career and Technical Education System and Increased Crosswalks for Academic Credit between Secondary Schools and Career and Technical Education Programs (Emergency)||Status: Referred to Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, Finally passed in both chambers as amended by Committee amendment H-506 and Senate amendment S-311, June 19, 2019, Governor's action pending, Governor placed on hold, July 2, 2019|
This resolve establishes the Task Force To Study the Creation of a Comprehensive Career and Technical Education System to examine the feasibility of establishing a comprehensive 4-year high school career and technical education program to provide a technical high school setting for middle school students to attend at the completion of the 8th grade.
This amendment expands the membership of the task force to include a principal of a secondary school, a superintendent of a school administrative unit, an administrator at the University of Maine System and the Commissioner of Education or the commissioner's designee and requires that the member from a community college be an administrator.
This amendment also expands the duties of the task force to require that the task force examine the advantages and disadvantages of a comprehensive 4-year career and technical education high school, obstacles to implementation and other models of comprehensive 4-year career and technical education high schools around the State and on a national level. The task force is also required to examine increasing crosswalks and intersections between technical and occupational knowledge and curricula and academic standards in order to promote multiple pathways for awarding content area credit to students enrolled in career and technical education programs.This amendment also requires the task force to seek funding contributions to fully fund the costs of the task force. If sufficient funding is not received within 30 days after the effective date of the resolve, no meetings are authorized and no expenses of any kind may be incurred or reimbursed.
This amendment increases the membership of the task force from 14 to 16 members by adding one additional member of the House of Representatives and one additional member of the Senate and specifies that the House and Senate appointments must include a member from each of the 2 parties holding the largest number of seats in the Legislature, which conforms with Joint Rule 353.
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LD 1036 Amendment H-506 fiscal note
LD 1036 Amendment S-311 fiscal note
|LD 1159||Resolve, To End Hunger in Maine by 2030||Status: Referred to Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee, Finally passed, Signed into law May 20, 2019|
This bill directs the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, in consultation and collaboration with interested parties and stakeholders, to collaborate with the Department of Marine Resources, the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, the Department of Economic and Community Development, the Department of Education, the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management, Bureau of Maine Veterans' Services and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension to develop a comprehensive strategic plan to eliminate hunger in the State by 2030. The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is required to submit an initial design for the plan by February 10, 2020 to the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, which may submit legislation based on the report to the Second Regular Session of the 129th Legislature.
LD 1159 Chaptered Law
LD 1159 Chaptered Law fiscal note