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Approved People's Veto Petitions as of August 6, 2019

The legislation listed below was enacted in the 129th legislature. For each of these bills, the Secretary of State has approved the circulation of a petition that, if successful in gathering sufficient signatures, will place the bill on the ballot. The ballot that follows a successful People's Veto petition for a bill would allow voters to veto the enacted bill.

As of early August, 2019, none of these petitions has enough signatures to appear on a ballot; a change in that status will be noted here. The "plain English" summaries of what was enacted, written by the Revisor of Statutes, are listed below along with links to the full PDF versions of the bills (i.e., Chaptered law). For additional information including filing deadlines and proponents, visit the Secretary of State's website.

LD 798 An Act To Protect Maine Children and Students from Preventable Diseases by Repealing Certain Exemptions from the Laws Governing Immunization Requirements Sponsor ⚊ Representative Ryan Tipping
Topic ⚊ Public Health: Environment and Safety
Status: Referred to Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, Amended by Committee amendment H-120, Enacted, Signed into law May 24, 2019
LD 820 An Act To Prevent Discrimination in Public and Private Insurance Coverage for Pregnant Women in Maine Sponsor ⚊ Representative Joyce McCreight
Topic ⚊ Insurance and Financial Industry Regulation
Status: Referred to Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services Committee, Amended by Committee amendment H-210 and Senate amendment S-275, Enacted, Signed into law June 13, 2019
LD 1025 An Act To Prohibit the Provision of Conversion Therapy to Minors by Certain Licensed Professionals Sponsor ⚊ Representative Ryan Fecteau
Topic ⚊ Health Care: Regulation
Status: Referred to Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services Committee, Amended by Committee amendment H-213, Enacted, Signed into law May 29, 2019
LD 1261 An Act To Authorize Certain Health Care Professionals To Perform Abortions Sponsor ⚊ Speaker of the House Sara Gideon (Governor's bill)
Topic ⚊ Reproductive Rights
Status: Referred to Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services Committee, Enacted, Signed into law June 10, 2019
LD 1282 An Act To Establish a Green New Deal for Maine Sponsor ⚊ Representative Chloe Maxmin
Topic ⚊ Energy/Renewable Resources
Status: Referred to Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee, Amended by Committee amendment H-413 and House amendment H-460, Enacted, Signed into law, June 17, 2019
LD 1313 An Act To Enact the Maine Death with Dignity Act Sponsor ⚊ Representative Patricia Hymanson
Topic ⚊ Health Care: Access to Health Care, Healthy Living
Status: Referred to Health and Human Services Committee, Amended by Committee amendment H-305, Enacted, Signed into law June 12, 2019
LD 1463 An Act To Create an Automatic Voter Registration System Sponsor ⚊ Speaker of the House Sara Gideon
Topic ⚊ Election Law and Lobbying
Status: Referred to Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee, Amended by Committee amendment H-458, Enacted, Signed into law June 19, 2019
LD 1475 An Act To Eliminate Profiling in Maine Sponsor ⚊ Representative Craig Hickman
Topic ⚊ Court Officers, Jurors, Notaries Public, Evidence
Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee, Amended by Committee amendment H-581, Enacted, Signed into law June 19, 2019
LD 1494 An Act To Reform Maine's Renewable Portfolio Standard Sponsor ⚊ Senator Eloise Vitelli
Topic ⚊ Energy/Renewable Resources
Status: Referred to Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee, Amended by Committee amendment S-307, Enacted, Signed into law June 26, 2019
LD 1626 An Act To Implement a Presidential Primary System in Maine Sponsor ⚊ Senator Louis Luchini
Topic ⚊ Election Law and Lobbying
Status: Referred to Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee, Amended by Committee amendment S-186, Enacted, Signed into law June 20, 2019
LD 1685 An Act To Facilitate Entry of Immigrants into the Workforce Sponsor ⚊ Representative Kristen Cloutier
Topic ⚊ Labor Law
Status: Referred to Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement and Business Committee, Amended by Committee amendment H-416, Enacted, Signed into law June 20, 2019
LD 1711 An Act To Promote Solar Energy Projects and Distributed Generation Resources in Maine Sponsor ⚊ Senator Dana Dow
Topic ⚊ Energy/Renewable Resources
Status: Referred to Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee, Amended by Committee amendment S-295, Enacted, Signed into law June 26, 2019

Approved Citizen Initiative Petitions as of August 6, 2019

For each Citizen Initiative, the Revisor's "plain English" summary of the intent of the proposed legislation along with a link to a PDF text version of the bill taken from the Secretary of State's website are given below.

As of early August, none of these petitions has received enough signatures to appear on a ballot; changes in that status will be noted below. For additional information, visit the Secretary of State's website.

An Act To Enact the Maine Death with Dignity Act
An Act To Prevent Female Genital Mutilation
An Act To Require Employers To Provide Earned Paid Sick Leave to Eligible Employees
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Motor Vehicle Excise Tax and Temporary Registration Plates
An Act To Create Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Persons Convicted of Certain Sex Offenses Against Victims under 12 Years of Age