The Joint Standing Committee on the Judiciary
Public Hearing on LD 1020 "An Act To End Discrimination in Civil Marriage and Affirm Religious Freedom" and LD 1118 "An Act To Expand Rights for Maine Families" at the Augusta Civic Center, Augusta on Wednesday, April 22nd

124th Maine Legislature
1st Regular Session
convened 12/3/2008,
statutory adjournment is 6/17/2009.
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Hearing Location:
Augusta Civic Center
76 Community Drive (off Rt. 27)
Augusta, Maine

Doors open at 8:00 AM.


Wednesday, April 22nd, 9:00 a.m.

E-mail comments to: or send written testimony to:
Judiciary Committee
100 SHS, Augusta, ME 04333-0100

Public Hearing Procedure

  • To allow time for as many participants as possible to testify:
    • A person may testify only once, for a maximum of 3 minutes per person; rebuttal testimony is not permitted.
    • Avoid redundant testimony.
    • Groups are encouraged to select a spokesperson.
    • When not testifying, please remain quiet or step outside so others can hear the testimony and help the process move efficiently.
    • Minors are present; all testimony and conversations must be kept appropriate and dignified.
  • If you have written testimony, please give 20 copies to the staff before speaking.
  • Signs, pictures, posters or banners, balloons or sticks are not allowed in the building or outside on Civic Center property.
  • Demonstrations, chanting or other disruptive behavior is prohibited.
  • Weapons of any type are prohibited on Civic Center grounds.
  • Smoking is allowed beyond the sidewalk curb, as designated by the Civic Center.
  • Civic Center will be open serving food and drink.
  • Please use the link to right to print copies of bills and other information before the hearing. Paper copies of the bill will not be available at the hearing.
  • Access to the public hearing is via the first floor only. Other events are occuring in the building.
  • Ample seating is expected to be available throughout the day.

Persons with special needs who wish to attend the hearing and require accommodations should notify the Legislative Information Office as soon as possible: 207-287-1692, TTY 207-287-6826, FAX 207-287-1580,


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