Rep. Jarrod Crockett In the News
June 4, 2013
AUGUSTA - The House on Tuesday took up two bills concerning military recruiters in public schools. The first, LD 1502, requires that public high schools allow recruiters to administer the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test to students who elect to take it. Under the bill, recruiters, not school staff, would take the time to administer the test, which would remain voluntary for the students.
That bill was rejected mostly along party lines, 74-68. Majority Democrats ...
April 3, 2013
AUGUSTA - In a 10-3 vote, the Legislature's Judiciary Committee endorsed LD 345, a bill introduced by Rep. Corey Wilson (R-Augusta) to make private the personal identifying information of concealed handgun permit holders in Maine. The bill will now go to the House and Senate for floor votes.
"I'm very pleased that the committee approved a bill that's true to the original intent of my legislation," said Wilson. "I felt strongly that, by default, no Mainer should have to worry about his o...
March 21, 2013
AUGUSTA - Rep. Jarrod Crockett (R-Bethel), the lead House Republican on the Judiciary Committee, says Democrats implemented a stall tactic at today's work session on LD 345, Rep. Wilson's bill to protect the private information of concealed handgun permit holders. On party lines (7-5, with Sen. Tuttle absent), Democrats voted to table the bill despite its reference to the committee over a month ago and ready amendments offered by both Wilson and House Chair Rep. Charles Priest (D-Brunswick). <...
November 30, 2011
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Ray Wallace sworn in as Legislature's newest member
AUGUSTA - State Rep. Ray Wallace was sworn into office today by Governor Paul LePage after winning a special election to fill a vacant seat in House District 24.
Rep. Wallace (R-Dexter) said he was motivated to run for office by the reform agenda championed by the Republican majorities in the House and Senate...
May 5, 2011
AUGUSTA - Landmark legislation to revamp Maine's health insurance market cleared a critical hurdle today in the House of Representatives by a vote of 76-72. The measure, designed to generate more competition and bring rates closer to national norms, now moves to the Senate. Final enactment votes in both bodies could come as early as next week.
"The people of our state are the winners today," said House Speaker Robert Nutting. "For years, reasonable proposals to fix a dysfunctional health insur...