Rep. Peter Doak In the News
February 12, 2014
AUGUSTA - A bill sponsored by Rep. Peter Doak (R-Columbia Falls) to improve the enforcement of marine resources laws received its public hearing before the Maine Legislature's Marine Resources Committee Wednesday.
The bill, LD 1723, was crafted by the state's Department of Marine Resources and would grant courts and Marine Resources officers more flexibility and authority to better protect natural resources while exercising more discretion in punishing offenders.
"This bill is a bi...
October 30, 2013
AUGUSTA - The Maine Legislative Council - the panel of six Democratic and four Republican members of legislative leadership - on Wednesday screened bill proposals submitted by various lawmakers. One of them was LR 2254, "An Act To Authorize Public Safety Personnel and Members of the Military When Visiting Schools in Their Official Capacity To Wear Their Uniforms," sponsored by Rep. Mick Devin (D-Newcastle). The bill was unanimously approved by the Council.
A bill introduced by Governor P...
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 ...
November 30, 2011
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November 21, 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...