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Rep. Wayne Parry In the News

Bill to Reform Marine Resources Enforcement Receives Public Hearing

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...

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Republicans Propose Alternatives to Rainy Day Fund Raid

February 11, 2014

AUGUSTA - The Maine House of Representatives on Tuesday took up LD 1762, the bill that forestalls $40 million in revenue sharing cuts with a $21 million raid on the rainy day fund, a $4 million sweep of the income tax relief fund, and $15 million in revenue surpluses.

Republican lawmakers offered floor amendments to provide structural alternatives to the budget gap that would not jeopardize the state's credit rating or shut the door on future tax relief.

House Republican Leader Ken...

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Military Recruiter Bills Spark Fiery Debate in Maine House

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 ...

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Maine Apportionment Commission Unanimously Approves House, County Maps

May 31, 2013

AUGUSTA - The Maine Apportionment Commission met Friday morning at 9:00 in Legislative Council Chambers and voted unanimously to approve new boundaries for the electoral districts that make up the Maine House of Representatives and each of Maine's county governments. The commission voted unanimously to approve a new map of Maine Senate districts last Friday, May 24. The bipartisan commission is formed every 10 years to negotiate new districts in order to conform with shifts to the state's popu...

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Motorist Behavior Regulation Bills Voted Down in House

April 9, 2013

AUGUSTA - The House of Representatives today voted on two bills regulating motorists' behavior. LD 66, "An Act To Require That Motorcyclists Wear Helmets," and LD 68, "An Act To Prohibit the Use of a Handheld Mobile Telephone while Operating a Motor Vehicle," came to the floor with divided, majority "Ought Not to Pass" reports from the Transportation Committee.

"These are areas where big government doesn't need to be making decisions for people," said House Republican Leader Ken Fredette...

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Republicans Name Members of Apportionment Commission

December 11, 2012

AUGUSTA - House and Senate Republican leaders today named their appointees to the Apportionment Commission, which will convene throughout the winter and spring to redraw the state's House and Senate districts. The Maine Constitution requires redistricting every 10 years in order to ensure that state legislative districts comport with population changes. The commission is made up of 15 members, three of whom are named by House Republicans, two by Senate Republicans, one is the Maine Republic...

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Rep. Wayne Parry posts perfect voting record

July 6, 2012

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Wayne Parry, a first-term legislator from Arundel, compiled a perfect voting record during the 125th Legislature. He was present for 100 percent of the roll call votes taken in the Maine House during the 117 days it was in session.

"I take my duty of voting very seriously," said Rep. Parry, who pulled double duty during the session, serving on both the Transportation Committee and the Marine Resources Committee. "The citizens of my district expect me to be their voice ...

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Governor signs Rep. Libby's agritourism bill

April 9, 2012

AUGUSTA - Flanked by members of the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee, Governor LePage today signed into law a measure that could bring insurance relief to farmers, beekeepers, sugar house operators and others who open their property for "agritourism" activities.

The bill, LD 1605, provides limited liability protection for landowners who post signs stating that visitors accept the "inherent risks" of the activity. Maine already has similar statutes for such activities as ski...

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Rep. Wallace sworn in as Legislature's newest member

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...

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Arundel, Dayton and Saco can start process to withdraw from RSU earlier than before

June 18, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Wayne Parry says Arundel, Dayton and Saco can begin the process of withdrawing from their Regional School Units (RSUs) six months earlier than was previously possible, thanks to legislation that has been signed into law by Gov. LePage.

Beginning January 1, 2012, residents of a municipality that has been a member of an RSU for at least 30 months may petition to withdraw from the unit. The current minimum time is 36 months.

Under the terms of the legislation, LD 139, 10 p...

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Health insurance reform clears initial hurdle in Maine House

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...

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Rep. Wayne Parry Draws Dual Committee Assignments

January 25, 2011

AUGUSTA -- State Rep. Wayne Parry has been assigned an unusually heavy workload for a first-term legislator. He will serve on two high-profile policy panels - the Committee on Transportation and the Marine Resources Committee.

"Serving on two committees will make for a very busy session, and I'm honored to be on both," said Rep. Parry (R-Arundel). "Transportation was my first choice. It is one of only two committees that actually are authorized to appropriate funds. My top priority will inv...

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