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For Immediate Release

Date: 02/03/12

Rep. Weaver Appointed to Tax Committee

House Republican Office

February 2, 2012

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Jay Finegan, 287-1445


Rep. Weaver Adds Taxation Committee to Legislative Duties

AUGUSTA -- State Rep. Windol Weaver has been appointed to the high-profile Taxation Committee, putting him in a position to help shape legislation on the 33 to 35 bills that remain on the committee's agenda during this Legislature.

Rep. Weaver (R-York) is taking on his new assignment to fill a vacancy on the Taxation panel. He will remain the House chair of the Marine Resources Committee.

"I'm very honored that Speaker [Robert] Nutting has enough confidence in me to handle two committee assignments," said Rep. Weaver. "There are a few dozen bills left to be considered by Taxation, so I'll have to hit the ground running. This is a committee where we can really make a difference in improving the state's economy."

Rep. Weaver, now in his third term in the Legislature, has previously served on the Insurance and Financial Services Committee and the State and Local Government Committee. In the last Legislature, he also served on the House Ethics Committee. In York, he spent seven years on the town finance committee, including three years as chairman. He has also served on the capital committee, which plans and coordinates large projects for the town government. At the county level, he has served as a member of the York County Budget Committee.

Rep. Weaver has had a long and distinguished career of public service. A graduate of Texas A&M University, he was an Air Force pilot for 23 years and was decorated four times during his three Vietnam tours, from 1967 to 1973. He retired from active duty in 1987 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He is a lifetime member of the VFW and a member of the American Legion.

The Taxation Committee has jurisdiction over the Bureau of Revenue Services and the State Property Tax Review Board. It also oversees tax policy; property valuation and assessment; municipal revenue sharing; taxation of unorganized territories; tax increment financing; tree growth and other current use tax issues. The panel also has jurisdiction over the Maine Residents Property Tax Program.

The Maine Legislature has 16 joint standing committees, each composed of 13 members - three senators and 10 members of the House. Every committee has jurisdiction over clearly defined parts of state government. ###

Jay Finegan
Maine House Republicans
Tel: (207) 287-1445