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Fast Facts 129th Legislature

Primary Election Day - June 12, 2018
Election Day - November 6, 2018

Convene 
129th First Regular Session - Wednesday, December 5, 2018
129th Second Regular Session - Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Adjourned 
129th First Regular Session - Statutory Adjournment is Wednesday, June 19, 2019
129th Second Regular Session - Statutory Adjournment is Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Cloture date - 129th First 
Legislators (Complete Form) - Set by Joint Rule 202 - Friday, December 21, 2018 @ 4:00 p.m. 
Departments/Agencies (Final Drafts) - Set by Joint Rule 204 - Different Governor - Friday, February 1, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.

Cloture date - 129th Second 
Legislators (Title & Summary) - Set by the Legislative Council. (Joint Rule 203) 
Departments/Agencies (Final Drafts) - Set by the Legislative Council. (Not by rule, but by tradition)

Effective date - non-emergency legislation 
129th First Regular Session - 90 days after adjournment. 
129th Second Regular Session - 90 days after adjournment.

 

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Nearly 100 Maine physicians stormed the Capitol for
Physicians' Day at the Maine Legislature on March 13th

The biennial event, co-hosted by the Maine Osteopathic Association and the Maine Medical Association was well attended this year. The day started out with casual networking in the hall of flags with Legislators. MOA President Merideth Norris, D.O. shared remarks on the importance of relying on evidence to support medical decisions as well as bills that will affect the future of Maine. UNECOM Medical Students sacrificed a day of their Spring Break to join in the fun and enjoy tea with Governor Mills at the Blaine House.

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Photos with the Governor (left to right):
Selfie with Joel Kase, D.O.; UNECOM Students get their close-up; Selfie with MOA President-Elect David Scaccia, D.O.

Also on Wednesday, hundreds of people gathered to testify on two vaccine bills (LD798/LD871). Over 13 hours of testimony was heard by the committee on Education & Cultural Affairs. 13 hours! (1pm Wed.-2am Thurs.) At least 5 committee rooms were full of concerned citizens. As remarked one of the committee members "This is what democracy looks like." Regardless of the outcome of these pieces of legislation, this was surely an impressive showing. Related from the Press Herald: Hundreds pack hearing on bill to end most exemptions for kids' vaccinations

The MOA submitted testimony in support of LD798. If you would like to contact your legislators in reference to this bill or LD 871click here to look them up and find out how to contact them. 

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MOA President Merideth Norris, D.O. & Operations Director Amanda Richards wearing blue in support of LD798 at the public hearings on Wednesday

  See more photos from our day on the MOA Facebook Page!