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Maine State Legislature

MOA (Maine Optometric Association)

LD:

1
Title: An Act To Protect Health Care Coverage for Maine Families
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Senator JACKSON of Aroostook
Committee: Health Coverage, Insurance & Financial Services
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 01/29/2019 01:00 PM
Work Session 02/07/2019 01:00 PM
House Status: PASSED TO BE ENACTED
Senate Status: PASSED TO BE ENACTED
Governor Status: SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR (EMERGENCY MEASURE)
Committee Report: Maj. OTPA, Min. ONTP
Amendments:
COMMITTEE AMENDMENT A
Law: P. L. CH. 5

 


LD: 30
Title: An Act To Improve Health Care Data Analysis
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Representative PERRY of Calais
Committee: Health Coverage, Insurance & Financial Services
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LD: 51
Title: An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Task Force on Health Care Coverage for All of Maine
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Senator H. SANBORN of Cumberland
Committee: Health Coverage, Insurance & Financial Services
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LD: 52
Title: An Act To Provide an Affordable and Accessible Health Care System for all Residents of Maine
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot
Committee: Health Coverage, Insurance & Financial Services
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LD: 69
Title: An Act To Provide Economic Security to Maine Families through the Creation of a Paid Family Medical Leave System
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Senator HERBIG of Waldo
Committee: Labor & Housing
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Committee Report: LTW
Amendments:
Law: DEAD

 


LD: 109
Title: An Act To Create a Public Health Insurance Option
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham
Committee: Health Coverage, Insurance & Financial Services
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LD: 110
Title: An Act Regarding Credit Ratings Related to Overdue Medical Expenses
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Representative JOHANSEN of Monticello
Committee: Health Coverage, Insurance & Financial Services
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 02/05/2019 01:00 PM
Work Session 02/12/2019 01:30 PM
Work Session 02/26/2019 01:00 PM
Work Session 02/28/2019 02:30 PM
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Committee Report: Anticipated Divided Report
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LD: 132
Title: An Act To Eliminate Insurance Rating Based on Age, Geographic Location or Smoking History and To Reduce Rate Variability Due to Group Size
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Representative BROOKS of Lewiston
Committee: Health Coverage, Insurance & Financial Services
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LD: 142
Title: An Act To Increase Funding for the Fund for a Healthy Maine To Reduce Smoking
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Representative GRAMLICH of Old Orchard Beach
Committee: Health & Human Services
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 02/27/2019 12:00 PM
Work Session 03/28/2019 02:00 PM
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LD: 154
Title: An Act To Amend the Law Governing MaineCare Coverage of Chiropractic Treatment
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin
Committee: Health Coverage, Insurance & Financial Services
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 02/14/2019 01:00 PM
Work Session 02/21/2019 01:15 PM
Work Session 02/28/2019 01:16 PM
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Committee Report: Anticipated Divided Report
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LD: 220
Title: An Act To Improve Pay for Certain Maine Workers
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Representative SYLVESTER of Portland
Committee: Labor & Housing
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 02/27/2019 10:00 AM
Work Session 03/06/2019 01:00 PM
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Committee Report: Unanimous ONTP
Amendments:
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LD: 227
Title: An Act To Strengthen Maine's Public Health Infrastructure
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Representative PERRY of Calais
Committee: Health & Human Services
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 04/03/2019 01:00 PM
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LD: 230
Title: An Act To Improve Access to Preventive, Cost-saving Dental Services
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake
Committee: Health & Human Services
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 02/27/2019 09:00 AM
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LD: 234
Title: Resolve, To Increase Certain Chiropractic Reimbursement Rates under the MaineCare Program
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake
Committee: Health & Human Services
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 02/14/2019 01:00 PM
Work Session 02/21/2019 01:15 PM
House Status: PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED
Senate Status: PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED
Governor Status:
Committee Report: Maj. OTPA, Min. ONTP
Amendments:
COMMITTEE AMENDMENT A
Law:

 


LD: 249
Title: An Act To Ensure Protection of Patients in Medical Reviews by Health Insurance Carriers
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot
Committee: Health Coverage, Insurance & Financial Services
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 03/14/2019 01:00 PM
Work Session 04/02/2019 02:00 PM
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LD: 267
Title: An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Practice of Pharmacy
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Senator L. SANBORN of Cumberland
Committee: Health & Human Services
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 02/14/2019 01:00 PM
Work Session 02/26/2019 01:00 PM
House Status: INSISTED TO ACCEPTANCE OF MAJORITY ONTP REPORT
Senate Status: INSISTED TO ACCEPTANCE OF MINORITY OTP REPORT AND PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED
Governor Status:
Committee Report: Maj. ONTP, Min. OTP
Amendments:
Law: DEAD

 


LD: 278
Title: An Act Regarding Pay Equality
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Senator BREEN of Cumberland
Committee: Labor & Housing
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 02/06/2019 10:00 AM
Work Session 02/25/2019 02:00 PM
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Committee Report: Maj. OTPA, Min. ONTP
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LD: 291
Title: An Act Regarding Responsibility for the Overpayment of Claims
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Representative RILEY of Jay
Committee: Health Coverage, Insurance & Financial Services
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 02/12/2019 01:00 PM
Work Session 02/26/2019 01:00 PM
Work Session 02/28/2019 02:30 PM
House Status: PASSED TO BE ENACTED
Senate Status: PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED
Governor Status:
Committee Report: Unanimous OTPA
Amendments:
COMMITTEE AMENDMENT A
Law:

 


LD: 320
Title: An Act To Amend the Scope of Practice of Podiatric Medicine
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Representative KESCHL of Belgrade
Committee: Health Coverage, Insurance & Financial Services
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 02/14/2019 01:00 PM
Work Session 02/26/2019 01:00 PM
House Status: MAJORITY ONTP REPORT ACCEPTED
Senate Status: MAJORITY ONTP REPORT ACCEPTED
Governor Status:
Committee Report: Maj. ONTP, Min. OTP
Amendments:
Law: DEAD

 


LD: 364
Title: An Act To Establish the Right To Practice Complementary and Alternative Health Care Act
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Senator MIRAMANT of Knox
Committee: Health Coverage, Insurance & Financial Services
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 04/11/2019 01:30 PM
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LD: 369
Title: An Act To Support Healthy Workplaces and Healthy Families by Providing Earned Paid Sick Leave to Certain Employees
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Senator MILLETT of Cumberland
Committee: Labor & Housing
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 02/25/2019 11:00 AM
Work Session 03/06/2019 01:00 PM
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Committee Report: Anticipated Divided Report
Amendments:
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LD: 382
Title: An Act To Fund Services for Blind and Visually Impaired Persons at the Maine State Library
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Representative GIDEON of Freeport
Committee: Education & Cultural Affairs
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 02/20/2019 09:00 AM
Work Session 02/27/2019 09:00 AM
House Status: PASSED TO BE ENACTED
Senate Status: PASSED TO BE ENACTED
Governor Status:
Committee Report: Unanimous OTPA
Amendments:
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LD: 402
Title: An Act To Restore Overtime Protections for Maine Workers
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Representative TIPPING of Orono
Committee: Labor & Housing
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 03/11/2019 09:00 AM
Work Session 03/20/2019 01:00 PM
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Committee Report: Tabled
Amendments:
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LD: 407
Title: An Act To Promote Universal Health Care, Including Dental, Vision and Hearing Care
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Representative BROOKS of Lewiston
Committee: Health Coverage, Insurance & Financial Services
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LD: 436
Title: Resolve, Directing the Secretary of State To Review Standards for Vision Tests
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Senator TIMBERLAKE of Androscoggin
Committee: Transportation
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 03/12/2019 01:00 PM
Work Session 03/19/2019 01:00 PM
House Status:
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Committee Report: Voted Majority ONTP Not Yet Reported Out
Amendments:
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LD: 437
Title: An Act To Improve Access to and Affordability of Health Care in Maine
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Senator POULIOT of Kennebec
Committee: Health Coverage, Insurance & Financial Services
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LD: 443
Title: An Act To Prevent Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding and Eye Damage in Infants
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Senator L. SANBORN of Cumberland
Committee: Health & Human Services
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 02/19/2019 01:00 PM
Work Session 02/26/2019 01:00 PM
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Committee Report: Tabled
Amendments:
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LD: 465
Title: An Act To Eliminate the Service Provider Tax on Services Covered by Medicaid
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Representative STEWART of Presque Isle
Committee: Taxation
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 03/06/2019 01:00 PM
Work Session 03/13/2019 10:00 AM
Work Session 04/03/2019 01:00 PM
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Committee Report: Tabled
Amendments:
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LD: 498
Title: Resolve, Regarding Reimbursement of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Codes under MaineCare
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Senator L. SANBORN of Cumberland
Committee: Health & Human Services
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 02/27/2019 09:00 AM
Work Session 03/07/2019 02:30 PM
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LD: 519
Title: An Act To Expand Adult Dental Health Insurance Coverage
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Representative BROOKS of Lewiston
Committee: Health Coverage, Insurance & Financial Services
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 02/21/2019 01:00 PM
Work Session 03/05/2019 01:00 PM
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Committee Report: Tabled
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LD: 532
Title: An Act To Increase the Minimum Grant Amount under the Maine State Grant Program
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Representative PIERCE of Falmouth
Committee: Education & Cultural Affairs
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 02/19/2019 01:00 PM
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LD: 705
Title: An Act Regarding the Process for Obtaining Prior Authorization for Health Insurance Purposes
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot
Committee: Health Coverage, Insurance & Financial Services
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 03/14/2019 01:00 PM
Work Session 04/02/2019 02:00 PM
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LD: 733
Title: An Act To Promote Keeping Workers in Maine
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Representative SCHNECK of Bangor
Committee: Labor & Housing
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 02/27/2019 11:00 AM
Work Session 03/06/2019 01:00 PM
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Committee Report: Anticipated Divided Report
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LD: 769
Title: Resolve, To Direct the Commissioner of Professional and Financial Regulation To Create a Working Group To Study Credentialing Skilled Individuals with Foreign Credentials
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Representative TEPLER of Topsham
Committee: Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement & Business
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 03/05/2019 01:00 PM
Work Session 03/14/2019 01:00 PM
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Committee Report: Tabled
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LD: 815
Title: An Act To Regulate the Issuance of Short-term, Limited-duration Health Insurance Policies in the State
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Senator JACKSON of Aroostook
Committee: Health Coverage, Insurance & Financial Services
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 04/04/2019 01:00 PM
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LD: 820
Title: An Act To Prevent Discrimination in Public and Private Insurance Coverage for Pregnant Women in Maine
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Representative McCREIGHT of Harpswell
Committee: Health Coverage, Insurance & Financial Services
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 03/27/2019 01:00 PM
Work Session 04/02/2019 02:00 PM
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LD: 844
Title: An Act To Prohibit Driverless Commercial Vehicles
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Representative HUTCHINS of Penobscot
Committee: Transportation
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LD: 849
Title: An Act To Allow Chiropractic Internships
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Representative DOORE of Augusta
Committee: Health Coverage, Insurance & Financial Services
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 03/21/2019 01:00 PM
Work Session 03/26/2019 02:30 PM
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Committee Report: Voted Majority OTPA, Not Yet Reported Out
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LD: 867
Title: An Act To Require Public Health Impact Statements for Certain Legislation
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Representative MORALES of South Portland
Committee: State and Local Government
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 03/06/2019 09:00 AM
Work Session 03/13/2019 01:00 PM
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Committee Report: Unanimous ONTP
Amendments:
Law: DEAD

 


LD: 890
Title: An Act To Expand Workforce Access by Creating Apprenticeship Programs To Increase Access to Licensure in Certain Occupations
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Senator KEIM of Oxford
Committee: Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement & Business
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LD: 899
Title: An Act To Increase Access to Health Care by Attracting Qualified Physicians to Maine
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Representative COREY of Windham
Committee: Health Coverage, Insurance & Financial Services
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 03/07/2019 01:30 PM
Work Session 03/12/2019 01:30 PM
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Committee Report: Unanimous ONTP
Amendments:
Law: DEAD

 


LD: 1052
Title: An Act To Require Regular and Transparent Review of MaineCare Reimbursement Rates
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Senator H. SANBORN of Cumberland
Committee: Health & Human Services
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 04/03/2019 09:00 AM
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LD: 1133
Title: An Act To Require That Hospital Liens Be Satisfied on a Just and Equitable Basis
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Representative WARREN of Hallowell
Committee: Judiciary
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LD: 1162
Title: An Act To Further Expand Drug Price Transparency
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc
Committee: Health Coverage, Insurance & Financial Services
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LD: 1166
Title: An Act To Require Public Transit To Be Accessible to Blind or Visually Impaired Riders
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Senator CHIPMAN of Cumberland
Committee: Transportation
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LD: 1272
Title: An Act To Increase Access to Low-cost Prescription Drugs
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Senator JACKSON of Aroostook
Committee: Health Coverage, Insurance & Financial Services
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LD: 1274
Title: An Act To Enact the Health Insurance Consumer Assistance Program
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Senator L. SANBORN of Cumberland
Committee: Health Coverage, Insurance & Financial Services
Hearing/WS:
Hearing 04/04/2019 01:00 PM
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LD: 1387
Title: An Act To Increase Access to Safe and Affordable Prescription Drugs
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Senator JACKSON of Aroostook
Committee: Health Coverage, Insurance & Financial Services
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LD: 1389
Title: An Act To Address Transparency, Accountability and Oversight of Pharmacy Benefit Managers
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Legislature: 129th Legislature
Session:
1st Regular Session
Sponsor: Senator POULIOT of Kennebec
Committee: Health Coverage, Insurance & Financial Services
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