128th Legislature

First Session

LD. 15 – “An Act Concerning the Property Tax Levy Limit”
Farm Bureau Position: Opposes

LD. 26 – “An Act To Lower the Maine Motor Vehicle Excise Tax”
Farm Bureau Position: Monitor

LD. 39 – “An Act To Clarify Landowners’ Liability Regarding Public Access”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 61 – “An Act To Allow Bird Hunting on Sundays by Licensed Hunters Using a Shotgun”
Farm Bureau Position: Opposes

LD. 73 – “An Act To Increase the Homestead Property Tax Exemption for Certain Persons Who Are at Least 75 Years of Age”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 98 – “An Act To Eliminate Permits for Wild Turkey Hunting, Expand the Bag Limits and Expand Opportunities for Registering Wild Turkeys”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 109 – “An Act To Allow Sunday Hunting by Landowners and Those with Landowner Permission”
Farm Bureau Position: Opposes

LD. 110 – “An Act To Assist Island and Coastal Communities with Controlling Excess Deer Populations”
Farm Bureau Position: Monitor

LD. 112 – “An Act To Further Limit the Liability of Landowners Who Permit the Use of Land for Outdoor Recreational Activity”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 117 – “An Act To Strengthen the Farm and Open Space Tax Law”
Farm Bureau Position: Opposes

LD. 119 – “An Act Regarding the Display and Content of Political Signs”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 124 – “An Act To Make Changes to the Potato Marketing Improvement Fund”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 128 – “An Act To Prohibit Foraging on Private Land without Permission”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 133 – “An Act To Support Lower Property Taxes by Restoring State-Municipal Revenue Sharing”
Farm Bureau Position: Monitor

LD. 157 – “An Act To Require the Reporting of Animal Cruelty or Neglect”
Farm Bureau Position: Opposes

LD. 163 – “An Act To Strengthen the Enforcement of Maine’s Labor Laws”
Farm Bureau Position: Monitor

LD. 173 – “An Act To Reduce Food Insecurity”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 189 – “An Act To Allow Bird Hunting on Sunday in Aroostook County and Unorganized Townships in Western Maine”
Farm Bureau Position: Opposes

LD. 208 – “An Act To Add Vehicles Hauling Animal Bedding to Those Exempt from Posted Road Restrictions”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 209 – “An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Temporary Sign Usage”
Maine Farm Bureau Initiated Bill

LD. 241– “An Act To Eliminate the Authority of Game Wardens To Violate the Hunting and Fishing Laws When Carrying out the Duties of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Farm Bureau Position: Opposes

LD. 245 – “An Act to Repeal the Affirmative Defense for Cruelty to Animals”
Farm Bureau Position: Opposes

LD. 256 – “An Act to Ensure Continued Availability of High-speed Broadband Internet at Maine’s Schools and Libraries”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 276 – “An Act to Require a Game Warden’s Certificate to Kill Wild Animals Causing Damage to Crops or Orchards and Notification to Nearby Residents”
Farm Bureau Position: Opposes

LD. 291 – “An Act to Maintain the Income Tax Rate on Persons with Taxable Income Above $200,000”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 293 – “An Act to Require Horse-drawn Carriages and Wagons to be Equipped with Reflectors”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 339 – “An Act To Reduce Restrictions of Wine Shipments”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 371 – “An Act To Allow a Truck Carrying Perishable Products To Operate on a Posted Road without a Permit”
Farm Bureau Position: Neither for Nor Against

LD. 388 – “An Act Regarding the Sale of Alcohol by Manufacturer with an On-premises Retail License”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 390 – “An Act Making Unified Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, General Fund and Other Funds and Changing Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2018 and June 30, 2019″
Farm Bureau Position: Neither for Nor Against

LD. 399 – “An Act To Revise Maine’s Environmental Laws”
Farm Bureau Position: Monitor

LD. 402 – “An Act To Establish Maine Buy Local Month”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 406 – “An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Joint Use of Certain Utility and Telecommunications Infrastructure”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 414 – “An Act To Create the Maine Forest Resources Council”
Farm Bureau Position: Monitor

LD. 415 – “An Act To Modify the Amount of Product Samples of Malt Liquor, Wine or Spirits That May Be Provided to Retail Licensees”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 417 – “An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Invest in Facilities and Equipment To Support the Growth of Additive Manufacturing”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 418 – “An Act To Educate the Public on the Proper Use of Pesticides and To Promote Integrated Pest Management Using Existing Resources”
Farm Bureau Position: Monitor

LD. 421 – “An Act To Promote Economic Development and Critical Communications for Rural Family Farms, Businesses and Residences by Strategic Public Investment in High-speed Internet”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 424 – “An Act To Extend the Big Game Season in Coastal Wildlife Management Areas”
Farm Bureau Position: Opposes

LD. 461 – “Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 220: Removal of Provider of Last Resort Service Obligation, a Major Substantive Rule of the Public Utilities Commission”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 485 – “An Act To Allow Migratory Game Birds To Be Hunted on Sundays” Farm Bureau Position: Opposes

LD. 494 – “An Act Regarding the Department of Transportation”
Farm Bureau Position: Monitor

LD. 508 – “An Act Regarding Restrictions on the Purchase of Certain Animals” Maine Farm Bureau Initiated Bill

LD. 520 – “An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Increase Rural Maine’s Access to Broadband Internet Service”
Farm Bureau Position: Monitor

LD. 535 – “An Act To Protect Maine Citizens from Aerial Trespass”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 537 – “An Act To Provide an Exemption from Road Association Payments for Landowners Whose Primary Access Is Not over the Road”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 541 – “An Act Regarding the Commercial Forestry Excise Tax”
Farm Bureau Position: Opposes

LD. 557 – “An Act To Revoke the Hunting License of a Person Charged with Defacing Property Posting Signs”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 594 – “An Act To Modify the Definition of “General Use Pesticide”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 608 – “An Act Regulating Employee Benefit Excess Insurance”
Farm Bureau Position: Monitor

LD. 610 – “An Act To Prohibit Prescriptive Property Rights Claims of Property Owned by Nonprofit Organizations”
Farm Bureau Position: Monitor

LD. 628 – “An Act To Amend the Municipal Subdivision Laws”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 631 – “An Act To Require an Operator of an All-terrain Vehicle Driven on Certain Roads To Have a Driver’s License and Liability Insurance”
Farm Bureau Position: Monitor

LD. 637 – “An Act To Protect Maine’s Lands”
Farm Bureau Position: Monitor

LD. 653 – “Resolve, To Establish a Working Group To Propose Changes to the Animal Welfare Laws”
Farm Bureau Position: Opposes

LD. 684 – “An Act To Increase Vegetative Buffers in the Shoreland Zone”
Farm Bureau Position: Opposes

LD. 694 – “An Act to Create a Local Option for Sunday Exception Allowing Deer Hunting with Rifles”
Farm Bureau Position: Opposes

LD. 699 – “An Act To Enact the Toxic Chemicals in the Workplace Act
Farm Bureau Position: Opposes

LD. 707 “An Act To Base the Motor Vehicle Excise Tax on the Purchase Price of the Motor Vehicle”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 725 – “An Act To Recognize Local Control Regarding Food and Water Systems”
Farm Bureau Position: Opposes

LD. 733 – “An Act Regarding Maine’s Tax Code”
Farm Bureau Position: Monitor

LD. 742 – “An Act To Allow Hemp Growers To Grow Hemp from Clones and To Grow Hemp Indoors”
Farm Bureau Position: Monitor

LD. 760 – “An Act To Promote Safety with Respect to Touching Livestock or Other Animals”
Farm Bureau Position: Opposes

LD. 774 – “An Act To Create a Training Wage”
Farm Bureau Position: Neither for nor Agents

LD. 778 – “An Act To Eliminate the Indexing of the Minimum Wage to Inflation”
Farm Bureau Position: Support

LD. 796 – “RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine Regarding Referendum Questions for Statewide Ballots”
Farm Bureau Position: Support

LD. 823 – “An Act To Promote Transparency with Respect to Surveillance Technology”
Farm Bureau Position: Support

LD. 834 – “An Act To Restructure Harness Racing within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry”
Farm Bureau Position: Monitor

LD. 835 – “An Act To Promote Small Diversified Farms and Small Food Producers”
Farm Bureau Position: Opposes

LD. 857 – “An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Slaughter and Inspection of Livestock”
Farm Bureau Position: Monitor

LD. 893 – “An Act To Improve and Protect Maine Organic Milk Producers”
Farm Bureau Position: Monitor

LD. 939 – “An Act To Protect Maine’s Agriculture”
Farm Bureau Position: Monitor

LD. 971 – “An Act To Exempt Certain Employees from the Minimum Wage Laws”
Farm Bureau Position: Neither for nor Agents

LD. 982 – “An Act To Protect Abused or Neglected Animals”
Farm Bureau Position: Opposes

LD. 991 – “An Act To Establish a Minimum Wage for Minors”
Farm Bureau Position: Neither for nor Agents

LD. 993 – “An Act To Protect Pollinators from Neonicotinoid Pesticides”
Farm Bureau Position: Opposes

LD. 1005 – “An Act Regarding Minimum Wage Increases”
Farm Bureau Position: Monitor

LD. 1020 – “An Act To Minimize Crop Damage by Deer by Amending Certain Laws Governing Hunting”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 1023 – “An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption for Baling Twine”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 1027 – “An Act Regarding the Taxation of Certain Nonprofit Organizations”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 1040 – “An Act Regarding Permitting under the Natural Resources Protection Act”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 1114 – “An Act To Amend the Rules Regulating Invasive Terrestrial Plant Species”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 1155 – “An Act To Improve the Lives of Working Families”
Farm Bureau Position: Monitor

LD. 1167 – “An Act To Deregulate the In-state Extraction and Sale of Raw Honey”
Farm Bureau Position: Opposes

LD. 1172 – “An Act To Repeal the Maine Personal Property Tax”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 1169 – “An Act To Exempt Temporary Categorical Signs from the Identification Label Requirement for 6 Weeks Prior to the June and November Elections”
Farm Bureau Position: Neither for Nor Agents

LD. 1194 – “”Resolve, Establishing the Commission To Study and Assess Maine’s Regulatory Environment”
Farm Bureau Position: Monitor

LD. 1276– “An Act To Change the Exemption Amount under the Estate Tax”
Farm Bureau Position: Oppose

LD. 1293– “An Act To Allow Tasting at Farmers’ Market”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 1298– “An Act To Update Maine’s Water Quality Standards”
Farm Bureau Position: Opposes

LD. 1351– “An Act Regarding the Length of Time a Temporary Sign May Be Placed in a Public Way”
Farm Bureau Position: Neither for Nor Agents

LD. 1369– “An Act To Support Local Agricultural Production”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 1372– “An Act To Address Costs for Certain Special Education Students”
Farm Bureau Position: Monitor

LD. 1391– “An Act To Ensure the Continuation of the Landowner Relations Program”
Farm Bureau Position: Monitor

LD. 1399– “An Act To Encourage Broadband Coverage in Rural Maine”
Farm Bureau Position: Favor

LD. 1445– “An Act To Designate the Maine Farms Agricultural Resource Management and Sustainability Recognition Program”
Farm Bureau Position: Favor

LD. 1446– “An Act Regarding the Confidentiality of Information in the Animal Welfare Laws”

LD. 1472– “An Act To Lower the Cost of Broadband Service by Coordinating the Installation of Broadband Infrastructure”
Farm Bureau Position: Monitor

LD. 1473– “An Act To Make Minor Changes and Corrections to Statutes Administered by the Department of Environmental Protection”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 1488– “An Act To Require That Landowners with Property Enrolled in the Tree Growth Tax Program Receive Timely Notice of Changes in Valuation of That Property”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 1502– “An Act To Transfer Responsibility for Licensing of Land-based Aquaculture from the Department of Marine Resources to the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 1504– “An Act Regarding Solar Power for Farms and Businesses”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

1505– “An Act To Create Consistency in the Regulation of Pesticides”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

LD. 1532– “An Act To Modernize the Laws Governing Maine Harness Racing”
Farm Bureau Position: Monitor

1548– “An Act To Establish the Let’s Grow Maine Program”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

1551– “An Act To Amend the Maine Tax Laws”
Farm Bureau Position: Monitor

LD. 1580– “An Act To Clarify and Enhance Maine’s Wildlife Laws”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

1581– “An Act To Simplify Maine Income Tax by Repealing or Terminating Certain Tax Credits and the Charitable Contribution Checkoff”
Farm Bureau Position: Monitor

1582– “An Act To Clarify and Enhance Maine’s Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Laws”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

1584– “An Act To Expand the Local Foods Economy by Promoting Local Foods Procurement”
Farm Bureau Position: Favors

1599– “An Act To Improve the Maine Tree Growth Tax Law”
Farm Bureau Position: Oppose

LD. 1602 – “An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Agricultural Water Resource Development and Marketing
Farm Bureau Position: Favors