Read the Upcoming Bills

LD 1101 – http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP0761&item=1&snum=127

The Retail Workers Bill of Rights.

LD 1217http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP0835&item=1&snum=127

Similar to LD 1101 (The Retail Workers Bill of Rights), but would apply to ANY BUSINESS with 100 or more employees.  And when the sponsor presented it she put in an amendment to change it to 50 employees and 4 weeks!!

Contact LD 1217’s Sponsor Rep. Melaragno and tell her that this bill is terrible for Maine.  http://www.maine.gov/legis/house/hsebios/melagm.htm

Contact LD 1101’s Sponsor Rep. Cooper and tell her that her bill is also terrible for Maine  https://www1.maine.gov/legis/house/hsebios/coopje.htm

Also, Co-Sponsors that need to hear from you are include Rep. Goode (bangor), Sen. Gerzofsky (Cumberland County), Rep. Chipman (Portland), Rep. Daughtry (Brunswick)), Rep. Dunphy (Old Town), Rep. Golden (Lewiston), Rep. Mastraccio (Sanford), Rep. Moonen (Portland), Rep. Pierce (Falmouth) and Rep. Warren (Hallowell).  http://derekvolkshow.com/contact-your-legislator/

LD 1287http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_127th/billtexts/SP046201.asp

This one was a bit more hidden and it is not as expansive as the previous two, but it would apply to business that receive a tax credit or tax incentive from the state (not sure how that is applied).

Coalition to OPPOSE LD 1101 and LD 1217, LD 1287
THESE BILLS ARE JOB KILLERS!

Retail Association of Maine
Maine State Chamber of Commerce
Maine Grocers and Food Producers Association
Maine Beer and Wine Distributors Association
Maine Auto Dealers Association
Maine Association of Broadcasters
NFIB-Maine
Maine Motor Transport Association
Maine Energy Marketers Association
Maine Restaurant Association
Maine Innkeepers Association
Maine Auto Recyclers Association
Ski Maine Association
Associated General Contractors-Maine
Maine Tourism Association
Northeast Equipment Dealers Association
Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce
Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce
Manufacturers Association of Maine

There are almost a dozen Minimum Wage bills in Augusta.  There is also some discussion about a compromise bill and a possible state-wide referendum. 

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