Amidst pandemic and into recovery, 130th Legislature worked on over 1700 bills

Speaker Fecteau lauds Maine House for unprecedented session

AUGUSTA – On Monday, the Legislature completed voting on over 1700 bills. These bills have now had public hearings, work sessions, and votes in the House and Senate since December 2020. The Legislature completed allocating $983 million in federal relief funds before adjourning.

House Speaker Ryan Fecteau of Biddeford released the following statement: 

This was a Legislative session like no other. I couldn’t be more proud of the work we accomplished together for Maine people, tackling issues that have been impacting our state for years but the pandemic laid bare; urgent needs around affordable housing, workforce issues, and critical health care reforms. Representatives worked together, both in person and remotely for seven months of public hearings, work sessions, and Legislative sessions at the Augusta Civic Center and in the State House. Like so many Mainers who had to make major changes to continue working through the pandemic, I am incredibly grateful to every lawmaker, member of the public and the nonpartisan staff who made this session possible through their innovation and flexibility.”

Speaker Fecteau’s legislative highlights include: 

The House and Senate passed a bipartisan biennial budget earlier in July and completed voting on all bills on July 19. The Legislature will reconvene in January 2022.   





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