AUGUSTA – The Maine Legislature will return for a Special Session Tuesday, June 19 at 10:00 am. The full call from the Presiding Officers can be found below.
Speaker Sara Gideon released the following statement:
“I am pleased we will be returning to the State House to finally address the many critical issues outstanding and I am optimistic that we will complete our work efficiently and responsibly. House Democrats are eager to take votes that will assist access to healthcare for 70,000 Mainers, maintain pay for our direct care workforce, fund our county jails, and fulfill our obligation to public schools across Maine. We have remained steadfast in our commitment to moving Maine forward and we are pleased that all of our colleagues are joining us at the table.”
TO: All Members of the 128th Legislature
FROM: Michael D. Thibodeau, President of the Senate
Sara Gideon, Speaker of the House
DATE: Friday, June 15, 2018
RE: Special Session
Dear Fellow Legislators,
As you know, the Senate Secretary and the House Clerk have conducted polls to see if membership is in favor of returning for a Special Session. The results of the poll were as follows:
· Republican Party – 83 votes in favor (45 necessary)
· Democratic Party – 90 votes in favor (46 necessary)
· Green Independent Party – 2 votes in favor (2 necessary)
Pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 1 of the Maine Constitution, a Special Session is in order. Therefore, the House and Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19th. We expect this session could last multiple days, but we will work to complete our business as quickly as possible. Members should also be aware of the possibility that the Legislature may need to convene at a later date should it be determined that it is necessary to act on any bills vetoed by the Governor.