Rep. Bruce Bickford

Proudly Serving House District 63:

Auburn (Part)

Representative Bruce Bickford serves as the House Republican Lead on the Joint Standing Committee on Taxation

Rep. Bruce Bickford is serving his fifth, non-consecutive term in the Maine House of Representatives representing District 63, which includes part of Auburn (see map).

For over thirty years, Rep. Bickford has managed businesses in central and southern Maine. Taxation and the economy, especially as it relates to small business, are areas of particular policy concern for the Representative.

A graduate of Edward Little High School, Rep. Bickford is a lifelong resident of Auburn. He has been considerably involved in his community, serving as an Auburn city councilor for two terms. He is a founding member of the Small Property Owners of Auburn and serves on the Board of Directors for the Lewiston-Auburn Community Little Theatre.

In his free time, Rep. Bickford enjoys hunting, fishing, and golfing. He and his wife, Margie, have four children.

Committee on Taxation

This Committee has jurisdiction over all new bills pertaining to the Bureau of Revenue Services and State Board of Property Tax Review; state and local taxes; tax exemptions and credits; tax expenditure review; taxpayer relief programs; property valuation and assessment; tax increment financing; municipal revenue sharing; taxation of unorganized territories; and tree growth and other current use tax issues.

Constituent Services

Congratulatory letters, Legislative Sentiments, flags flown over the Capitol, assistance with state departments, general comments or questions about legislative matters. 

Contact Information

Mail: 2 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04330

Email: Bruce.Bickford@legislature.maine.gov

Legislative Office: (207) 287-1440

Sponsored Legislation (2019-2020)

LD 6(HP7)
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Home Accessibility Tax Credit
LD 41(HP42)
An Act To Replace Net Energy Billing with a Market-based Mechanism
LD 49(HP50)
An Act Regarding the Designation of Traumatic Brain Injury on Driver’s Licenses and Nondriver Identification Cards
LD 55(HP52)
An Act To Return the Normal Cost of Teacher Retirement to the State
LD 70(SP23)
An Act To Support the Trades through a Tax Credit for Apprenticeship Programs
LD 91(HP77)
An Act To Eliminate Gross Metering
LD 150(SP37)
An Act To Improve Attendance at Public Elementary Schools
LD 162(SP49)
An Act To Eliminate the State Income Tax on Maine Public Employees Retirement System Pensions
LD 164(SP51)
An Act To Reduce Property Taxes for Maine Residents
LD 171(HP134)
Resolve, To Establish a Pilot Project To Evaluate and Address the Transportation Needs of Maine’s Veterans
LD 252(SP64)
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Prohibit New or Increased Fees or Taxes by Means of Direct Initiatives of Legislation
LD 465(HP349)
An Act To Eliminate the Service Provider Tax on Services Covered by Medicaid
LD 535(HP392)
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Invest in Maine’s Rail Infrastructure and Expand Passenger Rail Service
LD 541(HP398)
Resolve, To Reduce Food Waste in Schools
LD 593(SP180)
Resolve, To Stabilize the Behavioral Health Workforce and Avert More Expensive Treatments
LD 625(HP453)
An Act To Phase Out the Insurance Premium Tax on Annuities
LD 647(HP468)
An Act To Attract, Educate and Retain New State Residents To Strengthen the Workforce
LD 794(SP239)
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Recapitalize the Municipal Investment Trust Fund
LD 798(HP586)
An Act To Protect Maine Children and Students from Preventable Diseases by Repealing Certain Exemptions from the Laws Governing Immunization Requirements
LD 832(HP606)
An Act To Expand Options for Consumers of Cable Television in Purchasing Individual Channels and Programs
LD 859(HP633)
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Fund Equipment for Career and Technical Education Centers and Regions
LD 874(HP648)
An Act To Conform the Clean Election Financing Laws to the Judicially Determined Procedures
LD 1052(SP312)
An Act To Require Regular and Transparent Review of MaineCare Reimbursement Rates
LD 1055(HP778)
An Act To Reduce Fraud in the Redemption of Beverage Containers
LD 1069(HP792)
An Act To Amend the Tax Expenditure Review Process
LD 1093(SP325)
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Invest in Maine’s Railroad Infrastructure
LD 1156(HP845)
An Act To Create the Savings Account Program for Small Businesses
LD 1200(SP375)
An Act To Amend the Maine Seed Capital Tax Credit Program
LD 1322(HP957)
An Act To Provide Equitable Tax Treatment to State-licensed Marijuana Businesses
LD 1430(HP1040)
An Act To Create Tax Equity among Renewable Energy Investments
LD 1452(HP1064)
An Act Regarding the Collection of the Sales and Use Tax by Marketplace Facilitators
LD 1463(HP1070)
An Act To Create an Automatic Voter Registration System
LD 1520(SP469)
An Act To Create and Sustain Jobs through Development of Cooperatives and Employee-owned Businesses
LD 1645(HP1180)
An Act To Create Affordable Workforce and Senior Housing and Preserve Affordable Rural Housing
LD 1698(HP1213)
An Act To Create Jobs and Slow Climate Change by Promoting the Production of Natural Resources Bioproducts
LD 1713(HP1223)
An Act To Return Funds to Maine Property Tax Payers
LD 1718(SP567)
An Act To Exempt Purchases by Pet Food Pantries from Sales Tax
LD 1735(SP577)
An Act To Clarify the Pathway for a Registered Dispensary under the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act To Become a For-profit Entity
LD 1808(HP1288)
An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption for Certain Nonprofit Charitable Organizations
LD 2092(SP743)
Resolve, To Establish the Maine Spaceport Complex Leadership Council
LD 2096(HP1493)
An Act To Save Lives by Capping the Out-of-pocket Cost of Certain Medications
LD 2105(HP1501)
An Act To Protect Consumers from Surprise Emergency Medical Bills
LD 2123(SP763)
An Act To Create Fairness in the Revitalization of Maine’s Paper Industry

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