Rep. Kevin Battle
Representative Battle is beginning his second term in the Maine House of Representatives serving District 33 which includes part of South Portland. He has been appointed to serve his second term on the Marine Resources Committee in the 128th Legislature.
Rep. Battle brings a distinguished background of military service and law enforcement to the Maine Legislature. He’s been assigned to the Marine Resources Committee.
He has an extensive career in both the military and law enforcement, serving more than 22 years in the United States Coast Guard and another 27 years as an officer with the South Portland Police Department. He currently serves as the Deputy Harbor Master at the Port of Portland.
He currently lives in South Portland with his wife of 33 years, Kathy. They have two sons, Joseph and Jason.
Legislation sponsored by Rep. Battle during the 127th Legislature:
LD 543: “An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Use of Flashing Lights by School Buses” – This bill allows a school bus driver to receive or discharge passengers without activating flashing lights during a school field trip or sports trip when the passengers are with a chaperone or a coach and the school bus driver determines it is safe to do so.
LD 545: “An Act To Require That Traffic Lights Default to Flashing Mode between the Hours of Midnight and 6 a.m.” – This bill requires that traffic lights default to a flashing mode between the hours of 12 midnight and 6 a.m.
LD 903: “An Act To Allow in Certain Circumstances Two-wheeled Vehicles To Proceed through Red Lights and Make Right Turns on Red in Contravention of Posted Prohibitions” – This bill would have provided the operator of a motorcycle, moped or bicycle, including a motorized bicycle, motorized tricycle or motorized scooter, facing a steady and circular red light, after stopping for a reasonable amount of time, to proceed cautiously through the intersection before the light on the traffic-control device turns green if no other vehicles are present at the intersection to actuate the traffic-control device.