Rep. Susan Austin

Proudly Serving House District 67:

part of Gray, Casco, Raymond and Frye Island

Representative Sue Austin serves on both the Labor & Housing Committee and the Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement and Business Committee

Rep. Austin has also been appointed by the Speaker of the House to serve on the Advisory Committee on Dental Education.

Representative Austin is very active in her community serving on a wide variety of boards and committees including five terms on the MSAD 15 School Board. She has also served on the Pineland Conversion Committee, Crystal Lake Association and is a Maine Wildlife Park Advocate. Additionally, she previously served on the Gray Town Council and the Pineland YMCA Advisory Council.

Committee on Labor & Housing

This Committee has jurisdiction over all new bills pertaining to the Department of Labor; wage and hour laws; working conditions, including health and safety; unemployment compensation; workers’ compensation; labor relations; collective bargaining; private sector retirement; Workers’ Compensation Board; Maine Labor Relations Board; retirement eligibility and benefits for state and municipal employees, including teachers; judicial and legislative retirement systems; Maine Public Employees Retirement System; insulation; Maine State Housing Authority; landlord-tenant laws; affordable housing; homelessness; housing safety; building codes; public services.

Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement and Business

This Committee has jurisdiction over all new bills pertaining to Business regulation, including automobile and fuel sales; retail pricing; franchising; advertising; real estate practices; professional and occupational licensing; consumer protection; Finance Authority of Maine (FAME), including student assistance programs at Finance Authority of Maine; economic development; economic planning and development agencies; venture capital and trade programs; opportunity zones; import competition; product marketing; research and development; technology commercialization; technology transfers; tourism; and defense facility conversion.

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: Sue.Austin@legislature.maine.gov

Legislative Office: (207) 287-1440

Sponsored Legislation (2019-2020)

LD 50(HP51)
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Government Oversight Committee To Improve the Development of a Long-range Strategic Plan for Economic Improvement in the State
LD 139(HP121)
An Act To Address the Unmet Workforce Needs of Employers and To Improve the Economic Future of Workers
LD 435(SP113)
An Act To Provide for the 2019 and 2020 Allocations of the State Ceiling on Private Activity Bonds
LD 470(HP354)
An Act To Provide Traffic Safety Education in Schools
LD 607(SP194)
An Act To Provide Equitable Taxation for the Food and Beverage Industry
LD 665(HP486)
An Act To Enact the Campus Free Expression Act
LD 724(HP529)
An Act To Amend the Maine Background Check Center Act To Provide Employers Flexibility To Use Approved Alternate Vendors
LD 873(HP647)
An Act To Limit Registration Fees on Water Well Drilling Equipment To Encourage Purchasing of Modern Equipment for Rural Well Construction
LD 911(SP265)
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Promote Land Conservation, Working Waterfronts, Water Access and Outdoor Recreation
LD 948(HP703)
An Act To Restrict Ordinances That Affect the Posting of Property for Municipal and Private Land
LD 963(HP718)
An Act To Exempt Overtime Pay from Individual Income Tax
LD 1051(SP311)
An Act To Create the Maine Family First Employer Program
LD 1055(HP778)
An Act To Reduce Fraud in the Redemption of Beverage Containers
LD 1056(HP779)
An Act To Update and Amend the Finance Authority of Maine Act
LD 1077(HP800)
An Act To Ensure Fair Employment Opportunity for Maine Citizens and Legal Residents by Requiring the Use of the Federal Immigration Verification System
LD 1232(HP893)
An Act To Ensure the Right To Work without Payment of Dues or Fees to a Labor Union as a Condition of Employment
LD 1292(HP935)
An Act To Lower Maine’s Individual Income Tax
LD 1296(HP939)
An Act To Clarify the Scope of Practice of Certain Licensed Professionals Regarding Conversion Therapy
LD 1400(HP1015)
An Act To Improve Recruitment and Retention in State Law Enforcement by Offering Retirement Service Credit and To Improve Retirement Benefits for Veterans of the Cold War
LD 1438(HP1050)
An Act To Clarify the Intent of Referendum Questions for Voters
LD 1502(SP464)
An Act To Expand Access to the Workforce through Apprenticeships
LD 1519(SP468)
An Act Concerning the Establishment of Benefit Corporations
LD 1719(SP568)
An Act To Improve Geographic Information System Data Acquisition and Maintenance
LD 2096(HP1493)
An Act To Save Lives by Capping the Out-of-pocket Cost of Certain Medications

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