part of Gray, Casco, Raymond and Frye Island
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.
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.
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.
Congratulatory letters, Legislative Sentiments, flags flown over the Capitol, assistance with state departments, general comments or questions about legislative matters.
Mail: 2 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04330
Legislative Office: (207) 287-1440
Sponsored Legislation (2019-2020)
|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|
|An Act To Address the Unmet Workforce Needs of Employers and To Improve the Economic Future of Workers|
|An Act To Provide for the 2019 and 2020 Allocations of the State Ceiling on Private Activity Bonds|
|An Act To Provide Traffic Safety Education in Schools|
|An Act To Provide Equitable Taxation for the Food and Beverage Industry|
|An Act To Enact the Campus Free Expression Act|
|An Act To Amend the Maine Background Check Center Act To Provide Employers Flexibility To Use Approved Alternate Vendors|
|An Act To Limit Registration Fees on Water Well Drilling Equipment To Encourage Purchasing of Modern Equipment for Rural Well Construction|
|An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Promote Land Conservation, Working Waterfronts, Water Access and Outdoor Recreation|
|An Act To Restrict Ordinances That Affect the Posting of Property for Municipal and Private Land|
|An Act To Exempt Overtime Pay from Individual Income Tax|
|An Act To Create the Maine Family First Employer Program|
|An Act To Reduce Fraud in the Redemption of Beverage Containers|
|An Act To Update and Amend the Finance Authority of Maine Act|
|An Act To Ensure Fair Employment Opportunity for Maine Citizens and Legal Residents by Requiring the Use of the Federal Immigration Verification System|
|An Act To Ensure the Right To Work without Payment of Dues or Fees to a Labor Union as a Condition of Employment|
|An Act To Lower Maine’s Individual Income Tax|
|An Act To Clarify the Scope of Practice of Certain Licensed Professionals Regarding Conversion Therapy|
|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|
|An Act To Clarify the Intent of Referendum Questions for Voters|
|An Act To Expand Access to the Workforce through Apprenticeships|
|An Act Concerning the Establishment of Benefit Corporations|
|An Act To Improve Geographic Information System Data Acquisition and Maintenance|
|An Act To Save Lives by Capping the Out-of-pocket Cost of Certain Medications|