Rep. MaryAnne Kinney
Proudly Serving House District 99:
Brooks, Burnham, Freedom, Jackson, Knox, Monroe, Thorndike, Troy & Unity
Representative MaryAnne Kinney of Knox was elected for a first term in November of 2014.
A 1990 graduate of Edward Little High School, Representative Kinney currently works as a maple syrup producer on her farm in Knox and has held a wide variety of jobs in the past. She has worked as a truck driver, pharmacy technician and a credit analyst in the past.
She also finds the time in her busy schedule to serve her community as a member of several important organizations. She is a member of the Maine Farm Bureau, MOFGA (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association), NRA and the Maple Producers Association.
In her spare time she enjoys crafting, scrapbooking, knitting, photography, playing guitar and reading.
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Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
The Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry oversees the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry; agricultural development; agricultural fairs, products and marketing; animal control and welfare; harness racing; food policy; food safety, inspection and labeling; dairy industry; pest management and pesticides regulation; industrial hemp; state parks, historic sites, public lands and submerged lands; Maine Land Use Planning Commission; geological surveying and mapping; Maine Forest Service; timber harvesting; industrial hemp; the Land for Maine’s Future Program; and Baxter State Park.
Excerpts from the Village Soup:
“That’s how I got into politics,” she said. “I started coming to Augusta to weigh in on bills that affect maple producers around the state, have been involved with the Maine Farm Bureau since before I took office six years ago, and want to continue working to strengthen our agricultural economy going forward.”
“I have also worked with legislators on both sides of the aisle to reduce regulations that hurt small farmers in our state, such as exempting animal bedding from posting limits during mud season,” she said. “It seems like a small thing, but there are all kinds of small things that impact our farms and their future that most people just don’t see.”
Veterans & Legal Affairs
This committee reviews legislation pertaining to Alcoholic beverage laws; adult-use marijuana regulation; lottery; for profit and nonprofit gambling, including games of chance, beano and raffles; slot machines, gaming devices; harness racing and off-track betting; election laws; campaign practices; campaign financing and disclosures; the Maine Clean Election Act; voter registration; direct initiatives and people’s veto; legislative ethics; lobbyist registration and reporting; Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices; veterans’ programs; Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management Services (except the Maine Emergency Management Agency); Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations; Gambling Control Board; and Maine National Guard.
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Mail: 2 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04330
Legislative Office: (207) 287-1440
Sponsored Legislation (2019-2020)
|An Act To Provide for Municipalities To Allow Grocery Stores up to 10,000 Square Feet To Open on Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas|
|An Act To Establish a Thanksgiving Youth Turkey Hunting Season|
|An Act To Exempt Fraternal and Veterans’ Organizations from Cribbage Tournament Licensing Requirements|
|RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Extend the Terms of Legislators to 4 Years|
|An Act To Provide That Persons Who Produce Maple Syrup and Honey Commercially Are Eligible for the Sales Tax Refund and Exemption for Commercial Agricultural Production|
|An Act To Eliminate Gross Metering|
|An Act To Amend the Maine Veterinary Practice Act Relating to Alternative Therapy or Collaborative Treatment|
|An Act To Reduce the Cost of Automobile Repairs by Eliminating the Aftermarket Catalytic Converter Requirement|
|An Act To Feed Maine’s Residents by Allowing Dairy Dealers and Producers in the State To Donate Fresh Milk to Food Banks in the State|
|RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Require That Signatures on a Direct Initiative of Legislation Come from Each State Senatorial District|
|An Act To Provide Intensive Case Managers to Counties That Do Not Have County Jails or Regional Jails|
|An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption for Baling Twine, Net and Wrapping for Hay|
|An Act To Increase the Beverage Container Redemption Reimbursement To Offset Minimum Wage Increases|
|An Act To Set Speed Limits for All-terrain Vehicles on Trails within 50 Yards of a Stream or Pond To Prevent Runoff|
|An Act Regarding the Providing of Human Food Waste to Swine Producers|
|Resolve, Regarding the Promotion of Composting|
|An Act To Increase the Number of Clubs in Penobscot County That May Be Issued a Special Dog Training Area License|
|An Act To Reinstate the State Property Tax Deferral Program for Maine’s Senior Homeowners|
|Resolve, Directing the Board of Pesticides Control To Educate the Public on the Proper Use of Pesticides and To Promote Integrated Pest Management|
|An Act To Limit Greenhouse Gas Pollution and Effectively Use Maine’s Natural Resources|
|An Act To Prohibit the Sale of Motor Fuel Containing More than 10% Ethanol|
|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 Encourage the Purchase and Sale of Locally Grown and Raised Crops and Products|
|An Act To Implement the State’s Recently Approved Request for a Section 1115 Demonstration for MaineCare|
|An Act To Attract and Retain Firefighters|
|An Act To Address Municipal Conflicts of Interest|
|Resolve, To Implement an Intensive Drug Treatment Court Pilot Project in the Midcoast|
|Resolve, To Improve Maine’s Response to Childhood Trauma|
|An Act To Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence and To Support Survivors|
|An Act To Exempt Agricultural Fairs from the Assessment of Demand Charges for Electricity|
|Resolve, Directing the Maine Community College System To Evaluate the Need To Expand Workforce Training Options in Waldo County|
|An Act To Enact the Senior Property Tax Reimbursement Act|
|An Act Authorizing the Deorganization of Magalloway Plantation|
|An Act To Implement a Presidential Primary System in Maine|
|An Act Regarding the Timeliness of Payments to the State|
|An Act To Repeal and Replace the Canton Water District Charter|