Rep. Jonathan Kinney
Rep. Jonathan Kinney is serving his second term in the Maine House, representing the good people of House District 22 which includes parts of Buxton, Limerick, Standish and all of Limington. He’ll serve as the House Republican Lead on the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee in the 127th legislature.
Rep. Kinney is a graduate of Piscataquis Valley High School in Milo, Maine. He served 24 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, retiring as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. Kinney earned the Meritorious Service Medal and 11 other decorations. Jon now owns and operates two small businesses.
Jon is active in his community as a member of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, Limington Historical Society, American Legion, Chief Petty Officers’ Association, and the National Rifle Association. He attends the Limington Orthodox Presbyterian Church and enjoys hunting, fishing, skiing, and gunsmithing.
Jon and his wife of 32 years, Rena, reside in Limington and have two children, Cara and Hilary.
Legislation sponsored by Rep. Kinney during the 127th:
LD 684: “An Act To Amend the Authorized Hours during Which Liquor May Be Sold and Purchased” – This bill allows a holder of a liquor license to sell or deliver liquor from 5 a.m. on any day until 1 a.m. of the following day except in those areas in which liquor may not be sold on Sundays. The bill also amends sections of law that deal with the sale of liquor on Sundays to reflect this change.
LD 1148: “An Act To Implement a Local Ballot Referendum for Municipalities To Disallow Tax-exempt Status to Large Land Trusts” – Current law provides a property tax exemption to certain property of benevolent and charitable institutions, including land trusts, incorporated in this State. This bill allows a municipality, by referendum, to deny tax-exempt status to a land trust that is at least 20 acres in size. If the municipality denies tax-exempt status for a land trust, it must deny tax-exempt status to all land trusts of at least 20 acres located in that municipality.