Rep. Kathy Javner

Proudly Serving House District 141:

Alexander/ Big Squaw/ Burlington/ Carroll/ Chester/ Codyville/ Cooper/ Crawford/ Danforth/ Dennysville/ Drew/ Grand Lake Stream/ Kingman Township/ Lakeville/ Lee/ Lowell/ Mattawamkeag/ Meddybemps/ Prentiss Township/ Princeton/ Springfield/ Talmadge/ Topsfield/ Vanceboro/ Waite/ Webster/ Winn/ Brookton Township/ Cathance Township/ Edmunds Township/ Forest City Township/ Greenlaw Chopping Township/ Kossuth Township/ Marion Township/ Pukakon/ Twombly Ridge Township/ Whitney (Pukakon) Township/ Berry Township/ Lambert Lake Township/ East Central Washington/ North Washington (Part) / Big Lake Township

Representative Kathy Javner

Representative Javner was born and raised in Chester, the youngest of six children. Her dad worked at the Lincoln Pulp and Paper mill for 30 years. Growing up, she learned value of hard work form her parents. The Javner family (husband and three children) returned to Maine in 2014 after living in West Africa for over ten years.

Representative Javner has worked hard to successfully cosponsor nine bills in her first term, including LD 2108: An Act Regarding Health Insurance Options for Town Academies, LD 1319: An Act To Prohibit Employer Disciplinary Action against Firefighters and Emergency Medical Services Persons Responding to an Emergency, LD 1059: An Act To Authorize the Establishment of an Apprentice License for the Maine Scallop Fishery, LD 985: An Act To Maintain High School Diploma Standards by Repealing Proficiency-based Diploma Standards, LD 1005: Resolve, To Establish a Pilot Project To Save Lives and Support People with Substance Use Disorder in Washington County, LD 192: An Act To Require an Annual Report on the Activities of the Maine Child Welfare Advisory Panel, LD 17: Resolve, Designating a Portion of Route 1 in Downeast Maine the Hannah and Rebecca Weston Trail, LD 145: An Act To Expand the Membership of the Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine, and LD 7: Resolve, To Name a Bridge in the Town of Lincoln and the Town of Chester the Master Sergeant Gary Gordon Bridge.

Health & Human Services

The HHS Committee is responsible for reviewing all new bills relating to the Department of Health and Human Services; MaineCare/Medicaid; children’s welfare and mental health services; child care; maternal and infant health; public health; lead and water testing; immunization; tobacco and e-cigarette sale and use; medical use of marijuana; eating, lodging and campground licensing and inspection; opioid medications and limits; state health system planning; health care facilities; health care workforce; telemedicine; oral health and dental care; substance use disorder; mental health; developmental disability; aging; elderly and disability issues; home and community-based longterm care; nursing facilities and residential care; palliative and end- of-life care; and public assistance.

“One of the responsibilities I take very seriously as a State Representative is advocating for my constituents, especially when it comes to some of our most vulnerable Mainers. I’m pleased to have a seat at the table for reviewing the most important health related bills that will come before the Legislature in the next two years.”

Marine Resources

The Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources oversees the Department of Marine Resources; Marine Patrol; commercial and recreational marine fisheries management, licensing and enforcement; marine science and research; shellfish sanitation and management; and aquaculture.

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: Kathy.Javner@legislature.maine.gov

Legislative Office: (207) 287-1440

Sponsored Legislation (2019-2020)

LD 7(HP8)
Resolve, To Name a Bridge in the Town of Lincoln and the Town of Chester the Master Sergeant Gary Gordon Bridge
LD 17(HP18)
Resolve, Designating a Portion of Route 1 in Downeast Maine the Hannah and Rebecca Weston Trail
LD 113(HP95)
An Act To Exclude Antique Tractors from the Laws Governing Motor Vehicle Racing
LD 145(HP127)
An Act To Expand the Membership of the Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine
LD 174(HP137)
An Act To Promote Youth Participation in the Maine Lobster Fishery
LD 188(HP151)
An Act To Provide for an Expanded Muzzle-loading-only Deer Hunting Season
LD 192(HP155)
An Act To Require an Annual Report on the Activities of the Maine Child Welfare Advisory Panel
LD 202(HP165)
An Act To Increase the Required Number of Qualifying Contributions Gubernatorial Candidates Must Obtain To Qualify as Maine Clean Election Act Candidates
LD 205(HP168)
An Act To Add Work Assignments to the Law Regarding Notification of a Defendant’s Release or Escape
LD 222(HP185)
An Act To Prohibit Child Care Providers from Requiring Payment during Vacation Closures
LD 313(HP237)
An Act To Increase Access to Moose and Doe Permits for Combat-injured Veterans
LD 314(HP238)
An Act To Simplify Apprenticeship Requirements for Student and Apprentice Lobster and Crab Fishing License Holders
LD 316(HP240)
An Act To Protect Adults 66 Years of Age and Older from Financial and Other Types of Exploitation through Theft by Deception
LD 450(SP128)
An Act To Increase Funding for the St. Croix International Waterway Commission
LD 608(SP195)
An Act To Provide Funding for a Correctional Facility in Downeast Maine
LD 985(HP740)
An Act To Maintain High School Diploma Standards by Repealing Proficiency-based Diploma Standards
LD 1005(HP747)
Resolve, To Establish a Pilot Project To Save Lives and Support People with Substance Use Disorder in Washington County
LD 1059(HP782)
An Act To Authorize the Establishment of an Apprentice License for the Maine Scallop Fishery
LD 1188(HP862)
An Act To Provide Preventive Counseling to Firefighters and Emergency Medical Services’ Persons as Part of Their Training
LD 1229(HP890)
Resolve, To Establish the Committee To Study and Develop Recommendations To Address Guardianship Challenges That Delay Patient Discharges from Hospitals
LD 1319(HP954)
An Act To Prohibit Employer Disciplinary Action against Firefighters and Emergency Medical Services Persons Responding to an Emergency
LD 1325(SP413)
An Act To Allow Workplace Substance Use Testing for Fentanyl, Hydromorphone, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone and Oxymorphone Use at the Employer’s Discretion
LD 1351(SP419)
An Act To Allow for the Recovery and Redistribution of Food in Public Schools
LD 1422(HP1035)
An Act Regarding Conditions in Correctional Facilities for Female Prisoners
LD 1450(HP1062)
Resolve, To Mitigate the Increasing Waiting List for Services under the MaineCare Section 21 Waiver Program
LD 1531(HP1114)
An Act To Establish the Maine Food System Investment Program To Create Quality Jobs and Support Farms, Fisheries and Food-related Businesses
LD 1616(HP1168)
An Act To Establish the Vaccine Consumer Protection Program
LD 1666(HP1192)
An Act To Require Certain Health Care Providers To Provide Patients Detailed Information on the Risks Associated with the Use of Opioid Medications and Schedule II Drugs
LD 1967(HP1411)
Resolve, Authorizing the Establishment of Prosecutorial Districts in Downeast Maine
LD 2108(SP754)
An Act Regarding Health Insurance Options for Town Academies

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