Rep. Matt Harrington

Proudly Serving House District 19:

Part of Sanford

Representative Matt Harrington serves on the Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement and Business Committee

In addition to serving in the Maine Legislature, Rep. Harrington currently works as a Kennebunk Police Officer. He graduated from Southern Maine Community College in 2007 with an Associates Degree in Fire Science and also earned a Bachelors Degree in Criminology from the University of Southern Maine in 2010. In his spare time, you’ll find Rep. Harrington on the golf course.

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.

“I firmly believe hardworking Mainers deserve dedicated representation in Augusta to cut taxes, to lessen onerous regulations, and to encourage policy that lets people themselves, not government, decide what is best for their families,” said Rep. Harrington. “I ran for office to strengthen public safety in Maine. I have worked in public safety for over a decade, as a firefighter, police officer and advanced emergency medical technician. Our firefighters, police officers and emergency medical personnel are our first line of defense. We have a responsibility to provide adequate resources, equipment and training so they can safely and adequately perform their duties.”

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: Matthew.Harrington@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 116(HP98)
An Act To Extend the Duration of Temporary Licenses for Sale and Consumption of Liquor
LD 166(SP53)
An Act To Protect Schoolchildren by Increasing the Penalty for Unlawful Passing of a School Bus
LD 175(HP138)
An Act To Extend the Deer Hunting Season by 2 Saturdays
LD 210(HP173)
An Act To Increase Technology and Engineering Education for Grades 7 to 12
LD 322(HP247)
An Act To Strengthen Maine’s Election Laws by Requiring Photographic Identification for the Purpose of Voting
LD 342(HP268)
An Act To Require a Person To Notify Law Enforcement Officers of the Possession of a Hypodermic Needle
LD 343(HP269)
An Act To Promote Equity in Business Opportunity for Tobacco Specialty Stores
LD 357(SP97)
An Act Regarding Court Facilities in York County
LD 391(HP300)
Resolve, To Establish the Study Committee To Develop a Disposition Plan for Future Surplus State Property in York County
LD 416(HP325)
An Act To Allow Eating Establishments To Permit Smoking Tobacco in Designated Outdoor Eating Areas
LD 533(HP390)
An Act To Eliminate the Statutory Duty To Retreat and Affirm the Right of Self-defense
LD 741(HP546)
An Act To Return Surplus Money to Maine Taxpayers
LD 749(HP554)
An Act To Increase the Transparency of the “Maine Open Checkbook” Website
LD 750(HP555)
An Act To Allow Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Instructors To Instruct without State Certification
LD 859(HP633)
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Fund Equipment for Career and Technical Education Centers and Regions
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 963(HP718)
An Act To Exempt Overtime Pay from Individual Income Tax
LD 965(HP720)
An Act To Restrict Cell Phone Use by Students While in School
LD 966(HP721)
An Act To Ensure Safer Childhood Vaccines
LD 1055(HP778)
An Act To Reduce Fraud in the Redemption of Beverage Containers
LD 1066(HP789)
An Act To Address Municipal Conflicts of Interest
LD 1207(HP871)
An Act To Expand the 1998 Special Retirement Plan To Include Detectives in the Office of Investigations within the Department of the Secretary of State, Bureau of Motor Vehicles
LD 1208(HP872)
An Act To Expand the 1998 Special Retirement Plan To Include Detectives in the Office of the Attorney General
LD 1244(HP905)
An Act To Authorize the Gambling Control Board To Accept an Application from the Passamaquoddy Tribe To Operate 50 Slot Machines in the Tribe’s High-stakes Beano Facility
LD 1290(HP933)
An Act To Increase Transparency with Regard to Pawnshops
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 1408(SP436)
An Act To Allow Law Enforcement Officers To Wear Insignia on Their Uniforms To Indicate That They Are Veterans
LD 1480(HP1082)
An Act To Modify Retirement Plans for Fire Investigators and Sergeants
LD 1866(SP638)
An Act To Increase the Automatic Draft Authority for Licensed Insurance Producers
LD 2044(HP1455)
An Act To Increase the Death Benefit for Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers and Emergency Medical Services Personnel

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