Rep. Dick Pickett

Proudly Serving House District 116:

Mexico, Canton, Dixfield, Hartford & Peru

Representative Dick Pickett serves as the House Republican Lead on the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee

Rep. Pickett has served nearly four decades in law enforcement. That includes seven years as a Maine State Police Trooper, 15 years as a Maine State Police Detective and service as the Chief of Police in the Town of Dixfield.

Rep. Pickett has also served his community on the Dixfield Planning Board, Oxford County RCC Governing Board, Webb River Sportsman’s Club, Maine Chiefs of Police Association and he’s a proud member of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine.

He lives in East Dixfield with his wife Debra. They have two children. When he’s not serving and protecting his community, you’ll find him enjoying the Maine outdoors. He’s an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer, boater and he enjoys gardening.

Committee on Criminal Justice & Public Safety

This committee reviews legislation pertaining to Maine Criminal Code; Maine Juvenile Code; Maine Bail Code; criminal law and criminal procedure; criminal history record information; domestic violence; human trafficking; sex trafficking; sentencing; Criminal Law Advisory Commission; Department of Public Safety; law enforcement; Criminal Justice Academy; victims’ rights; Victims Compensation Fund; Department of Corrections; adult and juvenile corrections; intensive supervision; probation and parole; county jails; community corrections; adult-use marijuana crimes; operating under the influence; operating after suspension; habitual offenders; fire safety and arson; firefighters and emergency responders; firearms; concealed handgun permits; private investigators; security guards; amusement rides; and Maine Emergency Management Agency.

Constituent Services

Congratulatory letters, Legislative Sentiments, flags flown over the Capitol, assistance with state departments, general comments or questions about legislative matters. 

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Contact Information

Mail: 2 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04330

Email: Richard.Pickett@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 113(HP95)
An Act To Exclude Antique Tractors from the Laws Governing Motor Vehicle Racing
LD 222(HP185)
An Act To Prohibit Child Care Providers from Requiring Payment during Vacation Closures
LD 229(HP192)
An Act To Increase the Safety of Home Buyers Concerning Chimney Inspections
LD 301(HP225)
An Act To Help Older Adults Age in Place through Comprehensive Planning
LD 335(HP260)
An Act To Require the State To Distribute 25 Percent of Adult Use Marijuana Retail Sales and Excise Tax Revenue to Generating Municipalities
LD 337(HP262)
An Act To Start a Spring Bear Hunting Season
LD 342(HP268)
An Act To Require a Person To Notify Law Enforcement Officers of the Possession of a Hypodermic Needle
LD 390(HP299)
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Dangerous Buildings
LD 426(HP335)
An Act To Increase the Beverage Container Redemption Reimbursement To Offset Minimum Wage Increases
LD 442(SP120)
An Act To Set Speed Limits for All-terrain Vehicles on Trails within 50 Yards of a Stream or Pond To Prevent Runoff
LD 456(SP134)
An Act To Strengthen the Qualifications for County Sheriffs
LD 527(HP384)
Resolve, Directing the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Bureau of Parks and Lands To Establish a Law Enforcement Training Program for Park Managers and Certain Bureau Staff
LD 533(HP390)
An Act To Eliminate the Statutory Duty To Retreat and Affirm the Right of Self-defense
LD 534(HP391)
An Act To Make Ballot Questions Easier To Read and Understand for Maine Voters
LD 540(HP397)
An Act Regarding Qualifications for District Attorneys
LD 636(SP198)
An Act To Require Law Enforcement Officers To Wear Body Cameras
LD 637(SP199)
An Act Regarding Motor Vehicle Operation and Drug Use
LD 652(HP473)
An Act To Modify Maine’s Ice Fishing Laws with Respect to Cusk Fishing
LD 809(SP245)
An Act To Expand and Clarify the Disqualification from Workers’ Compensation Benefits of an Employee Who Is Injured While Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol
LD 826(HP600)
An Act Regarding Motor Vehicle Registration Plate Numbers
LD 827(HP601)
An Act Regarding the Placement of Campaign Signs
LD 828(HP602)
An Act Concerning the Release of the Name of a Deceased Individual
LD 830(HP604)
An Act To Balance Maine’s Minimum Wage for Small and Large Employers
LD 871(HP645)
An Act To Establish the Crime of Endangering the Welfare of a Child by Transferring Illegal Drugs through Breast Milk
LD 894(SP260)
An Act To Expressly Allow Nonprofit Corporations To Conduct Electronic Voting
LD 932(HP687)
An Act Regarding Moose Permit Subpermittees
LD 1021(SP300)
An Act To Require the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services To Pay Court-appointed Attorneys for Certain Probate Court Cases
LD 1031(HP761)
An Act To Base the Vehicle and Mobile Home Excise Tax on Actual Value
LD 1035(HP765)
Resolve, To Streamline the Process by Which Schools Receive Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
LD 1064(HP787)
An Act To Address Maine’s Firefighter Shortage by Offering Firefighter Training for Credit in High School Career and Technical Education Programs
LD 1066(HP789)
An Act To Address Municipal Conflicts of Interest
LD 1088(SP320)
An Act Regarding the Maine Law Enforcement Memorial
LD 1102(HP806)
An Act To Remove a Reference to Constables in the Law Governing Execution of Process
LD 1111(HP815)
An Act Regarding Driver’s License Suspensions for Criminal Negligence
LD 1114(SP333)
An Act To Humanely Treat Animals Trapped in Buildings
LD 1168(HP851)
Resolve, To Improve Maine’s Response to Childhood Trauma
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 1218(HP878)
An Act To Allow Maine Medical Marijuana Caregivers To Measure Cultivation Limits by Plant Canopy Size
LD 1243(HP904)
An Act To Assist Small Businesses in Providing Health Care for Their Employees
LD 1268(SP388)
An Act To Update and Clarify the Laws Governing Raffles
LD 1290(HP933)
An Act To Increase Transparency with Regard to Pawnshops
LD 1292(HP935)
An Act To Lower Maine’s Individual Income Tax
LD 1332(HP960)
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Require State and Congressional Elections To Be Decided by a Plurality of Votes Cast
LD 1339(HP967)
An Act To Recalculate Retirement Benefits for Certain State Employees Adversely Affected by Merit Pay Freezes
LD 1385(SP429)
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Corrections Officers Who Suffer Certain Injuries, Impairments or Medical Conditions
LD 1425(HP1038)
An Act To Maintain the Integrity of the Department of Education by Prohibiting Its Promotion of Policies and Practices That Are Not Based on Rigorous Peer Review and Analysis, Limiting Acceptance of Private Funding in Implementing and Influencing State Policy and Retaining the Home Rule Powers to School Administrative Units
LD 1443(HP1055)
An Act To Enact the Senior Property Tax Reimbursement Act
LD 1485(HP1087)
An Act To Create an At-risk Persons Program in Maine
LD 1576(HP1138)
An Act To Improve the Department of Corrections’ Response to Emergency Situations by Including Vehicles Operated by Certain Department Employees in the Definition of Authorized Emergency Vehicles
LD 1664(SP541)
An Act To Place Funds for the Retired County and Municipal Law Enforcement Officers and Municipal Firefighters Health Insurance Program into a Trust
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 1827(SP617)
Resolve, To Designate a Bridge in Indian Purchase Township the Detective Benjamin Campbell Bridge
LD 1880(HP1346)
An Act To Repeal and Replace the Canton Water District Charter
LD 1962(HP1406)
An Act Regarding the Use of Propane and Natural Gas Detectors
LD 2043(HP1454)
An Act To Reclassify Certain Offenses under the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Laws and Motor Vehicle Laws and Increase the Efficiency of the Criminal Justice System
LD 2096(HP1493)
An Act To Save Lives by Capping the Out-of-pocket Cost of Certain Medications
LD 2144(HP1533)
An Act To Protect Maine Residents from Stalking and Unauthorized Surveillance by Use of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

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