Key legislative committees will start meeting this week for general orientation sessions via Zoom, with initial public hearings slated for the first week of February.
Public testimony will be delivered through Zoom, with members of the public required to sign up in advance through the committee clerks.
Public hearings available to be watched live on the Legislature’s YouTube channels, listed by committee. This process is all new and still being worked out. Stay tuned; we will provide a lot more information about how to testify and participate remotely during this year’s legislative session.
NRCM reviews every bill under consideration at the State House to determine which ones deserve support and which ones should be opposed based on their potential impact on Maine’s environment. This page provides updates on the priority bills that we will be following during the 2021 legislative session. Bills and updates will be added throughout the legislative session.
Another great way to stay informed during the session is to sign up for NRCM's Action Network. You can choose issues of importance to you and get emails and links to action alerts so that you can make your voice heard at a moment's notice when your legislators need to hear from you most on issues related to clean energy, climate action, clean water, wildlife habitat, and more.
- Take action on important issues by visiting our Take Action page.
- Read legislative testimony by NRCM staff.
Today’s Happenings at the State House—LIVE ONLY DURING SESSION
Note: Bills are listed in order by bill LD number (found in the left column).
|2021 Bill Information & Summary||NRCM Position||Status Update|
|Increase safe disposal of prescription drugs (LD 8)||Support||Bill has been printed.
Read fact sheet.
|Remove Maine's statewide plastic bag ban (LD 39)||Oppose||Bill has been printed.|
|Prohibit off-shore wind development (LD 101)||Oppose||Bill has been printed.|
Be sure to stay informed about important actions on bills affecting Maine's environment by signing up for NRCM's Action Network. You will be able to take action at a moment's notice on bills related to Maine's air, land, water, and wildlife.
To view past years' legislative bill information, scroll to the green footer at the bottom of this page.
Banner photo: Maine State House as seen from Howard Hill. Photo by Levi Hahn