This was an unusual legislative session with many twists and turns, which we will talk about at the annual meet-ing Sept. 20. It will take a while for the dust to settle, but essentially even a quick view shows the efforts of MFPC members and staff paid off at the first session of the 130th Legislature. MFPC monitored 189 bills (out of a total of 1,737) that might affect Maine’s forest economy. We supported 31 bills, of which 22 passed, 4 failed and 7 were carried over. We opposed 41 bills, of which 21 failed, 6 passed and 11 were carried over. See what happened to all bills MFPC monitored.
Our sincere thanks to Gov. Janet Mills, who vetoed three bills MFPC opposed, including LD 125 An Act To Prohibit the Aerial Spraying of Glyphosate and Other Synthetic Herbicides for the Purpose of Silviculture, LD 1549 An Act To Establish the Maine Forest Advisory Board and LD 194 An Act To Prohibit Contributions, Expenditures and Participation by Foreign Government-owned Entities To Influence Referenda.