AUGUSTA — Sen. Justin Chenette, D-Saco, has been appointed to the National Conference on State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Budgets and Revenue Committee.
The appointment was made by the President of the Senate. Sen. Chenette will serve as a representative from the Maine Senate.
“As a member of the Taxation Committee and a passionate advocate for accountable government, I am thrilled to be picked to represent the Maine Senate on this committee,” said Sen. Chenette. “I look forward to engaging in national discussion on these issues.”
AUGUSTA — A bill by Sen. Justin Chenette, D-Saco, would prohibit legislators from accepting donations from lobbyists, corporations and special interests.
The bill — LD 413, “An Act To Limit the Influence of Lobbyists by Expanding the Prohibition on Accepting Political Contributions” — received a public hearing before the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee on Monday.
State law currently prohibits legislators from accepting donations from lobbyists, lobbyist associates or their employers during the legislative session. Sen. Chenette’s bill would extend that prohibition to the entire year, effectively banning all lobbyist contributions.