STATEHOUSE – Rep. John DeVeau is pleased to announce that he will begin his first term assigned to the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary.
Reached for comment, Representative DeVeau believes it is important to make sure that the delivery of government services related to the judicial system are efficient and fair, especially in rural areas like Aroostook County. “One of the reasons why I’m excited to serve on this committee is because there is a lot we can do in the next two years to make improvements where necessary, and to take a deeper dive into many important areas of law such as property rights and Maine’s response to domestic violence” said DeVeau.
The committee will be responsible with reviewing all new bills relating to Judicial system organization and budget; criminal procedure; civil procedure; civil actions, including torts and medical malpractice; Maine Tort Claims Act; liability; immunity; claims against the State; child protection (with Health and Human Services); Family Law Advisory Commission; family law; domestic relations; child support; adoption; legal services; Maine Indigent Legal Services Commission; attorneys; Attorney General; District Attorneys; constitutional rights; abortion regulation and reproductive rights; civil rights; involuntary commitment and treatment; medical rights; human rights and discrimination; Maine Human Rights Commission; protection from harassment; protection from abuse; guardianship and conservatorship; probate law; Probate and Trust Law Advisory Commission, Probate Code; Trust Code; foreclosure; property law; property rights; eminent domain; unclaimed property; business and nonprofit organizations; Uniform Commercial Code; laws relating to Maine’s Indian Tribes, including the Act to Implement the Maine Indian Claims Settlement; Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission; freedom of access, confidentiality and privacy laws; statutory maintenance; and errors and inconsistencies.
Rep. DeVeau began committee work in January, and plans to provide regular communication to his constituents on bills he will introduce this session.
He serves on the Pines Health Board of Directors, United Veterans of Maine, and previously spent 14 Years in the United States Army with 2 Deployments to Iraq.
Representative DeVeau serves House District 149, which includes the towns of Caribou, New Sweden and Westmanland.