Rep. Josanne C. Dolloff (R-Rumford) is pleased to announce that she will begin her first term in office assigned to the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs. As one of only 13 committee members, she will be tasked with reviewing public testimony on all proposals to add new laws, repeal existing laws, and amendments to current statute. It is one of the most sought after legislative assignments, because of the importance of Maine veterans.
“I am really looking forward to serving on this committee, because I’ll hear directly from people who come from all over the state about how Maine can do a better job taking care of our Veterans, every branch and generation,” said Dolloff. “I grew up in a military family, and think that we should be doing whatever we can to make sure that Veterans and Military Families aren’t getting left behind. They are also important contributors to Maine’s future and a healthy economy.”
The Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee also has oversight over Claims against the State, liquor laws, lottery, non-profit and for- profit gambling games of chance, beano, raffles, slot machines, gaming devices), harness racing. off-track betting. election laws, campaign practices, campaign financing and the Maine Clean Election Act, voter registration, initiatives and referenda, governmental ethics, lobbyist registration, landlord-tenant laws, veterans’ programs, Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management Services (except the Maine Emergency Management Agency), Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations, and the Maine National Guard.
Rep. Josanne Dolloff will begin committee work later this month, and plans to provide regular communication to the Rumford Falls Times on bills she will introduce this session.