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BILL TRACKING

State Legislation Tracker

The table below summarizes the 131st firearms and related legislature. Bills marked RED are anti-gun. Bills marked GREEN are pro-gun. Bills marked YELLOW may not be directly related to gun rights, but could be of interest to gun owners.

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To check on a bill’s committee status, click on SUMMARY & STATUS below, then click on “Status in Committee”.


LD/Bill Sponsor Title / Status
LD 22

SPONSOR:  Senator CARNEY of Cumberland

COSPONSOR(S):  Representative SHEEHAN of Biddeford and
Senator BEEBE-CENTER of Knox, LAWRENCE of York, Representative: DOUDERA of
Camden.

TITLE: An Act to Impede the Transfer of Firearms to Prohibited Persons

SUMMARY & STATUS: https://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?LD=22&snum=131

LD 52
SPONSOR:

Representative FOSTER of Dexter

COSPONSOR(S):  Senator HARRINGTON of York and
Representatives: COSTAIN of Plymouth, PERKINS of Dover-Foxcroft

TITLE: An Act to Allow Certain School Employees to Carry Firearms on School Property

SUMMARY & STATUS: http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?LD=52&snum=131

LD 60

SPONSOR: Representative CRAVEN of Lewiston

COSPONSOR(S):  Representatives: ARFORD of Brunswick, CRAFTS of Newcastle, DODGE of
Belfast, GRAMLICH of Old Orchard Beach, WHITE of Waterville

TITLE: An Act to Require a 72-hour Waiting Period After the Sale of a Firearm


SUMMARY & STATUS: https://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?LD=60&snum=131

LD 168

SPONSOR: Rep. TALBOT ROSS, Rachel of Portland

COSPONSOR(S): Representative: SALISBURY of Westbrook

TITLE: An Act Regarding Criminal Background Checks for the Sale, Transfer or Exchange of Firearms

SUMMARY & STATUS: https://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?LD=168&snum=131

 LD 271
 SPONSOR:

Senator POULIOT of Kennebec

COSPONSOR(S): Representitive SAMPSON of Alfred and
Senator: LYFORD of Penobscot.

TITLE: An Act Requiring the University of Maine System and the Maine
Community College System to Offer a For-credit Course on

Hunting, Fishing, Recreational Shooting and Trapping

SUMMARY & STATUS: https://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?LD=271&snum=131

HEARING: Education and Cultural Affairs | Mar 06, 2023 01:00 PM, Cross Office Building, 111 Sewall St, Augusta, ME 04330, Room 208

 LD 551
SPONSOR:

Representative MORRIS of Turner

COSPONSOR(S): Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin and
Representatives: ANDREWS of Paris, ARDELL of Monticello, COLLAMORE of Pittsfield,
LAVIGNE of Berwick, LYMAN of Livermore Falls, PAUL of Winterport, Senator:
TIMBERLAKE of Androscoggin.

TITLE:

An Act to Strengthen Maine Citizens' Second Amendment Rights by Allowing the Discharge of Firearms on Private Property That Is Within 500 Feet of School Property in Certain Circumstances.

SUMMARY & STATUS: https://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?LD=551&snum=131



 LD 582
SPONSOR:

Senator LYFORD of Penobscot

COSPONSOR(S): Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington and
Senators: BLACK of Franklin, GUERIN of Penobscot, POULIOT of Kennebec,
TIMBERLAKE of Androscoggin, Representatives: DRINKWATER of Milford, THORNE of
Carmel, WOOD of Greene

TITLE: An Act to Enhance Certain Penalties for Possession of Firearms by Prohibited Persons


SUMMARY & STATUS: https://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?LD=582&snum=131

 LD 624
SPONSOR:

Representative ARDELL of Monticello

COSPONSOR(S):  Senator STEWART of Aroostook and
Representatives: BABIN of Fort Fairfield, BLIER of Buxton, BOYER of Poland,
HENDERSON of Rumford, MORRIS of Turner, PERKINS of Dover-Foxcroft, WHITE of Guilford
TITLE: An Act to Prohibit Government Officials from Maintaining Records Related to Firearms Owners


SUMMARY & STATUS: https://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?LD=624&snum=131

 LD 629
SPONSOR:

Representative ARDELL of Monticello

COSPONSOR(S):   Senator STEWART of Aroostook and
Representatives: BABIN of Fort Fairfield, BLIER of Buxton, BOYER of Poland, CYRWAY
of Albion, HENDERSON of Rumford, PERKINS of Dover-Foxcroft, WHITE of Guilford
TITLE:

An Act To Improve, Protect And Defend The Individual Civil Right To Bear Arms Through Exemption Of Firearms And Ammunition From Taxation

SUMMARY & STATUS: https://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?LD=629&snum=131

Hearing:  Taxation | Mar 09, 2023 02:00 PM, Maine State House, 210 State St, Augusta, ME 04330, Room 127

 LD 674
SPONSOR:

Representative LAJOIE of Lewiston

COSPONSOR(S): Representatives: BRIDGEO of Augusta, LANDRY of Farmington, LEE of
Auburn, LIBBY of Auburn, PERKINS of Dover-Foxcroft, WOOD of Greene, Senator:
BRAKEY of Androscoggin

Title: An Act to Allow Bail Commissioners to Carry Firearms in

Correctional Facilities and Jails

SUMMARY & STATUS: https://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?LD=674&snum=131

Hearing:  Monday, March 13, 2023 10:00 AM,State House, Room 436

 LD 943
SPONSOR:

Representative ARDELL of Monticello

COSPONSOR(S): None.

Title: An Act to Enhance Privacy and Prohibit Shipping Companies from Maintaining Records of Firearm and Ammunition Shipments


SUMMARY & STATUS: https://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?LD=943&snum=131

LD 1000
SPONSOR:

Representative ROBERTS of South Berwick

COSPONSOR(S): Representatives: CLUCHEY of Bowdoinham, DOUDERA of Camden,
MASTRACCIO of Sanford
Title: Resolve, to Convene a Firearm Range Safety Working Group
Within the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife


SUMMARY & STATUS: https://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?LD=1000&snum=131

LD 1011
SPONSOR:

Representative DOUDERA of Camden

COSPONSOR(S):  Senator CARNEY of Cumberland
Title: An Act Requiring the Reporting of Stolen Firearms


SUMMARY & STATUS: https://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?LD=1011&snum=131

LD 1103
SPONSOR:

Representative BOYER of Poland

COSPONSOR(S):  Representatives: EATON of Deer Isle, FAULKINGHAM of Winter Harbor,
HASENFUS of Readfield, LIBBY of Auburn, MATHIESON of Kittery, SUPICA of Bangor,
WARREN of Scarborough, Senator: HICKMAN of Kennebec
Title: An Act to Allow Persons Who Lawfully Use or Possess Cannabis to Own or Possess Firearms or Ammunition


SUMMARY & STATUS: https://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?LD=1103&snum=131

 LD 1072
SPONSOR:

Senator CHIPMAN of Cumberland

COSPONSOR(S): Representative WILLIAMS of Bar Harbor and
Senator: GROHOSKI of Hancock, Representatives: ALBERT of Madawaska, ANKELES of
Brunswick, CRAFTS of Newcastle, MASON of Lisbon, O'CONNELL of Brewer,
THERIAULT of Fort Kent, WHITE of Waterville

Title: An Act Regarding the Bureau of Motor Vehicles


SUMMARY & STATUS: https://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?LD=1072&snum=131

NOTE: Sections of this bill will turn DMV offices into Gun Free Zones, Specifically Section 4 - 160



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