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Under the Dome Special Edition: 2018 Supplemental Summary of New Maine Laws

We are pleased to provide you with our 2018 Supplemental Summary of New Maine Laws resulting from the Second Special Session of Maine’s 128th Legislature, which adjourned sine die on Thursday, September 13, 2018. The general effective date for nonemergency laws passed in the Second Special Session of the 128th Legislature is Thursday, December 13, 2018.

Please note that this Summary does not cover all legislation considered, but highlights legislative changes to Maine laws that may be relevant to your business.

This report serves as a supplement to our May publication of the 2018 Summary of New Maine Laws, which covered legislation enacted during the Second Regular Session of the 128th Legislature. Much of the work from that session was carried over to the Second Special Session. For this reason, this 2018 Supplemental Summary covers new laws enacted during the Second Special Session.

You may download the 2018 Supplement using the link above, or find it and all of the summary reports on our Annual Summaries of New Maine Laws web page.

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John Delahanty, Pierce Atwood Law Firm, Augusta and Portland, Environmental Law Attorney
Of Counsel

John Delahanty has been Pierce Atwood's chief governmental relations attorney/lobbyist for over two decades and has more than 30 years of professional lobbying and government relations advocacy success before Maine's Legislature, administrative agencies and at the federal level with Maine's Congressional delegation. He brings a highly strategic approach to his advocacy in public policy development, governmental relations, and regulatory issues. His work focuses on assisting clients navigate through the increasingly complex convergence of government/legislative actions...

Andrea Maker Healthcare Attorney Pierce Atwood Law Firm Portland

Andrea Maker provides governmental relations services in Maine and in Washington, DC with Maine's Congressional delegation. Her practice includes lobbying, government contracts, and strategic positioning of organizations. Her advocacy focus areas include economic development, workforce development, health care and real estate.

Andrea maintains strong relationships with Maine’s legislative leaders, Governors and cabinet members. She is well connected across the State and has personal relationships with countless other policy makers, business people, and association leaders that she has developed over her lifetime in Maine. 

In the legislative arena, Andrea’s broad contacts, deep knowledge of the legislative process and ability to build effective coalitions and stakeholder relations position her clients for success. Some of Andrea's more recent successes are highlighted below in the Government Relations experiences listed under Practice Areas. Her sensible and proactive approach is refreshing and empowering in the complex and sometimes perplexing public policy arena. Committed to creating a vibrant state of Maine, Andrea enjoys working with clients and volunteering with civic organizations to strengthen Maine's economy.

Ann Robinson, Pierce Atwood Law Firm, Augusta and Portland, Health Care Law Attorney

Ann Robinson is a partner in Pierce Atwood's Government Relations and Health Care Practice Groups.

A highly regarded Maine attorney and lobbyist, Ann was a partner and former Chair of the Government Affairs Practice Group at a large Maine law firm, where she built an active legislative and regulatory law practice focusing primarily in the areas of health care, insurance, and professional regulation.

Ann most recently served as General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs for Spectrum Medical Group, P.A., Northern...