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Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee, Maine State Legislature

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Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee
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Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee
Education and Cultural Affairs Committee
Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee
Environment and Natural Resources Committee
Health and Human Services Committee
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Insurance and Financial Services Committee
Judiciary Committee
Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee
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The Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee is a standing committee of the Maine Legislature.

Per the Joint Rules, committees of the Maine State Legislature are assigned by the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House. The President appoints a committee's senate members, with the Speaker appointing the house members.[1][2] Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[3] Each committee is composed of ten representatives and three senators.[4] Seven members constitute a quorum, though a committee may not vote without at least one senator present unless it receives authorization from the President.[5] Neither chamber's leader is recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Joint Rules

Function

The jurisdiction of this committee includes the following:"Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources; agricultural fairs, products and marketing; animal control and welfare; food safety, inspection and labeling; dairy industry; pesticides regulation; nutrient management; farmland preservation; Department of Conservation; state parks, historic sites, public lands, submerged lands and coastal islands registry; Maine Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC); geological surveying and mapping; forest management, marketing, utilization, health and fire control; the Land for Maine’s Future Program; and Baxter State Park."[6]

Membership

2013-2014

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Members, 2013
Democratic members (8)Republican members (5)
Troy Dale Jackson, ChairRoger Sherman
James Dill, ChairDean Cray
James BoyleDonald Marean
Peter KentRussell Black
Craig HickmanJeffrey Timberlake
Brian Jones
William Noon
Robert Saucier

2011-2012

The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.

2009-2010

The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

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