Insurance and Financial Services Committee, Maine State Legislature

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The Insurance and Financial Services 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:"Banking; financial institutions; credit unions; consumer credit; Uniform Consumer Credit Code; Bureau of Financial Institutions; Bureau of Consumer Protection; mortgage lending; foreclosure prevention; Office of Securities; stocks, mutual funds, bonds and other securities; financial services; Bureau of Insurance; credit, automobile, life, property and casualty insurance; health insurance; health maintenance organizations; mandated health benefits; health care reform; Dirigo Health Agency; State Employee Health Commission and state employee group health plan; insurance rating, regulation and practices; insurance producers; licensing; Maine Employers Mutual Insurance Company; workers’ compensation insurance; self-insurance; viatical and life settlement contracts; and real estate practices."[6]

Membership

2013-2014

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

Insurance and Financial Services Members, 2013
Democratic members (7)Republican members (5)Third-party members (1)
Geoffrey Gratwick, ChairRodney WhittemoreRichard Woodbury
Sharon Treat, ChairJoyce Ann Fitzpatrick
Paulette BeaudoinMichael McClellan
Henry BeckRaymond Wallace
Terry MorrisonPeter Doak
Janice Cooper
Jane Pringle

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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