Sen. Bellows to focus on economic growth, heath care and Maine students in the new session
Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, returned to Augusta on Wednesday for the start of the second regular session of the 129th Legislature. After hearing from constituents, Sen. Bellows plans to focus on supporting economic growth and job creation, expanding access to affordable health care and investing in Maine students this year.
“I’m excited to get to work on the important issues facing lawmakers this year, because they provide an opportunity to make Maine a better place to live and work,” said Sen. Bellows. “I’m especially eager to work on the bills I introduced on behalf of constituents – one to help the emerging market of ‘nanosatellites’ get established in Maine and another to alleviate the shortage of speech language pathologies in local schools – because both will help grow Maine’s future.”
During the second session, lawmakers will consider governor’s bills, carry-over bills and other bills deemed emergency in nature as outlined by the Maine Constitution. All new bills submitted for consideration must be approved by the bipartisan Legislative Council, which comprises legislative leadership in both the House and Senate. The statutory date of adjournment for the shorter second session is April 15. Sen. Bellows is serving her second term in the Senate.
She serves as the Senate chair of the Legislature’s Labor and Housing Committee and on the Judiciary Committee.