Do you favor amending Maine’s Constitution to remove a provision prohibiting a person under guardianship for reasons of mental illness from voting for Governor, Senators, and Representatives, which the United States District Court for the District of Maine found violates the United States Constitution and federal law?
INDIVIDUALS NEEDED TO URGE THEIR LEGISLATORS TO PASS LD 540: “An Act to Establish Peer Respite Centers for Adults with Mental Health Challenges in Maine” The good news is that the Health and Human Services Committee has voted unanimously to pass this bill out of their committee. Next, it will
INDIVIDUALS NEEDED TO TESTIFY!!
LD 1626: “An Act to Standardize Requirements Between Boards of Visitors for County Jails and Department of Corrections Correctional Facilities”
HEARING INFORMATION Tuesday, April 25, 2023 | 1:00 PM
Judiciary Committee (State House Room 436)
INDIVIDUALS NEEDED TO TESTIFY!! LD 540: “An Act to Establish Peer Respite Centers for Adults with Mental Health Challenges in Maine” HEARING INFORMATION Wednesday, April 5, 2023 | 1:00 PMJoint Standing Committee on Health & Human Services(Cross Building-Room 209) The CCSM is asking the peer community to provide testimony on this bill. This bill directs
Mark Joyce of Disability Rights Maine has written a very informative article about what an IMD (Institute of Mental Diseases) Waiver is and why it is not a good thing for peers in the state of Maine. There is going to be a bill that will be heard at the
The current Legislative session is winding down so we don’t expect that any more new bills will be coming out that we will be needing to testify on. And because of this, our legislative writing group is on hiatus and we most likely will offer it again during the next
The CCSM will be having a legislative writing group meeting this coming Monday, March 14th from 1-3 PM. We will be working on LD 2008 An Act To Establish a Court Process for Involuntary Substance Use Disorder Treatment, There is not a hearing scheduled for this bill yet, but we
The following bills will be heard on Tuesday, March 1, 2021 at the Maine Legislature… If you are interested in testifying, please contact the CCSM office at 430-8300 or Toll Free: 1-877-2075073. All hearings will be held online in front of the Health & Human Services Committee Hearing Time: 10:00
State Budget Hearings (LD 1995) are beginning on Monday, February 28, 2022 starting with the Health & Human Services piece. If you are interested and need guidance on testifying, please contact Vickie McCarty, CCSM Assistant Director, at 430-8300 or Toll Free: 1-877-207-5073
CALL TO ACTION: INDIVIDUALS NEEDED TO TESTIFY!! We are encouraging the CCSM community to write and give testimony! Have your voice heard! LD 1586: An Act To Strengthen Statewide Mental Health Peer Support, Crisis Intervention Mobile Response and Crisis Stabilization Unit Services and to Allow E-9-1-1 To Dispatch Using the