Policy and Legislation
Maine COMMISSION TO INCREASE HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES IN MAINE BY STUDYING ZONING AND LAND USE RESTRICTIONS
The Maine Legislature, in resolve 2021 c. 59, created a state Commission on how zoning ordinances may limit housing production. The Commission issued a report in December 2021, and it is expected that legislation will be submitted shortly to implement the Commission recommendations.
NNECAPA engages in policy and legislative activity primarily through its three state Sections. The Chapter supports its Sections by:
- Facilitating the sharing of information among members across all three states;
- Connecting members with resources provided by APA; and
- Providing information to members about planning-related policies, programs, legislation and judicial decisions at the federal level.
Recently, NNECAPA wrote to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) to support additional funding for local government in the latest COVID-19 relief bill. See the text of the letter here
The Maine Section's Legislative and Policy Committee tracks and shares information about planning-related bills in the state legislature with Section members.
Maine Legislative Liaison
The New Hampshire Section's Legislative Subcommittee works diligently to keep members up-to-date with state and federal regulations.
New Hampshire Legislative Liaison
The Vermont Section's Legislative Committee keeps members apprised of proposed legislation, prepares position papers, and
testifies in front of legislative committees at the Statehouse.
Vermont Legislative Committee Chair