The Maine Legislature's Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee will be hearing testimony at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, on a bill that is meant to help prevent the spread of invasive aquatic plants.
LD 92, titled "An Act to Minimize the Propagation of Invasive Aquatic Plants," would require that boat drain plugs be removed before vessels are transported overland. New Hampshire, Vermont and New York (along with 12 other states) require that boats be drained before being transported.
To submit written testimony and/or sign up to submit testimony via Zoom, visit mainelegislature.org/testimony and click on "public hearing." On the following screen, select "Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee," the date "February 13, 2023 1:00 PM," and "LD 92 - An Act to Minimize the Propagation of Invasive Aquatic Plants." Written testimony can be typed directly into an online form or a document uploaded. Those testifying in person are advised to bring 20 copies of their written testimony rather than uploading it.
The hearing will occur in Room 206 of the Cross Building, 111 Sewall St., in the State House complex in Augusta.