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Federal/State:Maine
Bill:ME HB 380 - Concerning farms and alleviation of hunger
Summary:Would provide an income tax credit for a donation of agricultural products with a fair market value of up to $5,000 made by a person engaged in commercial agricultural production to a nonprofit corporation that provides food to low-income individuals and that does not charge a fee for the food or require any other type of compensation.
Sponsor(s):Representative Peter C. Stuckey (D)
Status:
As of 4/1/2013: Placed in legislative files, ie the bill is dead
As of 2/21/2013: First reading, referred to Committee on Taxation

Federal/State:Maine
Bill:ME HB 325 - Maine Food Sovereignty Act of 2013
Summary:Would implement policies to encourage and support locally grown foods.
Sponsor(s):Representative Craig V. Hickman (D)
Status:
As of 5/13/2013: Passed by Committee as amended

Federal/State:Maine
Bill:ME HB 888 - Act to Increase Consumption of Maine Foods in All State Institutions
Summary:Would establish a minimum percentage of Maine foodstuffs that must be purchased, requiring at least 15% for the 10 years beginning January 1, 2014, at least 25% for the next 10 years and at least 35% beginning in 2034.
Sponsor(s):Representative Craig V. Hickman (D)
Status:
As of 7/11/2013: Passed by House and Senate
As of 7/1/2013: Amended and passed by Senate, returned to House, House voted to incorporate Senate changes
As of 6/21/2013: Passed by House, in Senate pending enactment