Senate Republican Office
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MECHANIC FALLS – Last Friday, Elm Street Elementary School’s 6th grade class had a special visit by their state senator, Eric Brakey (R-Androscoggin). During the visit, they arranged a mock legislature with each student serving as a member of the House of Representatives for the day to walk through the process of how a bill becomes a law.
Rep. Boaz proposed a bill to allow 12 year olds to be able to work part time jobs. It received a strong 9-2 vote in the Labor Committee and, after much debate back and forth, passed in the House 26-15. After passing the Senate, it was vetoed by the Governor. The House fell two votes short of overriding the veto.
“These students made strong arguments in debate and asked great questions,” said Sen. Brakey. “They are Maine’s future leaders and I’m optimistic we are in good hands. Thank you to 6th grade teacher, Valerie Young, for inviting me to come speak.”