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Representative Janice E. Cooper
  Representing - Chebeague Island, Long Island and Yarmouth
District #47

Rep. Janice Cooper is serving her fourth term in the Maine House of Representatives. She serves on the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety.

Cooper and her family moved in 1997 to Yarmouth, Maine. A graduate of Vassar College and Yale Law School, Cooper practiced law in small and large firms, and worked for the House Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C. and for Congressman Tom Allen in his Portland office. She also worked as an editor at Legal Times, a weekly newspaper based in Washington, D.C., and as a teacher in law school, a guest lecturer in colleges and a substitute teacher in the Yarmouth school system.

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Rep. Cooper is a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety and a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs.

Brief description of the subject matter handled by the committee: Maine Criminal Code; Maine Juvenile Code; Maine Bail Code; criminal law and criminal procedure; sentencing; Criminal Law Advisory Commission; Department of Public Safety; law enforcement; Criminal Justice Academy; victims' rights; Department of Corrections; adult and juvenile corrections; intensive supervision; probation and parole; county jails; community corrections; Board of Corrections; operating under the influence; operating after suspension; habitual offenders; fire safety and arson; firearms; concealed firearms permits; private investigators; security guards; and Maine Emergency Management Agency.

Brief description of the subject matter handled by the committee: Claims against the State; liquor laws; lottery; non-profit and for- profit gambling games of chance, beano, raffles, slot machines, gaming devices); harness racing; off-track betting; election laws; campaign practices; campaign financing and the Maine Clean Election Act; voter registration; initiatives and referenda; governmental ethics; lobbyist registration; landlord-tenant laws; veterans' programs; Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management Services (except the Maine Emergency Management Agency); Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations; and Maine National Guard.

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You can also contact me at my home:

53 West Elm Street
Yarmouth, ME 04096
Home tel: (207) 847-3193

When the Legislature is in session, you can leave a message for me by calling the State House Message Phone: (800) 423-2900 or the State House TDD Line: Relay 711.