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Representative Lois Galgay Reckitt
  Representing: South Portland (part)
District #31

Rep. Lois Galgay Reckitt is serving her third term in the Maine House of Representatives. A member of the Maine Women’s Hall of Fame, she is a longtime advocate for Maine women and families.

Before retiring, Rep. Reckitt spent 36 years as executive director of Family Crisis Services in Cumberland County. Under her leadership, the organization became a leader in domestic violence services and prevention. She has received numerous awards from various state and community organizations, including recognition for her work within the criminal justice system from the Maine Judicial Branch, Maine State Bar Association and Maine Chiefs of Police.

Rep. Reckitt holds degrees from Brandeis University and Boston University. She lives in South Portland.

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Rep. Reckitt is a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety and the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary.

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: Judicial system organization and budget; criminal procedure; civil procedure; civil actions, including torts and medical malpractice; Maine Tort Claims Act; liability; immunity; child protection; family law; domestic relations; child support; adoption; legal services; attorneys; Attorney General; District Attorneys; abortion and reproductive rights; civil rights; medical rights; human rights; Maine Human Rights Commission; protection from harassment; protection from abuse; guardianship and conservatorship; probate law; property law; property rights; unclaimed property; business and nonprofit organizations; Uniform Commercial Code; laws relating to Maine’s Indian Tribes, including the Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement Act; Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission; freedom of access, confidentiality and privacy laws; and errors and inconsistencies.

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You can also contact me at my home:

38 Myrtle Avenue
South Portland, ME 04106

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.