Update: Bill Moves to Final Step of Approval Process
"LD 1981 a bill to allow for Titling and Movement of Tiny Houses in Maine passes the Maine Senate & House.
Now goes to Governor for signature.
ACTION IF YOU LIVE IN MAINE: please call the Governor of Maine Janet Mills (207) 287-3531 and ask that she sign the bill (reference LD1981) into Law.
Both the Maine House and Senate passed this bill with more than 2/3 vote as an emergency. Senate 30 Yes to 0 No, Maine House 119 Yes to 3 N0.
Please be direct and concise with your call, the Governor is very busy with lots of emergency Bills to consider and sign today
Ask to have the person answering the phone to:
1. Please pass on a message to Governor Mills.
2. Give your name and the (Maine) town you live in.
3. Ask Governor Mills to sign this bill into Law.
And thank you."
-Alan Plummer, American Tiny House Association Maine Leader
2/9/20: "An Act Regarding the Regulation of Tiny Houses"
After a successful public hearing, with huge local advocate turnout, Maine's Joint Standing Committee on Transportation was given an "ought to pass" on a statewide bill, LD 1981. This provides a definition for movable tiny houses, also known as tiny houses on wheels. To be fully approved into law, it must pass both the Maine state house and senate.
"We are specifically addressing tiny homes on wheels with this bill. The current situation is you can not receive a title or registration from the state of Maine. This prevents financing options and the ability to move your tiny home more than once. LD1891 simply adds a definition for "TINY HOME" in the motor vehicle law Title 29-A.
We are are planning to have a second bill that addresses where tiny homes are permitted as a dwelling. More info on that later."
-Tiny Homes of Maine, leading local advocates
Other local advocates include Alan Plumber, an American Tiny House Association chapter leader.