State and lobster industry officials have said the surcharges are sorely needed to boost marketing of lobsters.
While LD 90 gets broad support, the Committee on Maine's Workforce and Economic Future has not yet identified how the state would pay for the various initiatives.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated 51,700 people in Maine were unemployed in January, down 600 over the year.
If confirmed, Thomas Perez would take over several major proposed initiatives, including an overhaul of immigration laws and an increase in the minimum wage.
Celebrities say a proposed press watchdog must be backed by a new law to give the position real teeth.
Families who look to move to a state with no income levies face years of scrutiny as local governments search for revenue.
Developers financed with cheap debt are seeking to profit from a growing work force