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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

From Heather J.R. Priest, Clerk of the House
State House, Augusta, Maine

Volume XXXVII, No. 14

Friday, April 8, 2011

125TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ch. 9 - An Act To Authorize the Sale of Surplus Property to Nonprofit Animal Shelters. (H.P. 295, L.D. 369)

Ch. 10 - An Act Implementing a Fisheries Permit Banking Program. (S.P. 34, L.D. 61)

Ch. 11 - An Act To Extend a Deadline under the Regional Economic Development Revolving Loan Program. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 167, L.D. 575)

Ch. 12 - An Act To Allow Storage of Lobster Traps on Docks. (H.P. 42, L.D. 49)

Ch. 13 - An Act To Allow Provisional Drivers To Transport Persons under Guardianship and Children of Active Military Personnel. (H.P. 43, L.D. 50)

Ch. 14 - An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Noncommercial Foreign Vessels. (H.P. 293, L.D. 367)

Ch. 15 - An Act To Amend the Law Governing Employment, Discipline and Dismissal of Chief Deputy Sheriffs. (H.P. 151, L.D. 174)

Ch. 16 - An Act Relating to Standardbred Horse Breeding. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 55, L.D. 67)

Ch. 17 - An Act To Establish Governor William King Day. (S.P. 65, L.D. 214)

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 1, 2011

Ch. 18 - An Act Regarding Repeated Animal Trespass. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 75, L.D. 89)

Ch. 19 - An Act To Allow Marriage and Family Therapists To Provide Related Services in Public Schools. (H.P. 38, L.D. 45)

Ch. 20 - An Act To Make Supplemental Allocations from the Highway Fund and Other Funds for the Expenditures of State Government and To Change Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2011. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 168, L.D. 576) (Governor's Bill)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ch. 2 - An Act To Change the Name of Township 3, Range 9, NWP, to Cedar Lake Township. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 69, L.D. 81)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ch. 9 - Resolve, Directing the Conveyance of Conservation Land in Rockport. (S.P. 107, L.D. 394)

Ch. 10 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 316: Long-Term Contracting and Resource Adequacy, a Major Substantive Rule of the Public Utilities Commission. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 5, L.D. 13)

Ch. 11 - Resolve, To Study New and Used Motor Vehicle Dealer Licensing Requirements. (H.P. 218, L.D. 265)

Ch. 12 - Resolve, To Enhance Economic Development in the City of Eastport by Facilitating the Ability of the City of Eastport To Transfer Ownership of Property. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 177, L.D. 594)

Ch. 13 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 232: Well Drillers and Pump Installers Rules, a Major Substantive Rule of the Maine Water Well Commission. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 252, L.D. 310)

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 1, 2011

Ch. 14 - Resolve, To Establish a Stakeholder Group To Review the Maine State Grant Program. (S.P. 59, L.D. 209)

Chaptered copies of the above measures may be obtained from the Engrossing Department, Room 106, State House, 7 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0007, Ph. 207-287-1649.

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011

L.D. 1401, S.P. 433
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Restrict Property Revaluations. (Presented by Senator COLLINS of York)

L.D. 1402, H.P. 1030
An Act To Extend Employment Reference Immunity to School Administrative Units. (Presented by Representative DOW of Waldoboro)

L.D. 1403, H.P. 1031
An Act To Allow Eligible Nonprofit Organizations To Hold Two Card Games Per Month. (Presented by Representative CLARKE of Bath)

L.D. 1404, H.P. 1032
An Act To Enhance Public Safety Response to High-risk Events. (Presented by Representative PILON of Saco)

L.D. 1405, H.P. 1033
An Act To Amend the Laws Restricting Advertising on Public Ways. (Presented by Representative KESCHL of Belgrade)

L.D. 1406, S.P. 434
An Act Regarding the Scope of Services That May Be Provided by Pharmacies Owned by Hospitals. (Presented by Senator FARNHAM of Penobscot)

L.D. 1407, S.P. 436
An Act To Establish the Maine Wild Mushroom Harvesting Certification Program. (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 1408, S.P. 435
An Act To Amend Water Quality Standards for Fish Hatcheries. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator TRAHAN of Lincoln)

L.D. 1409, H.P. 1035
An Act Concerning the Labeling of Maine Shellfish Products. (Presented by Representative TILTON of Harrington)

L.D. 1410, H.P. 1036
An Act To Amend the Maine Administrative Procedure Act. (Presented by Representative CAREY of Lewiston)

L.D. 1411, H.P. 1037
An Act To Facilitate Transparency and Accountability while Reducing Electricity Costs. (Presented by Representative FOSSEL of Alna)

L.D. 1412, H.P. 1038
An Act To Promote the Proper Disposal of Used Medical Sharps. (Presented by Representative INNES of Yarmouth)

L.D. 1413, H.P. 1039
An Act To Amend the Maine Juvenile Code To Address the Issue of Competency. (Submitted by the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2.)

L.D. 1414, H.P. 1040
An Act To Provide Property Tax Relief for Year-round Residents 67 Years of Age or Older. (Presented by Representative CASAVANT of Biddeford)

L.D. 1415, H.P. 1041
An Act To Update the Bankruptcy Laws To Incorporate Federal Changes Relating to Exemptions. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 1416, H.P. 1042
An Act To Provide Options to Municipalities Concerning the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code. (Presented by Representative McKANE of Newcastle)

L.D. 1417, H.P. 1043
An Act To Exempt Wine Bottles from Maine's Container Redemption System. (Presented by Representative FITTS of Pittsfield)

L.D. 1418, H.P. 1044
An Act To Allow Table Games at a Facility Licensed To Operate Slot Machines on January 1, 2011. (Presented by Representative DAMON of Bangor)

L.D. 1419, H.P. 1045
An Act To Improve the Coordination of State and County Correctional Services. (Presented by Representative PLUMMER of Windham)

L.D. 1420, S.P. 437
An Act To Modify the Laws Regarding Status as an Independent Contractor. (Presented by Senator THIBODEAU of Waldo)

L.D. 1421, S.P. 438
An Act To Reduce the Cost of Delivery of State and County Correctional Services. (Presented by Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1422, S.P. 439
An Act To Prepare Maine People for the Future Economy. (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 1423, H.P. 1046
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Disorderly Conduct. (Presented by Representative HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 1424, H.P. 1047
An Act To Enhance Parental Roles in Education Choice. (Presented by Representative VOLK of Scarborough)

L.D. 1425, H.P. 1048
An Act To Protect the Quality and Integrity of Maine's Educational Materials. (Presented by Representative EVES of North Berwick)

L.D. 1426, S.P. 440
An Act Concerning Notification to an Employer of Misrepresented Medical Information under the Maine Human Rights Act. (Presented by Senator GOODALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1427, S.P. 441
An Act To Amend Seasonal Licenses for the Operation of Beano or Bingo Games. (Presented by Senator GOODALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1428, S.P. 442
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Self-service Storage in the State. (Presented by Senator COURTNEY of York)

L.D. 1429, H.P. 1050
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Prescription Monitoring Information. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 1430, H.P. 1051
Resolve, To Conduct a Review of the Roles and Functions of the Department of Education and of Certain Mandates. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative GOODE of Bangor)

L.D. 1431, H.P. 1052
An Act To Establish Standards for the Administration of General Assistance Programs. (Presented by Representative STUCKEY of Portland)

L.D. 1432, H.P. 1053
An Act To Expand Apprenticeship Programs and Scholarship Programs with Funding from Identification of Ineffective Economic Development Tax Incentives. (Presented by Representative STUCKEY of Portland)

L.D. 1433, H.P. 1054
An Act To Provide for the Recycling or Proper Disposal of Architectural Paint. (Presented by Representative INNES of Yarmouth)

L.D. 1434, H.P. 1055
An Act To Streamline the Waste Motor Oil Disposal Site Remediation Program. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 1435, H.P. 1056
An Act To Adopt the Interstate Prescription Monitoring Program Compact. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 1436, H.P. 1057
An Act To Reform Maine's Health Insurance Laws. (Presented by Representative McKANE of Newcastle)

L.D. 1437, S.P. 444
An Act To Implement Recommendations on Reinventing Government. (Presented by Senator WOODBURY of Cumberland)

Copies of the Bills may be obtained from the Document Room, First Floor, State House, Augusta, Maine 04333-0002 - Ph: 207-287-1408 or by e-mailing a request to webmaster_house@legislature.maine.gov . Please include your mailing address as we can not mail bill text electronically.

Bill text is also available at the Maine Legislature Web Site http://legislature.maine.gov/bills/billtexts.

Bill status information is available at http://legislature.maine.gov/LawMakerWeb/search.asp.