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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXVII, No. 16

Friday, April 22, 2011

125TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 29 - An Act To Designate the Official State Treat and the Official State Dessert. (H.P. 59, L.D. 71)

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 15, 2011

Ch. 30 - An Act To Authorize Licensed Veterinarians To Honor Prescriptions from Other Licensed Veterinarians. (H.P. 154, L.D. 177)

Ch. 31 - An Act To Allow a Person with One Arm To Possess Certain Kinds of Prohibited Knives. (H.P. 108, L.D. 126)

Ch. 32 - An Act To Repeal the Restriction on Serving or Executing Civil Process on Sunday. (H.P. 81, L.D. 95)

Ch. 33 - An Act To Provide Access to State Forms. (H.P. 110, L.D. 128)

Ch. 34 - An Act To Modify Child Support Enforcement Procedures. (H.P. 179, L.D. 202)

Ch. 35 - An Act To Require Prompt MaineCare Decisions on Care for Children with Life-threatening Conditions. (H.P. 336, L.D. 443)

Ch. 36 - An Act Concerning Models for Teacher and Principal Evaluations. (H.P. 317, L.D. 391)

Ch. 37 - An Act To Enhance Penalties To Protect Senior Investors. (S.P. 114, L.D. 401)

Ch. 38 - An Act To Amend Indemnification Notification Laws. (S.P. 85, L.D. 279)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Ch. 39 - An Act Regarding Access to Sexually Explicit Material. (H.P. 44, L.D. 51)

Ch. 40 - An Act To Prohibit the Issuance of a Duplicate Absentee Ballot under Certain Circumstances. (H.P. 156, L.D. 179)

Ch. 41 - An Act To Clarify Joint Tenancy Reinstatement. (S.P. 18, L.D. 3)

Ch. 42 - An Act To Update the Maine Uniform Trust Code. (H.P. 415, L.D. 532)

Ch. 43 - An Act To Extend the Maximum Time Period for Powers of Attorney for Minors and Incapacitated Persons. (H.P. 147, L.D. 170)

Ch. 44 - An Act To Amend the Law Pertaining to Loaner Registration Plates. (H.P. 455, L.D. 625)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 15, 2011

Ch. 19 - Resolve, Directing the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices To Adopt Routine Technical Rules Governing the Maine Clean Election Act and Equipment Repurchase. (H.P. 184, L.D. 231)

Ch. 20 - Resolve, To Direct the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Prepare a Deer Winter Feeding Strategy. (S.P. 80, L.D. 271)

Ch. 21 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 13: Municipal Service Fee, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 87, L.D. 105)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Ch. 22 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 3: Eligibility Requirements for Specialized Case Types, a Major Substantive Rule of the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 451, L.D. 593)

Ch. 23 - Resolve, Directing the Maine Turnpike Authority To Place Signs Directing Motorists to Hebron Academy at the Closest Interstate Exits. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 376, L.D. 483)

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 22, 2011

L.D. 1492, S.P. 468
An Act To Ensure Accountability in State Contracts. (Presented by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1493, S.P. 469
An Act Regarding the Powers of the Director of the Maine State Museum Commission. (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 1494, S.P. 470
An Act To Support Maine State Museum Accreditation. (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 1495, S.P. 471
An Act To Allow 45 Days To Register a Newly Acquired Motor Vehicle. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1496, H.P. 1097
An Act To Enforce Immigration Laws and Restrict Benefits to Legal Citizens. (Presented by Representative CHASE of Wells)

L.D. 1497, H.P. 1098
An Act To Comply with the Health Insurance Exchange Provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (Presented by Representative McKANE of Newcastle)

L.D. 1498, H.P. 1099
An Act To Phase Out Dirigo Health and Establish the Maine Health Benefit Exchange for Small Businesses and Individuals. (Presented by Representative TREAT of Hallowell)

L.D. 1499, H.P. 1100
An Act Concerning Fees for Users of County Registries of Deeds. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative COTTA of China)

L.D. 1500, H.P. 1101
An Act To Establish Positive Reentry Parole. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 1501, H.P. 1102
An Act To Reduce Opioid Overprescription, Overuse and Abuse. (Presented by Representative HINCK of Portland)

L.D. 1502, H.P. 1103
An Act To Amend the Maine Business Corporation Act. (Presented by Representative PRIEST of Brunswick)

L.D. 1503, S.P. 473
An Act To Promote School Attendance and Increase School Achievement. (Presented by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1504, H.P. 1105
Resolve, To Ensure a Strong Start for Maine's Infants and Toddlers by Extending the Reach of High-quality Home Visitation. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 1505, H.P. 1106
An Act To Clarify the Scope of Practice of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors Regarding Tobacco Use. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CAIN of Orono)

L.D. 1506, H.P. 1107
An Act To Remove Obstacles to the Use of Technological Advances for Heating in Multifamily Structures. (Presented by Representative FITTS of Pittsfield)

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.