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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

From Millicent M. MacFarland, Clerk of the House
State House, Augusta, Maine

Volume XXXIX, No. 12

Friday, April 5, 2013

126TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 4, 2013

Ch. 3 - Resolve, Directing the Department of Corrections To Amend Its Rules Pertaining to Certification of Batterer Intervention Programs. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 431, L.D. 1237) (Governor's Bill)

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 5, 2013

L.D. 1278, S.P. 440
An Act To Ensure Equitable Support for Long-term Energy Contracts. (Presented by Senator YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot)

L.D. 1279, S.P. 441
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Provide for the Popular Election of the Secretary of State, Attorney General and Treasurer of State. (Presented by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot)

L.D. 1280, S.P. 442
An Act Authorizing the Deorganization of the Town of Bancroft. (Presented by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1281, S.P. 443
An Act To Provide for Licensing of Recreational Therapists. (Presented by Senator LACHOWICZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1282, S.P. 444
An Act To Help Small Farmers in Selling Raw Milk and Homemade Food Products. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 1283, S.P. 445
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Animal Trespass. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 1284, S.P. 446
An Act Regarding Delayed Birth Registration. (Presented by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1285, H.P. 912
An Act To Allow Law Enforcement Agencies Access to Animal Licensing Information. (Presented by Representative BOLAND of Sanford)

L.D. 1286, H.P. 913
An Act To Protect Maine Communities by Prohibiting Horse Slaughter for Human Consumption and the Transport of Horses for Slaughter. (Presented by Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls)

L.D. 1287, H.P. 914
An Act To Deregulate Face-to-face Transactions between the People and Small Farms and Small Food Producers. (Presented by Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop)

L.D. 1288, H.P. 915
An Act Regarding Impairment of Health of a Correctional Employee Caused by Infectious Disease. (Presented by Representative DeCHANT of Bath)

L.D. 1289, H.P. 916
An Act To Create an Animal Abuser Registry. (Presented by Representative DICKERSON of Rockland)

L.D. 1290, H.P. 917
An Act To Require High School Students To Complete Community Service. (Presented by Representative CHENETTE of Saco)

L.D. 1291, H.P. 918
An Act Regarding the Effect on Collective Bargaining Agreements of Failure To Validate a School Budget. (Presented by Representative NEWENDYKE of Litchfield)

L.D. 1292, H.P. 919
An Act To Minimize the Use of Plastic Bags. (Presented by Representative McGOWAN of York)

L.D. 1293, H.P. 920
An Act To Create the Presque Isle Utilities District. (Presented by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton)

L.D. 1294, H.P. 921
An Act To Increase the Penalty for Smoking in a Motor Vehicle When a Child Is Present. (Presented by Representative HAMANN of South Portland)

L.D. 1295, H.P. 922
An Act To Require the Use of Preapproved Subcontractors for Publicly Funded Construction Projects. (Presented by Representative DeCHANT of Bath)

L.D. 1296, H.P. 923
An Act To Require the Secretary of State To Suspend a Person's License in Certain Instances Regardless of whether an Accident Report Has Been Filed. (Presented by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton)

L.D. 1297, H.P. 924
An Act To Provide Funding for Public Education by Increasing the Sales Tax. (Presented by Representative CHENETTE of Saco)

L.D. 1298, H.P. 925
An Act To Authorize the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians To Operate a Casino in Aroostook County. (Presented by Representative BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians)

L.D. 1299, S.P. 447
An Act To Amend Campaign Finance Laws. (Submitted by the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 1009.)

L.D. 1300, H.P. 926
An Act To Promote and Expand Awareness of the Educational Opportunity Tax Credit. (Presented by Representative GRANT of Gardiner)

L.D. 1301, H.P. 928
An Act To Create the Maine Education Investment Board. (Presented by Representative NELSON of Falmouth)

L.D. 1302, H.P. 929
An Act To Amend the Maine Metallic Mineral Mining Act To Protect Water Quality. (Presented by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan)

L.D. 1303, H.P. 930
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Establish the Right To Hunt and Fish. (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 1304, H.P. 931
Resolve, Establishing the East-west Highway Study Commission To Oversee Further Study or Planning for an East-west Highway. (Presented by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan)

L.D. 1305, S.P. 448
An Act To Discourage Tenants from Damaging Rental Property. (Presented by Senator JOHNSON of Lincoln)

L.D. 1306, S.P. 449
An Act To Enhance Voter Registration for Persons with Disabilities. (Presented by Senator PATRICK of Oxford)

L.D. 1307, S.P. 450
An Act To Establish the Livestock Damage Compensation Fund. (Presented by Senator JOHNSON of Lincoln)

L.D. 1308, S.P. 451
An Act To Establish a Stewardship Program for Architectural Paint. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 1309, S.P. 452
An Act To Strengthen the Maine Clean Election Act. (Presented by Senator YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot)

L.D. 1310, S.P. 453
An Act To Improve Access to Dental Care through the Establishment of the Maine Board of Oral Health. (Presented by Senator PATRICK of Oxford)

L.D. 1311, S.P. 454
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Unemployment Compensation To Ensure Conformity with the Federal Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011. (Presented by Senator PATRICK of Oxford)

L.D. 1312, S.P. 455
An Act To Create a Succession and Knowledge Transfer Plan for State Government. (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 1313, S.P. 456
An Act To Amend Licensing Requirements for Professional Engineers. (Presented by Senator KATZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1314, H.P. 933
An Act To Allow a Local Option Tax on Meals and Lodging. (Presented by Representative MOONEN of Portland)

L.D. 1315, H.P. 934
An Act To Ensure the Safety of Compounded Drugs. (Presented by Representative TREAT of Hallowell)

L.D. 1316, H.P. 941
An Act Regarding Computers Used To Commit a Crime or Facilitate the Commission of a Crime. (Presented by Representative TYLER of Windham)

L.D. 1317, H.P. 940
An Act Related to Rent Escrow. (Presented by Representative SCHNECK of Bangor)

L.D. 1318, S.P. 457
An Act To Clarify the Law Regarding Advertising Signs outside Premises Licensed To Sell Alcohol. (Presented by Senator TUTTLE of York)

L.D. 1319, H.P. 942
An Act To Authorize a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe in the State To Benefit from the Operation of an Existing Casino. (Presented by Representative BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians)

L.D. 1320, H.P. 944
An Act To Fairly Distribute the Debt Burden between the State and County Correctional Functions. (Presented by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay)

L.D. 1321, H.P. 945
An Act To Promote Healthy School Lighting. (Presented by Representative BOLAND of Sanford)

L.D. 1322, H.P. 946
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Withdrawal of a Municipality from a Regional School Unit. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth)

L.D. 1323, H.P. 947
An Act Regarding Wind Power Siting in the Unorganized Territory. (Presented by Representative HAYES of Buckfield)

L.D. 1324, H.P. 948
An Act To Protect Local Communities When a Mining Project Is Terminated. (Presented by Representative KRUGER of Thomaston)

L.D. 1325, H.P. 949
Resolve, To Place a Temporary Suspension on Permitting of Certain Expedited Grid-scale Wind Energy Developments. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative KAENRATH of South Portland)

L.D. 1326, H.P. 950
An Act To Prevent Youth Tobacco Use. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative ROCHELO of Biddeford)

L.D. 1327, H.P. 951
An Act To Provide Greater Options for Transportation of Public School Students for Cocurricular Activities. (Presented by Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford)

L.D. 1328, S.P. 459
An Act To License Home Building and Improvement Contractors. (Presented by Senator PATRICK of Oxford)

L.D. 1329, S.P. 460
An Act To Provide Equity for Seasonal Public School Employees Concerning Unemployment. (Presented by Senator PATRICK of Oxford)

L.D. 1330, S.P. 461
An Act To Establish in Law a Method for Alternative Certification of Teachers. (Presented by Senator MASON of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1331, S.P. 462
An Act To Amend the Law Pertaining to Defective or Unreasonably Dangerous Goods. (Presented by Senator GOODALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1332, S.P. 466
An Act To Increase the College Graduation Rate in Maine. (Presented by Senator BOYLE of Cumberland)

L.D. 1333, S.P. 467
Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Amend the MaineCare Benefits Manual. (Presented by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1334, S.P. 468
An Act To Create Child Advocacy Centers in Maine. (Presented by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1335, H.P. 952
An Act To Implement Recommendations of the Department of Environmental Protection Concerning Product Stewardship in Maine. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Environment and Natural Resources pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 38, section 1773.)

L.D. 1336, H.P. 953
An Act To Dissolve the Lisbon Water Department. (Presented by Representative CRAFTS of Lisbon)

L.D. 1337, H.P. 954
An Act To Revise the Maine Wild Mushroom Harvesting Certification Program. (Presented by Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough)

L.D. 1338, H.P. 955
An Act To Prohibit State and Local Governments from Contracting with Corporations That Engage in Business in Known Terrorist States. (Presented by Representative HAYES of Buckfield)

L.D. 1339, H.P. 956
An Act To Strengthen the Consent Laws for Abortions Performed on Minors and Incapacitated Persons. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Sangerville)

L.D. 1340, H.P. 957
An Act To Ensure Maine's Preparedness for Hazardous Oil Spills. (Presented by Representative TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono)

L.D. 1341, H.P. 958
An Act Directing the Department of Economic and Community Development To Establish a Program To Promote Economic Growth and Development. (Presented by Representative CASAVANT of Biddeford)

L.D. 1342, H.P. 959
An Act To Ensure Just and Reasonable Sewer Utility Rates. (Presented by Representative TREAT of Hallowell)

L.D. 1343, H.P. 960
An Act To Improve Work Readiness for Families Facing Significant Barriers to Employment. (Presented by Speaker EVES of North Berwick)

L.D. 1344, H.P. 961
An Act To Modernize the State's Legal Notice Requirements. (Presented by Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston)

L.D. 1345, H.P. 962
An Act To Establish a Single-payor Health Care System To Be Effective in 2017. (Presented by Representative PRIEST of Brunswick)

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 cannot 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.