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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXIX, No. 13

Friday, April 12, 2013

126TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Monday, April 8, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 11 - An Act To Eliminate the Forest Certification Incentive Cost-share Fund. (H.P. 199, L.D. 290)

Ch. 12 - An Act To Eliminate the Elm Tree Restoration Fund. (S.P. 116, L.D. 283)

Ch. 13 - An Act To Eliminate the Commercial Standard for Maine White-cedar Shingles. (S.P. 115, L.D. 282)

Ch. 14 - An Act Regarding Registration of Fetal Deaths. (S.P. 89, L.D. 253)

Ch. 15 - An Act To Amend the Student Membership Criteria of the State Board of Education. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 80, L.D. 244)

Ch. 16 - An Act To Change the Name of the Department of Audit. (H.P. 274, L.D. 399)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, April 8, 2013

Ch. 17 - An Act Concerning Brucellosis Vaccines for Cattle. (H.P. 197, L.D. 288)

Ch. 18 - An Act To Amend the Duties of the Division of Forestry. (S.P. 117, L.D. 284)

Ch. 19 - An Act To Transfer the Responsibilities of the Department of Public Safety, Maine Communications System Policy Board to the Bureau of Consolidated Emergency Communications. (S.P. 152, L.D. 372)

Ch. 20 - An Act Regarding Permits for Final Disposition of Dead Human Bodies. (S.P. 224, L.D. 634)

Ch. 21 - An Act To Repeal Provisions of the Law That Apply or Refer to State Facilities for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities. (H.P. 235, L.D. 325)

Ch. 22 - An Act To Modify Administration of the Fund Insurance Review Board. (H.P. 132, L.D. 157)

Ch. 23 - An Act To Allow Complainants in Disciplinary Actions To Attend Informal Conferences Held by the State Board of Nursing in Executive Session. (S.P. 158, L.D. 416)

Ch. 24 - An Act To Permit Temporary Operation of a Motor Vehicle with an Expired Operator's License Solely for the Purpose of Traveling Home or Renewing the License. (H.P. 148, L.D. 187)

Ch. 25 - An Act To Allow Motor Fuel Taxable Sales Disclosure. (S.P. 76, L.D. 240)

Ch. 26 - An Act To Establish July 27th as Maine Korean War Veteran Recognition Day. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 91, L.D. 255)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 27 - An Act To Amend the County Jail Inspection Requirement for Nationally Accredited Facilities. (S.P. 134, L.D. 354)

Ch. 28 - An Act To Allow Young Adult Offenders To Be Confined in Juvenile Correctional Facilities and To Comply with Federal Law Requirements. (S.P. 133, L.D. 353)

Ch. 29 - An Act To Reduce Reporting Responsibilities of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. (S.P. 119, L.D. 286)

Ch. 30 - An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Laws Governing Requisite Tire Size and Frame Height. (S.P. 13, L.D. 21)

Ch. 31 - An Act Regarding Registration and Correction of Death Information on Death Certificates. (S.P. 88, L.D. 252)

Ch. 32 - An Act To Lower the Cost of Copies of Medical Records. (S.P. 15, L.D. 23)

Ch. 33 - An Act To Clarify Physicians' Delegation of Medical Care. (H.P. 159, L.D. 198)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Monday, April 8, 2013

Ch. 2 - An Act To Provide for the 2013 and 2014 Allocations of the State Ceiling on Private Activity Bonds. (S.P. 82, L.D. 246)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 3 - An Act To Amend the Charter of the Ogunquit Sewer District. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 32, L.D. 81)

Resolves

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 4 - Resolve, Regarding Revenue from the World Acadian Congress Commemorative Registration Plate. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 151, L.D. 371)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, April 8, 2013

Ch. 5 - Resolve, Directing the Probate and Trust Law Advisory Commission To Review Maine's Probate Code and the Uniform Probate Code. (H.P. 230, L.D. 321)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Ch. 6 - Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Name a Bridge between Kennebunk and Kennebunkport the Mathew J. Lanigan Bridge. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 18, L.D. 14)

Ch. 7 - Resolve, To Name Bridge Number 2975 in Kenduskeag the Kenduskeag Veterans Bridge. (H.P. 387, L.D. 568)

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 12, 2013

L.D. 1346, H.P. 964
An Act To Ensure That Charter Schools Are Funded by the State. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Newfield)

L.D. 1347, H.P. 965
An Act To Improve the School Administrative Unit Consolidation Laws by Allowing a Regional School Unit To Dissolve Itself. (Presented by Representative PARRY of Arundel)

L.D. 1348, H.P. 966
An Act To Encourage School Administrative Units To Increase Their Energy Savings. (Presented by Representative DORNEY of Norridgewock)

L.D. 1349, H.P. 967
An Act To Change the Process for Approval of Charter Schools. (Presented by Representative KORNFIELD of Bangor)

L.D. 1350, S.P. 469
An Act Regarding School Administrator Effectiveness. (Presented by Senator CAIN of Penobscot)

L.D. 1351, S.P. 470
An Act To Attract Military Families to Maine. (Presented by President ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1352, S.P. 471
An Act To Provide Integrated Community-based Employment and Customized Employment for Persons with Disabilities. (Presented by President ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1353, S.P. 472
An Act To Further Reduce Student Hunger. (Presented by President ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1354, S.P. 473
An Act To Create the Aging in Place Program. (Presented by Senator GOODALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1355, S.P. 474
An Act To Increase the Monetary Limit for Card Games. (Presented by Senator KATZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1356, S.P. 475
An Act To Improve the Statutes Governing Road Associations. (Presented by Senator GOODALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1357, S.P. 476
An Act To Support Maine Businesses through State Purchasing. (Presented by Senator GOODALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1358, S.P. 477
An Act To Amend the Election Laws To Require a Run-off Election for Governor. (Presented by Senator TUTTLE of York)

L.D. 1359, S.P. 478
An Act To Update and Simplify Maine Gasoline Requirements. (Presented by Senator TUTTLE of York)

L.D. 1360, S.P. 479
An Act To Amend the Motor Fuel Distribution and Sales Act. (Presented by Senator TUTTLE of York)

L.D. 1361, H.P. 969
An Act To Strengthen the Teaching of Writing and Mathematics and Improve Maine High School Graduates' College and Career Readiness. (Presented by Representative NELSON of Falmouth)

L.D. 1362, H.P. 970
Resolve, To Establish a Moratorium on the Transportation of Tar Sands. (Presented by Representative CHIPMAN of Portland)

L.D. 1363, H.P. 971
An Act To Ensure Landfill Capacity and Promote Recycling. (Presented by Representative CHIPMAN of Portland)

L.D. 1364, H.P. 972
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Hospital Leave Days for MaineCare Recipients. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea)

L.D. 1365, H.P. 973
An Act To Promote New Models of Mobility and Access to Transportation. (Presented by Representative TREAT of Hallowell)

L.D. 1366, H.P. 974
An Act To Require Students To Receive Instruction in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and the Use of an Automated External Defibrillator prior to Graduation. (Presented by Representative GRAHAM of North Yarmouth)

L.D. 1367, H.P. 975
An Act To Require Health Insurance Carriers and the MaineCare Program To Cover the Cost of Transition Services To Bridge the Gap between High School and Independence. (Presented by Representative GRAHAM of North Yarmouth)

L.D. 1368, H.P. 976
An Act To Temporarily Restore Boxing Rules. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative GILLWAY of Searsport)

L.D. 1369, H.P. 977
An Act To Change the Way Legislators Are Paid. (Presented by Representative PARRY of Arundel)

L.D. 1370, H.P. 978
An Act To Exempt from Sales Tax the Sales of Adaptive Equipment To Make a Vehicle Handicapped Accessible. (Presented by Representative SAUCIER of Presque Isle)

L.D. 1371, H.P. 979
An Act To Exempt New Cars from Motor Vehicle Inspection for 2 Years Following the Initial Purchase. (Presented by Representative SAUCIER of Presque Isle)

L.D. 1372, H.P. 980
An Act To Prohibit the Requirement That Proof of Citizenship Be Submitted for Renewal of a Driver's License. (Presented by Representative SAUCIER of Presque Isle)

L.D. 1373, S.P. 480
An Act To Update the Polygraph Examiner Licensing Laws. (Presented by Senator HASKELL of Cumberland)

L.D. 1374, S.P. 481
An Act To Allow a Person To Hunt with a Crossbow during the Archery-only Deer Season. (Presented by Senator TUTTLE of York)

L.D. 1375, S.P. 482
An Act To Enhance Maine's Economy and Environment. (Presented by Senator PATRICK of Oxford)

L.D. 1376, S.P. 483
An Act To Ensure the Choice of a Pharmacy for Injured Employees under the Workers' Compensation Act of 1992. (Presented by Senator PATRICK of Oxford)

L.D. 1377, S.P. 484
An Act To Protect Cellular Telephone Privacy. (Presented by Senator KATZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1378, S.P. 485
Resolve, Authorizing the Sale of the Guy P. Gannett House in Augusta to a Nonprofit Organization for Use as a Museum. (Presented by Senator KATZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1379, S.P. 486
An Act Regarding the Valuation of Certain Vehicles. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1380, S.P. 487
Resolve, To Establish a Consistent Workers' Compensation Classification for Pharmacies. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1381, S.P. 488
An Act To Promote Rural Job Creation and Workforce Development. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1382, S.P. 489
An Act To Provide Toll Discounts to Maine Commuters on the Maine Turnpike. (Presented by Senator HILL of York)

L.D. 1383, H.P. 982
An Act To Improve the Delivery of Early Child Care and Education Services. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 1384, H.P. 985
An Act To Amend Article 9-A of the Uniform Commercial Code. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative FREY of Bangor)

L.D. 1385, H.P. 988
An Act To Amend the Reporting Requirements of the Workers' Compensation Management Fund. (Presented by Representative FITZPATRICK of Houlton)

L.D. 1386, H.P. 989
An Act To Allocate Net Revenue from Energy Corridor Leases on the Maine Turnpike for Purposes of Energy and Environmental Conservation. (Presented by Representative HOBBINS of Saco)

L.D. 1387, H.P. 990
An Act To Provide Clarity and Consistency in Routine Public Health Licensing Activities. (Presented by Representative FARNSWORTH of Portland)

L.D. 1388, H.P. 991
An Act To Clarify Civil Liability of Persons Making False Claims to the Department of Health and Human Services. (Presented by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea)

L.D. 1389, H.P. 992
An Act To Expedite the Foreclosure Process. (Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Bethel)

L.D. 1390, H.P. 993
An Act Regarding the Cancellation of Subscription Services. (Presented by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick)

L.D. 1391, S.P. 493
Resolve, To Provide a Pesticide Spraying Notification Process. (Presented by Senator BOYLE of Cumberland)

L.D. 1392, S.P. 494
An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Laws. (Presented by Senator MAZUREK of Knox)

L.D. 1393, S.P. 497
An Act To Encourage Entrepreneurial Investment in Maine. (Presented by Senator WOODBURY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1394, S.P. 498
An Act To Make Parents More Aware of Eating Disorders. (Presented by Senator TUTTLE of York)

L.D. 1395, S.P. 499
An Act Regarding the Cost-of-living Adjustment for Certain State Retirees When the Cost of Living Declines. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1396, S.P. 500
An Act To Create the Lisbon Water District. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1397, S.P. 501
An Act To Create Equity and Fairness in the Elver Industry. (Presented by Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1398, H.P. 994
An Act To Facilitate a Pilot Program for Sunday Hunting for Residents Only. (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 1399, H.P. 995
An Act To Provide for the Aroostook Band of Micmacs Certain Rights Regarding Hunting, Fishing and Wildlife Management. (Presented by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton)

L.D. 1400, H.P. 996
Resolve, Directing the Attorney General To Confer with Tribal Governments To Establish Procedures Regarding the Tribal Provisions of the Federal Violence Against Women Act of 1994. (Presented by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 1401, H.P. 997
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Issuance of and Access to Birth Certificates and Certain Medical Information. (Presented by Representative KENT of Woolwich)

L.D. 1402, H.P. 998
An Act To Amend the Taxes Imposed on Alcohol and Lodging. (Presented by Representative MOONEN of Portland)

L.D. 1403, H.P. 999
Resolve, To Require the Public Utilities Commission To Amend Its Rules Regarding Net Energy Billing. (Presented by Representative WELSH of Rockport)

L.D. 1404, H.P. 1000
An Act To Ensure the Integrity of Maine's Medical Marijuana Program. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative GILBERT of Jay)

L.D. 1405, H.P. 1001
An Act To Repeal the Laws Establishing the Cumberland County Recreation Center and Transfer Authority to Cumberland County. (Presented by Representative VILLA of Harrison)

L.D. 1406, H.P. 1002
An Act To Reduce Youth Smoking and Improve Public Health by Increasing Revenue from the Cigarette Tax to the Fund for a Healthy Maine and To Pay Debts Owed to Health Care Providers. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative FARNSWORTH of Portland)

L.D. 1407, H.P. 1003
An Act To Increase Access to Postsecondary Education for Maine's Children. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative HAYES of Buckfield)

L.D. 1408, H.P. 1004
An Act To Amend the Laws Relating to Secession by a Municipality from a County. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls)

L.D. 1409, H.P. 1005
An Act To Promote Tourism and Foster Economic Development. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative HAMANN of South Portland)

L.D. 1410, S.P. 504
An Act To Update the Fair Credit Reporting Act Consistent with Federal Law. (Presented by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset)

L.D. 1411, S.P. 505
Resolve, To Require the Department of Health and Human Services To Request a Waiver To Prohibit the Use of Food Supplement Benefits for the Purchase of Taxable Food Items. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator KATZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1412, S.P. 506
An Act To Create an Educational Collaborative To Implement a Program That Enables Career and Technical Education Students To Earn College Credits while Attending High School. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

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.

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