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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXIX, No. 16

Friday, May 3, 2013

126TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 26, 2013

Ch. 54 - An Act To Ensure the Confidentiality of Concealed Handgun Permit Holder Personal Information. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 250, L.D. 345)

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, MAY 3, 2013

L.D. 1467, S.P. 541
Resolve, To Establish a Demonstration Project To Promote Economic Development in the Forest Products Industry. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1468, S.P. 542
An Act To Establish the High-efficiency Biomass Pellet Boiler Rebate Program and the Home Heating Conversion Fund. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1469, S.P. 543
An Act To Ensure Ethical Standards for Court Reporters. (Presented by Senator GOODALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1470, H.P. 1051
An Act To Develop Juvenile Assessment Centers. (Presented by Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford)

L.D. 1471, H.P. 1052
An Act Authorizing the Board of Environmental Protection To Modify a License for a Wind Energy Development. (Presented by Representative KESCHL of Belgrade)

L.D. 1472, H.P. 1053
An Act To Provide for Economic Development with Offshore Wind Power. (Presented by Representative KRUGER of Thomaston)

L.D. 1473, H.P. 1054
An Act To Create a Public Option Pension System. (Presented by Representative RUSSELL of Portland)

L.D. 1474, H.P. 1055
An Act To Amend the Laws Pertaining to the Hunting of Bear. (Presented by Representative HARLOW of Portland)

L.D. 1475, H.P. 1056
An Act To Improve Citizen Access to Legal Representation. (Presented by Representative CASAVANT of Biddeford)

L.D. 1476, H.P. 1057
An Act To Protect Local Input in Economic Development and Redevelopment Efforts. (Presented by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick)

L.D. 1477, H.P. 1058
An Act To Impose a Temporary One Percent Sales Tax for Education and Revenue Sharing. (Presented by Representative GIDEON of Freeport)

L.D. 1478, H.P. 1059
An Act To Avoid Potential Loss of Revenue by Municipalities and the Unorganized Territory from Donated Property. (Presented by Representative JOHNSON of Eddington)

L.D. 1479, H.P. 1060
An Act To Clarify Telecommunications Regulation Reform. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology pursuant to Public Law 2011, chapter 623, Part A, section 25 and Part D, section 7.)

L.D. 1480, H.P. 1061
An Act Making Unified Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, Highway Fund and Other Funds, and Changing Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2015. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative THERIAULT of Madawaska)

L.D. 1481, H.P. 1062
An Act To Ensure the Success of Maine Students. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 1482, S.P. 544
An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Franchise Laws. (Presented by Senator CAIN of Penobscot)

L.D. 1483, S.P. 545
An Act To Promote and Enhance State Policy To Preserve and Support Existing Methods of Disposal of Municipal Solid Waste. (Presented by Senator CAIN of Penobscot)

L.D. 1484, H.P. 1065
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Weight Tolerance for Certain Vehicles. (Presented by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton)

L.D. 1485, H.P. 1066
An Act Relating to Insurance Company Formation and Dissolution. (Presented by Representative FITZPATRICK of Houlton)

L.D. 1486, H.P. 1068
An Act To Reduce the Use of Hospital Emergency Departments for Preventable Oral Health Conditions. (Presented by Speaker EVES of North Berwick)

L.D. 1487, S.P. 552
An Act To Implement Managed Care in the MaineCare Program. (Presented by Senator KATZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1488, S.P. 553
An Act To Create a Tax Expenditures Budget Process. (Presented by Senator CAIN of Penobscot)

L.D. 1489, S.P. 554
An Act To Address Maine's Immediate Workforce Needs. (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 1490, S.P. 555
An Act To Amend the Mandatory Shoreland Zoning Laws. (Presented by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1491, S.P. 556
An Act To Strengthen the Laws Regarding Certain Crimes Committed by a Person in a Position of Authority. (Presented by Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1492, S.P. 557
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Strengthen Maine's Economy and Communities. (Presented by Senator KATZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1493, H.P. 1070
An Act To Revise the Laws Concerning Criminal History Record Information and Intelligence and Investigative Information. (Submitted by the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2.)

L.D. 1494, H.P. 1071
An Act To Alter the Distribution of Maine Clean Election Act Funds. (Presented by Representative CAREY of Lewiston)

L.D. 1495, H.P. 1072
An Act To Amend the Laws Pertaining to Employee Health Insurance. (Presented by Representative POULIOT of Augusta)

L.D. 1496, H.P. 1073
An Act To Modernize and Simplify the Tax Code. (Presented by Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls)

L.D. 1497, H.P. 1074
An Act To Make Minor Changes and Corrections to Statutes Administered by the Department of Environmental Protection. (Presented by Representative WELSH of Rockport)

L.D. 1498, S.P. 559
An Act To Amend the Labor Laws as They Relate to Payment for Required Medical Examinations. (Presented by Senator TUTTLE of York)

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.