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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XL, No. 10

Friday, March 14, 2014

126TH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Note: Public Law 458 should have been LD 1483 not LD 1453.

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 454 - An Act To Ensure Equitable Support for Long-term Energy Contracts. (S.P. 440, L.D. 1278)

Ch. 455 - An Act To Reinstate Statutory Authority for Local Property Tax Assistance Programs. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1179, L.D. 1607)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 456 - An Act To Amend the Process Controlling the Transfer of a Student between School Administrative Units. (H.P. 1162, L.D. 1591)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ch. 457 - An Act To Amend the Election Laws. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1187, L.D. 1615)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 458 - An Act To Implement the Solid Waste Management Hierarchy. (S.P. 545, L.D. 1483)

Ch. 459 - An Act To Amend the Operating-under-the-influence Laws. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1161, L.D. 1590)

Ch. 460 - An Act To Increase the Rate of Reimbursement for Providing Career and Academic Advising and Counseling Services to Adult Education Students. (H.P. 1227, L.D. 1716)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, March 3, 2014

Ch. 461 - An Act To Change the Voting Requirements for the Withdrawal of a Municipality from a Regional School Unit. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 534, L.D. 783)

Ch. 462 - An Act To Amend Maine's Emergency Management Laws. (S.P. 650, L.D. 1672)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Ch. 463 - An Act To Designate the Maine Armed Forces Museum Operated by the Maine Military Historical Society as the Official State Military History Museum. (S.P. 645, L.D. 1653)


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Ch. 464 - An Act To Update Citations of Recodified Federal Regulations in the Maine Consumer Credit Code. (S.P. 643, L.D. 1651)

Ch. 465 - An Act To Simplify the Audit Procedures of the Maine Rural Development Authority. (S.P. 661, L.D. 1666)

Ch. 466 - An Act To Make Technical Corrections to the Maine Consumer Credit Code To Facilitate the Multistate Licensing Process. (S.P. 678, L.D. 1712)

Ch. 467 - An Act To Make Minor Technical Changes to the Laws Governing the Department of Labor. (H.P. 1200, L.D. 1677)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ch. 468 - An Act To Improve Enforcement of Marine Resources Laws. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1233, L.D. 1723)

Resolves

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 89 - Resolve, Directing the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations To Adopt Rules To Define the term "Brand" as It Applies to the Distribution of Malt Liquor and Wine. (H.P. 517, L.D. 766)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 90 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 13: Fees for Boxing Events and Authorized Participants, a Major Substantive Rule of the Combat Sports Authority of Maine. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1224, L.D. 1700)

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, MARCH 14, 2014

L.D. 1806, H.P. 1297
An Act To Implement the Recommendations Contained in the State Government Evaluation Act Review of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 3, section 955, subsection 4.)

L.D. 1807, H.P. 1298
An Act To Restore Funding in the Maine Budget Stabilization Fund through Alternative Sources. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 1808, H.P. 1299
An Act To Protect the Public from Mosquito-borne Diseases. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry pursuant to Resolve 2013, chapter 13, section 2.)

L.D. 1809, H.P. 1300
An Act Concerning Meetings of Public Bodies Using Communications Technology. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 411, subsection 6, paragraph G.)

L.D. 1810, S.P. 724
An Act To Increase the Penalty for Failing To Carry Proof of Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator PLUMMER of Cumberland)

L.D. 1811, S.P. 725
An Act To Appropriate and Allocate Funds To Strengthen the State's Efforts To Investigate, Prosecute and Punish Persons Committing Drug Crimes. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator PLUMMER of Cumberland)

L.D. 1812, H.P. 1301
An Act To Reduce the Burden Placed on Students as a Result of Requirements To Take Remedial Courses. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative COTTA of China)

L.D. 1813, S.P. 726
An Act To Hold an Advisory Referendum on Tax Reform. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator THOMAS of Somerset)

L.D. 1814, S.P. 727
An Act To Create a Secure, Therapeutic Mental Health Unit. (Presented by Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1815, H.P. 1302
An Act To Require a Work Search for Job-ready Applicants for Benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 1816, H.P. 1303
An Act To Address Recommendations from the Report by the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability Regarding the Public Utilities Commission. (Submitted by the Government Oversight Committee pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 3, section 997, subsection 2.)

L.D. 1817, H.P. 1304
An Act To Amend the Law Concerning the State Cost-share Program for Salt and Sand Storage Facilities. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Transportation pursuant to Public Law 2013, chapter 354, Part O, section 1.)

L.D. 1818, S.P. 728
An Act To Facilitate Public Records Requests to State Agencies. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary pursuant to Public Law 2013, chapter 229, section 3.)

L.D. 1819, S.P. 729
Resolve, To Create the Task Force To End Student Hunger in Maine. (Presented by President ALFOND 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://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_126th/billtexts/.

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