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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXVII, No. 1

Friday, January 7, 2011

125TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Initiated Bills

Public Approval Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Effective Date Friday, January 14, 2011

Ch. 2 - An Act To Allow a Casino in Oxford County. (I.B. 5, L.D. 1808)

(Please note: The L.D. number is from the 124th Legislature in which this bill was introduced. This bill was involved in a recount and was certified on December 17, 2010.)

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011

L.D. 1, S.P. 10
An Act To Ensure Regulatory Fairness and Reform. (Presented by President RAYE of Washington)

L.D. 2, S.P. 17
An Act To Allow Farm Wineries To Charge for Wine Tastings. (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 3, S.P. 18
An Act To Clarify Joint Tenancy Reinstatement. (Presented by Senator HASTINGS of Oxford)

L.D. 4, S.P. 19
Resolve, To Establish Training Routes for School Bus Drivers. (Presented by Senator THOMAS of Somerset)

L.D. 5, S.P. 20
Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Reopen the Pittsfield Rest Areas and To Plow a Scenic Overlook. (Presented by Senator THOMAS of Somerset)

L.D. 6, S.P. 21
An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption for Bags Provided by Redemption Centers for Returnable Containers. (Presented by Senator TRAHAN of Lincoln)

L.D. 7, S.P. 22
An Act Concerning Taxation of Automobile Manufacturers' Rebates. (Presented by Senator COURTNEY of York)

L.D. 8, S.P. 23
An Act To Increase the Maximum Distance from a School within Which a Sex Offender May Not Reside That May Be Set by Municipal Ordinance. (Presented by Senator COURTNEY of York)

L.D. 9, S.P. 24
An Act To Reduce Income Tax to 4.5% and Remove Low-income Families from Taxation. (Presented by Senator COURTNEY of York)

L.D. 10, S.P. 25
An Act To Clarify the Method of Creating or Severing Joint Tenancy. (Presented by Senator HASTINGS of Oxford)

L.D. 11, S.P. 26
An Act To Regulate the Keeping of Wolf Hybrids. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator TRAHAN of Lincoln)

L.D. 12, H.P. 4
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 131: The Maine Federal, State and Local Accountability Standards, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Education pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 13, H.P. 5
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 316: Long-Term Contracting and Resource Adequacy, a Major Substantive Rule of the Public Utilities Commission. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Public Utilities Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 14, H.P. 6
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of the Final Repeal of Chapter 270: Adjustment of Volume Fees, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 15, H.P. 7
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 285: Adjustment of Non-bank Mortgage Lending Fees, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 16, H.P. 8
An Act To Revise Notification Requirements for Pesticides Applications Using Aircraft or Air-carrier Equipment. (Presented by Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner)

L.D. 17, H.P. 9
An Act To Reform the Land Use and Planning Authority within the Unorganized Territories of the State. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Sangerville)

L.D. 18, H.P. 10
An Act To Extend the School Year. (Presented by Representative EDGECOMB of Caribou)

L.D. 19, H.P. 11
An Act To Change the Annual Meeting Date and Fiscal Year of Mount Desert Island Regional School District. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative FLEMINGS of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 20, H.P. 12
An Act Designating March 29th Vietnam Veterans Day. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BRIGGS of Mexico)

L.D. 21, H.P. 13
An Act To Exempt from the Sales Tax Meals Provided at Retirement Facilities. (Presented by Representative McKANE of Newcastle)

L.D. 22, H.P. 14
An Act To Improve the Maine Seed Capital Tax Credit. (Presented by Representative VALENTINO of Saco)

L.D. 23, H.P. 15
An Act To Authorize the Inclusion of Information Regarding Blood Type on Driver's Licenses. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Sangerville)

L.D. 24, H.P. 16
Resolve, To Name Part of Route 2 in the Town of Lincoln and the Town of Winn the Master Sergeant Gary Gordon Highway. (Presented by Representative GIFFORD of Lincoln)

L.D. 25, H.P. 17
An Act To Allow the Registration of a Bus as an Antique Vehicle. (Presented by Representative STRANG BURGESS of Cumberland)

L.D. 26, H.P. 18
Resolve, To Name a Bridge over the Kennebec River between the Town of Benton and the Town of Fairfield the Brian L. Buker/Frank W. Haskell Medal of Honor Bridge. (Presented by Representative COTTA of China)

L.D. 27, H.P. 19
An Act Concerning Maine Veterans License Plates. (Presented by Representative McKANE of Newcastle)

L.D. 28, H.P. 20
Resolve, To Improve Access to Employment Opportunities for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities and Autistic Disorders. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative FLOOD of Winthrop)

L.D. 29, H.P. 21
An Act To Limit Salaries of Hospital Administrators. (Presented by Representative BOLDUC of Auburn)

L.D. 30, H.P. 22
An Act To Clarify the Laws Governing Non-compete Clauses in Broadcast Industry Contracts. (Presented by Representative BRYANT of Windham)

L.D. 31, H.P. 24
An Act To Protect the Safety of Maine Children by Requiring the Express Consent of a Legal Guardian To Dispense Prescription Medication to a Minor. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 32, H.P. 25
An Act To Require an Independent Audit of State Government Every 4 Years. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 33, H.P. 26
An Act To Prohibit Constitutional Officers from Endorsing Candidates for the Legislature. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 34, H.P. 27
An Act To Require Candidates for Public Office To Provide Proof of Citizenship. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 35, H.P. 28
An Act Relating to Concealed Firearms Locked in Vehicles. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 36, H.P. 29
Resolve, To Deauthorize the Naming of the Bridge over Pattagumpus Stream. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 37, H.P. 30
An Act To Amend the Deferred Disposition Law As It Pertains to Sex Offenses. (Presented by Representative HASKELL of Portland)

L.D. 38, H.P. 31
An Act To Allow Holders of Junior Hunting Licenses To Take Antlerless Deer. (Presented by Representative HARVELL of Farmington)

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.