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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXVII, No. 8

Friday, February 25, 2011

125TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, February 18, 2011

Ch. 2 - An Act To Provide Temporary Changes to the Extended Benefit Triggers in Accordance with the Federal Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 75, L.D. 224)

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, FEBRUARY 25, 2011

L.D. 684, H.P. 512
An Act To Clarify the Taxing of Property of Quasi-municipal Organizations. (Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Bethel)

L.D. 685, H.P. 513
An Act To Require Vegetable Gardens at State Prisons. (Presented by Representative McFADDEN of Dennysville)

L.D. 686, H.P. 515
An Act To Promote Small Business in Maine. (Presented by Representative CORNELL du HOUX of Brunswick)

L.D. 687, H.P. 516
An Act To Contract Out the State Single Audit. (Presented by Representative McKANE of Newcastle)

L.D. 688, H.P. 517
Resolve, To Facilitate Participation in Individualized Education Program Team Meetings and Special Education Dispute Resolution Procedures. (Presented by Representative KENT of Woolwich)

L.D. 689, H.P. 518
Resolve, Requiring the Department of Education To Amend Its Rules Relating to School Administrative Unit Payments for the Costs Associated with Independent Educational Evaluations. (Presented by Representative KENT of Woolwich)

L.D. 690, H.P. 519
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Transfer of Prisoners to Other States. (Presented by Representative CHAPMAN of Brooksville)

L.D. 691, H.P. 520
An Act To Establish Continuing Education Requirements for Manufactured Housing Installers. (Presented by Representative HAMPER of Oxford)

L.D. 692, H.P. 521
An Act To Reduce Nonresident Hunting and Fishing License Fees and To Add Archery Hunting to Combination Licenses. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Warren)

L.D. 693, H.P. 522
An Act Concerning Solid Waste Facility Citizen Advisory Committees. (Presented by Representative DUCHESNE of Hudson)

L.D. 694, H.P. 523
An Act To Encourage Transparency in Disclosing the Ingredients in Vaccinations for Children to Parents and Guardians. (Presented by Representative BOLAND of Sanford)

L.D. 695, H.P. 524
An Act To Reduce Taxes and Promote Employment. (Presented by Representative FLEMINGS of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 696, H.P. 525
An Act To Amend the Agricultural Working Dog Laws. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative STRANG BURGESS of Cumberland)

L.D. 697, H.P. 526
An Act To Provide Funding for the Maine Gateway Bridges. (Presented by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick)

L.D. 698, H.P. 527
An Act To Bring Wage Equity to the Workplace. (Presented by Representative GOODE of Bangor)

L.D. 699, H.P. 528
An Act To Conserve Energy in Certain Commercial Buildings. (Presented by Representative KNAPP of Gorham)

L.D. 700, H.P. 529
Resolve, Directing the Finance Authority of Maine To Create a Microfinance Loan Program Entitled "Believe in ME" for Entrepreneurs under 30 Years of Age. (Presented by Representative DION of Portland)

L.D. 701, H.P. 531
An Act To Amend Certain Laws Governing County Sheriffs. (Presented by Representative DION of Portland)

L.D. 702, H.P. 532
An Act To Prevent HIV Transmission from a Pregnant Mother to a Child. (Presented by Representative STRANG BURGESS of Cumberland)

L.D. 703, H.P. 533
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Licensure Compliance Methods for Camping Areas, Recreational Camps, Youth Camps and Eating Establishments. (Presented by Representative STRANG BURGESS of Cumberland)

L.D. 704, H.P. 535
An Act To Repeal the Motorcycle Inspection Law. (Presented by Representative HARVELL of Farmington)

L.D. 705, H.P. 536
An Act To Reduce the Income Tax for Low-income Families. (Presented by Representative CHIPMAN of Portland)

L.D. 706, H.P. 537
An Act To Base the Motor Vehicle Excise Tax on Ninety Percent of the Maker's List Price. (Presented by Representative HARMON of Palermo)

L.D. 707, H.P. 538
An Act To Increase the State Earned Income Credit. (Presented by Representative STUCKEY of Portland)

L.D. 708, H.P. 539
An Act Concerning Arrests for Violating Protection from Abuse Orders. (Presented by Representative LAJOIE of Lewiston)

L.D. 709, H.P. 540
An Act To Adjust the Rules Governing Subpermittees on Moose Hunting Permits. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Sangerville)

L.D. 710, H.P. 541
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Duties of the Director of the Governor's Office of Energy Independence and Security. (Presented by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick)

L.D. 711, H.P. 542
An Act To Regulate Noise from Wind Turbines in Residential Developments. (Presented by Representative HARMON of Palermo)

L.D. 712, H.P. 543
An Act To Expand Access to Clinical Trials. (Presented by Representative STRANG BURGESS of Cumberland)

L.D. 713, H.P. 544
An Act To Amend the Definition of "Retail Sale" for Purposes of the Sales and Use Tax Law. (Presented by Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls)

L.D. 714, H.P. 545
An Act To Require Probation Officers To Set a Schedule for Restitution Payment. (Presented by Representative NASS of Acton)

L.D. 715, H.P. 546
Resolve, To Ensure That Maine Teachers and Paraprofessionals Who Work with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Are Highly Qualified. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative STRANG BURGESS of Cumberland)

L.D. 716, H.P. 547
An Act To Improve the Recycling Rate of Mercury-added Motor Vehicle Components. (Presented by Representative WALSH INNES of Yarmouth)

L.D. 717, H.P. 548
An Act To Increase the Penalties for Possessing and Displaying a Firearm on School Property. (Presented by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay)

L.D. 718, H.P. 514
An Act Regarding the Milk Handling Fee. (Presented by Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls)

L.D. 719, H.P. 530
An Act To Make Certain Prescription Drug Disclosure Laws Consistent with Federal Law. (Presented by Representative STRANG BURGESS of Cumberland)

L.D. 720, H.P. 534
An Act To Mandate Insurance Coverage for Infertility Treatment. (Presented by Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls)

L.D. 721, S.P. 210
An Act To Extend the Use of Underground Storage Tanks. (Presented by Senator COURTNEY of York)

L.D. 722, S.P. 211
An Act To Reduce Fines for Certain Trucking Violations. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator THOMAS of Somerset)

L.D. 723, S.P. 212
An Act To End Homelessness for Veterans in Maine. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 724, S.P. 213
Resolve, To Create an Evidence-based Study and Comprehensive Plan for HIV and AIDS Services in Maine. (Presented by Senator BARTLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 725, S.P. 214
An Act To Allow the Commissioner of Marine Resources To Use Discretion in Reissuing Scallop Licenses. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator RECTOR of Knox)

L.D. 726, S.P. 215
Resolve, To Reduce Funding to Maine Clean Election Act Candidates. (Presented by Senator McCORMICK of Kennebec)

L.D. 727, S.P. 216
An Act Relating to Indemnity Agreements in Motor Carrier Transportation Contracts. (Presented by Senator COURTNEY of York)

L.D. 728, S.P. 217
An Act To Reduce Truck Travel Caused by the Bottle Redemption Laws. (Presented by Senator RECTOR of Knox)

L.D. 729, S.P. 218
An Act To Prohibit Electric Utilities from Entering into Long-term Supply Agreements. (Presented by Senator THOMAS of Somerset)

L.D. 730, S.P. 220
An Act To Streamline the Issuance of State Business Licenses. (Presented by Senator THOMAS of Somerset)

L.D. 731, S.P. 221
An Act To Terminate the Authorization of the Maine Self-Insurance Guarantee Association To Serve as a Statistical Advisory Organization for Self-insurers. (Presented by Senator SNOWE-MELLO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 732, S.P. 222
An Act To Reduce Costs for Businesses with Previous Utility Payment Records. (Presented by Senator THIBODEAU of Waldo)

L.D. 733, S.P. 223
An Act To Allow a Person Who Has Lost a Home in a Shoreland Zone To Obtain a Building Permit. (Presented by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset)

L.D. 734, S.P. 224
An Act To Allow a Front-wheel-drive Vehicle To Be Equipped with Studded Tires on the Front Only. (Presented by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset)

L.D. 735, S.P. 227
An Act To Allow the Use of Electronic Benefits Transfer Funds at Farmers' Markets. (Presented by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 736, S.P. 228
An Act To Prohibit Texting while Driving. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 737, S.P. 229
An Act To Grandfather Certain Existing Buildings and Structures with Respect to Fire Safety Codes and Standards. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 738, S.P. 230
An Act To Require Disclosure of the Origin of Certain Products Sold at Farm Stands. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 739, S.P. 232
Resolve, To Amend the Rules Concerning Long-term Care Services To Better Support Family Caregivers. (Presented by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin)

L.D. 740, S.P. 233
An Act To Amend the Sex Offender Registration Laws. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 741, S.P. 234
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Invest in Water and Sewer Infrastructure To Protect Public Health and To Facilitate the Expansion and Growth of Business. (Presented by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 742, S.P. 235
An Act To Eliminate the Sunset Date of the Maine Historic Preservation Tax Credit. (Presented by Senator RECTOR of Knox)

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.