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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXVII, No. 15

Friday, April 15, 2011

125TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Monday, April 11, 2011

Ch. 21 - An Act Regarding Audits of State Agency Expenditures To Recover Overpayments and Lost Discounts. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 46, L.D. 104)

Ch. 22 - An Act To Permit the Display of the National Emergency Service Medal on Registration Plates of Recipients. (S.P. 203, L.D. 622)

Ch. 23 - An Act Relating to Disability License Plates and Placards for People with Permanent Disabilities. (H.P. 126, L.D. 143)

Ch. 24 - An Act To Protect Native Landlocked Salmon Fisheries from Invasive Fish Species. (H.P. 116, L.D. 134)

Ch. 25 - An Act To Allow Vietnam War Era Veterans To Receive High School Diplomas. (H.P. 96, L.D. 114)

Ch. 26 - An Act To Improve the Sewer District Rate Collection Procedures. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 72, L.D. 84)

Ch. 27 - An Act To Improve Response to Gas Safety Emergencies. (H.P. 174, L.D. 197)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ch. 28 - An Act To Make Additional Supplemental Appropriations and Allocations for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2011. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1011, L.D. 1372) (Governor's Bill)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Monday, April 11, 2011

Ch. 3 - An Act Directing the Department of Transportation To Allow a Break in Control of Access on William L. Clarke Drive in the City of Westbrook. (H.P. 40, L.D. 47)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Monday, April 11, 2011

Ch. 15 - Resolve, To Establish the Wilderness Rescue Task Force. (H.P. 204, L.D. 251)

Ch. 16 - Resolve, To Stagger the Terms of Members of the Maine Arborist Advisory Council. (H.P. 458, L.D. 628)

Ch. 17 - Resolve, Directing the Department of Education To Create a Resource Guide to Maine History Developed in Cooperation with Franco-American Specialists. (H.P. 65, L.D. 77)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ch. 18 - Resolve, To Dedicate the Haystack Mountain Summit Trail to the Memory of Dustin J. Libby. (H.P. 78, L.D. 92)

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 15, 2011

L.D. 1438, H.P. 1069
An Act To Require Videoconferencing for Civil and Criminal Proceedings for Inmates. (Presented by Representative BURNS of Whiting)

L.D. 1439, H.P. 1070
An Act Regarding Permits To Carry Concealed Firearms. (Presented by Representative HANLEY of Gardiner)

L.D. 1440, S.P. 446
An Act To Amend the Nonresident Income Tax Filing Requirements. (Presented by Senator WOODBURY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1441, S.P. 448
An Act To Amend the Yarmouth Water District Charter. (Presented by Senator WOODBURY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1442, S.P. 449
An Act To Clarify Enforcement of Maine's Building Codes. (Presented by Senator BARTLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 1443, S.P. 450
An Act To Improve the Permitting Process for Wind Energy Developments and To Protect Maine's Quality of Place. (Presented by Senator PATRICK of Oxford)

L.D. 1444, H.P. 1058
Resolve, To Enhance Agriculture and Farming. (Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Bethel)

L.D. 1445, H.P. 1059
An Act To Provide More Efficient Notice of Public Activities. (Presented by Representative HAYES of Buckfield)

L.D. 1446, H.P. 1060
An Act To Establish the Maine Farm and Fish to School Program. (Presented by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan)

L.D. 1447, H.P. 1061
An Act To Create Jobs through the Establishment of the Renewable Energy Resources Feed-in Tariff Program. (Presented by Representative RUSSELL of Portland)

L.D. 1448, H.P. 1062
An Act To Protect Time-share Condominium Associations. (Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Bethel)

L.D. 1449, H.P. 1063
An Act To Strengthen Maine Industry through Energy Efficiency Investment. (Presented by Representative HINCK of Portland)

L.D. 1450, H.P. 1064
An Act To Enforce Wage Laws. (Presented by Representative RUSSELL of Portland)

L.D. 1451, H.P. 1065
An Act To Create Transparency and Accountability in Economic Development Subsidies. (Presented by Representative RUSSELL of Portland)

L.D. 1452, H.P. 1066
An Act To Create the Maine Street Economic Development Bank. (Presented by Representative RUSSELL of Portland)

L.D. 1453, H.P. 1067
An Act To Legalize and Tax Marijuana. (Presented by Representative RUSSELL of Portland)

L.D. 1454, H.P. 1068
An Act To Allow Police Officers To Operate Mobile Command Units without a Special License. (Presented by Representative HASKELL of Portland)

L.D. 1455, S.P. 451
An Act To Create Efficiencies in State Government by Transferring the Duties of the Public Advocate to the Office of the Attorney General. (Presented by Senator THIBODEAU of Waldo)

L.D. 1456, H.P. 1071
An Act Regarding the Right of Native Americans To Be Issued Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Licenses. (Presented by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 1457, H.P. 1072
An Act To Strengthen the Consent Laws for Abortions Performed on Minors and Incapacitated Persons. (Presented by Representative CRAFTS of Lisbon)

L.D. 1458, H.P. 1073
An Act To Transfer Recycling Technical Assistance and Solid Waste Policy Responsibilities from the State Planning Office to the Department of Environmental Protection. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MOULTON of York)

L.D. 1459, H.P. 1074
An Act To Establish Municipal Cost Components for Unorganized Territory Services To Be Rendered in Fiscal Year 2011-12. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Administrator of the Unorganized Territory pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 36, section 1604.)

L.D. 1460, S.P. 447
An Act Concerning the Recording of Plans for Subdivisions. (Presented by Senator THOMAS of Somerset)

L.D. 1461, S.P. 452
Resolve, To Implement the Recommendations of the Report on Services for Elders and Other Adults Who Need Long-term Home-based and Community-based Care. (Presented by President RAYE of Washington)

L.D. 1462, S.P. 453
An Act To Amend the Department of Marine Resources' Administrative Suspension Process. (Presented by Senator RECTOR of Knox)

L.D. 1463, S.P. 454
An Act Regarding Offenses against an Unborn Child. (Presented by Senator PLOWMAN of Penobscot)

L.D. 1464, S.P. 455
An Act To Establish Standards for Portable Electronic Device Insurance. (Presented by Senator SNOWE-MELLO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1465, S.P. 456
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Freedom of Access. (Presented by Senator ROSEN of Hancock)

L.D. 1466, H.P. 1075
An Act To Ensure Regulatory Parity among Telecommunications Providers. (Presented by Representative FITTS of Pittsfield)

L.D. 1467, H.P. 1076
An Act To Improve Timely Access to Health Care Data. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CAIN of Orono)

L.D. 1468, H.P. 1077
An Act Concerning Technical Changes to the Tax Laws. (Presented by Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls)

L.D. 1469, H.P. 1078
An Act To Permit Video Gaming for Money Conducted by Nonprofit Organizations. (Presented by Representative FITTS of Pittsfield)

L.D. 1470, S.P. 459
An Act To Ensure Harvesting of Timber on Land Taxed under the Maine Tree Growth Tax Law. (Presented by President RAYE of Washington)

L.D. 1471, S.P. 460
An Act To Require Voter Validation for a School Administrative Unit To Retain Ownership of a School No Longer Used Primarily for Classroom Education. (Presented by Senator THIBODEAU of Waldo)

L.D. 1472, S.P. 461
An Act To Create the State Advanced Practice Registered Nursing Board. (Presented by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset)

L.D. 1473, H.P. 1082
An Act To Clarify Rights-of-way Laws. (Presented by Representative WEAVER of York)

L.D. 1474, H.P. 1083
An Act To Amend the Beano Laws. (Presented by Representative KESCHL of Belgrade)

L.D. 1475, H.P. 1084
An Act To Authorize the Training of Expanded Function Dental Assistants within Tribal Territories. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation)

L.D. 1476, H.P. 1085
An Act To Streamline the County Budget Process. (Presented by Representative COTTA of China)

L.D. 1477, H.P. 1086
An Act To Protect Owners of Real Property. (Presented by Representative CUSHING of Hampden)

L.D. 1478, H.P. 1087
An Act To Fully Enfranchise Voters. (Presented by Representative TURNER of Burlington)

L.D. 1479, H.P. 1088
An Act To Minimize Conflicts between Property Owners and Grid-scale Wind Energy Developments. (Presented by Representative DUNPHY of Embden)

L.D. 1480, H.P. 1089
An Act To Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Revisor of Statutes pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 94.)

L.D. 1481, S.P. 462
An Act To Require the State To Transfer Employee Pension Premium Payments to the Employee's Pension Plan within 2 Business Days. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1482, S.P. 463
An Act To Provide That Private Transfer Fee Obligations on Real Property Are Void and Unenforceable. (Presented by Senator COURTNEY of York)

L.D. 1483, S.P. 464
An Act To Amend the Sanford Sewerage District. (Presented by Senator COURTNEY of York)

L.D. 1484, H.P. 1091
An Act Regarding Retired Law Enforcement Officers' Retirement Credentials. (Presented by Representative BLODGETT of Augusta)

L.D. 1485, H.P. 1092
An Act To Promote Transparency in the Medicaid Reimbursement Process. (Presented by Representative FOSSEL of Alna)

L.D. 1486, H.P. 1093
An Act To Amend the Laws Concerning the Child Care Advisory Council and the Maine Children's Growth Council. (Presented by Representative STUCKEY of Portland)

L.D. 1487, H.P. 1094
An Act To Assist Maine Pharmacies. (Presented by Representative BECK of Waterville)

L.D. 1488, S.P. 466
An Act To Create Innovative Public School Zones and Innovative Public School Districts. (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 1489, S.P. 467
An Act Regarding Regulation of Emergency Medical Services. (Presented by Senator RECTOR of Knox)

L.D. 1490, H.P. 1095
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Custody of the Remains of Deceased Persons. (Presented by Representative CAIN of Orono)

L.D. 1491, H.P. 1096
An Act To Strengthen the Laws against Driving under the Influence of Drugs. (Presented by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton)

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.