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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXVII, No. 17

Friday, April 29, 2011

125TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Monday, April 25, 2011
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 45 - An Act To Revise the Laws Governing the Licensure of Public Water System Operators. (S.P. 128, L.D. 424)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, April 25, 2011

Ch. 46 - An Act Relating to Abandoned Vehicles. (S.P. 90, L.D. 301)

Ch. 47 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Aquatic Nuisance Species. (H.P. 205, L.D. 252)

Ch. 48 - An Act Relating to Maine Farm Wineries. (S.P. 71, L.D. 220)

Ch. 49 - An Act To Eliminate Dual Certification Requirements for Speech-language Pathologists. (H.P. 111, L.D. 129)

Ch. 50 - An Act To Protect Children from Sexual Predators. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 172, L.D. 580)

Ch. 51 - An Act To Create an Apprentice Trapper License. (H.P. 480, L.D. 650)

Ch. 52 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Criminal History Record Information. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 278, L.D. 352)

Ch. 53 - An Act To Establish Juneteenth Independence Day. (H.P. 560, L.D. 753)

Ch. 54 - An Act To Amend the Telecommunications Education Access Fund. (H.P. 437, L.D. 554)

Ch. 55 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Duties of the Director of the Governor's Office of Energy Independence and Security. (H.P. 541, L.D. 710)

Ch. 56 - An Act Regarding the Determination of Distance for the Purposes of the Gambling Control Board Laws. (S.P. 208, L.D. 677)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 57 - An Act To Allow an Angler To Gift a Freshwater Fish to a Person Who Is Not Licensed To Fish. (H.P. 244, L.D. 302)

Resolves

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Monday, April 25, 2011
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 24 - Resolve, Regarding MaineCare Tobacco Treatment and Smoking Cessation Benefits. (S.P. 67, L.D. 216)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Monday, April 25, 2011
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 25 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 882: Designation of Bisphenol A as a Priority Chemical and Regulation of Bisphenol A in Children's Products, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Environmental Protection. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 330, L.D. 412)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, April 25, 2011

Ch. 26 - Resolve, To Establish a Single Construction Permit for Certain Aboveground Oil Storage Tanks in Gravel Pits and Quarries. (H.P. 206, L.D. 253)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Ch. 27 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 305: Permit by Rule Standards, Section 16, Activities in Coastal Dunes, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Environmental Protection. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 329, L.D. 411)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 28 - Resolve, To Establish a Working Group of Stakeholders To Review the Current and Future Dementia Training Needs of Long-term Care Providers. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 39, L.D. 65)

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 29, 2011

L.D. 1507, H.P. 1109
An Act Regarding Service Contracts. (Presented by Representative CUSHING of Hampden)

L.D. 1508, H.P. 1110
An Act To Ensure Cultchless American Oyster Growers Licenses Are Issued by the Department of Marine Resources Only to Individuals Who Are Growers of American Oysters. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative WEBSTER of Freeport)

L.D. 1509, H.P. 1112
An Act To Enhance Enforcement of Fish and Game Laws By Authorizing Maine To Enter into an Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact. (Presented by Representative SARTY of Denmark)

L.D. 1510, H.P. 1113
An Act Regarding Information Provided to Consumers by Competitive Electricity Providers. (Presented by Representative FITTS of Pittsfield)

L.D. 1511, H.P. 1114
An Act To Impose a Lifetime Maximum on the Receipt of Welfare Benefits. (Presented by Representative GUERIN of Glenburn)

L.D. 1512, H.P. 1115
An Act To Ensure That the State Is in Compliance with Certain Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 1513, H.P. 1116
An Act To Clarify the Maine State Lottery Agent Licensing Process. (Presented by Representative CAREY of Lewiston)

L.D. 1514, H.P. 1117
An Act To Amend the Sex Offender Registration Laws. (Presented by Representative HASKELL of Portland)

L.D. 1515, S.P. 477
An Act To Clarify the Workers' Compensation Insurance Notification Process for Public Construction Projects. (Presented by Senator RECTOR of Knox)

L.D. 1516, S.P. 478
An Act To Protect Consumer Information at the Efficiency Maine Trust. (Presented by Senator THIBODEAU of Waldo)

L.D. 1517, S.P. 479
An Act To Amend the Uniform Principal and Income Act. (Presented by Senator KATZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1518, H.P. 1118
An Act To Make Changes to the Laws Regarding Notice and Publication of Unclaimed Property. (Presented by Representative NASS of Acton)

L.D. 1519, S.P. 480
An Act To Allow the Board of Dental Examiners To Issue Dental School Faculty Licenses. (Presented by Senator RECTOR of Knox)

L.D. 1520, S.P. 481
An Act To Improve MaineCare and Promote Employment. (Presented by Senator BARTLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 1521, S.P. 482
An Act To Amend the InforME Public Information Access Act. (Presented by Senator THOMAS of Somerset)

L.D. 1522, S.P. 483
An Act To Make Technical Changes to Marine Resources Laws. (Presented by Senator SNOWE-MELLO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1523, S.P. 484
An Act To Improve the Maine Clean Election Act. (Presented by Senator PATRICK of Oxford)

L.D. 1524, S.P. 485
An Act To Amend the Laws Relating to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. (Presented by Senator ROSEN of Hancock)

L.D. 1525, H.P. 1119
An Act To Expand Reciprocity by Allowing Certain Nonresidents To Possess a Firearm in Maine. (Presented by Representative KESCHL of Belgrade)

L.D. 1526, H.P. 1120
An Act Regarding Corporate and Other Entity Campaign Advertising Disclosure and Accountability. (Presented by Representative HINCK of Portland)

L.D. 1527, H.P. 1121
An Act To Encourage the Creation of Jobs through Development of Maine's Solar Industry. (Presented by Representative RUSSELL of Portland)

L.D. 1528, H.P. 1122
An Act To Amend the Election Laws and Other Related Laws. (Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Bethel)

L.D. 1529, H.P. 1123
An Act Honoring Gold Star Families through Special Registration Plates. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative MOULTON 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 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.