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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXVII, No. 18

Friday, May 6, 2011

125TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Ch. 58 - An Act Relating to Access to Vital Records. (H.P. 211, L.D. 258)

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, MAY 6, 2011

L.D. 1530, S.P. 487
An Act To Amend the Housing Provisions of the Maine Human Rights Act. (Presented by Senator HASTINGS of Oxford)

L.D. 1531, S.P. 488
An Act To Amend the Maine Human Rights Act Regarding Accessible Building Standards. (Presented by Senator HASTINGS of Oxford)

L.D. 1532, H.P. 1124
Resolve, Directing the Commissioner of Marine Resources To Contract for an Independent Analysis of the Limited Entry Lobster License System. (Presented by Representative TILTON of Harrington)

L.D. 1533, H.P. 1125
An Act To Provide for a Method To Remove an Elected Municipal Official. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea)

L.D. 1534, H.P. 1126
An Act To Reform the Land Use and Planning Authority in the Unorganized Territories. (Presented by Representative GIFFORD of Lincoln)

L.D. 1535, H.P. 1127
An Act Relating to Fiscal Notes on Proposed Legislation. (Presented by Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls)

L.D. 1536, H.P. 1128
An Act To Protect Heating Oil Consumers. (Presented by Representative CORNELL du HOUX of Brunswick)

L.D. 1537, H.P. 1129
An Act To Amend Licensing and Certification Laws Administered by the Department of Health and Human Services. (Presented by Representative STRANG BURGESS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1538, H.P. 1130
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Maine Turnpike Authority and To Implement Certain Recommendations of the Government Oversight Committee in the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability Report Concerning the Maine Turnpike Authority. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 1539, S.P. 489
An Act To Improve Laws on Gaming. (Presented by President RAYE of Washington)

L.D. 1540, S.P. 490
An Act To Encourage Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator SCHNEIDER of Penobscot)

L.D. 1541, S.P. 491
An Act To Amend the Campaign Finance Laws. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator FARNHAM of Penobscot)

L.D. 1542, H.P. 1131
An Act To Require All Correctional Facilities in the State To Participate in the Unified Inmate Transportation System. (Presented by Representative BURNS of Whiting)

L.D. 1543, H.P. 1132
An Act To Allow Counties To Opt Out of Maine Judicial Marshal Service. (Presented by Representative BURNS of Whiting)

L.D. 1544, H.P. 1133
An Act To Promote Rail Competition in Northern Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative FITTS of Pittsfield)

L.D. 1545, S.P. 492
An Act To Authorize the Public Utilities Commission To Exercise Jurisdiction over Private Natural Gas Pipelines To Ensure Safe Operation. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by President RAYE of Washington)

L.D. 1546, S.P. 493
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Deference Afforded to Agency Decisions. (Presented by Senator PLOWMAN of Penobscot)

L.D. 1547, S.P. 494
An Act To Allow Certain Wholesale Seafood Dealers To Process Imported Lobsters. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SNOWE-MELLO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1548, S.P. 495
An Act To Update and Improve Maine's Laws Pertaining to the Rights of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities. (Presented by Senator BRANNIGAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 1549, H.P. 1136
Resolve, To Name the Main Street Bridge in Newport after Sergeant Donald Sidney Skidgel. (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 1550, H.P. 1137
An Act To Change Document Filing Fees for County Registries of Deeds. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MOULTON of York)

L.D. 1551, H.P. 1138
An Act To Clarify and Update the Laws Related to Health Insurance, Insurance Producer Licensing and Surplus Lines Insurance. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Warren)

L.D. 1552, H.P. 1139
Resolve, Authorizing the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services To Sell or Lease the Interests of the State in Certain Real Property Located in Rockwood and Sinclair in the Unorganized Territory. (Presented by Representative COTTA of China)

L.D. 1553, S.P. 496
An Act To Create a Public Charter School Program in Maine. (Presented by Senator MASON of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1554, H.P. 1140
An Act To Implement the Requirements of the Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Warren)

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.