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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXVII, No. 21

Thursday, May 26, 2011

125TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ch. 100 - An Act To Regulate the Keeping of Wolf Hybrids. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 26, L.D. 11)

Ch. 101 - An Act To Treat Plantations in the Same Manner as Towns for Purposes of Tax Increment Financing. (S.P. 259, L.D. 855)

Ch. 102 - An Act To Clarify the Use of Tax Increment Financing Funds for Recreational Development. (H.P. 416, L.D. 533)

Ch. 103 - An Act To Change the Frequency of Alcoholic Beverage Tastings Allowed in a 12-month Period. (H.P. 411, L.D. 528)

Ch. 104 - An Act To Allow Treasurers To Process Tax Lien Discharge and Sanitary District Sewer Lien Documents Using Facsimile Signatures. (H.P. 241, L.D. 297)

Ch. 105 - An Act To Promote Further Stability within the Workers' Compensation System by Extending the Number of Terms That May Be Served on the Maine Employers' Mutual Insurance Company Board of Directors. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 267, L.D. 334)

Ch. 106 - An Act To Provide Additional Flexibility for the Funding of Infrastructure Improvements by Consumer-owned Water Utilities. (H.P. 668, L.D. 909)

Ch. 107 - An Act Relating to Qualified Financial Contracts by Domestic Insurers. (H.P. 938, L.D. 1279)

Ch. 108 - An Act To Establish a Pilot Physical Education Project in Four Maine Schools. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 939, L.D. 1280)

Ch. 109 - An Act Concerning Policy Objectives of the Public Utilities Commission. (H.P. 356, L.D. 463)

Ch. 110 - An Act To Authorize the Public Utilities Commission To Exercise Jurisdiction over Private Natural Gas Pipelines To Ensure Safe Operation. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 492, L.D. 1545)

Ch. 111 - An Act To Allow a Nonresident To Perform a Single Marriage Ceremony. (H.P. 120, L.D. 138)

Ch. 112 - An Act To Update Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management Laws. (H.P. 463, L.D. 633)

Ch. 113 - An Act To Amend the Maine Limited Liability Company Act. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 727, L.D. 983)

Ch. 114 - An Act To Allow Municipalities the Option To Subsidize Publicly Owned Bus Stops through Advertising. (H.P. 608, L.D. 812)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, May 23, 2011

Ch. 115 - An Act To Allow a Waiver for On-premises Signs. (H.P. 403, L.D. 520)

Ch. 116 - An Act To Create a Short-term All-terrain Vehicle Registration System. (H.P. 152, L.D. 175)

Ch. 117 - An Act Relating to Temporary Disability Parking Permits. (H.P. 349, L.D. 456)

Ch. 118 - An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Tips Used in Payment of Service Employees. (S.P. 57, L.D. 207)

Ch. 119 - An Act To Change the Qualifications of Certain Members of the Board of Pesticides Control. (H.P. 254, L.D. 321)

Ch. 120 - An Act To Reduce Unnecessary Reporting Requirements Related to Natural Resources. (H.P. 751, L.D. 1015)

Ch. 121 - An Act To Amend the Law Concerning Overboard Discharge Systems. (H.P. 758, L.D. 1022)

Ch. 122 - An Act To Provide a Remedy to Property Owners When a Tenant Defaults on a Lease. (H.P. 742, L.D. 1006)

Ch. 123 - An Act To Permit Insured Persons To Designate a 3rd Party To Receive Notice of Cancellation of Medicare Supplement Policies and To Restrict the Cancellation of Certain Insurance Policies for Nonpayment of Premium Due to Cognitive Impairment or Functional Incapacity. (S.P. 93, L.D. 313)

Ch. 124 - An Act To Amend the Laws Dealing with Limitation of Actions. (H.P. 375, L.D. 482)

Ch. 125 - An Act Regarding the Milk Handling Fee. (H.P. 514, L.D. 718)

Ch. 126 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Land Surveyors. (H.P. 760, L.D. 1024)

Ch. 127 - An Act To Permit Disposal of Abandoned Manufactured Housing. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 487, L.D. 657)

Ch. 128 - An Act To Assist the Commercial Fishing Safety Council. (H.P. 421, L.D. 538)

Ch. 129 - An Act To Allow a Portion of Snowmobile Registration Fees To Be Used for the Repair of Trail-grooming Equipment. (H.P. 471, L.D. 641)

Ch. 130 - An Act To Exempt from Income Tax the Income of Nonresidents Working in Maine Pursuant to an Interlocal Agreement. (S.P. 137, L.D. 433)

Ch. 131 - An Act To Direct the Judicial Branch To Take Requisite Measures To Collect Fines and Penalties. (S.P. 337, L.D. 1104)

Ch. 132 - An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding the Determination of Domicile Based on the Geographic Location of an Individual's Bank. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 339, L.D. 1130)

Ch. 133 - An Act To Enable Prosecutions for Criminal Invasion of Computer Privacy. (H.P. 863, L.D. 1165)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ch. 5 - An Act To Amend the Charter of the Anson Water District. (H.P. 754, L.D. 1018)

Ch. 6 - An Act To Create the Anson and Madison Water District. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 657, L.D. 890)

Ch. 7 - An Act To Qualify the Port of Eastport as Tax Exempt for Purpose of Bonding. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 440, L.D. 557)

Ch. 8 - An Act To Amend the Yarmouth Water District Charter. (S.P. 448, L.D. 1441)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ch. 38 - Resolve, To Encourage Business Development by Creating Limits on the Time Certain Utilities May Hold a Business Customer's Deposit. (H.P. 882, L.D. 1191)

Ch. 39 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: Maine Unified Special Education Regulation Birth to Age Twenty, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 88, L.D. 106)

Ch. 40 - Resolve, To Evaluate the Energy Use of the State House and the Burton M. Cross State Office Building. (H.P. 287, L.D. 361)

Ch. 41 - Resolve, Directing the Department of Public Safety, Division of Liquor Licensing and Compliance To Amend Its Rules Governing the Return of Spirits by Consumers. (H.P. 397, L.D. 504)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, May 23, 2011

Ch. 42 - Resolve, Requiring the Department of Education To Amend Its Rules To Prohibit School Administrative Units from Imposing Unreasonable Restrictions That Impede the Ability of Parents and Evaluators To Observe Students. (H.P. 708, L.D. 964)

Ch. 43 - Resolve, To Change Rules Concerning Landfill Gas and Odor Management from Routine Technical Rules to Major Substantive Rules. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 157, L.D. 180)

Ch. 44 - Resolve, Directing the Department of Environmental Protection To Evaluate and Amend Its Rules Regarding Snow Dumps. (H.P. 266, L.D. 333)

Ch. 45 - Resolve, Directing the Commissioner of Professional and Financial Regulation To Convene a Working Group To Review the Laws and Rules Governing Boilers. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 301, L.D. 375)

Ch. 46 - Resolve, Directing the Department of Environmental Protection To Amend Its Rules Governing the Length of Time Certain Permits Are Valid. (S.P. 266, L.D. 862)

Ch. 47 - Resolve, To Ensure That Maine Teachers and Paraprofessionals Who Work with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Are Appropriately and Adequately Prepared. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 546, L.D. 715)

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 THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

L.D. 1579, S.P. 509
An Act To Amend the Lobster Promotion Council. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator SNOWE-MELLO of Androscoggin)

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.