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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXVII, No. 22

Friday, June 3, 2011

125TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Ch. 134 - An Act To Allow a Person To Receive a Designation of Active Military or Veteran Status on a Driver's License or Nondriver Identification Card. (S.P. 304, L.D. 986)

Ch. 135 - An Act To Facilitate a Change of Location for Agency Liquor Stores. (S.P. 105, L.D. 343)

Ch. 136 - An Act To Amend the Authority of the Washington County Development Authority. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 839, L.D. 1127)

Ch. 137 - An Act To Provide Members of the Penobscot Nation with Marine Resources Licenses. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 441, L.D. 558)

Ch. 138 - An Act To Exempt from the Income Tax Military Survivors Annuity Payments. (H.P. 284, L.D. 358)

Ch. 139 - An Act Relating to Custom Vehicles. (H.P. 958, L.D. 1306)

Ch. 140 - An Act Regarding the Minimum Stock Required by Agency Liquor Stores. (S.P. 268, L.D. 864)

Ch. 141 - An Act To Clarify the Method of Appealing Decisions of the Executive Director of the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services. (S.P. 182, L.D. 602)

Ch. 142 - An Act To Clarify Certain Provisions in the Harness Racing Laws. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 153, L.D. 561)

Ch. 143 - An Act To Allow a Stay of an Administrative License Suspension for Refusal To Submit to a Test. (S.P. 323, L.D. 1090)

Ch. 144 - An Act To Update the Radon Registration Act. (H.P. 461, L.D. 631)

Ch. 145 - An Act To Increase Efficiency and Effectiveness in the Licensing of Certain Health and Human Services Providers. (H.P. 566, L.D. 759)

Ch. 146 - An Act To Require a Mortgagee To Provide the Original Release of Mortgage to the Mortgagor after the Release Is Recorded. (H.P. 748, L.D. 1012)

Ch. 147 - An Act To Streamline the Liquor Licensing Reporting Procedure. (H.P. 919, L.D. 1228)

Ch. 148 - An Act To Amend the Washington County Development Authority. (H.P. 983, L.D. 1342)

Ch. 149 - An Act To Protect the Privacy of Maine Residents under the Driver's License Laws. (H.P. 803, L.D. 1068)

Ch. 150 - An Act To Make Changes to the Maine College Savings Program. (H.P. 871, L.D. 1173)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ch. 151 - An Act Regarding the Powers of the Director of the Maine State Museum Commission. (S.P. 469, L.D. 1493)

Ch. 152 - An Act To Support Maine State Museum Accreditation. (S.P. 470, L.D. 1494)

Ch. 153 - An Act To Amend the Laws Concerning the School Revolving Renovation Fund. (S.P. 419, L.D. 1356)

Ch. 154 - An Act To Promote the Financial Literacy of High School Students. (H.P. 161, L.D. 184)

Ch. 155 - An Act To Amend the Probate Code Relating to the Authority of the Probate Court To Approve Transfers from a Protected Person's Estate. (S.P. 361, L.D. 1186)

Ch. 156 - An Act To Clarify the Standard of Proof for Traffic Infractions. (H.P. 741, L.D. 1005)

Ch. 157 - An Act To Delay the Implementation of the Rental Housing Radon Testing Requirement. (H.P. 783, L.D. 1048)

Ch. 158 - An Act Relating to Noise Violations by Motor Vehicles, Including Motorcycles. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 370, L.D. 477)

Ch. 159 - An Act To Increase Accountability for the Most Serious Offenders of Laws Prohibiting Operating under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol. (S.P. 331, L.D. 1098)

Ch. 160 - An Act To Clarify Maine's Phaseout of the "Deca" Mixture of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 690, L.D. 930)

Ch. 161 - An Act To Protect Minors from Questioning by Private Investigators. (H.P. 647, L.D. 880)

Ch. 162 - An Act To Require the Opportunity To Recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Schools. (H.P. 842, L.D. 1136)

Ch. 163 - An Act To Amend Certain Insurance Provisions Relating to Variable Annuity Death Benefits and Multiple Employer Trusts. (H.P. 648, L.D. 881)

Ch. 164 - An Act To Ensure That the State Is in Compliance with Certain Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. (H.P. 1115, L.D. 1512)

Ch. 165 - An Act To Allow Police Officers To Operate Mobile Command Units without a Special License. (H.P. 1068, L.D. 1454)

Ch. 166 - An Act To Rename the Maine Fire Training and Education Program at Southern Maine Community College the Maine Fire Service Institute. (S.P. 400, L.D. 1286)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 167 - An Act To Make Changes to the Motorcycle Inspection Sticker Requirements. (S.P. 72, L.D. 221)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 168 - An Act To Improve the Rate of Organ and Tissue Donation by Establishing the Organ Donation Advisory Council. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 139, L.D. 435)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 169 - An Act To Require Certification of Private Applicators of General Use Pesticides. (H.P. 719, L.D. 975)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 170 - An Act To Provide the Opportunity To Register with the Selective Service System When Obtaining a Driver's License or Nondriver Identification Card. (H.P. 394, L.D. 501)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ch. 171 - An Act To Amend and Clarify Certain Education Statutes. (H.P. 959, L.D. 1307)

Ch. 172 - An Act To Require 3 Years of Experience in a School Administrative Unit before a Teacher May Receive a Continuing Contract Offer. (H.P. 720, L.D. 976)

Ch. 173 - An Act To Ensure Emergency Communications for Persons with Disabilities. (H.P. 196, L.D. 243)

Ch. 174 - An Act To Amend Maine Law Regarding Employment Practices for Certain Minors. (S.P. 149, L.D. 516)

Ch. 175 - An Act To Amend the Depuration Laws. (S.P. 312, L.D. 992)

Ch. 176 - An Act Concerning Independent Contractors in the Trucking and Messenger Courier Industries. (S.P. 332, L.D. 1099)

Ch. 177 - An Act To Enhance Enforcement of Civil Orders of Arrest. (H.P. 306, L.D. 380)

Ch. 178 - An Act Concerning Arrests for Violating Protection from Abuse Orders. (H.P. 539, L.D. 708)

Ch. 179 - An Act Regarding Reporting Procedures of Lobbyists. (S.P. 351, L.D. 1151)

Ch. 180 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Security Deposits of Workers' Compensation Self-insurers. (S.P. 404, L.D. 1301)

Ch. 181 - An Act To Speed Recovery of Amounts Due the State. (S.P. 336, L.D. 1103)

Ch. 182 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Handling of Medical Examiner Cases. (H.P. 990, L.D. 1349)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ch. 183 - An Act To Increase the Availability of Lead Testing for Children. (S.P. 89, L.D. 300)

Ch. 184 - An Act To Amend and Clarify Certain Portions of the Dental Practice Laws. (H.P. 574, L.D. 767)

Ch. 185 - An Act To Allow a Person To Designate Information Submitted for a Hunting or Fishing License as Confidential. (H.P. 464, L.D. 634)

Ch. 186 - An Act To Update and Improve Maine's Laws Pertaining to the Rights of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities. (S.P. 495, L.D. 1548)

Ch. 187 - An Act To Require the Department of Health and Human Services To License Families To Provide Care for Children in Foster Care. (S.P. 411, L.D. 1334)

Ch. 188 - An Act To Require the Treasurer of State To Publish All State Liabilities. (S.P. 258, L.D. 854)

Ch. 189 - An Act To Improve Access to Veterinary Medicine and Improve Veterinary Care. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 431, L.D. 1391)

Ch. 190 - An Act To Authorize the Board of Licensure of Podiatric Medicine and the State Board of Veterinary Medicine To Establish a Podiatrist Health Program and a Veterinarian Health Program. (H.P. 759, L.D. 1023)

Ch. 191 - An Act Relating to Inspection Requirements for New Motor Vehicles. (S.P. 141, L.D. 437)

Ch. 192 - An Act To Exempt Health Care Sharing Ministries from Insurance Requirements. (S.P. 296, L.D. 950)

Ch. 193 - An Act To Make Minor Changes to Municipal Health Inspection Activities. (H.P. 875, L.D. 1177)

Ch. 194 - An Act To Review State Water Quality Standards. (S.P. 148, L.D. 515)

Ch. 195 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Address Confidentiality Program. (S.P. 407, L.D. 1310)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ch. 9 - An Act To Allow the Town of Surry To Join School Union No. 93. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 244, L.D. 800)

Ch. 10 - An Act To Allow the Operation of Crematoriums at Oak Grove Cemetery and the Kelley Family Cemetery. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 230, L.D. 286)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ch. 11 - An Act To Amend the Charter of the Sanford Sewerage District. (S.P. 464, L.D. 1483)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Ch. 48 - Resolve, To Study the Promotion and Expansion of the Maine Maple Sugar Industry. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 91, L.D. 109)

Ch. 49 - Resolve, To Improve Access to Employment Opportunities for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities and Autistic Disorders. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 20, L.D. 28)

Ch. 50 - Resolve, To Encourage the Use of Defibrillators in Health Clubs and Gyms. (H.P. 808, L.D. 1073)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ch. 51 - Resolve, Establishing a Task Force To Examine the Decline in the Number of Nonresident Hunters. (S.P. 226, L.D. 792)

Ch. 52 - Resolve, To Name the Main Street Bridge in Newport after Sergeant Donald Sidney Skidgel. (H.P. 1136, L.D. 1549)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 53 - Resolve, To Study the Creation of a School of Hospitality and Hotel Management within the University of Maine System. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 171, L.D. 579)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ch. 54 - Resolve, Authorizing the State Tax Assessor To Convey the Interest of the State in Certain Real Estate in the Unorganized Territory. (S.P. 151, L.D. 518)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 55 - Resolve, To Create an Evidence-based Study and Comprehensive Plan for HIV and AIDS Services in Maine. (S.P. 213, L.D. 724)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ch. 56 - Resolve, To Encourage State Agencies To Limit Their Use of Social Security Numbers. (H.P. 744, L.D. 1008)

Ch. 57 - Resolve, Concerning Access to the Eastern Road in Scarborough. (S.P. 367, L.D. 1246)

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. 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.