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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXVII, No. 25

Friday, June 24, 2011

125TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ch. 363 - An Act Regarding the Attendance of Attorneys at Individualized Education Program Team Meetings. (H.P. 822, L.D. 1110)

Ch. 364 - An Act To Implement the Requirements of the Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (H.P. 1140, L.D. 1554)

Ch. 365 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Enforcement of Statewide Uniform Building Codes. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 374, L.D. 1253)

Ch. 366 - An Act To Regulate the Licensing and Oversight of Professional Investigators. (H.P. 1148, L.D. 1563)

Ch. 367 - An Act To Improve Transparency in Political Campaigns by Providing Quicker Access to Reports. (S.P. 309, L.D. 989)

Ch. 368 - An Act To Amend the Maine Condominium Act. (H.P. 978, L.D. 1332)

Ch. 369 - An Act To Amend the Definition of "Service Animal" To Conform with Federal Law. (H.P. 551, L.D. 744)

Ch. 370 - An Act Regarding the Moose Lottery and Moose Management. (H.P. 235, L.D. 291)

Ch. 371 - An Act To Require Use of the Electronic Death Registration System. (S.P. 392, L.D. 1271)

Ch. 372 - An Act To Promote Visual and Digital Media Productions, Tourism and Job Creation in the State. (H.P. 804, L.D. 1069)

Ch. 373 - An Act To Ensure Patient Privacy and Control with Regard to Health Information Exchanges. (S.P. 414, L.D. 1337)

Ch. 374 - An Act To Improve the Coordination of County Correctional Services. (H.P. 1045, L.D. 1419)

Ch. 375 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Licensure Compliance Methods for Camping Areas, Recreational Camps, Youth Camps and Eating Establishments. (H.P. 533, L.D. 703)

Ch. 376 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Self-service Storage in the State. (S.P. 442, L.D. 1428)

Ch. 377 - An Act To Strengthen Computer Privacy. (S.P. 405, L.D. 1308)

Ch. 378 - An Act Concerning Fees for Users of County Registries of Deeds. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1100, L.D. 1499)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Monday, June 20, 2011
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 379 - An Act To Reduce Student Hunger. (S.P. 264, L.D. 860)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, June 20, 2011

Ch. 380 - An Act Making Unified Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, General Fund and Other Funds, and Changing Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2011, June 30, 2012 and June 30, 2013. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 778, L.D. 1043) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 381 - An Act To Restore the White-tailed Deer Population and Improve Maine's Wildlife Economy and Heritage. (S.P. 502, L.D. 1569)

Ch. 382 - An Act To Change the Campaign Contribution Limits. (S.P. 260, L.D. 856)

Ch. 383 - An Act To Amend the Identification Requirements under the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act. (H.P. 857, L.D. 1159)

Ch. 384 - An Act To Allow Deferred Disposition in Juvenile Cases. (S.P. 402, L.D. 1299)

Ch. 385 - An Act To Establish Emergency Shelter Family Homes To Host Youth Referred by the Department of Corrections. (S.P. 142, L.D. 509)

Ch. 386 - An Act To Improve the Delivery of School Psychological Services to Children. (S.P. 327, L.D. 1094)

Ch. 387 - An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Custody of the Remains of Deceased Persons. (H.P. 1095, L.D. 1490)

Ch. 388 - An Act To Amend the Laws Concerning the Child Care Advisory Council and the Maine Children's Growth Council. (H.P. 1093, L.D. 1486)

Ch. 389 - An Act To Amend the Campaign Finance Laws. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 491, L.D. 1541)

Ch. 390 - An Act To Protect the Privacy of Persons Involved in Reportable Motor Vehicle Accidents. (H.P. 865, L.D. 1167)

Ch. 391 - An Act Related to Authorization of GARVEE Bonds. (S.P. 353, L.D. 1153)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ch. 392 - An Act Making Unified Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, Highway Fund and Other Funds, and Changing Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2011, June 30, 2012 and June 30, 2013. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 989, L.D. 1348) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 393 - An Act Relating to Concealed Firearms Locked in Vehicles. (H.P. 28, L.D. 35)

Ch. 394 - An Act Relating to Locations where Concealed Weapons May Be Carried. (H.P. 988, L.D. 1347)

Ch. 395 - An Act To Allow School Administrative Units To Seek Less Expensive Health Insurance Alternatives. (H.P. 972, L.D. 1326)

Ch. 396 - An Act To Allow Law Enforcement Officers from Out of State To Carry Concealed Firearms. (H.P. 339, L.D. 446)

Ch. 397 - An Act To Extend Employment Reference Immunity to School Administrative Units. (H.P. 1030, L.D. 1402)

Ch. 398 - An Act To Extend Fire Code Rules to Single-family Dwellings Used as Nursing Homes for 3 or Fewer Patients. (H.P. 954, L.D. 1302)

Ch. 399 - An Act To Preserve the Integrity of the Voter Registration and Election Process. (H.P. 1015, L.D. 1376)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 400 - An Act To Improve Maine's Energy Security. (H.P. 436, L.D. 553)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ch. 401 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Capital Reserve Funds of the Maine Educational Loan Authority. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 54, L.D. 66)

Ch. 402 - An Act To Amend the Child and Family Services and Child Protection Act. (S.P. 352, L.D. 1152)

Ch. 403 - An Act To Clarify the Workers' Compensation Insurance Notification Process for Public Construction Projects. (S.P. 477, L.D. 1515)

Ch. 404 - An Act To More Closely Coordinate the Classification of Forested Farmland under the Farm and Open Space Tax Laws with the Maine Tree Growth Tax Law. (H.P. 400, L.D. 507)

Ch. 405 - An Act To Reduce Regulations for Residential Rental Property Owners. (H.P. 889, L.D. 1198)

Ch. 406 - An Act To Repeal the Requirement That Electrical Companies Be Licensed. (H.P. 688, L.D. 928)

Private and Special Laws

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Monday, June 20, 2011
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 16 - An Act To Make Allocations from Maine Turnpike Authority Funds for the Maine Turnpike Authority for the Calendar Year Ending December 31, 2012. (H.P. 573, L.D. 766)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ch. 89 - Resolve, To Reduce Funding to Maine Clean Election Act Candidates. (S.P. 215, L.D. 726)

Signed by the Governor
Friday, June 17, 2011

Ch. 90 - Resolve, To Authorize the State To Acquire a Landfill in the Town of East Millinocket. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 500, L.D. 1567) (Governor's Bill)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Monday, June 20, 2011
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 91 - Resolve, To Develop and Implement a Farm and Fish to School Pilot Program. (H.P. 1060, L.D. 1446)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Monday, June 20, 2011
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 92 - Resolve, To Study Oral Health Care in Maine and Make Recommendations Regarding How To Address Maine's Oral Health Care Needs. (S.P. 338, L.D. 1105)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, June 20, 2011

Ch. 93 - Resolve, To Clarify the Expectation for the 2012 Assessment of Progress on Meeting Wind Energy Development Goals. (H.P. 1005, L.D. 1366)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 94 - Resolve, To Encourage School Administrative Units To Adopt a Mission Statement for Each of the Public Schools Operated by the School Administrative Unit. (H.P. 321, L.D. 403)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ch. 95 - Resolve, To Amend the Rules Concerning Long-term Care Services To Better Support Family Caregivers. (S.P. 232, L.D. 739)

Ch. 96 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 11: Rules Governing the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 265, L.D. 332)

Ch. 97 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101, MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 50: Principles of Reimbursement for Intermediate Care Facilities for the Mentally Retarded, a Major Substantive Rule of the DHHS. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1164, L.D. 1581)

Ch. 98 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101, MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 97, Private Non-Medical Institution Services, Appendix D: Principles of Reimbursement for Child Care Facilities, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1173, L.D. 1585)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ch. 99 - Resolve, To Allow the State To Continue Efforts To Sell or Lease Certain Real Property in the City of Hallowell. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1172, L.D. 1584)

Ch. 100 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101, MaineCare Benefits Manual, Section 40, Chapters II and III: Home Health Services, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1174, L.D. 1586)

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.