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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXVII, No. 27

Friday, July 8, 2011

125TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, July 1, 2011

Ch. 416 - An Act To Legalize the Sale, Possession and Use of Fireworks. (H.P. 71, L.D. 83)

Ch. 417 - An Act To Allow Table Games at a Facility Licensed To Operate Slot Machines on January 1, 2011. (H.P. 1044, L.D. 1418)

Ch. 418 - An Act To Provide Funding for the Reapportionment Commission. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1191, L.D. 1588)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, July 4, 2011

Ch. 419 - An Act To Restore Equity in Education Funding. (S.P. 395, L.D. 1274)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Ch. 420 - An Act To Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1089, L.D. 1480)

Ch. 421 - An Act Regarding the Saltwater Recreational Fishing Registry. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 60, L.D. 210)

Ch. 422 - An Act To Enhance Long-term Care Services for Maine Citizens. (H.P. 510, L.D. 683)

Ch. 423 - An Act To Require a Person Who Commits a Sex Offense against a Dependent or Incapacitated Adult To Register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act of 1999. (S.P. 205, L.D. 624)

Ch. 424 - An Act To Amend the Maine Certificate of Need Act of 2002. (H.P. 286, L.D. 360)

Ch. 425 - An Act To Provide Sales Tax Exemption or Refund on Parts and Supplies Purchased To Operate Windjammers. (H.P. 52, L.D. 59)

Ch. 426 - An Act To Make Permanent the Direction of Fines Derived from Tribal Law Enforcement Activities to the Passamaquoddy Tribe and the Penobscot Nation. (H.P. 171, L.D. 194)

Ch. 427 - An Act To Amend the Maine Consumer Credit Code To Conform with Federal Law. (S.P. 415, L.D. 1338)

Ch. 428 - An Act To Make Certain Synthetic Cannabinoids Illegal. (H.P. 673, L.D. 914)

Ch. 429 - An Act To Create Consistency and Fairness in Maine's Bottle Bill. (H.P. 970, L.D. 1324)

Ch. 430 - An Act To Reform Telecommunications Taxation. (H.P. 334, L.D. 441)

Ch. 431 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing County Jail Budgeting for York County. (H.P. 70, L.D. 82)

Ch. 432 - An Act To Protect Owners of Private Property against Trespass. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 442, L.D. 559)

Ch. 433 - An Act To Amend the Gift Card Laws. (H.P. 200, L.D. 247)

Ch. 434 - An Act To Extend the Dental Care Access Credit for Dentists Who Practice in Underserved Areas of the State. (H.P. 141, L.D. 164)

Ch. 435 - An Act To Expand Eligibility of Certain Municipal Landfills To Participate in the State's Remediation and Closure Program. (H.P. 215, L.D. 262)

Ch. 436 - An Act To Further Restrict the Availability of Methamphetamine and Amphetamine Pills. (H.P. 580, L.D. 773)

Ch. 437 - An Act To Provide Limited Reciprocity for Nonresidents Operating Snowmobiles in This State. (H.P. 729, L.D. 993)

Ch. 438 - An Act To Allow School Administrative Units and Educational Advisory Organizations To Participate in the State's Group Health Plan. (S.P. 200, L.D. 619)

Ch. 439 - An Act To Promote Fair and Efficient Resolutions in Tax Disputes. (H.P. 1010, L.D. 1371)

Ch. 440 - An Act Regarding the Southern Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery. (S.P. 88, L.D. 299)

Ch. 441 - An Act To Modify the Process Regarding the Return of Unfit Tobacco Products. (S.P. 198, L.D. 617)

Ch. 442 - An Act To Improve Driver Education Licensing. (H.P. 555, L.D. 748)

Ch. 443 - An Act To Restore Market-based Competition for Pharmacy Benefits Management Services. (H.P. 828, L.D. 1116)

Ch. 444 - An Act To Promote the Establishment of an Adult Day Health Care Program for Veterans in Lewiston. (S.P. 277, L.D. 873)

Ch. 445 - An Act To Increase the Fee Paid to a Funeral Home To Transport a Body at the Request of the State Medical Examiner. (H.P. 955, L.D. 1303)

Ch. 446 - An Act To Create Innovative Public School Zones and Innovative Public School Districts. (S.P. 466, L.D. 1488)

Ch. 447 - An Act To Prohibit the Sale or Possession of So-called Bath Salts Containing Dangerous Synthetic Drugs. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1147, L.D. 1562)

Ch. 448 - An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Laws. (H.P. 835, L.D. 1123)

Ch. 449 - An Act To Amend the Laws Relating to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. (S.P. 485, L.D. 1524)

Ch. 450 - An Act To Allow Retired Dentists To Obtain a License To Practice in Nonprofit Clinics. (H.P. 1155, L.D. 1573)

Ch. 451 - An Act To Provide Oversight in Certain Negotiations. (H.P. 1168, L.D. 1583) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 452 - An Act To Provide Further Improvements to Maine's Health Insurance Law. (H.P. 1185, L.D. 1587)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Ch. 17 - An Act To Allow Alternative Delivery Methods for Locally Funded School Construction Projects. (H.P. 413, L.D. 530)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Ch. 101 - Resolve, To Enhance Agriculture and Farming. (H.P. 1058, L.D. 1444)

Ch. 102 - Resolve, To Establish a Task Force on Franco-Americans. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 486, L.D. 656)

Ch. 103 - Resolve, Directing the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices To Study Modifying the Maine Clean Election Act. (S.P. 251, L.D. 848)

Ch. 104 - Resolve, Establishing the Commission To Study Priorities and Timing of Judicial Proceedings in State Courts. (S.P. 297, L.D. 951)

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.