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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXVIII, No. 2

Friday, January 6, 2012

125TH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Ch. 467 - An Act To Make Technical Corrections to the Laws Governing the Indian Representatives to the Legislature. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1276, L.D. 1726)

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, JANUARY 6, 2012

L.D. 1725, S.P. 589
An Act To Strengthen the Unemployment Insurance Laws and Reduce Unemployment Fraud. (Presented by Senator RECTOR of Knox)

L.D. 1726, H.P. 1276
An Act To Make Technical Corrections to the Laws Governing the Indian Representatives to the Legislature. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Speaker NUTTING of Oakland)

L.D. 1727, H.P. 1277
An Act To Ensure That the Public Is Duly Informed When Certain Juvenile Crimes Are Committed. (Presented by Representative PLUMMER of Windham)

L.D. 1728, H.P. 1278
An Act To Strengthen the Integrity of Nonresident Concealed Handgun Permits. (Presented by Representative PLUMMER of Windham)

L.D. 1729, H.P. 1279
An Act To Clarify the Minimum Wage Law as It Relates to People with Disabilities. (Presented by Representative VOLK of Scarborough)

L.D. 1730, S.P. 590
An Act To Require the Review of Proposed Tax Expenditures. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Taxation pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 36, section 199-D.)

L.D. 1731, S.P. 591
An Act To Rescue Children Who Are Being Sexually Abused and To Make Improvements to the Sex Offender Registry and the Investigation of Computer Crimes. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1732, S.P. 592
An Act To Amend Certain Provisions of the Fish and Wildlife Laws. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Kennebec)

L.D. 1733, S.P. 593
An Act To Provide for the 2012 and 2013 Allocations of the State Ceiling on Private Activity Bonds. (Presented by Senator RECTOR of Knox)

L.D. 1734, H.P. 1281
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 41: Special Restrictions on Pesticide Use, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, Board of Pesticides Control. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, Board of Pesticides Control pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1735, S.P. 594
An Act To Promote Jobs in the Motor Coach Industry by Providing a Sales Tax Exemption for Certain Buses. (Presented by President RAYE of Washington)

L.D. 1736, S.P. 595
An Act To Make Allocations from Maine Turnpike Authority Funds for the Maine Turnpike Authority for the Calendar Year Ending December 31, 2013. (Submitted by the Maine Turnpike Authority pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 23, section 1961, subsection 6.)

L.D. 1737, H.P. 1282
An Act Regarding the Interception of Oral or Wire Communications of Residents of State Correctional Facilities and Jails. (Presented by Representative PLUMMER of Windham)

L.D. 1738, H.P. 1283
An Act To Make Minor Adjustments to Laws Administered by the Department of Environmental Protection. (Presented by Representative HAMPER of Oxford)

L.D. 1739, S.P. 596
An Act To Change Regulation of Forestry Activities. (Presented by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1740, S.P. 597
An Act To Remove the Repeal Date for Outcome-based Forestry. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1741, S.P. 598
An Act To Streamline the Paperwork Requirements of the State's Forest Practices Laws. (Presented by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1742, H.P. 1284
An Act To Amend Education Laws. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Carmel)

L.D. 1743, H.P. 1285
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 270: Uniform Reporting System for Quality Data Sets, a Major Substantive Rule of the Maine Health Data Organization. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Maine Health Data Organization pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1744, H.P. 1286
An Act To Require Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Additional Residential Facilities. (Presented by Representative HASKELL of Portland)

L.D. 1745, H.P. 1287
An Act To Privatize the Inspection of Amusement Rides in Maine. (Presented by Representative HASKELL of Portland)

L.D. 1746, S.P. 600
An Act To Make Supplemental Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government and To Change Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2012 and June 30, 2013. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator ROSEN of Hancock)

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.