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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXVIII, No. 4

Friday, January 20, 2012

125TH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2012

L.D. 1774, S.P. 612
An Act Regarding the Matching Funds Provisions of the Maine Clean Election Act. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs pursuant to Resolve 2011, chapter 103, section 2.)

L.D. 1775, H.P. 1306
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 115: Certification, Authorization and Approval of Education Personnel, Parts I and II, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education and the State Board of Education. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Education and the State Board of Education pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1776, S.P. 613
Resolve, To Streamline Forester Licensing Requirements. (Presented by Senator RECTOR of Knox)

L.D. 1777, S.P. 614
An Act To Correct an Inconsistency in the Employment Security Law. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1778, S.P. 615
An Act Relating to the Governance of the Maine State Housing Authority. (Presented by Senator COURTNEY of York)

L.D. 1779, S.P. 616
An Act To Update the Career and Technical Education Laws. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 1780, S.P. 617
An Act To Enhance Career Pathways for Adult Learners. (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 1781, S.P. 618
An Act To Restructure the National Board Certification Program for Teachers. (Presented by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1782, H.P. 1307
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: Maine Unified Special Education Regulation Birth to Age Twenty, Including Certain Sections and the Appendix, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Education pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1783, H.P. 1308
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 140: Public Charter Schools, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Education pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1784, H.P. 1309
An Act To Implement Recommendations To Reform Telecommunications Regulation. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology pursuant to Resolve 2011, chapter 69, section 1.)

L.D. 1785, H.P. 1310
An Act To Repeal the Requirement That Canadian Big Game or Wild Turkey Hunters Be Accompanied by Guides Licensed in the State. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Sangerville)

L.D. 1786, H.P. 1311
An Act To Repeal the Requirement That the Department of Labor Calculate the Livable Wage. (Presented by Representative PRESCOTT of Topsham)

L.D. 1787, H.P. 1312
An Act To Create Efficiencies in the Administration and Enforcement of the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code. (Presented by Representative PRESCOTT of Topsham)

L.D. 1788, H.P. 1313
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 64: Maine School Facilities Program and School Revolving Renovation Fund, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education and the Maine Municipal Bond Bank. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Education and the Maine Municipal Bond Bank pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1789, H.P. 1314
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 316: Long-Term Contracting and Resource Adequacy, a Major Substantive Rule of the Public Utilities Commission. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Public Utilities Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1790, H.P. 1315
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 895: Underground Facility Damage Prevention Requirements, a Major Substantive Rule of the Public Utilities Commission. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Public Utilities Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1791, H.P. 1316
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 815: Consumer Protection Standards for Electric and Gas Transmission and Distribution Utilities, a Major Substantive Rule of the Public Utilities Commission. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Public Utilities Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1792, H.P. 1317
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 421: Safety and Operation Standards for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Distribution Systems, a Major Substantive Rule of the Public Utilities Commission. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Public Utilities Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1793, H.P. 1318
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 375: No Adverse Environmental Effect Standard of the Site Location Law, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Environmental Protection. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

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.

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