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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXVIII, No. 9

Friday, February 24, 2012

125TH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, February 17, 2012

Ch. 473 - An Act To Update the Laws Concerning the Maine School of Science and Mathematics. (H.P. 1197, L.D. 1592)

Ch. 474 - An Act To Enhance the Duties and Responsibilities of the Director of the Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened. (H.P. 1228, L.D. 1638)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ch. 475 - An Act To Ensure the Safety of Bait Used in Maine's Fishery. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1218, L.D. 1609)

Ch. 476 - An Act To Simplify Toll Discounts and Amend Certain Powers and Procedures of the Maine Turnpike Authority. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 533, L.D. 1623)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, February 17, 2012

Ch. 20 - An Act Regarding the School Fund in the Town of Burlington. (H.P. 1264, L.D. 1712)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Friday, February 17, 2012

Ch. 114 - Resolve, Directing the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Revenue Services To Develop a Pilot Project for a Tax Simulation Model for State Dynamic Fiscal Analysis. (H.P. 1127, L.D. 1535)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ch. 115 - Resolve, To Name 2 Bridges in the Town of Harmony. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 525, L.D. 1615)

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, FEBRUARY 24, 2012

L.D. 1829, H.P. 1349
An Act To Require Photographic Identification for Prescriptions for Certain Controlled Substances. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services pursuant to Joint Order 2011, H.P. 1328.)

L.D. 1830, H.P. 1350
An Act To Establish the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner)

L.D. 1831, H.P. 1351
An Act To Allow Forfeiture of Maine Public Employees Retirement System Benefits for Persons Convicted of Certain Crimes. (Presented by Representative FOSSEL of Alna)

L.D. 1832, H.P. 1352
An Act To Increase the Amount of Time an Employer May Employ an Employee without Being Charged for Unemployment Benefits. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development pursuant to Resolve 2011, chapter 85, section 1.)

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.