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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXVIII, No. 11

Friday, March 9, 2012

125TH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Monday, March 5, 2012

Ch. 481 - An Act To Enhance a Community's Ability To Establish or Update Its Veterans Honor Roll. (H.P. 1233, L.D. 1643)

Ch. 482 - An Act To Authorize the Commissioner of Transportation To Allow Certain Vehicles To Operate on the Interstate System. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 527, L.D. 1617)

Ch. 483 - An Act To Clarify the Minimum Wage Law as It Relates to People with Disabilities. (H.P. 1279, L.D. 1729)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Ch. 484 - An Act To Create Fair and Open Competition in Line Extension Construction. (H.P. 695, L.D. 935)

Ch. 485 - An Act To Modify the Alternative Organizational Structure Budget Approval Process. (H.P. 1248, L.D. 1696)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, March 8, 2012

Ch. 486 - An Act To Amend the Limited-entry Program for Taking Lobsters in the Monhegan Lobster Conservation Area. (H.P. 1261, L.D. 1709)

Ch. 487 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Pull Events Commission. (H.P. 1294, L.D. 1759)

Ch. 488 - An Act To Remove the Repeal Date for Outcome-based Forestry. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 597, L.D. 1740)

Signed by the Governor
Friday, March 9, 2012

Ch. 489 - An Act To Enforce Prompt Payment to Career and Technical Education Regions. (H.P. 1304, L.D. 1772)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Monday, March 5, 2012

Ch. 21 - An Act To Make Allocations from Maine Turnpike Authority Funds for the Maine Turnpike Authority for the Calendar Year Ending December 31, 2013. (S.P. 595, L.D. 1736)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, March 8, 2012

Ch. 22 - An Act To Amend the Charter of the Lucerne-in-Maine Village Corporation. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 580, L.D. 1681)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Monday, March 5, 2012

Ch. 118 - 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) (H.P. 1281, L.D. 1734)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Ch. 119 - Resolve, To Amend the Resolve Establishing the Task Force on Franco-Americans. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1209, L.D. 1601)

Ch. 120 - Resolve, To Review Laws and Policies Related to Discontinued and Abandoned Roads. (S.P. 522, L.D. 1596)

Ch. 121 - Resolve, To Extend the Reporting Deadline of the Working Group on an All-payor Claims Database System. (S.P. 628, L.D. 1818)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, March 8, 2012

Ch. 122 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 122: Grant Application and Award Procedure: Fund for the Efficient Delivery of Educational Services, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1272, L.D. 1723)

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, MARCH 9, 2012

L.D. 1839, S.P. 637
An Act To Define Cost Responsibility for Transporting Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Students to the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf. (Presented by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1840, H.P. 1361
An Act To Limit MaineCare Reimbursement for Methadone Treatment. (Presented by Representative BURNS of Whiting)

L.D. 1841, H.P. 1362
An Act To Ensure Funding for the Victims' Compensation Fund. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 1842, H.P. 1363
An Act To Amend the Charter of the Bingham Water District. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative DUNPHY of Embden)

L.D. 1843, H.P. 1364
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability and the Government Oversight Committee Regarding Quasi-independent State Entities. (Submitted by the Government Oversight Committee pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 3, section 997, subsection 2.)

L.D. 1844, S.P. 639
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Governor's Training Initiative Program. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator RECTOR of Knox)

L.D. 1845, S.P. 640
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council Regarding Respectful Language. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services pursuant to Public Law 2011, chapter 186, Part B, section 3.)

L.D. 1846, S.P. 641
Resolve, Directing the Department of Environmental Protection To Adopt Rules Pertaining to Petroleum Storage and Gravel Pits. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 1847, H.P. 1368
An Act To Establish Municipal Cost Components for Unorganized Territory Services To Be Rendered in Fiscal Year 2012-13. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Administrator of the Unorganized Territory pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 36, section 1604.)

L.D. 1848, S.P. 642
An Act To Require Notification of Health Care Facilities That May Be Negatively Affected by a Certificate of Need Application. (Presented by President RAYE of Washington)

L.D. 1849, S.P. 643
An Act To Protect Native Landlocked Salmon Fisheries in Schoodic and Seboeis Lakes from Invasive Fish Species. (Presented by Senator THOMAS of Somerset)

L.D. 1850, S.P. 645
An Act To Assist Maine's Returning Veterans. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 1851, H.P. 1369
An Act To Amend the Laws Concerning Municipal Inspections of Establishments. (Presented by Representative STRANG BURGESS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1852, H.P. 1370
An Act To Provide a More Comprehensive Ban on the Possession of Synthetic Hallucinogenic Drugs. (Presented by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick)

L.D. 1853, H.P. 1371
An Act To Improve Environmental Oversight and Streamline Permitting for Mining in Maine. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 1854, H.P. 1372
An Act To Expand Educational Opportunities for Maine Students. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative JOHNSON of Greenville)

L.D. 1855, H.P. 1373
An Act Regarding the Fund for a Healthy Maine's Prevention, Education and Treatment Activities Concerning Unhealthy Weight and Obesity. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services pursuant to Joint Order 2011, H.P. 1355.)

L.D. 1856, H.P. 1374
An Act To Implement Certain Recommendations of the Criminal Law Advisory Commission. (Submitted by the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2.)

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.