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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

From Millicent M. MacFarland, Clerk of the House
State House, Augusta, Maine

Volume XXXIX, No. 1

Thursday, January 17, 2013

126TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Initiated Bills

Public Approval Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Effective Date Saturday, December 29, 2012

Ch. 1 - An Act To Allow Marriage Licenses for Same-sex Couples and Protect Religious Freedom. (I.B. 3, L.D. 1860)

(Please note: The L.D. number is from the 125th Legislature in which this bill was introduced.)

Chaptered copies of the above measure 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 THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2013

L.D. 1, S.P. 9
An Act To Amend the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992. (Submitted by the Workers' Compensation Board pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 39-A, section 152, subsection 11.)

L.D. 2, H.P. 4
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 252: Rules Governing Certification of Seed Potatoes in the State of Maine, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 3, H.P. 5
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of the MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 21: Home and Community Benefits for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autistic Disorder, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 4, H.P. 6
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 675: Infrastructure Surcharge and Capital Reserve Accounts, 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. 5, H.P. 9
An Act To Make Changes to the Potato Marketing Improvement Fund. (Presented by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton)

L.D. 6, H.P. 10
An Act To Prohibit a Requirement That a Superintendent Reside in the School Administrative Unit. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CASAVANT of Biddeford)

L.D. 7, H.P. 11
An Act To Equalize the Premiums Imposed on the Sale of Motor Vehicle Oil. (Presented by Representative HARVELL of Farmington)

L.D. 8, H.P. 12
Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Provide Coverage under the MaineCare Program for Home Life Skills Services for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autistic Disorder. (Presented by Representative CHASE of Wells)

L.D. 9, H.P. 13
An Act To Allow the Maine Potato Board To Have Access to Information Regarding the Potato Tax. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative SAUCIER of Presque Isle)

L.D. 10, H.P. 14
An Act To Provide a Property Tax Exemption for Family Burying Grounds. (Presented by Representative HARVELL of Farmington)

L.D. 11, H.P. 15
An Act To Allow Vehicles Engaged in Snow Removal or Sanding Operations on Public Ways To Use Preemptive Traffic Light Devices. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative VOLK of Scarborough)

L.D. 12, H.P. 16
Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Add a Reference to the Katahdin Trail to the Sign for the First Newport Exit on Interstate 95 North. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Sangerville)

L.D. 13, H.P. 17
Resolve, Directing the Maine Turnpike Authority To Place Signs Directing Motorists to Berwick Academy. (Presented by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick)

L.D. 14, H.P. 18
Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Name a Bridge between Kennebunk and Kennebunkport the Mathew Lanigan Bridge. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CASAVANT of Biddeford)

L.D. 15, H.P. 19
An Act To Amend the Authorized Hours during Which Liquor May Be Sold and Purchased. (Presented by Representative GILBERT of Jay)

L.D. 16, H.P. 20
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Invest in Transportation Infrastructure. (Presented by Representative PEOPLES of Westbrook)

L.D. 17, H.P. 21
An Act To Require Motorists To Stop for Pedestrians in Crosswalks. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MORRISON of South Portland)

L.D. 18, H.P. 22
An Act To Fund Public Education for Kindergarten to Grade 12 at 55%. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Newfield)

L.D. 19, S.P. 11
An Act To Facilitate Access to Information by Legislators. (Presented by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin)

L.D. 20, S.P. 12
An Act To Fully Fund the Homemaker Services Program. (Presented by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin)

L.D. 21, S.P. 13
An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Laws Governing Requisite Tire Size. (Presented by Senator HAMPER of Oxford)

L.D. 22, S.P. 14
An Act To Promote Equity in Business Opportunity for Tobacco Specialty Stores. (Presented by Senator HAMPER of Oxford)

L.D. 23, S.P. 15
An Act To Lower the Cost of Copies of Medical Records. (Presented by Senator HASKELL of Cumberland)

L.D. 24, S.P. 16
An Act To Reduce the Number of Labels of Wine a Retailer Must Stock To Conduct a Wine Tasting. (Presented by Senator HASKELL of Cumberland)

L.D. 25, H.P. 23
An Act To Exclude Certain State-funded Costs from the State Share of the Total Cost of Funding Public Education. (Presented by Representative MASON of Topsham)

L.D. 26, H.P. 24
An Act To Authorize the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Change a Fishing Season Opening Date Statewide. (Presented by Representative SHAW of Standish)

L.D. 27, H.P. 25
An Act To Enable the Town of Livermore Falls To Withdraw from Androscoggin County and Join Franklin County. (Presented by Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls)

L.D. 28, S.P. 17
An Act To Reduce Air Pollution from Trains. (Presented by Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland)

L.D. 29, S.P. 18
An Act To Provide Support Services to Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autistic Disorder. (Presented by Senator FLOOD of Kennebec)

L.D. 30, S.P. 19
An Act To Provide Home and Community Services for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism. (Presented by Senator FLOOD of Kennebec)

L.D. 31, S.P. 20
An Act To Increase Gaming Opportunities for Charitable Fraternal and Veterans' Organizations. (Presented by Senator PATRICK of Oxford)

L.D. 32, S.P. 21
An Act To Expand the Types of Vaccines That May Be Administered by Pharmacists. (Presented by Senator JOHNSON of Lincoln)

L.D. 33, H.P. 26
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 27: Standards for Pesticide Applications and Public Notification in Schools, a Major Substantive Rule of the Board of Pesticides Control. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Board of Pesticides Control pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 34, H.P. 27
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Government Oversight Committee and the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability Regarding Child Development Services. (Submitted by the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 3, section 997, subsection 2.)

L.D. 35, H.P. 30
An Act To Amend the Law Concerning the Membership of the Maine Economic Growth Council. (Presented by Representative HAYES of Buckfield)

L.D. 36, H.P. 31
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Record Keeping for Pawn Transactions. (Presented by Representative HAYES of Buckfield)

L.D. 37, H.P. 32
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 4: Rules of Practice, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 38, H.P. 33
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 201: Provider of Last Resort Service Quality, 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. 39, H.P. 34
An Act To Expand the Number of Qualified Educators. (Presented by Representative JOHNSON of Greenville)

L.D. 40, H.P. 35
An Act To Protect a Private Memorial Placed in a Public Right-of-way. (Presented by Representative CHASE of Wells)

L.D. 41, H.P. 36
An Act To Allow a Person 65 Years of Age or Older To Fish with Bait in any Inland Water. (Presented by Representative DUNPHY of Embden)

L.D. 42, H.P. 37
An Act To Prohibit the Use of Rubber Lures for Fishing. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Sangerville)

L.D. 43, H.P. 38
An Act To Ban the Use of Nondegradable Hooks for Fishing. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Sangerville)

L.D. 44, H.P. 39
An Act Regarding Pharmacy Provider Audits. (Presented by Representative BECK of Waterville)

L.D. 45, H.P. 40
An Act To Include a Representative of the Aroostook Band of Micmacs in the House of Representatives. (Presented by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton)

L.D. 46, H.P. 41
An Act To Protect Maine Business Names. (Presented by Representative BECK of Waterville)

L.D. 47, H.P. 42
An Act To Retain the Position of Parent Coordinator in the Judicial Branch. (Presented by Representative HAYES of Buckfield)

L.D. 48, H.P. 43
An Act To Streamline the Publication of Municipal Reports. (Presented by Representative WALLACE of Dexter)

L.D. 49, H.P. 44
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Payment of Fees to Registers of Deeds. (Presented by Representative STANLEY of Medway)

L.D. 50, H.P. 45
An Act To Exempt Fuel Used in Small Commercial Aircraft from Fuel Sales Tax. (Presented by Representative JOHNSON of Greenville)

L.D. 51, H.P. 46
An Act To Allow Lifetime Disability Plates or Placards for Eligible Applicants with Lower Limb Loss. (Presented by Representative DUNPHY of Embden)

L.D. 52, H.P. 47
An Act To Improve the Safety of School Buses. (Presented by Representative JOHNSON of Greenville)

L.D. 53, H.P. 48
An Act To Increase Voting Access. (Presented by Representative BECK of Waterville)

L.D. 54, H.P. 49
An Act To Expand Access to Absentee Ballots. (Presented by Representative LIBBY of Lewiston)

L.D. 55, H.P. 50
An Act To Promote Filmmaking in the State. (Presented by Representative HARVELL of Farmington)

L.D. 56, H.P. 51
An Act To Ensure Equity in School Costs Borne by Municipalities within Consolidated School Units. (Presented by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick)

L.D. 57, S.P. 24
An Act To Exempt Occupants of Antique Autos from Seat Belt Requirements. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator COLLINS of York)

L.D. 58, S.P. 25
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Restrict the Use of Eminent Domain. (Presented by Senator THOMAS of Somerset)

L.D. 59, S.P. 26
An Act Relating to the Unlawful Cutting of Trees. (Presented by Senator LANGLEY 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.