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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXIX, No. 9

Friday, March 15, 2013

126TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, March 15, 2013

Ch. 2 - An Act To Extend the Hours for the Sale of Liquor on Sunday When St. Patrick's Day Is on a Sunday. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 177, L.D. 216)

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 15, 2013

L.D. 944, S.P. 322
Resolve, To Review the Impact of Unfunded Education Mandates and Evaluate the Efficacy of Education Laws. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 945, S.P. 323
An Act To Amend Provisions of Law Pertaining to Motor Vehicles. (Presented by Senator MAZUREK of Knox)

L.D. 946, S.P. 324
An Act To Allow Municipalities To Petition the Department of Marine Resources To Establish Dive-only Areas for Scallops in Mooring Fields. (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 947, S.P. 325
An Act To Ensure the Effectiveness of Constitutional Officers. (Presented by Senator JOHNSON of Lincoln)

L.D. 948, S.P. 326
An Act To Promote the Installation of Masonry Stoves. (Presented by Senator JOHNSON of Lincoln)

L.D. 949, S.P. 327
An Act To Ensure the Proportional Offset against Retirement Benefits of Workers' Compensation Awards. (Presented by Senator JOHNSON of Lincoln)

L.D. 950, H.P. 663
An Act To Establish the Electromagnetic Field Safety Act. (Presented by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea)

L.D. 951, H.P. 664
An Act To Repeal the 2-year Limit on Methadone and Suboxone Treatments under MaineCare. (Presented by Representative CASSIDY of Lubec)

L.D. 952, H.P. 665
An Act To Ensure Increased Wages for Wabanaki Tribal Members. (Presented by Representative BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians)

L.D. 953, H.P. 666
An Act To Provide for and Recognize the Right of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians To Fish for Marine Organisms. (Presented by Representative BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians)

L.D. 954, H.P. 667
Resolve, Extending the Time That the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services Has To Sell or Lease Property in Augusta. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative HAYES of Buckfield)

L.D. 955, H.P. 668
Resolve, Authorizing the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services To Sell or Lease the Interests of the State in Certain Real Property Located in Bangor, Boothbay Harbor and Hallowell. (Presented by Representative HAYES of Buckfield)

L.D. 956, H.P. 669
An Act To Improve and Simplify the Application for Benefits under the Circuitbreaker Program. (Presented by Representative STUCKEY of Portland)

L.D. 957, H.P. 670
An Act To Require Legislative Approval for the Issuance of Bonds by the Maine Turnpike Authority. (Presented by Representative WERTS of Auburn)

L.D. 958, H.P. 672
An Act To Establish a Database To Prevent Individuals Involuntarily Admitted or Committed to a Mental Health Institution from Being Issued Concealed Handgun Permits. (Presented by Representative MARKS of Pittston)

L.D. 959, H.P. 673
An Act To Require That Seed Money Generated at an Individual College of the Maine Community College System Be Returned to That College for the Purpose of Enhancement. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington)

L.D. 960, H.P. 674
Resolve, To Direct Eastern Maine Community College To Create Industry-specific Workplace Transition Educational Programming. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington)

L.D. 961, H.P. 675
An Act To Ensure Safe School Grounds. (Presented by Representative NELSON of Falmouth)

L.D. 962, H.P. 676
An Act To Increase Access to Higher Education. (Presented by Representative CHIPMAN of Portland)

L.D. 963, H.P. 677
An Act To Expand Access to Early Postsecondary Education. (Presented by Representative NELSON of Falmouth)

L.D. 964, H.P. 678
An Act To Encourage Community-based Renewable Energy. (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 965, H.P. 679
An Act To Improve Maine's Underground Facility Damage Prevention Program. (Presented by Representative BEAULIEU of Auburn)

L.D. 966, H.P. 680
An Act To Clarify an Exemption to the Municipal Subdivision Laws. (Presented by Representative MORIARTY of Cumberland)

L.D. 967, H.P. 681
An Act Regarding Residency Requirements for General Assistance. (Presented by Representative BEAUDOIN of Biddeford)

L.D. 968, H.P. 682
An Act To Provide Needed Psychiatric Hospitalization for Persons with Mental Illness. (Presented by Representative DION of Portland)

L.D. 969, H.P. 683
Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Reduce and Limit the Adult Developmental Services Waiting Lists by Implementing a More Efficient, Responsive and Individualized Model of Service Delivery. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative STUCKEY of Portland)

L.D. 970, H.P. 684
An Act To Eliminate Funding To Reduce Deer Predation. (Presented by Representative DICKERSON of Rockland)

L.D. 971, H.P. 685
An Act Regarding Exemptions under the Maine Insurance Code. (Presented by Representative BECK of Waterville)

L.D. 972, H.P. 686
An Act To Educate Women on the Medical Risks Associated with Abortion. (Presented by Representative AYOTTE of Caswell)

L.D. 973, H.P. 687
An Act To Make Veterans' Property Tax Exemption Applications Confidential. (Presented by Representative BRIGGS of Mexico)

L.D. 974, H.P. 688
An Act To Prevent Fraudulent Trademark Registration. (Presented by Representative NEWENDYKE of Litchfield)

L.D. 975, H.P. 689
An Act To Ensure Accountability of Guardians Ad Litem and Parenting Coordinators. (Presented by Representative VILLA of Harrison)

L.D. 976, H.P. 690
An Act To Reform Employer-provided Benefits. (Presented by Representative PARRY of Arundel)

L.D. 977, H.P. 691
An Act To Restore Uniformity to the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code. (Presented by Representative GRAHAM of North Yarmouth)

L.D. 978, H.P. 692
An Act To Enhance Public Participation in Legislative Committee Proceedings through the Internet. (Presented by Representative CASSIDY of Lubec)

L.D. 979, H.P. 693
An Act To Exempt the Sale of the United States Flag from the Sales Tax. (Presented by Representative SHORT of Pittsfield)

L.D. 980, H.P. 694
An Act To Provide an Income Tax Credit for a Qualified Conservation Contribution. (Presented by Representative WELSH of Rockport)

L.D. 981, H.P. 695
An Act To Allow Candidate Name Tags on Election Day. (Presented by Representative CASAVANT of Biddeford)

L.D. 982, H.P. 696
An Act To Create a Gambling Offset To Enhance the Collection of Child Support. (Presented by Representative GUERIN of Glenburn)

L.D. 983, S.P. 328
An Act To Make Allocations from Maine Turnpike Authority Funds for the Maine Turnpike Authority for the Calendar Year Ending December 31, 2014. (Submitted by the Maine Turnpike Authority pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 23, section 1961, subsection 6.)

L.D. 984, S.P. 329
An Act To Amend the Health Plan Improvement Law Regarding Prescription Drug Step Therapy and Prior Authorization. (Presented by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot)

L.D. 985, S.P. 330
Resolve, To Repeal the Requirement That the Department of Transportation Facilitate a Feasibility Study of an East-west Highway and Provide for Public Access to Certain Documents. (Presented by Senator MAZUREK of Knox)

L.D. 986, S.P. 331
Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Study Long-term Care Facilities. (Presented by Senator BURNS of Washington)

L.D. 987, S.P. 332
An Act To Make Technical Changes to the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Laws. (Presented by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook)

L.D. 988, S.P. 333
An Act To Amend the Tax Laws. (Presented by Senator HASKELL of Cumberland)

L.D. 989, S.P. 334
An Act To Conform the Maine Tax Laws for 2012 to the United States Internal Revenue Code. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator HASKELL of Cumberland)

L.D. 990, S.P. 335
An Act To Require Public Disclosure of Health Care Prices. (Presented by Senator WOODBURY of Cumberland)

L.D. 991, S.P. 336
An Act To Promote Wellness and Prevention through Health Plans. (Presented by Senator WOODBURY of Cumberland)

L.D. 992, S.P. 337
An Act To Create a State-sponsored 401(k) Retirement Plan for Participation by Private Employers. (Presented by Senator WOODBURY of Cumberland)

L.D. 993, S.P. 338
Resolve, To Amend Maine Board of Pharmacy Rules Regarding Automated Pharmacy Systems in Hospitals. (Presented by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot)

L.D. 994, S.P. 339
An Act To Change the State's Share of Education Costs Including Teacher Retirement Costs. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook)

L.D. 995, S.P. 340
An Act To Establish a Moratorium on the Approval and Operation of Virtual Public Charter Schools. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by President ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 996, S.P. 341
An Act To Improve the Accuracy of Fuel Tax Reporting. (Presented by Senator THIBODEAU of Waldo)

L.D. 997, S.P. 342
An Act To Establish Restrictions on Ammunition Feeding Devices. (Presented by President ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 998, S.P. 343
An Act To Provide Consistency in the Application of the Property Tax Exemption for Religious Organizations. (Presented by Senator HASKELL of Cumberland)

L.D. 999, S.P. 344
Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Fund or Seek Funding To Complete a Design and Engineering Assessment for the Extension of Passenger Rail Service from Portland North on the State-owned St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railway Corridor. (Presented by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1000, S.P. 345
An Act To Protect Maine Consumers. (Presented by Senator VALENTINO of York)

L.D. 1001, S.P. 346
An Act To Improve Laws Governing Financial Disclosure by Legislators and Certain Public Employees and Public Access to Information Disclosed. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator CAIN of Penobscot)

L.D. 1002, H.P. 700
An Act Regarding the Required Local Contribution in the School Funding Formula. (Presented by Representative CAREY of Lewiston)

L.D. 1003, H.P. 701
Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Study Accessibility and Affordability of Higher Education. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative TREAT of Hallowell)

L.D. 1004, H.P. 702
An Act To Clarify Voting Procedures for Standard Water Districts. (Presented by Representative HOBBINS of Saco)

L.D. 1005, H.P. 703
An Act To Assist Hunters Transporting Animals for Registration. (Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton)

L.D. 1006, H.P. 704
An Act To Clarify Transparency of Medical Provider Profiling Programs Used by Insurance Companies and Other Providers of Health Insurance. (Presented by Representative TREAT of Hallowell)

L.D. 1007, H.P. 705
An Act Relating to Precious Metal Coins. (Presented by Representative LIBBY of Waterboro)

L.D. 1008, H.P. 706
An Act To Assess a Fine on a Person Who Provides Misinformation on a Primary Candidate's Consent Form. (Presented by Representative SCHNECK of Bangor)

L.D. 1009, H.P. 707
An Act Concerning Fertilizer and Lime Products. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CRAY of Palmyra)

L.D. 1010, H.P. 708
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Ensure Clean Water. (Presented by Representative CHIPMAN of Portland)

L.D. 1011, H.P. 709
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Upgrade Facilities and Purchase Classroom Equipment for Maine's Seven Community Colleges. (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 1012, H.P. 710
An Act Regarding Automated Calls. (Presented by Representative BEAULIEU of Auburn)

L.D. 1013, H.P. 711
An Act To Create the Children's Wireless Protection Act. (Presented by Representative BOLAND of Sanford)

L.D. 1014, H.P. 712
An Act To Improve Law Enforcement Access to Prescription Monitoring Program Data. (Presented by Representative MARKS of Pittston)

L.D. 1015, H.P. 713
An Act To Expand Crossbow Hunting. (Presented by Representative WOOD of Sabattus)

L.D. 1016, H.P. 714
An Act Regarding the Buying and Selling of Animal Parts. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Sangerville)

L.D. 1017, H.P. 715
An Act Relating to Employee Leasing Company Registration. (Presented by Representative VOLK of Scarborough)

L.D. 1018, H.P. 716
An Act Regarding Preneed Funeral Insurance. (Presented by Representative BECK of Waterville)

L.D. 1019, H.P. 717
An Act To Protect the State's Property Rights in Maine State Museum Research. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative KESCHL of Belgrade)

L.D. 1020, H.P. 718
An Act Regarding the Swans Island Lobster Fishing Zone. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle)

L.D. 1021, H.P. 719
An Act To Establish as a Public Record the Performance Evaluation of a Municipal Employee. (Presented by Representative RYKERSON of Kittery)

L.D. 1022, H.P. 721
An Act To Improve Training Requirements for Obtaining a Concealed Handgun Permit. (Presented by Representative JOHNSON of Greenville)

L.D. 1023, S.P. 347
An Act To Provide Transparency in Fund-raising by and Lobbying of a Governor-elect. (Submitted by the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 1009.)

L.D. 1024, S.P. 349
An Act To Enhance Enforcement of the Mandatory Reporting of Abuse and Neglect. (Presented by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1025, S.P. 350
An Act To Amend the Law Pertaining to Staff in the Office of the Attorney General. (Presented by Senator VALENTINO of York)

L.D. 1026, S.P. 351
An Act To Amend the Charter of the Ashland Water and Sewer District. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1027, H.P. 722
An Act To Provide an Improved Process for Voter Approval of Withdrawal from a Regional School Unit. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PARRY of Arundel)

L.D. 1028, H.P. 723
Resolve, Authorizing a Visual Impact Assessment of Roxbury Pond and Webb Lake. (Presented by Representative BRIGGS of Mexico)

L.D. 1029, H.P. 724
Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Amend Its Rules Pertaining to a Request for Mental Health Records. (Presented by Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough)

L.D. 1030, H.P. 725
An Act To Require That Electronic Benefits Transfer System Cash Benefits Are Used for the Purpose for Which the Benefits Are Provided. (Presented by Representative PARRY of Arundel)

L.D. 1031, H.P. 726
An Act To Require a Mandatory Peer Review Process for the Restraint and Seclusion of Children in a Hospital or Children's Home. (Presented by Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough)

L.D. 1032, H.P. 727
Resolve, To Direct the Department of Health and Human Services To Convene a Task Force To Study the Incidence of Cancer in the State. (Presented by Representative McGOWAN of York)

L.D. 1033, H.P. 728
An Act To Help the Unemployed Find Work. (Presented by Representative PARRY of Arundel)

L.D. 1034, H.P. 729
An Act To Increase Child Support Collections by Requiring the Interception of Certain Gambling Winnings. (Presented by Representative GUERIN of Glenburn)

L.D. 1035, H.P. 730
An Act To Report Certain Information in Response to Growing Financial Inequality. (Presented by Representative McGOWAN of York)

L.D. 1036, H.P. 731
An Act To Amend the Social Work Education Loan Repayment Program. (Presented by Representative NELSON of Falmouth)

L.D. 1037, H.P. 732
An Act To Provide Access to Affordable Health Care for All Maine Residents by 2020. (Presented by Representative McGOWAN of York)

L.D. 1038, S.P. 352
An Act To Make the State's Uniform Commercial Code Compatible with the Federal Electronic Fund Transfer Act. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator VALENTINO of York)

L.D. 1039, S.P. 353
An Act To Promote Regulatory Fairness. (Presented by Senator THOMAS of Somerset)

L.D. 1040, S.P. 354
An Act To Prohibit the Placement of Cameras and Electronic Surveillance Equipment on Private Property without the Written Permission of the Landowner. (Presented by Senator THOMAS of Somerset)

L.D. 1041, S.P. 355
An Act To Modify the Mandatory Enforcement of the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code for a Municipality without a Building Code. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 1042, S.P. 359
An Act To Increase the Opportunities for Taste-testing Events for On-premises Liquor Licensees. (Presented by Senator TUTTLE of York)

L.D. 1043, H.P. 734
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue and To Assist in the Creation of Jobs through Regional Economic Development. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 1044, H.P. 735
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Prosecution of Individuals Possessing a Controlled Substance under Certain Circumstances. (Presented by Representative DORNEY of Norridgewock)

L.D. 1045, H.P. 736
An Act To Establish the Forensic Advisory Committee. (Presented by Representative KORNFIELD of Bangor)

L.D. 1046, H.P. 737
An Act To Provide Immunity for Prescribing and Dispensing Intranasal Naloxone Kits. (Presented by Representative DORNEY of Norridgewock)

L.D. 1047, H.P. 738
Resolve, To Provide a Better Transition for Foster Children to Independent Adulthood. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 1048, H.P. 739
Resolve, To Study the Effect of Insufficient Automobile Insurance Coverage. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 1049, H.P. 740
An Act To Establish an Insurance Exchange. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Newfield)

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