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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXIX, No. 14

Friday, April 19, 2013

126TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 34 - An Act To Authorize the Provision of Insurance on Student Loans. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 131, L.D. 351)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ch. 35 - An Act To Electronically Issue Permits for Burning. (S.P. 118, L.D. 285)

Ch. 36 - An Act To Amend or Repeal Outdated or Underutilized Laws Related to Transportation. (H.P. 447, L.D. 655)

Ch. 37 - An Act To Eliminate Certain Data Collection Requirements of the Forest Health and Monitoring Program of the Division of Forestry. (H.P. 307, L.D. 457)

Ch. 38 - An Act Concerning Hurricane Deductibles. (H.P. 302, L.D. 452)

Ch. 39 - An Act To Amend and Clarify the Maine Uniform Securities Act. (S.P. 65, L.D. 176)

Ch. 40 - An Act To Amend the Representation on the Telecommunications Relay Services Advisory Council. (H.P. 213, L.D. 304)

Ch. 41 - An Act To Amend the Laws Regulating Suppliers of Agricultural, Construction, Industrial and Forestry Equipment. (S.P. 144, L.D. 364)

Ch. 42 - An Act To Make Supplemental Allocations from the Highway Fund and Other Funds for the Expenditures of State Government Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 234, L.D. 324) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 43 - An Act To Exempt All-terrain Vehicle Trail Management from Storm Water Management Requirements. (S.P. 232, L.D. 642)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 44 - An Act To Raise the School Construction Bond Cap. (H.P. 73, L.D. 91)

Resolves

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Monday, April 15, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 8 - Resolve, To Direct the Department of Education To Amend Its Rules Regarding Restraint of Students. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 79, L.D. 243)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 9 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 675: Infrastructure Surcharge and Capital Reserve Accounts, a Major Substantive Rule of the Public Utilities Commission. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 6, L.D. 4)

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, APRIL 19, 2013

L.D. 1413, S.P. 507
An Act To Clarify Limitations on Homeowner's Insurance Policies Regarding Claims on Vacant Properties. (Presented by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1414, S.P. 508
Resolve, Authorizing the State Tax Assessor To Convey the Interest of the State in Certain Real Estate in the Unorganized Territory. (Presented by Senator HASKELL of Cumberland)

L.D. 1415, S.P. 509
Resolve, To Allow Licensed Clubs To Allow Their Members To Purchase Tickets to a Scheduled Function at the Time of the Function. (Presented by Senator THOMAS of Somerset)

L.D. 1416, S.P. 510
An Act Regarding Responsibility of General Assistance for a Person Who Is Released from Prison. (Presented by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot)

L.D. 1417, S.P. 511
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Certain Human Services Licensing and Certification Requirements. (Presented by Senator HAMPER of Oxford)

L.D. 1418, H.P. 1006
An Act To Authorize a Matching General Fund Bond Issue for Improvements to the Seven Community College Campuses. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington)

L.D. 1419, H.P. 1007
An Act To Allow a Setoff of a Third-party Bailor's Property under Certain Conditions. (Presented by Representative DION of Portland)

L.D. 1420, H.P. 1008
An Act To Return to Building Code Requirements in Effect Prior to the Adoption of the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington)

L.D. 1421, H.P. 1009
An Act To Permit a Student Holding a Degree from a Non-Maine Institution To Participate in the Job Creation Through Educational Opportunity Program. (Presented by Representative NADEAU of Winslow)

L.D. 1422, H.P. 1010
An Act To Establish a Nonpartisan Primary and a Presidential Primary Election System and Instant Run-off Voting for State and Federal Candidates. (Presented by Representative RYKERSON of Kittery)

L.D. 1423, H.P. 1011
An Act To Amend the Medical Marijuana Law Regarding Excess Harvested Marijuana. (Presented by Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop)

L.D. 1424, H.P. 1012
An Act To Increase Mileage Reimbursement and Compensation for Jurors. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 1425, H.P. 1013
An Act To Create Affordable Heating Options for Maine Residents and Reduce Business Energy Costs. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative DUNPHY of Embden)

L.D. 1426, S.P. 512
An Act To Improve Maine's Economy and Lower Energy Costs through Energy Efficiency. (Presented by Senator BOYLE of Cumberland)

L.D. 1427, S.P. 513
An Act To Establish a Resource and Development Coordinating Council. (Presented by Senator BOYLE of Cumberland)

L.D. 1428, S.P. 514
An Act To Protect Religious Freedom. (Presented by Senator BURNS of Washington)

L.D. 1429, S.P. 515
An Act To Allow School Administrative Units To Establish Rules, Procedures and Guidelines for Properly Trained Staff To Carry a Concealed Handgun on School Property while Acting in Their Official Capacities. (Presented by Senator BURNS of Washington)

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 cannot 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.