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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXIX, No. 15

Friday, April 26, 2013

126TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Monday, April 22, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 45 - An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Who May Appeal a Reconsideration Decision to the Maine Board of Tax Appeals. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 161, L.D. 430)

Ch. 46 - An Act To Provide for the Continuity of a Veterinary Practice Subsequent to the Death or Incapacitation of the Owner. (H.P. 298, L.D. 426)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 47 - An Act To Open the St. Croix River to River Herring. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 65, L.D. 72)

Ch. 48 - An Act Relating to Ways under the Jurisdiction of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority and the Loring Development Authority. (S.P. 48, L.D. 127)

Ch. 49 - An Act To Enact Measures To Improve Enforcement Mechanisms in the Elver Industry. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 222, L.D. 632)

Ch. 50 - An Act Regarding Maine Commercial Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. (S.P. 187, L.D. 494)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ch. 51 - An Act To Waive Driver's License and Nondriver Identification Card Fees for Current and Recently Discharged Members of the Armed Forces. (H.P. 247, L.D. 342)

Ch. 52 - An Act To Repeal an Insurance Reporting Requirement. (H.P. 422, L.D. 603)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ch. 53 - An Act To Increase Suicide Awareness and Prevention in Maine Public Schools. (H.P. 428, L.D. 609)

Private and Special Laws

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 4 - An Act To Amend the Charter of the Augusta Parking District. (S.P. 137, L.D. 357)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ch. 5 - An Act To Amend the Anson and Madison Water District Charter. (H.P. 139, L.D. 179)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ch. 10 - Resolve, To Open Wild Turkey Hunting in Wildlife Management District 27 for the 2013 Spring Turkey Hunting Season. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 327, L.D. 477)

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 26, 2013

L.D. 1430, S.P. 516
An Act To Clarify the Permitted Use of Aquatic Pesticides. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 1431, S.P. 517
An Act To Support School Nutrition and Expand the Local Foods Economy. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator JOHNSON of Lincoln)

L.D. 1432, S.P. 518
An Act To Revise the Laws of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. (Presented by Senator PLUMMER of Cumberland)

L.D. 1433, H.P. 1022
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Mental Responsibility for Criminal Conduct. (Presented by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea)

L.D. 1434, H.P. 1023
An Act To Clarify the Laws Governing Noise from Wind Turbines. (Presented by Representative JONES of Freedom)

L.D. 1435, H.P. 1024
An Act To Amend Certain Provisions of the Fish and Wildlife Laws. (Presented by Representative SHAW of Standish)

L.D. 1436, H.P. 1025
An Act To Avoid Conflicts of Interest in State Government Labor Relations. (Presented by Representative VOLK of Scarborough)

L.D. 1437, H.P. 1026
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Licensure of Physicians and Physician Assistants. (Presented by Representative VOLK of Scarborough)

L.D. 1438, H.P. 1032
An Act To Implement Certain Recommendations of the Criminal Law Advisory Commission Relative to the Maine Bail Code, Statutory Post-conviction Review, the Maine Criminal Code and a Related Statute. (Submitted by the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2.)

L.D. 1439, H.P. 1033
An Act To Repeal Certain Maine Criminal Code Provisions Addressing So-called Bath Salts Containing Synthetic Hallucinogenic Drugs and Instead To Define Them as Schedule W Drugs. (Submitted by the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2.)

L.D. 1440, H.P. 1034
An Act To Amend the Retirement Laws Pertaining to Participating Local Districts. (Presented by Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston)

L.D. 1441, H.P. 1035
An Act To Align the Formation of Governing Boards of Career and Technical Education Regions with That of Other Public Schools. (Presented by Representative CHAPMAN of Brooksville)

L.D. 1442, H.P. 1036
An Act To Establish a Pilot Natural Gas Utility District in Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative NADEAU of Winslow)

L.D. 1443, H.P. 1037
An Act To Make Convicted Drug Felons Ineligible for TANF Assistance. (Presented by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea)

L.D. 1444, H.P. 1038
An Act Relating to Title Insurers Issuing Closing or Settlement Protection. (Presented by Representative BECK of Waterville)

L.D. 1445, H.P. 1039
An Act To Facilitate Children's Testimony. (Presented by Representative TYLER of Windham)

L.D. 1446, S.P. 528
An Act To Review Tax Expenditures on a Revolving Basis. (Presented by Senator HASKELL of Cumberland)

L.D. 1447, S.P. 529
An Act To Grow the Maine Economy by Promoting Maine's Small Breweries and Wineries. (Presented by President ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1448, S.P. 530
An Act To Preserve Marine Resources Licenses for Active Duty Service Members. (Presented by Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1449, S.P. 531
An Act To Amend the Composition and Duties of the Maine Children's Growth Council. (Presented by President ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1450, S.P. 532
An Act To Connect the Citizens of the State to the State's Natural Resources by Establishing Standards for Relief from Regulatory Burdens. (Presented by Senator COLLINS of York)

L.D. 1451, S.P. 535
An Act To Require the Membership of the State Workforce Investment Board To Include Representatives of the Local Workforce Investment Boards. (Presented by Senator PATRICK of Oxford)

L.D. 1452, S.P. 536
An Act To Allow Municipalities with Shellfish Conservation Ordinances To Request Permission To Prohibit Marine Worm Harvesting. (Presented by Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1453, S.P. 537
An Act To Increase the Transparency of Charges and Expenses of Hospitals That Receive State Funding. (Presented by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot)

L.D. 1454, S.P. 538
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Establish a Unicameral Legislature. (Presented by Senator VALENTINO of York)

L.D. 1455, S.P. 539
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Ensure Clean Water and Safe Communities. (Presented by Senator GOODALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1456, H.P. 1041
An Act To Promote Local or Community-based Generation Projects. (Presented by Representative BOLAND of Sanford)

L.D. 1457, H.P. 1042
An Act To Amend the Charter of the South Berwick Sewer District. (Presented by Speaker EVES of North Berwick)

L.D. 1458, H.P. 1043
An Act To Enact the Maine Small Business Investment Protection Act. (Presented by Representative HERBIG of Belfast)

L.D. 1459, H.P. 1044
Resolve, Directing the Maine Library of Geographic Information Board To Convene a Stakeholder Group To Study the Feasibility of Using Maine's GeoLibrary GeoPortal for a Pilot Project That Involves Geographic Information Systems Trail Mapping. (Presented by Representative CHENETTE of Saco)

L.D. 1460, H.P. 1045
An Act To Update and Clarify the Laws Governing the Operation of Bicycles on Public Roadways. (Presented by Representative JORGENSEN of Portland)

L.D. 1461, H.P. 1046
An Act To Require the State To Divest Itself of Assets Invested in the Fossil Fuel Industry. (Presented by Representative JONES of Freedom)

L.D. 1462, H.P. 1047
An Act To Clarify and Correct Provisions of the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act. (Presented by Representative DION of Portland)

L.D. 1463, H.P. 1048
An Act To Examine Best Practices Relating to Tax Expenditures. (Presented by Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston)

L.D. 1464, H.P. 1049
An Act To Streamline the Laws Related to Transportation. (Presented by Representative THERIAULT of Madawaska)

L.D. 1465, H.P. 1050
An Act To Increase Accountability and Efficiency of Independent Entities Involved in Separate Aspects of the State's Transportation Systems. (Presented by Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston)

L.D. 1466, S.P. 540
An Act To Amend the Law Governing Provider Contracts with Insurance Companies. (Presented by Senator GOODALL of Sagadahoc)

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.