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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXIX, No. 17

Friday, May 10, 2013

126TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, May 3, 2013

Ch. 55 - An Act Relating to Vehicles Delivering Home Heating Fuel. (H.P. 91, L.D. 109)

Ch. 56 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Licensing of Technicians Involved in a Display of Fireworks or Special Effects. (H.P. 590, L.D. 839)

Ch. 57 - An Act To Amend the Law Regulating the Use of Explosives. (H.P. 591, L.D. 840)

Ch. 58 - An Act To Amend the Limited Liability Company Laws. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 193, L.D. 503)

Ch. 59 - An Act Relating to Health Care Provider Liability Claims Reports. (H.P. 304, L.D. 454)

Ch. 60 - An Act To Exempt Free Clinics from Licensing under the Charitable Solicitations Act. (H.P. 166, L.D. 205)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 61 - An Act To Allow Vehicles Engaged in Snow Removal or Sanding Operations on Public Ways To Use Preemptive Traffic Light Devices. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 15, L.D. 11)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 62 - An Act Regarding the Membership of the Emergency Medical Services' Board. (H.P. 207, L.D. 298)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Ch. 63 - An Act To Amend the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992. (S.P. 9, L.D. 1)

Ch. 64 - An Act To Improve Funding of Agricultural Development Projects. (S.P. 120, L.D. 287)

Ch. 65 - An Act To Eliminate the Requirement That the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Provide Technical Services for Direct-marketing Agricultural Products. (H.P. 198, L.D. 289)

Ch. 66 - An Act To Add Trailers to the Additional Versions or Classes of a Specialty Plate. (S.P. 170, L.D. 438)

Ch. 67 - An Act To Provide Greater Access to Capital for Certain Businesses through Assignment of Benefits under the Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement Program and the Maine Employment Tax Increment Financing Program. (S.P. 111, L.D. 278)

Ch. 68 - An Act Regarding the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Advisory Board. (S.P. 308, L.D. 883)

Ch. 69 - An Act To Prohibit the Sale of Gasoline That Contains Corn-based Ethanol as an Additive at a Level Greater than 10 Percent by Volume. (H.P. 303, L.D. 453)

Ch. 70 - An Act To Restructure the Licensing and Regulation of Boilers and Pressure Vessels and Elevators and Tramways. (H.P. 287, L.D. 414)

Ch. 71 - An Act Regarding Pharmacy Provider Audits. (H.P. 39, L.D. 44)

Ch. 72 - An Act To Allow an Operator of a Motor Vehicle To Show Proof of Insurance by Electronic Means. (H.P. 108, L.D. 133)

Ch. 73 - An Act To Remove the Limit on the Retention of Live Smelts. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 361, L.D. 542)

Ch. 74 - An Act To Exempt Persons 80 Years of Age and Older from Jury Duty at Their Discretion. (H.P. 219, L.D. 310)

Ch. 75 - An Act To Clarify the Maine New Markets Capital Investment Program Tax Credit. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 778, L.D. 1109)

Ch. 76 - An Act Regarding Fire Escapes for Certain Buildings. (H.P. 571, L.D. 820)

Ch. 77 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Motorcycle and Moped Permits. (H.P. 410, L.D. 591)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Ch. 78 - An Act To Improve Health Services to Schools. (H.P. 158, L.D. 197)

Ch. 79 - An Act To Authorize the Public Advocate To Publish and Distribute Consumer Information. (H.P. 212, L.D. 303)

Ch. 80 - An Act To Amend Provisions Relating to the Department of Corrections To Clarify Certain Enforcement Powers. (S.P. 135, L.D. 355)

Ch. 81 - An Act To Add Members of the Aroostook Band of Micmacs to the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission and Add Corresponding Members for the State. (H.P. 269, L.D. 394)

Ch. 82 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Maine State Library. (H.P. 351, L.D. 532)

Ch. 83 - An Act To Remove the Statement of Oral Condition as a Requirement for Denturists Making Partial Dentures. (H.P. 372, L.D. 553)

Ch. 84 - An Act To Amend the Definition of "Special Mobile Equipment" in the Motor Vehicle Laws. (H.P. 386, L.D. 567)

Ch. 85 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Reapportionment To Conform to the Constitution of Maine. (H.P. 393, L.D. 574)

Ch. 86 - An Act To Eliminate Sales Tax Exemptions for Snowmobiles and All-terrain Vehicles Purchased by Nonresidents for Use in the State. (H.P. 492, L.D. 720)

Ch. 87 - An Act To Clarify the Agricultural Exemption to the Workers' Compensation Laws. (H.P. 512, L.D. 761)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, May 9, 2013

Ch. 88 - An Act To Add Using an All-terrain Vehicle to the List of Activities Included in the Definition of "Guide" in the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Laws. (H.P. 117, L.D. 142)

Ch. 89 - An Act To Amend the Laws Pertaining to Archaeological Sites. (H.P. 135, L.D. 160)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Ch. 6 - An Act To Amend the Charter of St. Mark's Home for Women in Augusta. (H.P. 169, L.D. 208)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, May 9, 2013

Ch. 7 - An Act To Validate Certain Real Estate Transactions Entered into by a Corporation while Its Charter Was Suspended. (H.P. 600, L.D. 849)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Ch. 11 - Resolve, Concerning Rights-of-way over Eastern Road in Scarborough. (S.P. 113, L.D. 280)

Ch. 12 - Resolve, Directing the Family Law Advisory Commission To Study and Report on the Uniform Parentage Act and Other Similar Laws and Proposals. (H.P. 291, L.D. 419)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Ch. 13 - Resolve, Directing the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry To Develop a Plan for the Protection of the Public Health from Mosquito-borne Diseases. (H.P. 201, L.D. 292)

Ch. 14 - Resolve, Relating to Guide Signs on Highways. (H.P. 282, L.D. 407)

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, MAY 10, 2013

L.D. 1499, S.P. 560
Resolve, To Direct the Department of Economic and Community Development To Adopt Certain Eligibility Requirements Regarding Community Development Block Grants. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1500, S.P. 561
An Act Regarding the Cost of Copies of Medical Records. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services pursuant to Joint Order 2013, S.P. 525.)

L.D. 1501, H.P. 1075
An Act To Apply the Precautionary Principle to Decision Making in Certain State Agencies. (Presented by Representative BOLAND of Sanford)

L.D. 1502, H.P. 1076
An Act To Expand Student Access to Certain Career Information and Opportunities. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 1503, H.P. 1077
An Act To Ensure Student Access to Postsecondary Military Options. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 1504, S.P. 562
Resolve, Directing the Adjutant General of the State To Ensure the Maine Code of Military Justice Addresses Sexual Trauma in the Military. (Presented by Senator VALENTINO of York)

L.D. 1505, S.P. 563
An Act Regarding Insured Value Factor Payments for Public Tuition Students Attending a Private School. (Presented by Senator VALENTINO of York)

L.D. 1506, S.P. 564
An Act To Require Disclosures by 3rd-party Vendors Contracted To Perform Fund-raising. (Presented by Senator CAIN of Penobscot)

L.D. 1507, S.P. 565
An Act To Include Useful Thermal Energy as a Renewable Energy Source. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1508, H.P. 1078
An Act To Create a Public State Bank. (Presented by Representative RUSSELL of Portland)

L.D. 1509, H.P. 1079
An Act Making Unified Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, General Fund and Other Funds and Changing Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2015. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative CHASE of Wells)

L.D. 1510, H.P. 1085
An Act To Ensure Statewide School Accountability and Improvement. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative JOHNSON of Greenville)

L.D. 1511, S.P. 566
An Act Regarding Coordinated Access to Public Records of State Agencies. (Presented by Senator CAIN of Penobscot)

L.D. 1512, S.P. 568
An Act To Increase Funding for Start-ups. (Presented by President ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1513, S.P. 569
Resolve, Directing the Department of Corrections, Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Labor To Support the Statewide Coordinated Services District System. (Presented by Senator HASKELL of Cumberland)

L.D. 1514, S.P. 572
An Act To Reform the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator WOODBURY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1515, H.P. 1087
An Act To Increase the Availability of Mental Health Services. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative MALABY of Hancock)

L.D. 1516, H.P. 1089
An Act To Allow Certain Military Personnel To Administer Oaths and Perform the Duties of a Notary Public. (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 1517, H.P. 1090
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Decision-making Authority Regarding Energy Infrastructure Corridors. (Presented by Representative HARVELL of Farmington)

L.D. 1518, S.P. 573
An Act Concerning Liquor Licensing Laws for Holders of 2 Licenses. (Presented by Senator GOODALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1519, S.P. 574
An Act To Update the Maine Insurance Code To Maintain Conformance with Uniform National Standards. (Presented by Senator WOODBURY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1520, H.P. 1091
An Act To Allow the Passamaquoddy Tribe To Operate Slot Machines in Washington County in Conjunction with High-stakes Beano. (Presented by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 1521, H.P. 1092
Resolve, Directing the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry To Create a Pilot Program To Support the State's Small Food Processors. (Presented by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan)

L.D. 1522, H.P. 1093
An Act To Protect Children from Exposure on the Internet without Parental Consent. (Presented by Representative NADEAU of Winslow)

L.D. 1523, H.P. 1094
An Act To Strengthen the Laws Governing Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse or Neglect. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative MALABY of Hancock)

L.D. 1524, H.P. 1095
An Act To Address the Burden Placed on Students as a Result of Requirements To Take Remedial Courses. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative COTTA of China)

L.D. 1525, H.P. 1098
An Act To Streamline Billing for Mental Health Services. (Presented by Speaker EVES of North Berwick)

L.D. 1526, H.P. 1099
An Act To Include Debt Service for Local School Construction Projects in the Required Local Share of Education Funding. (Presented by Representative LIBBY of Lewiston)

L.D. 1527, H.P. 1100
Resolve, Authorizing the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Division of Parks and Public Lands To Convey Certain Lands and Enter into Certain Leases with the Federal Government. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative DILL of Old Town)

L.D. 1528, H.P. 1101
Resolve, To Provide for Livable, Affordable Neighborhoods. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington)

L.D. 1529, S.P. 576
An Act To Expand School Choice for Maine Students. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator MASON of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1530, S.P. 577
An Act To Establish a Process for the Implementation of Universal Voluntary Prekindergarten Education. (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://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_126th/billtexts/.

Bill status information is available at http://legislature.maine.gov/LawMakerWeb/search.asp.