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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXIX, No. 18

Friday, May 17, 2013

126TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, May 9, 2013

Ch. 90 - An Act To Amend the Short Form Deeds Act. (H.P. 296, L.D. 424)

Signed by the Governor
Friday, May 10, 2013

Ch. 91 - An Act To Place Land in Centerville in Trust for the Passamaquoddy Tribe. (H.P. 56, L.D. 64)

Ch. 92 - An Act To Change the Quorum Requirement for Meetings of the Land for Maine's Future Board. (H.P. 343, L.D. 524)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Monday, May 13, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 93 - An Act To Provide Free Fishing Licenses to Certain Children in the Custody of the Department of Health and Human Services. (H.P. 489, L.D. 717)

Ch. 94 - An Act To Remove an Unnecessary Provision in the Maine Insurance Code. (H.P. 445, L.D. 653)

Ch. 95 - An Act To Equalize the Fire Investigation and Prevention Tax Paid by Insurers. (H.P. 205, L.D. 296)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 96 - An Act To Repeal a Specialized Form of the Generic Crime of Theft by Unauthorized Taking or Transfer. (H.P. 614, L.D. 887)

Private and Special Laws

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 8 - An Act To Allocate the Balance of Funds Not Expended by the Task Force on Franco-Americans. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 572, L.D. 821)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Friday, May 10, 2013

Ch. 15 - 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) (H.P. 5, L.D. 3)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Monday, May 13, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 16 - Resolve, To Direct the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Allow Veterans with Lower Limb Loss To Obtain "Any-deer" Hunting Permits. (H.P. 55, L.D. 63)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 17 - Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Adopt Rules Governing the Use of Certain Antipsychotic Drugs by Children Enrolled in MaineCare. (H.P. 243, L.D. 338)

Ch. 18 - Resolve, To Require the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Conduct a Study on the Use of Rubber Lures and Nondegradable Fishing Hooks and Lures. (H.P. 37, L.D. 42)

Ch. 19 - Resolve, Directing the Bureau of Insurance To Amend Its Rules Pertaining to Medicare Advantage Plans. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 196, L.D. 506)

Ch. 20 - Resolve, Directing the Public Utilities Commission To Review Certain Electricity Distribution Charges Assessed on Businesses. (H.P. 211, L.D. 302)

Ch. 21 - Resolve, To Establish a Working Group To Study Vision Requirements for Obtaining a Driver's License and To Review the Current Prohibition on the Use of Telescopic or Bioptic Lenses while Driving. (H.P. 383, L.D. 564)

Ch. 22 - Resolve, To Create a Working Group To Identify Elementary School and Middle School Applied Learning Opportunities. (S.P. 150, L.D. 370)

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 17, 2013

L.D. 1531, S.P. 578
An Act To Maintain Access to Safe Medical Marijuana. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 1532, S.P. 579
An Act To Provide Model Language for Standard Sewer District Charters. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology pursuant to Joint Order 2013, S.P. 533.)

L.D. 1533, S.P. 580
An Act To Amend the Maine Online Learning Program. (Presented by President ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1534, S.P. 581
An Act To Allow a Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Credit for a Vehicle No Longer in Use. (Presented by Senator THIBODEAU of Waldo)

L.D. 1535, H.P. 1102
An Act To Provide Maine's Businesses Tax Relief for Destroyed or Stolen Products. (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 1536, H.P. 1103
An Act To Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine. (Reported by Representative PRIEST of Brunswick for the Revisor of Statutes pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 94.)

L.D. 1537, H.P. 1105
An Act To Promote the Delivery of Natural Gas to Central Maine. (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 1538, H.P. 1106
Resolve, To Establish a Task Force on Poverty and Personal Responsibility. (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 1539, S.P. 584
Resolve, To Restore the Integrity of the State Pay System. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator CAIN of Penobscot)

L.D. 1540, S.P. 585
An Act To Fix and Improve the System Used To Evaluate or Rate Public Schools in Maine. (Presented by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland)

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://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_126th/billtexts/.

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