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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXIX, No. 22

Friday, June 14, 2013

126TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Monday, June 10, 2013

Ch. 212 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Gambling. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 130, L.D. 350)

Ch. 213 - An Act To Allow a Junior Hunter To Take One Antlerless Deer without an Antlerless Deer Permit. (H.P. 83, L.D. 101)

Ch. 214 - An Act To Increase Patient Choice in Health Care Facilities and Health Care Settings. (S.P. 179, L.D. 447)

Ch. 215 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Discharge of a Firearm or Crossbow near a Dwelling or Building. (H.P. 359, L.D. 540)

Ch. 216 - An Act To Allow Charter Schools To Request Waivers from Certain Requirements. (S.P. 267, L.D. 729)

Ch. 217 - An Act To Streamline, Amend and Clarify Certain Professional and Occupational Licensing Statutes. (S.P. 292, L.D. 867)

Ch. 218 - An Act To Increase the Monetary Limit for Card Games. (S.P. 474, L.D. 1355)

Ch. 219 - An Act To Amend the Motor Fuel Distribution and Sales Act. (S.P. 479, L.D. 1360)

Ch. 220 - An Act To Streamline the Laws Related to Transportation. (H.P. 1049, L.D. 1464)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 221 - An Act To Update and Simplify Maine Gasoline Requirements. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 478, L.D. 1359)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, June 10, 2013

Ch. 222 - An Act To Make Veterans' Property Tax Exemption Applications Confidential. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 687, L.D. 973)

Ch. 223 - An Act To Remove a Conflict in the Law Restricting the Sale or Purchase of Targeted Methamphetamine Precursors. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 756, L.D. 1063)

Ch. 224 - An Act To Provide the Securities Administrator with the Power To Investigate Potential Violations Involving the Sale of Business Opportunities. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 905, L.D. 1266)

Ch. 225 - An Act Regarding Research and Development in Maine. (S.P. 437, L.D. 1276)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Ch. 226 - An Act To Expand Moose Hunting Opportunities. (S.P. 66, L.D. 177)

Ch. 227 - An Act To Facilitate the Use of Electronic Monitoring. (H.P. 593, L.D. 842)

Ch. 228 - An Act To Update the Fair Credit Reporting Act Consistent with Federal Law. (S.P. 504, L.D. 1410)

Ch. 229 - An Act Regarding Coordinated Access to Public Records of State Agencies. (S.P. 566, L.D. 1511)

Ch. 230 - An Act To Allow Municipalities To Petition the Department of Marine Resources To Establish Dive-only Areas for Scallops in Mooring Fields. (S.P. 324, L.D. 946)

Ch. 231 - An Act Regarding Working Waterfront Projects. (H.P. 320, L.D. 470)

Ch. 232 - An Act To Provide Clarity to Priority Chemical Reporting Requirements. (S.P. 153, L.D. 373)

Ch. 233 - An Act Relating to Title Insurers Issuing Closing or Settlement Protection. (H.P. 1038, L.D. 1444)

Ch. 234 - An Act To Amend the Maine Juvenile Code and Related Statutes. (H.P. 782, L.D. 1112)

Ch. 235 - An Act To Clarify Civil Liability of Persons Making False Claims to the Department of Health and Human Services. (H.P. 991, L.D. 1388)

Ch. 236 - An Act To Expand Crossbow Hunting. (H.P. 713, L.D. 1015)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Ch. 237 - An Act To Amend Certain Laws Governing the Bureau of Maine Veterans' Services. (S.P. 77, L.D. 241)

Ch. 238 - An Act To Update the Maine Insurance Code To Maintain Conformance with Uniform National Standards. (S.P. 574, L.D. 1519)

Ch. 239 - An Act To Expand the Authority of Lobster Management Policy Councils To Address Entry into Lobster Management Zones and To Create a Temporary Medical Allowance. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1113, L.D. 1544) (Governor's Bill)

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

Ch. 240 - An Act To Amend the Authorized Hours during Which Liquor May Be Sold and Purchased. (H.P. 19, L.D. 15)

Ch. 241 - An Act To Update and Clarify the Laws Governing the Operation of Bicycles on Public Roadways. (H.P. 1045, L.D. 1460)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Ch. 242 - An Act To Exempt Agriculture, Timber Harvesting and Public Employees from Certain Oversight in Shoreland Areas. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 231, L.D. 641)

Ch. 243 - An Act To Clarify Solid Waste Policy Relating to State-owned Disposal Facilities. (S.P. 243, L.D. 694)

Ch. 244 - An Act To Promote the Financial Literacy of High School Students. (H.P. 594, L.D. 843)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, June 13, 2013

Ch. 245 - An Act To Reform Maine's Whitewater Rafting Laws. (S.P. 114, L.D. 281)

Ch. 246 - An Act To Establish Uniform Quorum, Meeting and Chair Requirements for Professional and Occupational Licensing Boards. (S.P. 73, L.D. 237)

Ch. 247 - An Act To Remove the Requirement That a Person Training Dogs on Sundays Possess a Valid Hunting License. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 119, L.D. 144)

Resolves

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Monday, June 10, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 45 - Resolve, Directing the Public Utilities Commission To Examine Measures To Mitigate the Effects of Geomagnetic Disturbances and Electromagnetic Pulse on the State's Transmission System. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 106, L.D. 131)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 46 - Resolve, To Ensure Landfill Capacity and Promote Recycling. (H.P. 971, L.D. 1363)

Ch. 47 - Resolve, Directing the Public Utilities Commission To Develop a Plan To Reform Regulation of Consumer-owned Water Utilities. (S.P. 173, L.D. 441)

Ch. 48 - Resolve, Directing the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry To Conduct an Internal Review of the Snowmobile Trail Fund. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 195, L.D. 505)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Ch. 49 - Resolve, To Ensure the Continued Accessibility and Affordability of a High School Equivalency Exam for Maine Residents. (S.P. 174, L.D. 442)

Ch. 50 - Resolve, Authorizing the Sale of the Guy P. Gannett House in Augusta for Use as a Museum. (S.P. 485, L.D. 1378)

Ch. 51 - Resolve, Directing the Attorney General To Report on the Status of Discussions on Domestic Violence on Tribal Lands. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 996, L.D. 1400)

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

Ch. 52 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: Maine Unified Special Education Regulation Birth to Age Twenty, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 232, L.D. 323)

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, JUNE 14, 2013

L.D. 1561, H.P. 1131
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Secession from a Municipality. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative THERIAULT of Madawaska)

L.D. 1562, S.P. 601
An Act To Amend the Charter of the Alfred Water District. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator TUTTLE of York)

L.D. 1563, S.P. 604
An Act To Make Supplemental Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government and To Change Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator THIBODEAU of Waldo)

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.