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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXIX, No. 23

Friday, June 21, 2013

126TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, June 14, 2013

Ch. 248 - 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) (S.P. 604, L.D. 1563) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 249 - An Act To Join in a Prohibition on Motor Fuel Containing Corn-based Ethanol. (H.P. 97, L.D. 115)

Ch. 250 - An Act To Protect Landlords When Tenants Fail To Pay Utility Bills. (H.P. 176, L.D. 215)

Ch. 251 - An Act To Improve the Military Bureau Laws. (S.P. 78, L.D. 242)

Ch. 252 - An Act To Allow a Person To Rent a Slaughterhouse for the Slaughtering and Processing of Poultry. (H.P. 196, L.D. 259)

Ch. 253 - An Act To Facilitate the Expansion of the State's Liquor Distribution System. (S.P. 318, L.D. 941)

Ch. 254 - An Act To Provide for and Recognize the Right of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians To Fish for Marine Organisms. (H.P. 666, L.D. 953)

Ch. 255 - An Act To Create a Gambling Offset To Enhance the Collection of Child Support. (H.P. 696, L.D. 982)

Ch. 256 - An Act To Amend the Procedures Used To Identify and Select Appointees to the Maine Land Use Planning Commission and To Make Other Technical Changes to the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Laws. (S.P. 332, L.D. 987)

Ch. 257 - An Act Relating to Employee Leasing Company Registration. (H.P. 715, L.D. 1017)

Ch. 258 - An Act To Increase the Opportunities for Taste-testing Events for On-premises Liquor Licensees. (S.P. 359, L.D. 1042)

Ch. 259 - An Act To Promote the Production of Maine Beverages. (H.P. 793, L.D. 1121)

Ch. 260 - An Act To Provide Consistency in the Regulation of Motorized Recreational Gold Prospecting. (H.P. 800, L.D. 1135)

Ch. 261 - An Act To Allow County Law Enforcement To Participate in Mutual Aid Agreements. (H.P. 804, L.D. 1139)

Ch. 262 - An Act To Improve Professional Training for Licensed Mental Health Clinicians. (S.P. 432, L.D. 1238)

Ch. 263 - An Act Regarding the Valuation of Certain Vehicles. (S.P. 486, L.D. 1379)

Ch. 264 - An Act To Provide Clarity and Consistency in Routine Public Health Licensing Activities. (H.P. 990, L.D. 1387)

Ch. 265 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Mental Responsibility for Criminal Conduct. (H.P. 1022, L.D. 1433)

Ch. 266 - 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. (H.P. 1032, L.D. 1438)

Ch. 267 - An Act To Revise the Laws Concerning Criminal History Record Information and Intelligence and Investigative Information. (H.P. 1070, L.D. 1493)

Ch. 268 - An Act To Strengthen the Laws Governing Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse or Neglect. (H.P. 1094, L.D. 1523) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 269 - An Act To Strengthen Maine's Hospitals and To Provide for a New Spirits Contract. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 596, L.D. 1555) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 270 - An Act To Reapportion the Districts of the State Senate, State House of Representatives and County Commissioners. (H.P. 1126, L.D. 1557)

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

Ch. 271 - An Act To Create an Open Enrollment Period Consistent with Federal Regulations for Health Insurance Exchanges. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 563, L.D. 812)

Ch. 272 - An Act To Improve Maine's Charter School Laws. (S.P. 171, L.D. 439)

Ch. 273 - An Act Regarding the Maine Guaranteed Access Reinsurance Association. (S.P. 404, L.D. 1167)

Ch. 274 - An Act To Make Records of External Review Proceedings Overseen by the Bureau of Insurance Confidential. (S.P. 239, L.D. 648)

Ch. 275 - An Act To Improve Efficiency in the Collection of Beverage Containers. (S.P. 362, L.D. 1080)

Ch. 276 - An Act To Amend the Laws Pertaining to Employee Health Insurance. (H.P. 1072, L.D. 1495)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 277 - An Act Regarding Reconstruction of Residential Structures on Sand Dunes. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 384, L.D. 1102)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Ch. 278 - An Act To Create Uniform Claims Paying Practices in Long-term Care Insurance Policies. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 312, L.D. 891)

Ch. 279 - An Act To Amend the Requirements for the Reporting of New Hires. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 653, L.D. 929)

Ch. 280 - An Act To Strengthen Maine's Wildlife Laws. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 423, L.D. 1225)

Ch. 281 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Awarding a High School Diploma to Veterans. (H.P. 316, L.D. 466)

Ch. 282 - An Act To Improve the Quality of the Data Used in the Management of Maine's Fisheries. (H.P. 332, L.D. 482)

Ch. 283 - An Act To Prohibit the Sharing of Certain Personal Information by the Department of the Secretary of State. (H.P. 438, L.D. 619)

Ch. 284 - An Act To Clarify Uninsured Vehicle Coverage for Multiple Claimants. (S.P. 218, L.D. 628)

Ch. 285 - An Act Establishing Health Care Practitioner Transparency Requirements. (S.P. 265, L.D. 727)

Ch. 286 - An Act To Amend the Hunting Laws as They Pertain to the Training of Dogs. (H.P. 508, L.D. 757)

Ch. 287 - An Act To Provide Guidance for the Development of Marine Fisheries Management Plans. (H.P. 562, L.D. 811)

Ch. 288 - An Act To Increase Ethics and Transparency in Government Service. (H.P. 610, L.D. 859)

Ch. 289 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Confidentiality of Health Care Information To Enhance Public Safety. (S.P. 307, L.D. 882)

Ch. 290 - An Act To Enhance the Development and Implementation of Integrated Pest Management Programs. (H.P. 627, L.D. 903)

Ch. 291 - An Act To Require an Operator To Provide Evidence of Liability Insurance or Financial Responsibility at the Scene of an Accident. (H.P. 643, L.D. 919)

Ch. 292 - An Act To Amend the Laws on Extended Warranties for Used Cars To Make Terms of Coverage Transparent. (H.P. 658, L.D. 934)

Ch. 293 - An Act To Enhance Enforcement of the Mandatory Reporting of Abuse and Neglect. (S.P. 349, L.D. 1024)

Ch. 294 - An Act To Provide a Uniform Process for the Use of Orders Awarding Parental Rights and Responsibilities To Dispose of a Child Protective Case. (H.P. 776, L.D. 1107)

Ch. 295 - An Act To Encourage Financing of Manufactured Housing for the Workforce. (H.P. 847, L.D. 1203)

Ch. 296 - An Act To Amend Licensing Requirements for Professional Engineers. (S.P. 456, L.D. 1313)

Ch. 297 - An Act Regarding Computers Used To Commit a Crime or Facilitate the Commission of a Crime. (H.P. 941, L.D. 1316)

Ch. 298 - An Act To Ensure Ethical Standards for Court Reporters. (S.P. 543, L.D. 1469)

Ch. 299 - An Act Relating to Insurance Company Formation and Dissolution. (H.P. 1066, L.D. 1485)

Ch. 300 - An Act To Make Minor Changes and Corrections to Statutes Administered by the Department of Environmental Protection. (H.P. 1074, L.D. 1497)

Ch. 301 - An Act To Make Technical Changes to Maine's Marine Resources Laws and Elver Enforcement Mechanisms. (S.P. 588, L.D. 1545) (Governor's Bill)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 302 - An Act To Ensure the Authenticity of Items Reported To Have Been Crafted by Native Americans. (H.P. 100, L.D. 118)

Ch. 303 - An Act To Develop a Grant Program To Establish a Teacher-led School Model. (H.P. 775, L.D. 1106)

Ch. 304 - An Act Regarding the Use of Mobile Poultry Processing Units. (H.P. 587, L.D. 836)

Ch. 305 - An Act To Allow 2 Eligible Organizations To Jointly Hold a Game of Beano or Bingo. (H.P. 126, L.D. 151)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 306 - An Act To Reduce the Licensing Fee for Certain Tournament Games. (S.P. 125, L.D. 329)

Ch. 307 - An Act To Amend the State Government Evaluation Act. (H.P. 805, L.D. 1140)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Ch. 308 - An Act To Allow Collaborative Practice Agreements between Authorized Practitioners and Pharmacists. (S.P. 395, L.D. 1134)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Ch. 309 - An Act To Provide for the Effective Marketing and Promotion of Maine Lobster. (H.P. 336, L.D. 486)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Monday, June 10, 2013

Ch. 14 - An Act To Authorize InterCoast Career Institute To Grant the Degree of Associate Degree in Applied Science. (H.P. 154, L.D. 193)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Ch. 15 - An Act To Create the Presque Isle Utilities District. (H.P. 920, L.D. 1293)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Friday, June 14, 2013

Ch. 53 - Resolve, Authorizing the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services To Sell or Lease the Interests of the State in Certain Real Property Located in Bangor, Boothbay Harbor and Hallowell. (H.P. 668, L.D. 955)

Ch. 54 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 270: Uniform Reporting System for Quality Data Sets, a Major Substantive Rule of the Maine Health Data Organization. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 613, L.D. 886)

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

Ch. 55 - Resolve, Regarding Temporary Campgrounds. (S.P. 215, L.D. 625)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Ch. 56 - 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. (H.P. 1100, L.D. 1527) (Governor's Bill)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 57 - Resolve, To Continue the Redesign of Shared Living Services for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 580, L.D. 829)

Ch. 58 - Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Clarify the Processes Regarding Registration of Recovery Agencies for Tissue and Organ Donation. (S.P. 44, L.D. 123)

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 21, 2013

L.D. 1564, S.P. 607
Resolve, Approving the 2013 Draft and Arrangement of the Constitution of Maine Made by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court and Providing for Its Publication and Distribution. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court pursuant to the Constitution of Maine, Article X, Section 6.)

L.D. 1565, H.P. 1135
An Act To Preserve Code Enforcement Officer Training and Certification. (Presented by Representative CAREY of Lewiston)

L.D. 1566, S.P. 608
An Act Regarding School Budgets. (EMERGENCY) (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.