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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXIX, No. 24

Friday, June 28, 2013

126TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, June 21, 2013

Ch. 310 - An Act To Make Statutory Changes To Address Certain Conflicting Requirements of the Maine Rules of Professional Conduct and the Federal Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 Regarding Maine's Protection and Advocacy Agency. (H.P. 883, L.D. 1249)

Ch. 311 - An Act To Facilitate Veterans' and Their Spouses' Access to Employment, Education and Training. (H.P. 802, L.D. 1137)

Ch. 312 - An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Affordable Housing Tax Increment Financing. (H.P. 863, L.D. 1218)

Ch. 313 - An Act To Streamline the Charitable Solicitations Act. (S.P. 438, L.D. 1277)

Ch. 314 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Unemployment Compensation To Ensure Conformity with the Federal Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011. (S.P. 454, L.D. 1311)

Ch. 315 - An Act To Implement Recommendations of the Department of Environmental Protection Concerning Product Stewardship in Maine. (H.P. 952, L.D. 1335)

Ch. 316 - An Act To Update the Polygraph Examiner Licensing Laws. (S.P. 480, L.D. 1373)

Ch. 317 - An Act To Amend Article 9-A of the Uniform Commercial Code. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 985, L.D. 1384)

Ch. 318 - An Act To Create an Educational Collaborative Partnership To Implement a Program That Enables Career and Technical Education Students To Earn College Credits while Attending High School. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 506, L.D. 1412)

Ch. 319 - An Act To Preserve Marine Resources Licenses for Active Duty Service Members. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 530, L.D. 1448)

Ch. 320 - An Act To Amend the Mandatory Shoreland Zoning Laws. (S.P. 555, L.D. 1490)

Ch. 321 - An Act To Make Supplemental Allocations from the Highway Fund for the Expenditures of State Government Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1117, L.D. 1550) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 322 - An Act To Simplify and Encourage the Sale of Hunting and Fishing Licenses and Permits. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 190, L.D. 229)

Ch. 323 - An Act To Promote Small-scale Poultry Farming. (H.P. 179, L.D. 218)

Ch. 324 - An Act Relating to Radon Testing and Disclosure to Tenants. (S.P. 124, L.D. 328)

Ch. 325 - An Act To Improve Wind Energy Development Permitting. (H.P. 260, L.D. 385)

Ch. 326 - An Act To Improve Care Coordination for Persons with Mental Illness. (H.P. 353, L.D. 534)

Ch. 327 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Award of Spousal Support in Divorce Actions. (H.P. 367, L.D. 548)

Ch. 328 - An Act To Require Firearms Used in the Commission of Certain Acts To Be Civilly Forfeited to the State and Destroyed. (H.P. 497, L.D. 724)

Ch. 329 - An Act To Extend the Statute of Limitations on Certain Civil Professional Negligence Suits. (S.P. 282, L.D. 744)

Ch. 330 - An Act To Increase Access to Voter Lists. (H.P. 519, L.D. 768)

Ch. 331 - An Act To Amend the Tax Laws. (S.P. 333, L.D. 988)

Ch. 332 - An Act To Require Public Disclosure of Health Care Prices. (S.P. 335, L.D. 990)

Ch. 333 - An Act Regarding the Buying and Selling of Animal Parts. (H.P. 714, L.D. 1016)

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

Ch. 334 - An Act To Amend Campaign Finance Laws. (S.P. 447, L.D. 1299)

Ch. 335 - An Act To Provide Integrated Community-based Employment and Customized Employment for Persons with Disabilities. (S.P. 471, L.D. 1352)

Ch. 336 - An Act To Facilitate Patient Education. (S.P. 260, L.D. 711)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Monday, June 24, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 337 - An Act To Ensure That the Standard of a Student's Best Interest Is Applied to Superintendent Agreements for Transfer Students. (H.P. 349, L.D. 530)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, June 24, 2013

Ch. 338 - An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Government Oversight Committee and the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability Regarding Child Development Services. (H.P. 27, L.D. 34)

Ch. 339 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Public Records. (H.P. 86, L.D. 104)

Ch. 340 - An Act To Inform Persons of the Options for the Treatment of Lyme Disease. (H.P. 416, L.D. 597)

Ch. 341 - An Act To Prohibit Sale or Possession of Synthetic Cannabinoids. (H.P. 453, L.D. 661)

Ch. 342 - An Act Regarding the Swans Island Lobster Fishing Zone. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 718, L.D. 1020)

Ch. 343 - An Act To Amend the Laws Concerning Parental Rights in Child Abandonment Cases. (H.P. 786, L.D. 1114)

Ch. 344 - An Act Concerning Liquor Licensing Laws for Holders of 2 Licenses. (S.P. 573, L.D. 1518)

Ch. 345 - An Act To Support Maine Businesses by Authorizing Certain Brewing Partnerships. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 590, L.D. 1548)

Ch. 346 - An Act To Maintain Competition among Electricity Suppliers Serving Northern Maine. (S.P. 595, L.D. 1553)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 347 - An Act To Allow Further Review of the Report Defining Cost Responsibility for Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Students Receiving Services from the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf. (S.P. 597, L.D. 1560)

Ch. 348 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Animal Trespass. (S.P. 445, L.D. 1283)

Ch. 349 - An Act To Ensure Maine's Preparedness for Hazardous Oil Spills. (H.P. 957, L.D. 1340)

Ch. 350 - An Act To Amend the Freedom of Access Act. (H.P. 861, L.D. 1216)

Ch. 351 - An Act To Grow the Maine Economy by Promoting Maine's Small Breweries and Wineries. (S.P. 529, L.D. 1447)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Ch. 352 - An Act To Update the Laws Relating to the Tri-state Lotto and the Payment of Prizes to Minors. (H.P. 662, L.D. 938)

Ch. 353 - An Act To Ensure the Integrity of Neuropsychological and Psychological Testing Materials and Data. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 820, L.D. 1155)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ch. 354 - An Act Making Unified Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, Highway 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) (H.P. 1061, L.D. 1480) (Governor's Bill)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 355 - An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Licensure of Physicians and Physician Assistants. (H.P. 1026, L.D. 1437)

Ch. 356 - An Act To Increase Transparency and Improve Equity in Appeals to Superintendents' Agreements. (H.P. 542, L.D. 791)

Ch. 357 - An Act To Require Notice to and Input from Municipalities in Which Certain Group Homes Are Located. (H.P. 556, L.D. 805)

Ch. 358 - An Act To Strengthen the Fishing Laws. (H.P. 835, L.D. 1191)

Ch. 359 - An Act To Assist Small Distilleries That Also Have Off-premises Retail Licenses. (H.P. 427, L.D. 608)

Ch. 360 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Decision-making Authority Regarding Energy Infrastructure Corridors. (H.P. 1090, L.D. 1517)

Ch. 361 - An Act To Add Conditions That Qualify for Medical Marijuana Use. (H.P. 755, L.D. 1062)

Ch. 362 - An Act Regarding the Requirement That an Address Be Provided in Disclaimers on Political Radio Advertisements. (H.P. 646, L.D. 922)

Ch. 363 - An Act To Amend the Labor Laws as They Relate to Payment for Required Medical Examinations. (S.P. 559, L.D. 1498)

Ch. 364 - An Act To Create Child Advocacy Centers in Maine. (S.P. 468, L.D. 1334)

Ch. 365 - An Act Concerning Postsecondary Tuition Waivers for Children of Veterans. (H.P. 469, L.D. 677)

Ch. 366 - An Act To Encourage School Administrative Units To Increase Their Energy Savings. (H.P. 966, L.D. 1348)

Ch. 367 - An Act Regarding the Board of Trustees of the Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 592, L.D. 1551)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 368 - 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, 2013, June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2015. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1079, L.D. 1509) (Governor's Bill)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 369 - An Act To Reduce Energy Costs, Increase Energy Efficiency, Promote Electric System Reliability and Protect the Environment. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1128, L.D. 1559)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 370 - An Act To Change Document Filing and Copying Fees for County Registries of Deeds. (H.P. 378, L.D. 559)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 371 - An Act To Maintain Access to Safe Medical Marijuana. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 578, L.D. 1531)

Ch. 372 - An Act To Protect Maine's Loons by Banning Lead Sinkers and Jigs. (S.P. 268, L.D. 730)

Ch. 373 - An Act To Facilitate the Personal Importation of Prescription Drugs from International Mail Order Prescription Pharmacies. (S.P. 60, L.D. 171)

Ch. 374 - An Act To Clarify and Correct Provisions of the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act. (H.P. 1047, L.D. 1462)

Ch. 375 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Advisory Council. (S.P. 49, L.D. 128)

Ch. 376 - An Act To Improve Work Readiness for Families Facing Significant Barriers to Employment. (H.P. 960, L.D. 1343)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, June 21, 2013

Ch. 16 - An Act To Amend the Charter of the Alfred Water District. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 601, L.D. 1562)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Friday, June 21, 2013

Ch. 60 - Resolve, Requiring the Department of Health and Human Services To Amend the Rules Regarding Child Care Facilities and Family Child Care Providers. (H.P. 554, L.D. 803)

Ch. 61 - Resolve, To Establish MaineCare Eligibility for Parents Participating in Reunification Activities. (H.P. 633, L.D. 909)

Ch. 62 - Resolve, Directing the Androscoggin County Commissioners To Make Changes to the Androscoggin County Charter. (S.P. 366, L.D. 1084)

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

Ch. 63 - Resolve, Regarding Pesticide Applications and Public Notification in Schools. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 26, L.D. 33)

Ch. 64 - Resolve, To Establish Demonstration Projects To Promote Economic Development in the Forest Products Industry. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 541, L.D. 1467)

Ch. 65 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 2: Rules Concerning the Processing of Applications and Other Administrative Matters, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Environmental Protection. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 612, L.D. 861)

Ch. 66 - Resolve, Directing the Adjutant General of the State To Ensure the Maine Code of Military Justice Addresses Sexual Trauma in the Military. (S.P. 562, L.D. 1504)

Ch. 67 - Resolve, To Establish the Task Force on Milk Tier Pricing. (H.P. 540, L.D. 789)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 68 - Resolve, To Review and Make Recommendations on Appropriate Prescribing of Certain Medications for Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder That Are Reimbursed under the MaineCare Program. (H.P. 488, L.D. 716)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 69 - Resolve, To Establish a Veteran-to-farmer Training Pilot Program. (H.P. 284, L.D. 409)

Ch. 70 - Resolve, Requiring Rulemaking Regarding Special Education Requirements and Review of School Administrative Units That Do Not Operate Any Schools. (H.P. 828, L.D. 1184)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 71 - Resolve, To Amend the Rules Governing Events at Clubs with a License To Sell Alcohol for On-premises Consumption with Catering Privileges. (S.P. 509, L.D. 1415)

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 28, 2013

L.D. 1567, H.P. 1137
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 22: Standards for Outdoor Application of Pesticides by Powered Equipment in Order To Minimize Off-Target Deposition, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1568, H.P. 1138
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 20: Special Provisions, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1569, H.P. 1139
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 51: Notice of Aerial Pesticide Application, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1570, S.P. 611
An Act To Delay the Implementation of Changes to the Business Equipment Tax Exemption. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator HASKELL of Cumberland)

L.D. 1571, S.P. 612
An Act To Prevent the Double Funding of Certain MaineCare Costs. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator HILL of York)

L.D. 1572, H.P. 1141
An Act To Correct Minor Technical Errors and Inconsistencies in the Unified Budget Bill. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs pursuant to Joint Order 2013, H.P. 1140.)

L.D. 1573, S.P. 615
An Act To Extend the Authorization for the Maine Education Effectiveness Council. (Presented by President ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1574, H.P. 1143
Resolve, Establishing the Commission To Study the Incidence of and Mortality Related to Cancer. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan)

L.D. 1575, S.P. 614
Resolve, Regarding Memorial Plaques Honoring Vietnam Veterans near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge between Lewiston and Auburn. (Presented by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin)

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.