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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XL, No. 2

Friday, January 17, 2014

126TH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, August 30, 2013

Ch. 429 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Improve Highways, Bridges and Multimodal Facilities. (S.P. 377, L.D. 1095) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 430 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Support Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Nursing Education To Enhance Economic Development. (H.P. 533, L.D. 782)

Ch. 431 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Invest in the Maine Community College System. (S.P. 226, L.D. 636)

Ch. 432 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Maintenance and Improvement of State Armories and the Purchase of Land for Maine Army National Guard Training. (S.P. 81, L.D. 245)

Ch. 433 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Provide Funds for a Public-private Partnership for a New Science Facility at the Maine Maritime Academy. (H.P. 182, L.D. 221)

Signed by the Governor
Friday, September 6, 2013

Ch. 434 - An Act To Increase the Availability of Mental Health Services. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1087, L.D. 1515) (Governor's Bill)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 435 - An Act To Provide Funding to Soil and Water Conservation Districts. (H.P. 252, L.D. 377)

Ch. 436 - An Act To Protect Maine Food Consumers' Right To Know about Genetically Engineered Food. (H.P. 490, L.D. 718)

Ch. 437 - An Act To Promote the Maine Economy and Support Maine's Sporting Camp Tradition. (S.P. 276, L.D. 738)

Ch. 438 - An Act To Extend and Improve the Maine Seed Capital Tax Credit Program. (S.P. 281, L.D. 743)

Ch. 439 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Students Experiencing Education Disruption. (S.P. 378, L.D. 1096)

Ch. 440 - An Act To Support the Maine Downtown Center. (S.P. 409, L.D. 1172)

Ch. 441 - An Act To Sustain Emergency Medical Services throughout the State. (S.P. 435, L.D. 1274)

Ch. 442 - An Act To Exempt from Sales Tax the Sales of Adaptive Equipment To Make a Vehicle Handicapped Accessible. (H.P. 978, L.D. 1370)

Ch. 443 - An Act To Address Maine's Immediate Workforce Needs. (S.P. 554, L.D. 1489)

Resolves

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 79 - Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Review the Need for and the Costs of Services That Enable Populations Who Are Elderly or Have Disabilities To Live Independently. (S.P. 12, L.D. 20)

Ch. 80 - Resolve, Regarding Memorial Plaques Honoring Vietnam Veterans near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge between Lewiston and Auburn. (S.P. 614, L.D. 1575)

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, JANUARY 17, 2014

L.D. 1726, H.P. 1234
An Act Directing the Department of Education To Formulate and Implement a Citizenship Educational Component for the School Curriculum. (Presented by Representative PETERSON of Rumford)

L.D. 1727, H.P. 1235
An Act To Establish Guidelines for the Stocking and Administration of Epinephrine Autoinjectors in Schools. (Presented by Representative PETERSON of Rumford)

L.D. 1728, S.P. 686
An Act To Prohibit Possession of a Replica or Simulated Firearm on or near School Property. (Presented by Senator HILL of York)

L.D. 1729, H.P. 1237
An Act To Increase the Period of Time for the Calculation of a Prior Conviction for Operating under the Influence. (Presented by Representative MARKS of Pittston)

L.D. 1730, H.P. 1238
An Act To Assist Victims of Human Trafficking. (Presented by Representative VOLK of Scarborough)

L.D. 1731, H.P. 1239
An Act To Ensure Transparency and Accountability in Decisions by the Department of Environmental Protection. (Presented by Representative GRANT of Gardiner)

L.D. 1732, H.P. 1240
Resolve, Directing the Director of the Bureau of Parks and Lands To Convey the Chesuncook Community Church Building in Chesuncook Township to the Greenville Union Evangelical Church. (Presented by Representative JOHNSON of Greenville)

L.D. 1733, H.P. 1241
An Act Regarding the Registration of Motor Vehicles of Deployed Members of the National Guard or Reserves of the United States Armed Forces. (Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Bethel)

L.D. 1734, H.P. 1242
An Act To Create a Cold Case Homicide Unit in the Department of the Attorney General. (Presented by Representative STANLEY of Medway)

L.D. 1735, S.P. 687
An Act To Amend Forester Licensing Requirements. (Presented by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot)

L.D. 1736, S.P. 689
Resolve, To Create a State-run Virtual Academy Providing Maine Students with Access to Online Learning through Their Existing School Districts. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 1737, H.P. 1243
Resolve, Extending the Date by Which the Family Law Advisory Commission Must Report on Its Study of the Uniform Parentage Act and Other Similar Laws and Proposals. (Submitted by the Family Law Advisory Commission pursuant to Resolve 2013, chapter 12, section 2.)

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.