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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XL, No. 12

Friday, March 28, 2014

126TH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, March 21, 2014

Ch. 487 - An Act To Restore Funding in the Maine Budget Stabilization Fund through Alternative Sources. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1298, L.D. 1807) (Governor's Bill)

Signed by the Governor
Saturday, March 22, 2014

Ch. 488 - An Act To Allow All Current Members and Veterans of the United States Armed Forces To Be Eligible for In-state Tuition Rates. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1267, L.D. 1768)

Ch. 489 - An Act To Amend the Mandatory Shoreland Zoning Laws To Exclude Subsurface Waste Water Disposal Systems, Geothermal Heat Exchange Wells and Wells or Water Wells from the Definition of "Structure". (S.P. 694, L.D. 1755)

Ch. 490 - An Act To Protect the Integrity of Funding for Harness Racing Purses. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1203, L.D. 1680)

Ch. 491 - An Act Regarding Appointments of Certain Positions in the Department of Corrections. (H.P. 1188, L.D. 1616)

Ch. 492 - An Act To Make Technical Changes to Marine Resources Laws. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1176, L.D. 1604)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 493 - An Act Concerning Learner's Permits. (H.P. 1183, L.D. 1611)

Ch. 494 - An Act To Clarify Disclosure Requirements for Political Statements Broadcast by Radio. (H.P. 1185, L.D. 1613)

Ch. 495 - An Act To Increase the Maximum Gas Safety Administrative Penalty Amounts. (H.P. 1192, L.D. 1620)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Saturday, March 22, 2014

Ch. 21 - An Act To Amend the Anson and Madison Water District Charter. (H.P. 1217, L.D. 1693)

Ch. 22 - An Act To Make Allocations from Maine Turnpike Authority Funds for the Maine Turnpike Authority for the Calendar Year Ending December 31, 2015. (S.P. 674, L.D. 1708)

Ch. 23 - An Act To Designate Maine State Housing Authority To Receive Funds from the National Housing Trust Fund. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 714, L.D. 1790)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, March 24, 2014

Ch. 24 - An Act To Allow the City of Saco To Stabilize the Coastline and Coastal Sand Dune System Adjacent to the Saco River. (S.P. 635, L.D. 1644)

Ch. 25 - An Act To Preserve Certain Rights Granted to Maine Public Service Company before Its Merger with Bangor Hydro Electric Company. (S.P. 693, L.D. 1752)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Saturday, March 22, 2014

Ch. 95 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 106: Low Sulfur Fuel, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Environmental Protection. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1271, L.D. 1773)

Ch. 96 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 33: Agricultural Development Grant Program, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1268, L.D. 1770)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 97 - Resolve, To Ensure Notification to the Public of the Location in Maine of Persons Convicted in Foreign Countries of Certain Crimes. (H.P. 1160, L.D. 1589)

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, MARCH 28, 2014

L.D. 1844, H.P. 1326
An Act To Increase Local Responsibility for General Assistance. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough)

L.D. 1845, I.B. 1
An Act To Prohibit the Use of Dogs, Bait or Traps When Hunting Bears Except under Certain Circumstances. (Transmitted to the Clerk of the 126th Maine Legislature by the Secretary of State on March 18, 2014 and ordered printed.)

L.D. 1846, H.P. 1329
An Act To Require the Licensure of Scrap Metal Recyclers and Mobile Scrap Metal Dealers. (Presented by Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville)

L.D. 1847, S.P. 746
An Act To Clarify Outcome-based Forestry. (Presented by Senator BOYLE of Cumberland)

L.D. 1848, S.P. 747
An Act To Allow Property Maintenance Activities notwithstanding a Consent Agreement with the Department of Environmental Protection. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1849, S.P. 748
Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Study College Affordability and College Completion. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs pursuant to Joint Order 2013, S.P. 721.)

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.