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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XL, No. 13

Friday, April 4, 2014

126TH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 496 - An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Laws. (S.P. 636, L.D. 1645)

Ch. 497 - An Act To Ensure Equity in Teacher Retirement Costs for Private Academies. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 651, L.D. 1657)

Ch. 498 - An Act To Further Ensure the Provision of Safe Medical Marijuana to Maine Patients. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 641, L.D. 1674)

Ch. 499 - An Act Regarding Fishways. (H.P. 1219, L.D. 1695)

Ch. 500 - An Act To Improve Hospital-based Behavioral Health Treatment for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism. (H.P. 1169, L.D. 1598)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 501 - An Act To Clarify Provisions of the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1168, L.D. 1597)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 502 - 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 To Address Supplemental Funding Needs Projected for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2014 and To Adjust Funding for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2015. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1325, L.D. 1843)

Ch. 503 - An Act To Further Protect Patient Access to Safe Medical Marijuana by Allowing Dispensaries To Purchase Excess Marijuana from Other Dispensaries. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1195, L.D. 1623)

Ch. 504 - An Act To Make Available to the Public Certain Information Concerning the Alcohol Content of Malt Liquor, Wine and Spirits. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1265, L.D. 1763)

Ch. 505 - An Act To Update Statutory Dates for the State Government Evaluation Act Review of Agencies. (H.P. 1292, L.D. 1800)

Ch. 506 - An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Review Committee Established To Examine the Impact of Unfunded Education Mandates and Other Regulatory Burdens. (S.P. 720, L.D. 1805)

Ch. 507 - An Act To Make Technical Amendments to the Criminal History Record Information Act and the Intelligence and Investigative Record Information Act and a Related Provision in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A. (S.P. 709, L.D. 1782)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Ch. 508 - An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding the Maine Correctional Center and To Establish the Bolduc Correctional Facility in Statute. (H.P. 1159, L.D. 1588)

Ch. 509 - An Act To Amend Maine's Aquaculture Laws. (H.P. 1177, L.D. 1605)

Ch. 510 - An Act To Revise the Description of Commercial Fishing Vessels That Are Exempt from Attachment. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1275, L.D. 1778)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ch. 511 - An Act To Allocate a Portion of the Reed Act Distribution of 2002 To Use for the Administration of the Unemployment Insurance and Employment Services Programs. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 719, L.D. 1802) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 512 - An Act To Create Parity for Proprietary Information Submitted to the Department of Marine Resources. (H.P. 1210, L.D. 1687)

Ch. 513 - An Act To Clarify the Confidentiality of Wood Processor Report Information. (S.P. 660, L.D. 1665)

Ch. 514 - An Act To Improve the Availability of Mail-in Rebates in the State. (S.P. 253, L.D. 704)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Friday, April 4, 2014
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 515 - An Act To Clarify the Law Governing Public Disclosure of Health Care Prices. (S.P. 633, L.D. 1642)

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 4, 2014

Ch. 516 - An Act To Amend the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act. (H.P. 1245, L.D. 1739)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ch. 26 - An Act To Enhance the Sustainability of the Corinna Water District. (H.P. 1190, L.D. 1618)

Resolves

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 98 - Resolve, To Assist Veterans by Authorizing the Bureau of General Services To Sell Certain Property To Be Used for Transitional Housing for Veterans. (H.P. 1178, L.D. 1606)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 99 - Resolve, To Strengthen the Protection of Children from Abuse and Neglect. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1208, L.D. 1685)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Ch. 100 - Resolve, Directing the Commissioner of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management To Request the Federal Government To Recognize Environmental Hazards at the Military Training Center in Gagetown, New Brunswick and the Resulting Health Risks and Disabilities Suffered by Certain Members of the Maine National Guard. (S.P. 623, L.D. 1632)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 101 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 115: Certification, Authorization and Approval of Education Personnel, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1272, L.D. 1774)

Ch. 102 - Resolve, To Amend the Resolve To Promote the Expansion of the Maine Maple Sugar Industry. (H.P. 1274, L.D. 1777)

Ch. 103 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 12: Rules for Mixed Martial Arts, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Combat Sports Authority of Maine. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1285, L.D. 1793)

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, APRIL 4, 2014

L.D. 1850, H.P. 1335
Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Strengthen the Adequacy and Equity of Certain Cost Components of the School Funding Formula. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs pursuant to Resolve 2011, chapter 166, section 8.)

L.D. 1851, S.P. 750
An Act To Delay Implementation of the Maine Metallic Mineral Mining Act and Related Statutory Provisions. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Environment and Natural Resources pursuant to Joint Order 2013, S.P. 742.)

L.D. 1852, H.P. 1336
An Act To Amend the Process Regarding the Transfer of Students between School Administrative Units. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative JOHNSON of Greenville)

L.D. 1853, H.P. 1338
An Act Requiring a Dynamic Fiscal Analysis of Changes to Visual Media Production Tax Credits and Reimbursements. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls)

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.