From Robert B. Hunt, Clerk of the House
State House, Augusta, Maine

Volume XLIII, No. 18

Friday, May 12, 2017




Public Laws

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 43 - An Act To Increase the Maximum Registered Gross Weight Allowed for Vehicles with Disabled Veterans or Special Veterans Registration Plates. (S.P. 146, L.D. 444)

Signed by the Governor
Friday, May 5, 2017

Ch. 44 - An Act To Prohibit Insurance Carriers from Charging Enrollees for Prescription Drugs in Amounts That Exceed the Drugs' Costs. (S.P. 10, L.D. 6)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 45 - An Act To Increase Voter Knowledge of Bond Issues. (H.P. 232, L.D. 299)

Ch. 46 - An Act To Except from the Freedom of Access Act Certain Information in the Possession of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. (S.P. 137, L.D. 410)

Ch. 47 - An Act To Allow Campgrounds To Operate Beano or Bingo. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 148, L.D. 446)

Ch. 48 - An Act To Ensure Direct Dialing of 911 from Multiline Telephone Systems. (S.P. 271, L.D. 825)

Signed by the Governor
Friday, May 5, 2017

Ch. 49 - An Act To Increase Penalties for the Discharge of Sewage, Septic Fluids, Garbage, Sanitary Waste or Other Pollutants from Watercraft into Inland Waters. (H.P. 263, L.D. 357)

Ch. 50 - An Act To Revoke the Hunting and Fishing Licenses of a Person Charged with Defacing Property Posting Signs. (H.P. 399, L.D. 557)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 51 - An Act To Require All Moped Riders under 18 Years of Age and Newly Licensed Moped Operators To Wear a Helmet. (H.P. 86, L.D. 118)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 52 - An Act To Establish the Seaweed Fisheries Advisory Council and To Enhance the Management of the Seaweed Fishery. (H.P. 275, L.D. 369)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 53 - An Act To Improve Vocational Rehabilitation under the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992. (H.P. 428, L.D. 612)

Ch. 54 - An Act To Ensure Appropriate Training for Harbor Masters. (H.P. 438, L.D. 622)

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. 207-287-1324.


L.D. 1586, H.P. 1090
An Act To Appropriate Funds To Provide Sea Protection and Public Access to the Historic Whaleback Lighthouse in Kittery. (Presented by Representative RYKERSON of Kittery)

L.D. 1587, H.P. 1091
An Act To Provide Economic Security to Maine Families through the Creation of a Paid Family Medical Leave System. (Presented by Representative HERBIG of Belfast)

L.D. 1588, H.P. 1092
An Act To Maintain Mail Routes and Access to Residential Structures. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative HILLIARD of Belgrade)

L.D. 1589, H.P. 1093
An Act To Simplify the Taxation of Leasing Tangible Personal Property and To Clarify the Incidence of Use Tax. (Presented by Representative HILLIARD of Belgrade)

L.D. 1590, S.P. 560
An Act Authorizing the Aroostook Band of Micmacs and the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians To Benefit from the Operation of an Existing Casino. (Presented by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook)

L.D. 1591, H.P. 1095
An Act To Strengthen the Restrictions Governing Lobbying by Former Legislators and Former Executive Branch Officials. (Presented by Representative FARRIN of Norridgewock)

L.D. 1592, H.P. 1096
An Act To Remove Barriers to Professional Licensing for Veterans. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston)

L.D. 1593, H.P. 1097
An Act To Amend the Animal Welfare Laws To Add Provisions Relating to the Surrender of Animals. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative SKOLFIELD of Weld)

L.D. 1594, H.P. 1098
An Act Regarding the Dispensing of Naloxone Hydrochloride by Pharmacists. (Presented by Representative VACHON of Scarborough)

L.D. 1595, H.P. 1099
An Act Regarding Inspection Requirements for Public Safety and Municipal Vehicles Owned by Island Communities. (Presented by Representative COOPER of Yarmouth)

L.D. 1596, H.P. 1100
An Act To Establish the Cannabis Advisory Commission. (Presented by Representative JORGENSEN of Portland)

L.D. 1597, S.P. 561
An Act To Exempt from Sales Tax the Fee Associated with the Paint Stewardship Program. (Presented by Senator BREEN of Cumberland)

L.D. 1598, H.P. 1101
An Act To Allow the Commercial Growth and Sale of Water Spinach in the State. (Presented by Representative LAWRENCE of South Berwick)

L.D. 1599, H.P. 1102
An Act To Improve the Maine Tree Growth Tax Law. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative STANLEY of Medway)

L.D. 1600, H.P. 1103
An Act To Establish an Opioid Addiction Prevention and Rehabilitation Treatment Program Funded by a Tax Imposed upon the Sale of Opioids. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

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, bill status and roll call information are available on the internet at http://legislature.maine.gov/LawMakerWeb/search.asp.