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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXV, No. 4

Monday, February 2, 2009

124TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ch. 1 - 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 for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2009. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 40, L.D. 45) (Governor's Bill)

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 30, 2009

L.D. 239, S.P. 80
An Act To Eliminate the Repeal Date on Nonhospital Expenditures in the Capital Investment Fund. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 240, S.P. 81
An Act To Extend the Exception to Axle Fines during the Midwinter Season. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 241, S.P. 82
An Act To Create an Additional Hunting Season for Bear. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 242, S.P. 83
An Act To Repeal the Informed Growth Act. (Presented by Senator HASTINGS of Oxford)

L.D. 243, S.P. 84
Resolve, To Direct the Department of Transportation To Establish a Memorial Park Honoring Veterans in Topsham. (Presented by Senator GOODALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 244, S.P. 85
Resolve, To Ensure Transparency in Funding Certain Programs within the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator TRAHAN of Lincoln)

L.D. 245, S.P. 86
An Act To Calculate the School Year by Number of Hours. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SULLIVAN of York)

L.D. 246, S.P. 87
An Act Regarding Violations of Lobster Conservation Laws. (Presented by Senator RECTOR of Knox)

L.D. 247, H.P. 193
Resolve, Directing the Commissioner of Conservation To Report on the Status of the Working Group on the Acquisition of Land for Multiple Uses. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 248, H.P. 194
An Act To Transfer Authority for School Food Service Programs to the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources. (Presented by Representative PERCY of Phippsburg)

L.D. 249, H.P. 195
An Act Regarding Bail Defaults and the Extradition Account. (Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Augusta)

L.D. 250, H.P. 196
An Act To Streamline and Clarify Laws Pertaining to the Civil and Criminal Possession of Marijuana. (Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Augusta)

L.D. 251, H.P. 197
An Act To Protect the Safety of Maine Children by Requiring the Express Consent of a Legal Guardian To Dispense Prescription Medication to a Minor. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 252, H.P. 198
An Act Regarding the Transfer of Nursing Facilities. (Presented by Representative AYOTTE of Caswell)

L.D. 253, H.P. 199
An Act To Repeal the Requirement That Alien Big Game Hunters Be Accompanied by Guides Licensed by the State. (Presented by Representative FLOOD of Winthrop)

L.D. 254, H.P. 200
An Act To Enact a 5-point Welfare Reform Program. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 255, H.P. 201
An Act To Allow Persons Licensed for the Practice of Manicuring To Provide Treatment for Diabetics. (Presented by Representative THERIAULT of Madawaska)

L.D. 256, H.P. 202
Resolve, Directing the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Recommend Measures To Increase the Number of Turkeys Taken by Hunters. (Presented by Representative JOHNSON of Greenville)

L.D. 257, H.P. 203
An Act To Establish the Health Technology Clinical Committee. (Presented by Representative PRIEST of Brunswick)

L.D. 258, H.P. 204
An Act Regarding Political Signs. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Sangerville)

L.D. 259, H.P. 205
An Act To Amend the Maine Clean Election Act. (Presented by Representative GILES of Belfast)

L.D. 260, H.P. 206
An Act To Provide Access to Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Auction Funds to Maine Indian Tribes. (Presented by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 261, H.P. 207
An Act To Increase Safety in Construction Zones. (Presented by Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston)

L.D. 262, H.P. 208
Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Install a Flashing Light in Charleston. (Presented by Representative THOMAS of Ripley)

L.D. 263, H.P. 209
An Act To Provide Placards to Drivers Who for Medical Reasons Are Not Required To Wear Seat Belts. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 264, H.P. 210
An Act To Amend the Surcharge for the E-9-1-1 System. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CLEARY of Houlton)

L.D. 265, S.P. 88
An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption to Certain Organizations That Provide Assistance to Members of the Military. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator GOODALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 266, S.P. 89
An Act To Preserve Statewide Public Broadcasting. (Presented by Senator RAYE of Washington)

L.D. 267, S.P. 90
An Act To Allow the Town of Baldwin Eligibility for Full Pine Tree Development Zone Benefits. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 268, H.P. 211
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 115: Certification, Authorization, and Approval of Education Personnel, Part I and Part II, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Education pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 269, H.P. 212
An Act To Appropriate Funds To Equip State Trooper Cars with Cages. (Presented by Representative BEAUDOIN of Biddeford)

L.D. 270, H.P. 213
An Act To Allow a Gasoline Retailer To Offer Discounts to Customers Who Pay by Cash or Similar Means. (Presented by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay)

L.D. 271, H.P. 214
An Act To Encourage Economic Recovery and Employment Growth To Support Maine's Working Waterfronts. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay)

L.D. 272, H.P. 215
An Act To License Home Building and Improvement Contractors. (Presented by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay)

L.D. 273, H.P. 216
An Act To Require a Regional Review of Projects That Affect Areas Outside of the Community in Which the Project Is Proposed. (Presented by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay)

L.D. 274, H.P. 217
An Act To Require That Insurance Contracts Include a Plain Language Summary. (Presented by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay)

L.D. 275, H.P. 218
An Act To Amend the Charter of the Limestone Water and Sewer District. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

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/billtexts.

Bill status information is available at http://legislature.maine.gov/LawMakerWeb/search.asp.