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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXV, No. 14

Monday, April 13, 2009

124TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 3, 2009

Ch. 18 - An Act To Include the Town of Falmouth as a Member of the Greater Portland Transit District. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 340, L.D. 452)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, April 6, 2009

Ch. 19 - An Act To Remove the Age Restriction for Serving as a Corporator of a Mutual Financial Institution. (S.P. 13, L.D. 4)

Ch. 20 - An Act To Correct the Law Concerning Private Investigators' License Qualifications. (H.P. 104, L.D. 122)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 3, 2009

Ch. 6 - Resolve, To Name the Gorham Bypass. (H.P. 236, L.D. 296)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Ch. 7 - Resolve, Authorizing the State Tax Assessor To Convey the Interest of the State in Certain Real Estate in the Unorganized Territory. (S.P. 39, L.D. 90)

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 10, 2009

L.D. 1406, H.P. 982
An Act To Transfer the Seed Potato Board to the Maine Potato Board. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 1407, H.P. 983
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the PE4ME Planning and Oversight Team. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 1408, H.P. 984
An Act To Establish the Universal Childhood Immunization Program. (Presented by Representative CONNOR of Kennebunk)

L.D. 1409, H.P. 985
An Act To Make Technical and Supervisory Amendments to the Laws Governing Banking and Consumer Credit. (Presented by Representative TREAT of Hallowell)

L.D. 1410, H.P. 986
An Act To Restore the Historical Town Boundary between Harpswell and Brunswick. (Presented by Representative PERCY of Phippsburg)

L.D. 1411, H.P. 987
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 120: Release of Data to the Public, a Major Substantive Rule of the Maine Health Data Organization. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Maine Health Data Organization pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1412, H.P. 988
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 21, Home and Community Benefits for Members with Mental Retardation or Autistic Disorder, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of MaineCare Services. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of MaineCare Services pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1413, H.P. 989
Resolve, To Implement Select Recommendations of the Joint Select Committee on Future Maine Prosperity. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative COHEN of Portland)

L.D. 1414, H.P. 990
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Spending by School Administrative Units. (Presented by Speaker PINGREE of North Haven)

L.D. 1415, H.P. 991
Resolve, To Promote Partnerships between the University of Maine System and the Maine Business Community. (Presented by Representative LOVEJOY of Portland)

L.D. 1416, H.P. 992
An Act To Update Terms and Make Changes in Child Care and Transportation Benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program. (Presented by Representative MILLETT of Waterford)

L.D. 1417, H.P. 993
An Act To Add Unlicensed Assistive Persons with Notations to the Maine Registry of Certified Nursing Assistants. (Presented by Representative PERRY of Calais)

L.D. 1418, H.P. 994
An Act To Preserve Home Ownership and Stabilize the Economy by Preventing Unnecessary Foreclosures. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative TREAT of Hallowell)

L.D. 1419, H.P. 995
An Act To Implement Respectful Language Amendments. (Presented by Representative WEBSTER of Freeport)

L.D. 1420, H.P. 996
An Act To Alter the Distribution of Maine Clean Election Act Funding to Gubernatorial Candidates. (Presented by Representative CAREY of Lewiston)

L.D. 1421, H.P. 997
An Act To Ensure the Perpetual Care of Maine Veterans' Cemeteries. (Presented by Representative COTTA of China)

L.D. 1422, H.P. 998
Resolve, Directing the Department of Environmental Protection To Submit a Report and Recommendations Concerning Oil from Tar Sands, Coal from Mountaintop Removal Mining and Other High-polluting Energy Sources. (Presented by Representative FLEMINGS of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 1423, H.P. 999
An Act To Improve Toxics Use Reduction and Reduce Energy Costs by Maine Businesses. (Presented by Representative TREAT of Hallowell)

L.D. 1424, H.P. 1000
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Establish a Unicameral Legislature. (Presented by Representative VALENTINO of Saco)

L.D. 1425, H.P. 1001
An Act Regarding Payment to Municipal and Quasi-municipal Entities for Emergency Response to Hazardous Materials Incidents. (Presented by Representative THIBODEAU of Winterport)

L.D. 1426, H.P. 1002
An Act To Allow Municipalities To Impose a Local Option Lodging or Meals Tax. (Presented by Representative FLEMINGS of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 1427, H.P. 1003
An Act To Compensate Maine Residents for the Impacts of High-voltage Transmission Lines. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 1428, S.P. 512
An Act Regarding the Pay of Tribal Representatives. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator BLISS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1429, S.P. 513
An Act To Strengthen the Workplace Smoking Laws and Other Laws Governing Smoking. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1430, S.P. 514
An Act To Ensure Electric Capacity To Serve Maine Consumers. (Presented by Senator BOWMAN of York)

L.D. 1431, S.P. 515
Resolve, To Reform Public Retirement Benefits and Eliminate Social Security Offsets. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1432, S.P. 516
An Act To Create a Saltwater Recreational Fishing Registry. (Presented by Senator TRAHAN of Lincoln)

L.D. 1433, S.P. 517
An Act Regarding the Creation of Capitated Behavioral Health Pilot Programs. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1434, S.P. 518
An Act Regarding Asbestos Abatement Work. (Presented by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1435, S.P. 519
An Act To Amend Sentinel Events Reporting Laws To Reduce Medical Errors and Improve Patient Safety. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator BOWMAN of York)

L.D. 1436, S.P. 520
An Act To Create Economic Development in the State by Modernizing the State's Captive Insurance Laws. (Presented by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1437, S.P. 521
An Act To Permit Video Gaming for Money Conducted by Nonprofit Organizations. (Presented by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1438, S.P. 522
An Act To Permit Charter Schools in Maine. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1439, S.P. 523
An Act To Conform State Mortgage Laws with Federal Laws. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator BOWMAN of York)

L.D. 1440, S.P. 524
An Act To Clarify the Purpose of the Notice Requirement of Land Taking by the Department of Transportation. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1441, S.P. 525
An Act To Amend and Clarify the Application of the Laws Regarding Severance Pay. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1442, S.P. 526
An Act To Ban Racial Profiling. (Presented by Senator BLISS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1443, S.P. 528
An Act To Support the Center of Excellence for At-risk Students. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MARRACHÉ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1444, S.P. 529
An Act To Protect Consumers and Small Business Owners from Rising Health Care Costs. (Presented by Senator BARTLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 1445, S.P. 530
An Act To Clarify and Strengthen the State's Motor Vehicle Laws. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1446, S.P. 531
An Act To Create the Maine Online Learning Program. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1447, S.P. 532
An Act Clarifying the Manner in Which a Person's Alcohol Level Is Determined under Maine Law. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1448, S.P. 534
An Act To Exempt Volunteer Lobbyists from State Disclosure Requirements. (Submitted by the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 1009.)

L.D. 1449, H.P. 1005
An Act To Expand Tax Incentives for Visual Media Productions. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 1450, H.P. 1006
An Act To Establish the Renewable Energy Resources Program. (Presented by Representative ADAMS of Portland)

L.D. 1451, S.P. 536
An Act To Amend the Maine Clean Election Act and the Enforcement Procedures of the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. (Submitted by the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 1009.)

L.D. 1452, S.P. 538
Resolve, Establishing the Committee To Study the Feasibility of Instituting Testing for Sports-related Head Injuries. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1453, S.P. 539
An Act To Reform Natural Resources Agencies and Establish the Department of Natural Resources. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1454, S.P. 541
An Act To Provide Additional Unemployment Benefits and Make Statutory Revisions in Accordance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by President MITCHELL of Kennebec)

L.D. 1455, H.P. 1007
An Act To Establish the Maine Fuel Board. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Monmouth)

L.D. 1456, H.P. 1008
An Act To Ensure That Construction Workers Are Protected by Workers' Compensation Insurance. (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.

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