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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXV, No. 21

Monday, June 1, 2009

124TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ch. 181 - An Act To Allow Limited Information Sharing in Domestic Violence Cases. (H.P. 260, L.D. 324)

Ch. 182 - An Act To Establish the Civil Violation of Motor Vehicle Violation Resulting in Death. (H.P. 329, L.D. 441)

Ch. 183 - An Act Regarding Political Signs. (H.P. 204, L.D. 258)

Ch. 184 - An Act To Exempt Snowmobiles and All-terrain Vehicles Operated at Demonstration Events from the Requirement of a Maine Registration. (H.P. 452, L.D. 638)

Ch. 185 - An Act To Ensure Adequate Insurance Coverage for Family Child Care Providers. (H.P. 614, L.D. 896)

Ch. 186 - An Act To Allow Authorized Agents to Process Moose Hunting Lottery Applications and Antlerless Deer Permit Applications. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 560, L.D. 824)

Ch. 187 - An Act Regarding Claims for Civil Perjury. (H.P. 486, L.D. 703)

Ch. 188 - An Act To Allow Lobster License Exemptions to Persons with Certain Medical Criteria. (H.P. 697, L.D. 1009)

Ch. 189 - An Act To Require the Disclosure of Insurance Policy Limits to an Injured Party. (S.P. 362, L.D. 979)

Ch. 190 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Campaign Finance Reports and the Maine Clean Election Act. (S.P. 380, L.D. 1016)

Signed by the Governor
Friday, May 22, 2009

Ch. 191 - An Act To Establish the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 190, L.D. 236)

Ch. 192 - An Act To Amend Certain Laws Related to the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, Division of Quality Assurance and Regulation. (H.P. 308, L.D. 420)

Ch. 193 - An Act To Clarify the Duties of Municipal Treasurers, Clerks and Tax Collectors. (H.P. 267, L.D. 331)

Ch. 194 - An Act To Eliminate the Repeal Date on Nonhospital Expenditures in the Capital Investment Fund. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 80, L.D. 239)

Ch. 195 - An Act To Promote Cost-effective and Broad-based Vision Care for Maine Citizens by Clarifying the Scope of Prescription Authority by an Optometrist. (S.P. 258, L.D. 683)

Ch. 196 - An Act To Provide the Office of Chief Medical Examiner Access to Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program Data for the Purpose of Conducting Cause of Death Investigations. (H.P. 437, L.D. 623)

Ch. 197 - An Act To Facilitate the Marketing of Power Produced by Small Generators. (H.P. 769, L.D. 1114)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Ch. 198 - An Act To Increase Child Support Collection by Expanding the New Hire Reporting Requirements. (S.P. 96, L.D. 300)

Ch. 199 - An Act To Amend the Retail Tobacco and Liquor Licensing Laws. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 165, L.D. 462)

Ch. 200 - An Act To Protect the Integrity of the State's Carbon Dioxide Budget Trading Program and Auction Process and To Provide Allocations to the Energy and Carbon Savings Trust Fund. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 93, L.D. 276)

Ch. 201 - An Act To Enhance the Safety of Forestry Workers and Contracted Farm Workers. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 133, L.D. 154)

Ch. 202 - An Act To Exempt Protection from Abuse Orders from the Notification and 30-day Waiting Period Requirements under the Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 563, L.D. 827)

Ch. 203 - An Act To Change the Maine HIV Advisory Committee. (H.P. 596, L.D. 865)

Ch. 204 - An Act To Amend the Laws Concerning Child Abuse and Neglect Councils. (H.P. 882, L.D. 1263)

Ch. 205 - An Act To Allow Law Enforcement Officers To Obtain a Personal Recognizance Bond in Certain Cases. (H.P. 419, L.D. 581)

Ch. 206 - An Act To Improve Children's Safety in Public Swimming Pools. (H.P. 804, L.D. 1165)

Ch. 207 - An Act Relating to Sales Tax on Certain Trailers. (H.P. 624, L.D. 906)

Ch. 208 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Legislative Ethics. (S.P. 365, L.D. 982)

Ch. 209 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Outdoor Wood Boilers. (H.P. 810, L.D. 1171)

Ch. 210 - An Act To Designate July 12th as Wyeth Day. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 979, L.D. 1400)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ch. 211 - An Act To Recognize Maine Youth Camps. (S.P. 182, L.D. 479)

Ch. 212 - An Act To Clarify the Law Regarding the Passing of School Buses by Bicyclists. (S.P. 422, L.D. 1131)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, May 22, 2009

Ch. 17 - An Act Concerning Advanced Directives To Give Effect to a Person's End-of-life Health Care Decisions. (H.P. 714, L.D. 1039)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Ch. 18 - An Act To Revise the Charter of the Portland Water District. (H.P. 815, L.D. 1176)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ch. 63 - Resolve, Directing the Commissioner of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources To Develop Best Management Practices for Poultry Production. (S.P. 267, L.D. 692)

Ch. 64 - Resolve, Authorizing Certain Land Transactions by the Department of Conservation, Bureau of Parks and Lands. (H.P. 797, L.D. 1158) (Governor's Bill)

Signed by the Governor
Friday, May 22, 2009

Ch. 65 - Resolve, To Provide Grants to Public Educational and Municipal Entities for Feasibility Studies of Renewable Energy Projects. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 949, L.D. 1348)

Ch. 66 - Resolve, To Create a Working Group To Provide Transparency Concerning Operating Expenses for Hospitals. (S.P. 273, L.D. 724)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Ch. 67 - Resolve, To Direct the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services To Implement Strategies To Increase the Provision of Oral Health Screenings to Preschool Children and Children Entering School. (H.P. 84, L.D. 100)

Ch. 68 - Resolve, To Review the Maine Registry of Certified Nursing Assistants. (H.P. 608, L.D. 877)

Ch. 69 - Resolve, Regarding New Utility Line Extension Construction. (H.P. 670, L.D. 968)

Ch. 70 - Resolve, To Study Safety Measures Relating to Open Trenches and Excavations. (H.P. 756, L.D. 1094)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ch. 71 - Resolve, To Require a Study of Economic Development Incentives in the Unorganized Territory. (S.P. 426, L.D. 1154)

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, MAY 29, 2009

L.D. 1482, H.P. 1035
An Act to Amend Mercury Standards for Air Emission Sources. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Natural Resources pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 38, section 585-B, subsection 6.)

L.D. 1483, H.P. 1036
An Act To Stimulate the Maine Economy by Making Funds Available to First-time Home Buyers To Allow Them To Take Advantage of the Federal First-time Home Buyer Tax Credit. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CLEARY of Houlton)

L.D. 1484, H.P. 1037
An Act Regarding the Central Voter Registration System. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Legal and Veterans Affairs pursuant to Joint Order 2009, H.P. 1030.)

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.