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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXV, No. 22

Monday, June 8, 2009

124TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, May 28, 2009

Ch. 213 - An Act Making Unified Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, General Fund and Other Funds, and Changing Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2009, June 30, 2010 and June 30, 2011. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 274, L.D. 353) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 214 - An Act To Simplify and Consolidate Maine's Fishing Laws and Rules. (S.P. 34, L.D. 85)

Ch. 215 - An Act To Add Unlicensed Assistive Persons with Notations to the Maine Registry of Certified Nursing Assistants. (H.P. 993, L.D. 1417)

Ch. 216 - An Act To Empower Anglers in Fish Stocking Decisions. (H.P. 497, L.D. 714)

Ch. 217 - An Act To Allow the Direct Sale of Shellfish to Retailers. (H.P. 335, L.D. 447)

Ch. 218 - An Act To Allow Smelting on Mud Brook on Long Lake in Aroostook County. (S.P. 108, L.D. 344)

Ch. 219 - An Act To Promote Public Safety Answering Point Efficiency. (H.P. 393, L.D. 555)

Ch. 220 - An Act To Provide Free Admission to State Parks to Veterans and Military Personnel. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 159, L.D. 456)

Ch. 221 - An Act To Ensure Public Access to Records Relating to Public Contracts for Personal Services. (H.P. 454, L.D. 640)

Ch. 222 - An Act Regarding Subrogation of Medical Payments Coverage. (H.P. 513, L.D. 754)

Ch. 223 - An Act To Regulate the Use of Traffic Surveillance Cameras. (H.P. 854, L.D. 1234)

Ch. 224 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Games of Chance. (H.P. 947, L.D. 1346)

Ch. 225 - An Act To Enable Municipal Assistance for Purposes of Protecting or Restoring Public Waters. (H.P. 914, L.D. 1311)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, June 1, 2009

Ch. 226 - An Act To Increase Snowmobile Registration Fees. (H.P. 559, L.D. 823)

Ch. 227 - An Act To Allow Qualified, Licensed Denturists To Practice to the Level of Their Educational Training. (H.P. 493, L.D. 710)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Ch. 228 - An Act To Make Technical and Supervisory Amendments to the Laws Governing Banking and Consumer Credit. (H.P. 985, L.D. 1409)

Ch. 229 - An Act To Amend the Aquaculture Laws. (H.P. 977, L.D. 1398)

Ch. 230 - An Act To Prevent Predatory Marketing Practices against Minors. (S.P. 431, L.D. 1183)

Ch. 231 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Recycling of Televisions. (S.P. 428, L.D. 1156)

Ch. 232 - An Act Relating to Self-insurance. (H.P. 692, L.D. 1004)

Ch. 233 - An Act To Clarify the Status and Benefits of Employees of the Child Development Services System. (S.P. 268, L.D. 693)

Ch. 234 - An Act Regarding Volunteer Lobbyists. (H.P. 835, L.D. 1210)

Ch. 235 - An Act To Amend the Statute of Limitations under the Maine Human Rights Act. (H.P. 763, L.D. 1108)

Ch. 236 - An Act To Correct Inequities for Certain Maine Community College System Employees in the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 452, L.D. 1219)

Ch. 237 - An Act To Streamline Ratemaking for Consumer-owned Water Utilities. (H.P. 950, L.D. 1349)

Ch. 238 - An Act To Provide Limited Immunity for Road Association Directors, Commissioners and Volunteers. (H.P. 910, L.D. 1307)

Ch. 239 - An Act To Amend the Private Way Laws with Regard to Road Associations. (H.P. 918, L.D. 1315)

Ch. 240 - An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Right To Know Advisory Committee. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 823, L.D. 1199)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Ch. 241 - An Act Regarding the Licensing Fees for Certain Professional Programs. (S.P. 504, L.D. 1388)

Ch. 242 - An Act To Simplify Maine's Accountancy Laws. (H.P. 962, L.D. 1372)

Ch. 243 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Licensed Financial Service Providers. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 930, L.D. 1326)

Ch. 244 - An Act To Clarify and Update the Laws Related to Life and Health Insurance. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 821, L.D. 1180)

Ch. 245 - An Act To Improve the Process for Recovering Personal Property and for Filing Actions Involving Consumer Credit. (S.P. 432, L.D. 1184)

Ch. 246 - An Act To Provide for an Expiration Date for Certain Harassment Notices. (H.P. 528, L.D. 777)

Ch. 247 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Liquor Liability and Licensing. (H.P. 673, L.D. 971)

Ch. 248 - An Act To Promote Consumer Fairness in Tax Refund Anticipation Loans. (H.P. 944, L.D. 1343)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Ch. 19 - An Act To Exempt School Administrative District 12, School Union 37 and School Union 60 from the Laws Requiring School Administration Consolidation. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 170, L.D. 467)

Ch. 20 - An Act To Create the Hancock Pond Water District. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 921, L.D. 1318)

Ch. 21 - An Act To Amend the Charter of the Addison Point Water District. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 920, L.D. 1317)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, May 28, 2009

Ch. 72 - Resolve, Directing the Bureau of Maine Veterans' Services To Report on Homeless Veterans. (H.P. 765, L.D. 1110)

Ch. 73 - Resolve, Directing the Commissioner of Professional and Financial Regulation To Conduct a Sunrise Review Regarding a Proposal To License Wetland Scientists. (H.P. 859, L.D. 1240)

Ch. 74 - Resolve, Directing the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation To Conduct a Sunrise Review Regarding the Proposal To License Certain Mechanical Trades. (H.P. 860, L.D. 1241)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Ch. 75 - Resolve, To Encourage Regional Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Initiatives. (H.P. 626, L.D. 908)

Ch. 76 - Resolve, To Develop a Watercraft Safety Education Plan. (H.P. 829, L.D. 1204)

Ch. 77 - Resolve, To Direct the Maine Children's Growth Council To Study the Connections between Higher Education and Early Childhood Education. (H.P. 736, L.D. 1069)

Ch. 78 - Resolve, To Require the Office of Employee Health and Benefits To Report on Its Demonstration Project To Provide Access to Fitness Programs for State Employees. (H.P. 689, L.D. 1001)

Ch. 79 - Resolve, to Create a Working Group on the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Concussive Head Injuries in Student-athletes. (H.P. 903, L.D. 1300)

Ch. 80 - Resolve, Directing the Study of a Potato Variety Demonstrating Resistance to the Colorado Potato Beetle. (H.P. 395, L.D. 557)

Ch. 81 - Resolve, To Promote Cogeneration of Energy at Maine Sawmills. (H.P. 719, L.D. 1044)

Ch. 82 - Resolve, Requiring Rulemaking by the Maine Health Data Organization in Consultation with the Maine Quality Forum Regarding Clostridium Difficile and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. (H.P. 662, L.D. 960)

Ch. 83 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: Establishment of the Capital Investment Fund, a Major Substantive Rule of the Governor's Office of Health Policy and Finance. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 777, L.D. 1122)

Ch. 84 - 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) (H.P. 987, L.D. 1411)

Ch. 85 - 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) (H.P. 988, L.D. 1412)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Ch. 86 - Resolve, To Establish a Working Group Concerning Domestic Violence and Firearms. (S.P. 265, L.D. 690)

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, JUNE 5, 2009

L.D. 1485, H.P. 1038
An Act Regarding Maine's Energy Future. (Submitted by the Joint Select Committee on Maine's Energy Future pursuant to Joint Order 2009, H.P. 63.)

L.D. 1486, H.P. 1041
Resolve, To Establish a Transition Adjustment for Fiscal Year 2009-10. (Presented by Representative WEBSTER of Freeport)

L.D. 1487, H.P. 1042
An Act To Provide Funding for the Highway Fund Biennial Budget. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MAZUREK of Rockland)

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.