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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXV, No. 23

Monday, June 15, 2009

124TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Ch. 249 - An Act To Allow Eleven Large Game Shooting Areas in the State. (H.P. 252, L.D. 316)

Ch. 250 - An Act To Permit the Use of a Common Flue for Oil and Solid Fuel Burning Equipment. (H.P. 46, L.D. 53)

Ch. 251 - An Act To Clarify and Strengthen the State's Motor Vehicle Laws. (S.P. 530, L.D. 1445)

Ch. 252 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Emergency Management. (S.P. 510, L.D. 1391)

Ch. 253 - An Act To Amend the Election Laws. (H.P. 808, L.D. 1169)

Ch. 254 - An Act To Address an Inequity in the Judicial Retirement System. (S.P. 184, L.D. 488)

Ch. 255 - An Act To Amend the Law Concerning Adverse Possession. (S.P. 133, L.D. 391)

Ch. 256 - An Act To Generate Savings by Changing Public Notice Requirements. (H.P. 890, L.D. 1271)

Ch. 257 - An Act To Amend the Composition of the Maine Commission on Domestic and Sexual Abuse. (S.P. 289, L.D. 742)

Ch. 258 - An Act To Promote Transparency and Accountability in Campaigns and Governmental Ethics. (H.P. 766, L.D. 1111)

Ch. 259 - An Act To Streamline Health Care Services in Maine by Allowing Certified Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives To Verify Medical Papers and Records. (H.P. 478, L.D. 695)

Ch. 260 - An Act To Modify the Informed Growth Act. (H.P. 336, L.D. 448)

Ch. 261 - An Act To Clarify the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code. (H.P. 466, L.D. 652)

Ch. 262 - An Act To Create the Probate and Trust Law Advisory Commission. (H.P. 694, L.D. 1006)

Ch. 263 - An Act To Allow the Award of Court Costs or Attorney's Fees in Protection from Harassment Actions. (H.P. 471, L.D. 657)

Ch. 264 - An Act To Assess the Physical Education Capacity of Elementary Schools in Maine and To Establish the Obesity and Chronic Disease Fund within the Department of Education. (H.P. 983, L.D. 1407)

Ch. 265 - An Act To Clarify the Purpose of the Notice Requirement of Land Taking by the Department of Transportation. (S.P. 524, L.D. 1440)

Ch. 266 - An Act To Clarify the Taxability of Promotional Credits in the State Gaming Laws. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 346, L.D. 924)

Ch. 267 - An Act To Amend the Laws To Ensure Equity in the Judicial Retirement Program. (H.P. 650, L.D. 947)

Ch. 268 - An Act To Streamline the Process for Court-ordered Mental Health Examinations in Criminal Cases. (H.P. 824, L.D. 1200)

Ch. 269 - An Act To Restore Game Sanctuary Status for Certain Lands in the Town of Orrington. (H.P. 961, L.D. 1371)

Ch. 270 - An Act To Facilitate Testing and Demonstration of Renewable Ocean Energy Technology. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 545, L.D. 1465) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 271 - An Act To Assist Maine Workers and Businesses in Succeeding in a Changing Economy. (H.P. 1025, L.D. 1474)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, June 8, 2009

Ch. 272 - An Act To Provide for the Safe Collection and Recycling of Mercury-containing Lighting. (H.P. 675, L.D. 973)

Ch. 273 - An Act To Protect the Right To Use Solar Energy. (H.P. 62, L.D. 73)

Ch. 274 - An Act To Amend the Education Laws Regarding the State Board of Education's Degree-granting Authority, the Telecommunications Education Access Fund and Certain Definitions and Programs. (H.P. 711, L.D. 1036)

Ch. 275 - An Act To Limit the Scope of Miscellaneous Costs within the General Purpose Aid for Local Schools Appropriation. (S.P. 417, L.D. 1126)

Ch. 276 - An Act Regarding Emergency Involuntary Admission of a Participant in the Department of Health and Human Services' Progressive Treatment Program to a State Mental Institute. (S.P. 101, L.D. 337)

Ch. 277 - An Act To Continue To Reduce Mercury Use and Emissions. (H.P. 717, L.D. 1042)

Ch. 278 - An Act To Reduce Lung Cancer Rates in Maine. (H.P. 646, L.D. 943)

Ch. 279 - An Act To Strengthen Sustainable Long-term Supportive Services for Maine Citizens. (H.P. 745, L.D. 1078)

Ch. 280 - An Act To Reverse the Effects of Grant v. Central Maine Power, Inc. on Workers' Compensation. (H.P. 649, L.D. 946)

Ch. 281 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Involuntary Hospitalization Procedures. (S.P. 224, L.D. 609)

Ch. 282 - An Act Regarding Indirect Lobbying. (H.P. 246, L.D. 310)

Ch. 283 - An Act To Regulate the Rockweed Harvest in Cobscook Bay. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 109, L.D. 345)

Ch. 284 - An Act To Fully Implement the Legislative Intent in Prohibiting Offensive Place Names. (H.P. 546, L.D. 797)

Ch. 285 - An Act To Protect Electricity Consumers in Northern Maine. (S.P. 223, L.D. 608)

Ch. 286 - An Act To Improve the Maine Clean Election Act. (S.P. 445, L.D. 1197)

Ch. 287 - An Act To Create a Post-judgment Mechanism To Provide Relief for a Person Whose Identity Has Been Stolen and Falsely Used in Court Proceedings. (H.P. 818, L.D. 1179)

Ch. 288 - An Act To Exempt from Taxation Biodiesel Fuel Produced for Personal Use. (S.P. 487, L.D. 1352)

Ch. 289 - An Act To Ensure the Effectiveness of Critical Incident Stress Management Teams. (H.P. 964, L.D. 1374)

Ch. 290 - An Act To Modify Child Support Enforcement Procedures and Requirements. (S.P. 543, L.D. 1459)

Ch. 291 - An Act To Update Terms and Make Changes in Child Care and Transportation Benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program. (H.P. 992, L.D. 1416)

Ch. 292 - An Act To Enact the Maine Uniform Power of Attorney Act. (S.P. 507, L.D. 1404)

Ch. 293 - An Act To Update the Site Location of Development Laws. (H.P. 887, L.D. 1268)

Ch. 294 - An Act To Protect the Long-term Viability of Island Lobster Fishing Communities. (H.P. 851, L.D. 1231)

Ch. 295 - An Act To Clarify the Laws Regarding Significant Groundwater Wells. (H.P. 888, L.D. 1269)

Ch. 296 - An Act To Support the Center of Excellence for At-risk Students. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 528, L.D. 1443)

Ch. 297 - An Act To Amend Operating After Suspension Laws by Creating an Infraction Alternative for Certain Kinds of Operating After Suspension. (H.P. 862, L.D. 1243)

Ch. 298 - An Act To Improve the Use of Data from the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program. (S.P. 494, L.D. 1359)

Ch. 299 - An Act To Implement Respectful Language Amendments. (H.P. 995, L.D. 1419)

Ch. 300 - An Act To Strengthen the Workplace Smoking Laws and Other Laws Governing Smoking. (S.P. 513, L.D. 1429)

Ch. 301 - An Act To Clarify Apportionment of Benefits for Multiple Work Injuries. (S.P. 500, L.D. 1384)

Ch. 302 - An Act To Amend the Maine Clean Election Act and the Enforcement Procedures of the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. (S.P. 536, L.D. 1451)

Ch. 303 - An Act To Establish Municipal Cost Components for Unorganized Territory Services To Be Rendered in Fiscal Year 2009-10 and To Make Other Changes Related to the Municipal Cost Components. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 855, L.D. 1235)

Ch. 304 - An Act Pertaining to Response Costs Incurred by the Department of Environmental Protection under the Waste Motor Oil Disposal Site Remediation Program. (S.P. 502, L.D. 1386)

Ch. 305 - An Act To Ensure Fair Calculation of Severance Pay for Maine Workers. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 547, L.D. 1469)

Ch. 306 - An Act Relating to Biomass Gasification. (S.P. 554, L.D. 1479) (Governor's Bill)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Ch. 307 - An Act To Expand Access to Oral Health Care. (H.P. 188, L.D. 234)

Ch. 308 - An Act To Allow Pharmacists To Administer Certain Immunizations. (H.P. 843, L.D. 1223)

Ch. 309 - An Act Regarding Requirements for Approval of a Transmission Line. (H.P. 39, L.D. 44)

Ch. 310 - An Act Regarding Construction and Excavation near Burial Sites. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 97, L.D. 113)

Ch. 311 - An Act To Provide for a Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 125, L.D. 361)

Ch. 312 - An Act to Regulate Swim Areas on Inland Waters. (H.P. 303, L.D. 415)

Ch. 313 - An Act Regarding Curriculum Requirements and Standards for Awarding a High School Diploma. (H.P. 929, L.D. 1325)

Ch. 314 - An Act To Promote Economic Development and Reduce Reliance on Automobiles through Transit-oriented Tax Increment Financing Districts. (S.P. 511, L.D. 1392)

Ch. 315 - An Act To Amend Certain Laws Affecting Transportation. (H.P. 110, L.D. 126)

Ch. 316 - An Act To Amend Provisions of the Submerged Lands Law. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 926, L.D. 1322)

Ch. 317 - An Act To Update and Clarify Statutes Related to or Administered by the Department of Public Safety. (H.P. 633, L.D. 915)

Ch. 318 - An Act To Amend the Laws Concerning Licensure Qualifications of Independent Practice Dental Hygienists. (H.P. 309, L.D. 421)

Ch. 319 - An Act To Continue Coverage of Oil Clean-up Costs and Improve Administration of the Ground Water Oil Clean-up Fund. (H.P. 936, L.D. 1332)

Ch. 320 - An Act Relating to Industrial Hemp. (H.P. 798, L.D. 1159)

Ch. 321 - An Act To Amend the Department of Health and Human Services' Progressive Treatment Program. (S.P. 105, L.D. 341)

Ch. 322 - An Act To Provide More Transparency and Protection for Public Employees in the Laws Governing the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. (S.P. 474, L.D. 1292)

Ch. 323 - An Act To Establish Annual Reporting for Genetically Engineered Crops. (H.P. 667, L.D. 965)

Ch. 324 - An Act To Implement the Updates to Article 7 of the Uniform Commercial Code Suggested by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. (S.P. 508, L.D. 1405)

Ch. 325 - An Act To Implement the Uniform Law Conference Suggested Updates to Article 1 of the Uniform Commercial Code. (S.P. 506, L.D. 1403)

Ch. 326 - An Act To Make Permanent the Allowance of Certain Commercial Vehicles between the United States-Canada Border and Certain Points in Maine. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 490, L.D. 1355)

Ch. 327 - An Act To Regulate Foreclosure Negotiators. (S.P. 198, L.D. 503)

Ch. 328 - An Act To Increase the Number of Members of the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission Who Reside in the Commission's Jurisdiction. (H.P. 361, L.D. 516)

Ch. 329 - An Act to Establish the Community-based Renewable Energy Pilot Program. (H.P. 742, L.D. 1075)

Ch. 330 - An Act To Create the Maine Online Learning Program. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 531, L.D. 1446)

Ch. 331 - An Act To Improve Teacher Confidentiality Laws. (S.P. 439, L.D. 1191)

Ch. 332 - An Act To Amend the Maine Condominium Act Regarding Escrow of Assessments. (H.P. 663, L.D. 961)

Ch. 333 - An Act To Expand Representation on the Animal Welfare Advisory Council. (S.P. 157, L.D. 454)

Ch. 334 - An Act To Require Interscholastic Athletic Organizations To Comply with the Public Proceedings Provisions of the Freedom of Access Laws for Certain Meetings. (H.P. 909, L.D. 1306)

Ch. 335 - An Act To Create Economic Development in the State by Modernizing the State's Captive Insurance Laws. (S.P. 520, L.D. 1436)

Ch. 336 - An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Criminal Law Advisory Commission. (H.P. 894, L.D. 1275)

Ch. 337 - An Act Regarding the Evaluation of Economic Development Programs. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1022, L.D. 1468)

Ch. 338 - An Act to Amend Mercury Standards for Air Emission Sources. (H.P. 1035, L.D. 1482)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ch. 339 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Confidentiality of Correctional Facility Plans. (H.P. 52, L.D. 59)

Ch. 340 - An Act To Amend Certain Provisions of Fish and Wildlife Laws. (S.P. 319, L.D. 811)

Ch. 341 - An Act To Provide Fiscal Information for Citizen Initiatives. (H.P. 189, L.D. 235)

Ch. 342 - An Act To Allow a Municipality To Grant a Variance for the Construction of a Parking Structure for a Person with a Permanent Disability. (H.P. 811, L.D. 1172)

Ch. 343 - An Act To Amend the Animal Welfare Laws. (H.P. 758, L.D. 1103)

Ch. 344 - An Act To Establish the Maine Fuel Board. (H.P. 1007, L.D. 1455)

Ch. 345 - An Act To Authorize a Court To Appoint a Parenting Coordinator To Assist in Domestic Relations Actions. (H.P. 457, L.D. 643)

Ch. 346 - An Act Regarding Screening for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. (H.P. 713, L.D. 1038)

Ch. 347 - An Act To Clarify the Beano and Bingo Laws as They Apply to Federally Recognized Indian Tribes. (H.P. 371, L.D. 526)

Ch. 348 - An Act To Require State-owned Solid Waste Disposal Facilities To Demonstrate a Public Benefit. (H.P. 518, L.D. 759)

Ch. 349 - An Act To Increase the Evidentiary Standard Required To Establish a Guardianship. (H.P. 647, L.D. 944)

Ch. 350 - An Act To Protect Consumers and Small Business Owners from Rising Health Care Costs. (S.P. 529, L.D. 1444)

Ch. 351 - An Act To Ensure a Uniform Comprehensive State Policy Regarding Residency Restrictions for Sex Offenders. (H.P. 292, L.D. 385)

Ch. 352 - An Act To Regulate Mixed Martial Arts Competitions, Exhibitions and Events. (H.P. 751, L.D. 1089)

Ch. 353 - An Act To Create the Advisory Committee on Bias-based Profiling by Law Enforcement Officers and Law Enforcement Agencies. (S.P. 526, L.D. 1442)

Ch. 354 - An Act To Increase Access to Farm Fresh Poultry. (H.P. 709, L.D. 1034)

Ch. 355 - An Act To Establish and Promote Statewide Collaboration and Coordination in Public Health Activities and To Enact a Universal Wellness Initiative. (H.P. 953, L.D. 1363) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 356 - An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Commission To Study the Protection of Farms and Farmland. (S.P. 424, L.D. 1133)

Ch. 357 - An Act To Allow Efficient Health Insurance Coverage. (H.P. 976, L.D. 1397) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 358 - An Act To Amend Sentinel Events Reporting Laws To Reduce Medical Errors and Improve Patient Safety. (S.P. 519, L.D. 1435) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 359 - An Act To Stabilize Funding and Enable DirigoChoice To Reach More Uninsured. (H.P. 883, L.D. 1264) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 360 - An Act Concerning Debarment from Contracts with the Department of Environmental Protection. (S.P. 548, L.D. 1471)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Monday, June 8, 2009

Ch. 22 - An Act To Amend the Charter of the Clinton Water District. (H.P. 959, L.D. 1369)

Ch. 23 - An Act To Promote Economic Development in the Greater Portland Region. (H.P. 729, L.D. 1054)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Ch. 24 - An Act To Clarify the Municipal Jurisdiction of a Portion of Saco Bay. (H.P. 774, L.D. 1119)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, June 4, 2009

Ch. 87 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 182: Formula for Distribution of Funds to Child Developmental Services Regional Sites, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 68, L.D. 78)

Ch. 88 - Resolve, Directing the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices To Develop Recommendations for Ethical Standards for the Executive Branch. (S.P. 361, L.D. 978)

Ch. 89 - Resolve, Directing the State Planning Office To Prepare a Reorganization Plan. (H.P. 916, L.D. 1313)

Ch. 90 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 3: Maine Clean Election Act and Related Provisions - Matching Funds and Property and Equipment, a Major Substantive Rule of the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1013, L.D. 1461)

Ch. 91 - Resolve, Regarding the Maine State Cultural Building in Augusta. (H.P. 1033, L.D. 1480)

Signed by the Governor
Friday, June 5, 2009

Ch. 92 - Resolve, To Assist Artists, Art Galleries and Art Dealers. (S.P. 396, L.D. 1062)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, June 8, 2009

Ch. 93 - Resolve, To Direct Action on Health Disparities of the Passamaquoddy Tribe and Washington County. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 848, L.D. 1228)

Ch. 94 - Resolve, Directing the Secretary of State To Conduct a Pilot Program for Ongoing Absentee Voter Status. (H.P. 129, L.D. 150)

Ch. 95 - Resolve, To Review the Adjustments in the School Funding Formula Related to School Administrative Units That Are Eligible for the Minimum State Share of Their Total Allocation. (H.P. 845, L.D. 1225)

Ch. 96 - Resolve, Directing the Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services To Establish a Work Group To Clarify the Working Status of Respite Care and Shared Living Residential Service Providers for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities. (S.P. 496, L.D. 1361)

Ch. 97 - Resolve, Regarding Low-profit Limited Liability Companies. (H.P. 884, L.D. 1265)

Ch. 98 - Resolve, To Understand and Assist in Efforts To Promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education. (S.P. 412, L.D. 1101)

Ch. 99 - Resolve, To Facilitate Training and Education on Dating Violence Prevention. (H.P. 760, L.D. 1105)

Ch. 100 - Resolve, To Provide a Program Model for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. (S.P. 461, L.D. 1280)

Ch. 101 - Resolve, Related to the Maine Estate Tax. (H.P. 653, L.D. 950)

Ch. 102 - Resolve, Regarding the Sale of Certain Real Property in the City of Hallowell. (H.P. 623, L.D. 905)

Ch. 103 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 3: Maine Clean Election Act and Related Provisions - Increase of Seed Money to $150,000, a Major Substantive Rule of the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1014, L.D. 1462)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Ch. 104 - Resolve, To Study Implementation of Shared Decision Making To Improve Quality of Care and Reduce Unnecessary Use of Medical Services. (S.P. 493, L.D. 1358)

Ch. 105 - Resolve, To Examine Concepts and Competencies from Family and Consumer Science for Achieving Educational Goals. (H.P. 702, L.D. 1027)

Ch. 106 - Resolve, Directing the Department of Education and the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources To Convene a Work Group To Strengthen Farm-to-school Efforts in the State. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 784, L.D. 1140)

Ch. 107 - Resolve, To Provide for the Long-term Funding of Programs of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. (S.P. 75, L.D. 225)

Ch. 108 - Resolve, Directing the ConnectME Authority To Create the Broadband Strategy Council. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 700, L.D. 1012)

Ch. 109 - Resolve, To Encourage Alternative Compensation Models for Teachers and School Administrators. (S.P. 458, L.D. 1277)

Ch. 110 - Resolve, To Implement Select Recommendations of the Joint Select Committee on Future Maine Prosperity. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 989, L.D. 1413)

Ch. 111 - Resolve, To Reform Public Retirement Benefits and Eliminate Social Security Offsets. (S.P. 515, L.D. 1431)

Ch. 112 - Resolve, To Examine Data Discrepancies and Adequately Identify and Serve Children with Brain Injuries. (H.P. 597, L.D. 866)

Ch. 113 - Resolve, Regarding Continuity of Care in the Child Development Services System. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 188, L.D. 489)

Ch. 114 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 22: Standards for Outdoor Application of Pesticides by Powered Equipment in Order To Minimize Off-target Deposition, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, Board of Pesticides Control. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 349, L.D. 494)

Ch. 115 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 28: Notification Provisions for Outdoor Pesticide Applications, a Major Substantive Rule of the Board of Pesticides Control. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 674, L.D. 972)

Ch. 116 - Resolve, Directing the State Tax Assessor To Adjust the State Valuation for the Town of Topsham. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 509, L.D. 1390)

Ch. 117 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 131: The Maine Federal, State, and Local Accountability Standards, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 817, L.D. 1178)

Ch. 118 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 41: Special Restrictions on Pesticide Use, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, Board of Pesticides Control. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1012, L.D. 1460)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ch. 119 - Resolve, To Further Regulate the Use of Tanning Booths by Minors. (S.P. 137, L.D. 395)

Ch. 120 - Resolve, Directing a Study of Domestic Violence and Parental Rights and Responsibilities. (H.P. 787, L.D. 1143)

Ch. 121 - Resolve, Regarding the Classification of Wildlife Management District 2. (S.P. 351, L.D. 929)

Ch. 122 - Resolve, To Improve the Continuity of Care for Individuals with Behavioral Issues in Long-term Care. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 864, L.D. 1245)

Ch. 123 - Resolve, To Review Statutes, Rules and Policies Regarding Mental Retardation, Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Other Cognitive and Developmental Disorders. (H.P. 468, L.D. 654)

Ch. 124 - Resolve, Authorizing the Finance Authority of Maine To Oversee an Obligation Owed to the State by Lincoln Paper and Tissue, LLC. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 552, L.D. 1477) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 125 - Resolve, To Establish a Transition Adjustment for Fiscal Year 2009-10. (H.P. 1041, L.D. 1486)

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 12, 2009

L.D. 1488, H.P. 1043
An Act To Provide Free Admission to State Parks to All Maine Veterans. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CORNELL du HOUX of Brunswick)

L.D. 1489, H.P. 1048
An Act Making Supplemental 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) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative CAIN of Orono)

L.D. 1490, S.P. 570
An Act Regarding the Transfer of Patient Health Care Information through an Electronic Health Information Exchange. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services pursuant to Joint Order 2009, S.P. 568.)

L.D. 1491, S.P. 571
An Act To Protect Maine Citizens and Franchised New Car and Truck Dealers. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by President MITCHELL of Kennebec)

L.D. 1492, H.P. 1049
An Act To Improve Opportunity in the Maine Woods. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 1493, S.P. 572
An Act To Clarify the Rights of Bondholders and Noteholders in the Event a School Administrative Unit with Outstanding Bonds or Notes Is Dissolved or Is No Longer Authorized by Law. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1494, H.P. 1050
An Act To Amend the Charter of the Limestone Water and Sewer District. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 1495, H.P. 1051
An Act To Implement Tax Relief and Tax Reform. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 1496, S.P. 573
An Act To Ensure Benefits for State Retirees. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by President MITCHELL of Kennebec)

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.