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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXVI, No. 9

Monday, March 1, 2010

124TH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ch. 470 - An Act To Expand Tax Incentives for Visual Media Productions. (H.P. 1005, L.D. 1449)

Ch. 471 - An Act To Ensure the Perpetual Care of Maine Veterans' Cemeteries. (H.P. 997, L.D. 1421)

Ch. 472 - An Act Regarding Mobile Service Bars at Municipal Golf Courses. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 603, L.D. 1596)

Ch. 473 - An Act To Provide Continued Protection of Benefits for Retirees of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. (S.P. 602, L.D. 1595)

Ch. 474 - An Act To Bring the Laws of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System into Compliance with the Federal Internal Revenue Code. (H.P. 1120, L.D. 1582)

Ch. 475 - An Act To Enhance the Small Enterprise Growth Fund. (S.P. 624, L.D. 1659)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ch. 476 - An Act To Clarify the Application of Certain Statutory Requirements to Foreclosures. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1208, L.D. 1707)

Ch. 477 - An Act To Authorize Municipal Officers To Resolve Road-naming Disputes. (H.P. 1062, L.D. 1513)

Ch. 478 - An Act To Require That Marine Resources Dealers Purchase Only from Licensed Harvesters. (H.P. 1122, L.D. 1584)

Ch. 479 - An Act To Update Laws Regulating the Maine Emergency Management Agency. (S.P. 589, L.D. 1531)

Ch. 480 - An Act To Make Technical Changes to the Laws Governing the Practice of Law. (H.P. 1150, L.D. 1622)

Ch. 481 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the We Support Our Troops Registration Plates. (H.P. 1107, L.D. 1570)

Ch. 482 - An Act To Expand the Use of Ignition Interlock Devices. (H.P. 1137, L.D. 1609)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ch. 150 - Resolve, Authorizing the State Tax Assessor To Convey the Interest of the State in Certain Real Estate in the Unorganized Territory. (S.P. 591, L.D. 1533)

Ch. 151 - Resolve, To Support the Development of Maine's Economic Future by Promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 677, L.D. 1764)

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, FEBRUARY 26, 2010

L.D. 1788, H.P. 1276
An Act To Clarify Exemptions in the Milk Handling Fee. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative FLEMINGS of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 1789, H.P. 1277
An Act Containing the Recommendations of the Criminal Law Advisory Commission. (Submitted by the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2.)

L.D. 1790, H.P. 1278
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Working Group To Study Landlord and Tenant Issues. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Legal and Veterans Affairs pursuant to Resolve 2009, chapter 137, section 6.)

L.D. 1791, H.P. 1279
An Act To Implement Recommendations of the Right To Know Advisory Committee Concerning Records of Public Proceedings. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 411, subsection 6, paragraph G.)

L.D. 1792, H.P. 1280
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Right To Know Advisory Committee Concerning Public Records Exceptions. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 411, subsection 6, paragraph G.)

L.D. 1793, H.P. 1281
An Act To Stabilize Funding for Hazardous Material Emergency Response by the Department of Environmental Protection and Enhance Response Efforts of the Maine Emergency Management Agency. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative PERRY of Calais)

L.D. 1794, H.P. 1282
An Act Regarding Solid Waste Facilities. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Natural Resources pursuant to Public Law 2009, chapter 412, Part B, section 2.)

L.D. 1795, H.P. 1283
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 2: Standards for Qualifications of Assigned Counsel, a Major Substantive Rule of the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1796, H.P. 1284
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 881: Fees; Chemical Use in Children's Products, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Environmental Protection. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1797, H.P. 1285
An Act Regarding Planning for the Management of Solid Waste. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Natural Resources pursuant to Public Law 2009, chapter 412, Part B, section 1.)

L.D. 1798, H.P. 1286
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Create Access to Dental Care throughout the State. (Presented by Representative CONNOR of Kennebunk)

L.D. 1799, S.P. 704
An Act To Encourage the Use of Models in the Collection and Use of Student Achievement Data. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1800, S.P. 705
An Act To Adopt the Common Core State Standards Initiative. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1801, S.P. 706
An Act To Promote the Establishment of Innovative Schools. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1802, H.P. 1288
An Act To Exempt Personal Constituent Information from the Freedom of Access Laws. (Presented by Representative HILL of York)

L.D. 1803, H.P. 1291
Resolve, Authorizing Certain Land Transactions by the Department of Conservation, Bureau of Parks and Lands and the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative PIEH of Bremen)

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.