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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXVI, No. 12

Monday, March 22, 2010

124TH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, March 11, 2010

Ch. 503 - An Act To Streamline the Renewal Process for a Permit To Carry a Firearm. (H.P. 1072, L.D. 1522)

Ch. 504 - An Act To Clarify the Laws Governing Instant Redeemable Coupons Included with a Spirits Product. (H.P. 1158, L.D. 1630)

Ch. 505 - An Act To Modernize the Bingo Laws. (H.P. 1229, L.D. 1731)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, March 15, 2010

Ch. 506 - An Act To Facilitate Establishment of Watershed Districts. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1095, L.D. 1553)

Ch. 507 - An Act To Expedite Rulemaking Concerning Agronomic Utilization of Sludge. (H.P. 1217, L.D. 1716)

Ch. 508 - An Act To Align Education Laws with Certain Federal Laws. (S.P. 588, L.D. 1532)

Ch. 509 - An Act To Amend the Laws Relating to Government Records. (H.P. 1219, L.D. 1718)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ch. 510 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Taste Testing of Alcoholic Beverages. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1156, L.D. 1628)

Ch. 511 - An Act To Maintain Compliance of Maine's Insurance Laws with National Standards. (H.P. 1059, L.D. 1510)

Ch. 512 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. (H.P. 1203, L.D. 1702)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Ch. 513 - An Act Regarding Accidental Death Benefits for Beneficiaries of Deceased Firefighters. (S.P. 595, L.D. 1558)

Ch. 514 - An Act To Enhance Newborn Blood Spot Screening To Conform to Federal Newborn Screening Standards. (H.P. 1144, L.D. 1616)

Ch. 515 - An Act Regarding Maine Public Employees Retirement System Life Insurance Policies. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 622, L.D. 1657)

Ch. 516 - An Act To Provide Leadership Regarding the Responsible Recycling of Consumer Products. (H.P. 1159, L.D. 1631)

Ch. 517 - An Act To Facilitate Recovery Zone Facility Bonds, Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds and Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 590, L.D. 1530)

Ch. 518 - An Act To Enhance Maine's Clean Energy Opportunities. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1175, L.D. 1647)

Ch. 519 - An Act To Adopt a Drug Benefit Equity Law. (S.P. 576, L.D. 1498)

Ch. 520 - An Act To Enhance Cooperation between the Workers' Compensation Board's Abuse Investigation Unit and Other State Agencies and To Ensure Equal Application of the Requirement To Obtain Coverage. (S.P. 586, L.D. 1528)

Ch. 521 - An Act To Amend the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992 Regarding Coordination of Benefits. (S.P. 587, L.D. 1529)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ch. 522 - An Act To Update and Modernize Maine's Floodplain Mapping. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1200, L.D. 1699)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Ch. 35 - An Act To Amend the Charter of the Dexter Utility District. (H.P. 1065, L.D. 1516)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ch. 36 - An Act To Create the Buckfield Water District. (H.P. 1075, L.D. 1525)

Ch. 37 - An Act To Amend the Charter of the Gardiner Water District. (H.P. 1250, L.D. 1756)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ch. 160 - Resolve, Naming the Bridge over Pattagumpus Stream the Nicatou Bridge. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1248, L.D. 1754)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Ch. 161 - Resolve, To Promote Geothermal Energy. (S.P. 455, L.D. 1222)

Ch. 162 - Resolve, To Ensure Consistency in the Scheduled Expiration of Terms of the Board Members of the Finance Authority of Maine. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1054, L.D. 1505)

Ch. 163 - Resolve, Regarding Waste-to-energy Power. (H.P. 1221, L.D. 1720)

Ch. 164 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 232: Well Drillers and Pump Installers Rules, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1239, L.D. 1742)

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, MARCH 19, 2010

L.D. 1818, S.P. 733
Resolve, To Continue Evaluating Climate Change Adaptation Options for the State. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Natural Resources pursuant to Resolve 2009, chapter 16.)

L.D. 1819, S.P. 735
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Advisory Council on Health Systems Development Relating to Payment Reform. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Insurance and Financial Services pursuant to Public Law 2009, chapter 350, Part A, section 3.)

L.D. 1820, H.P. 1300
An Act To Exempt Certain Necessary School Auxiliary Buildings for New Heating Systems from Referendum Requirements. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative TARDY of Newport)

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.