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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXVI, No. 15

Monday, April 12, 2010

124TH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 2, 2010

Ch. 595 - An Act To Establish the Universal Childhood Immunization Program. (H.P. 984, L.D. 1408)

Ch. 596 - An Act To Conform the Maine Tax Laws for 2009 to the United States Internal Revenue Code. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 578, L.D. 1500)

Ch. 597 - An Act To Make Corrections to the Life Settlement Laws. (H.P. 1073, L.D. 1523)

Ch. 598 - An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Laws. (S.P. 599, L.D. 1562)

Ch. 599 - An Act To Allow a Maine-chartered Financial Institution To Conduct a Savings Promotion Raffle. (S.P. 645, L.D. 1673)

Ch. 600 - An Act To Make Supplemental Allocations from the Highway Fund and Other Funds for the Expenditures of State Government and To Change Certain Provisions of State Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2010 and June 30, 2011. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1227, L.D. 1728) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 601 - An Act To Allow Electronic Filing of Vital Records and Closing of Records To Guard against Fraud and Make Other Changes to the Vital Records Laws. (H.P. 1271, L.D. 1781) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 602 - An Act To Provide for Legislative Review of Recently Proposed Revisions to Certain Rules Adopted Pursuant to the Site Location of Development Laws and the Storm Water Management Laws. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 698, L.D. 1787)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, April 5, 2010

Ch. 603 - An Act To Require Insurance Companies To Cover the Cost of Prosthetics Containing Microprocessors. (H.P. 15, L.D. 20)

Ch. 604 - An Act To Improve Maine's Air Quality and Reduce Regional Haze at Acadia National Park and Other Federally Designated Class I Areas. (S.P. 627, L.D. 1662)

Ch. 605 - An Act To Regulate the Use of Automated License Plate Recognition Systems. (S.P. 598, L.D. 1561)

Ch. 606 - An Act To Make Maine's Laws Consistent with the Federal Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. (H.P. 1086, L.D. 1542)

Ch. 607 - An Act To Clarify Safety Requirements in Acadia National Park. (S.P. 666, L.D. 1737)

Ch. 608 - An Act Containing the Recommendations of the Criminal Law Advisory Commission. (H.P. 1277, L.D. 1789)

Ch. 609 - An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Advisory Council on Health Systems Development Relating to Payment Reform. (S.P. 735, L.D. 1819)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Ch. 610 - An Act To Clarify Maine's Phaseout of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers. (H.P. 1105, L.D. 1568)

Ch. 611 - An Act To Strengthen the Ballot Initiative Process. (S.P. 662, L.D. 1730)

Ch. 612 - An Act To Enable the Installation of Broadband Infrastructure. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1265, L.D. 1778)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Ch. 613 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Maine Health Data Processing Center and the Maine Health Data Organization. (H.P. 1088, L.D. 1544)

Ch. 614 - An Act To Align the Duties of School Boards Concerning Student Safety with the Requirements of the Federal Gun-Free Schools Act and To Prohibit the Discharge of Firearms within 500 Feet of Public and Private School Properties. (H.P. 1206, L.D. 1705)

Ch. 615 - An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Governor's Ocean Energy Task Force. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 710, L.D. 1810) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 616 - An Act To Promote the Establishment of Innovative Schools. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 706, L.D. 1801) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 617 - An Act Relating to the Recommendations of the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability Regarding Emergency Communications Services. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1297, L.D. 1813)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 8, 2010

Ch. 618 - An Act To Prohibit Surcharges on the Use of Debit Cards. (H.P. 1266, L.D. 1779)

Ch. 619 - An Act To Establish Municipal Cost Components for Unorganized Territory Services To Be Rendered in Fiscal Year 2010-11 and To Make Certain Changes in the Laws Governing Tax Increment Financing Payments in the Unorganized Territories. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1294, L.D. 1807)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Monday, April 5, 2010

Ch. 40 - An Act Concerning the Allocation of Power Generated by GNE, LLC. (H.P. 388, L.D. 543)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 8, 2010

Ch. 41 - An Act To Make Administrative Changes to Tax Laws To Maintain a Balanced Budget. (H.P. 1321, L.D. 1830)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 2, 2010

Ch. 197 - Resolve, To Direct the Commissioner of Education To Review the Essential Programs and Services Funding Formula. (H.P. 389, L.D. 551)

Ch. 198 - Resolve, Regarding a Report on the Status of Federal Ship Ballast Water Discharge Rules. (H.P. 1194, L.D. 1693)

Ch. 199 - Resolve, To Increase Transparency and Accountability and Assess the Impact of Tax Expenditure Programs. (H.P. 1195, L.D. 1694)

Ch. 200 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: Maine Unified Special Education Regulation, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1238, L.D. 1741)

Ch. 201 - Resolve, Concerning the Proper Disposal of Motor Fuels Containing Ethanol. (S.P. 674, L.D. 1760)

Ch. 202 - Resolve, To Review and Update the Telecommunications Taxation Laws. (H.P. 1306, L.D. 1823)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Ch. 203 - Resolve, To Prevent the Spread of Invasive Plants and Protect Maine's Lakes. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1090, L.D. 1548)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Ch. 204 - Resolve, To Implement the Recommendations of the Juvenile Justice Task Force. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1204, L.D. 1703)

Ch. 205 - Resolve, Authorizing the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services To Sell or Lease the Interests of the State in Certain Real Property Located at 187-189 State Street, Augusta, Known as the Smith-Merrill House, and at 159 Hogan Road, Bangor, known as the Elizabeth Levinson Center. (H.P. 1311, L.D. 1825) (Governor's Bill)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 8, 2010

Ch. 206 - Resolve, To Develop Practices for Developments of State and Regional Significance in Order To Reduce Dependency on Fossil Fuels and Meet the State's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Goals. (S.P. 341, L.D. 891)

Ch. 207 - Resolve, Directing the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government To Study the Rule-making Process under the Maine Administrative Procedure Act. (H.P. 1272, L.D. 1784)

Ch. 208 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Section 10: Stream Crossings within Chapter 305 Permit by Rule Standards, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Environmental Protection. (H.P. 1224, L.D. 1725)

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, APRIL 9, 2010

L.D. 1831, H.P. 1322
An Act To Amend the Laws Pertaining to High-stakes Beano. (Presented by Representative MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation)

L.D. 1832, S.P. 747
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Election of Androscoggin County Commissioner District Budget Committee Members. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin)

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.