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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXVI, No. 16

Monday, April 19, 2010

124TH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION


Adjourned April 12, 2010

END OF SESSION ISSUE

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 9, 2010

Ch. 620 - An Act To Reduce the Sales Tax on Certain Watercraft. (H.P. 473, L.D. 659)

Ch. 621 - An Act To Amend Licensing, Certification and Registration Requirements for Health Care Providers and Other Facilities. (H.P. 1019, L.D. 1464)

Ch. 622 - An Act To Distribute Funds Received from the Racino in Bangor to the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Substance Abuse. (H.P. 569, L.D. 833)

Ch. 623 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Legislative Youth Advisory Council. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 386, L.D. 1022)

Ch. 624 - An Act To Reduce Noise Caused by Motorcycles and Improve Public Health. (S.P. 647, L.D. 1675)

Ch. 625 - An Act To Amend the Tax Laws. (H.P. 1084, L.D. 1540)

Ch. 626 - An Act To Increase Maine's High School Graduation Rates. (S.P. 623, L.D. 1658)

Ch. 627 - An Act To Create Jobs and Stimulate Economic Development by Making Captive Insurers Eligible for Pine Tree Development Zone Benefits. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 651, L.D. 1679)

Ch. 628 - An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Authority over and Oversight of Certified Nursing Assistant Educational Programs. (H.P. 1205, L.D. 1704)

Ch. 629 - An Act To Replace the Maine Limited Liability Company Act. (H.P. 1118, L.D. 1580)

Ch. 630 - An Act To Protect Retirement Income. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 683, L.D. 1776)

Ch. 631 - An Act To Amend the Maine Medical Marijuana Act. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 719, L.D. 1811) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 632 - An Act Pertaining to Sales Tax Exemptions for Products Purchased for Agricultural Use. (H.P. 1304, L.D. 1821)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, April 12, 2010

Ch. 633 - An Act To Stimulate Capital Investment for Innovative Businesses in Maine. (S.P. 10, L.D. 1)

Ch. 634 - An Act To Require Private Insurance Coverage for Certain Services for Children with Disabilities. (H.P. 313, L.D. 425)

Ch. 635 - An Act To Reform Insurance Coverage To Include Diagnosis and Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders. (S.P. 446, L.D. 1198)

Ch. 636 - An Act To Improve Tribal-State Relations. (H.P. 333, L.D. 445)

Ch. 637 - An Act To Protect Maine Workers. (S.P. 593, L.D. 1545)

Ch. 638 - An Act To Amend the Unemployment Compensation Laws Regarding Vacation Pay. (H.P. 1154, L.D. 1626)

Ch. 639 - An Act Relating to Road Noise. (H.P. 1170, L.D. 1642)

Ch. 640 - An Act Relating to the Membership of the Workers' Compensation Board. (H.P. 1103, L.D. 1566)

Ch. 641 - An Act To Enhance the Redevelopment of the Brunswick Naval Air Station. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 629, L.D. 1664)

Ch. 642 - An Act To Provide Predictable Benefits to Maine Communities That Host Wind Energy Developments. (S.P. 582, L.D. 1504)

Ch. 643 - An Act Concerning Certain MaineCare Rules Regarding Services Provided through the Child Development Services System and School Administrative Units. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 707, L.D. 1804)

Ch. 644 - An Act To Decriminalize Violations of Rules or Permit Conditions of the Baxter State Park Authority. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1310, L.D. 1824)

Ch. 645 - An Act To Authorize Bond Issues for Ratification by the Voters for the June 2010 Election and November 2010 Election. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1313, L.D. 1826) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 646 - An Act To Encourage the Use of Models in the Collection and Use of Student Achievement Data. (S.P. 704, L.D. 1799) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 647 - An Act To Adopt the Common Core State Standards Initiative. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 705, L.D. 1800) (Governor's Bill)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ch. 648 - An Act To Stimulate the Maine Economy and Promote the Development of Maine's Priority Transportation Infrastructure Needs. (H.P. 1167, L.D. 1639)

Ch. 649 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Misclassification of Construction Workers. (H.P. 1102, L.D. 1565)

Ch. 650 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Election of Androscoggin County Commissioner District Budget Committee Members. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 747, L.D. 1832)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ch. 651 - An Act Regarding Mental Health Treatment. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 495, L.D. 1360)

Ch. 652 - An Act To Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1292, L.D. 1805)

Ch. 653 - An Act To Establish a Residential Wood Stove Replacement Fund. (H.P. 1113, L.D. 1575)

Ch. 654 - An Act To Improve Water Quality through the Phaseout of Overboard Discharges and the Improvement of the Boat Pump-out Laws. (H.P. 1111, L.D. 1573)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 15, 2010

Ch. 655 - An Act Regarding Energy Infrastructure Development. (H.P. 1274, L.D. 1786)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ch. 42 - An Act To Fund the Maine Downtown Center. (H.P. 75, L.D. 91)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Monday, April 12, 2010

Ch. 209 - Resolve, Authorizing Certain Land Transactions by the Department of Conservation, Bureau of Parks and Lands and the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Directing the Initiation of Negotiations Regarding Easements on Certain Land. (H.P. 1291, L.D. 1803) (Governor's Bill)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ch. 210 - Resolve, Regarding Biofuel in Number 2 Heating Oil. (H.P. 1160, L.D. 1632)

Ch. 211 - Resolve, To Review the Waste Motor Oil Disposal Site Remediation Program. (H.P. 1314, L.D. 1827)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ch. 212 - Resolve, To Transfer the Ownership of the Fort Kent Armory from the Military Bureau to the University of Maine at Fort Kent. (H.P. 1253, L.D. 1759)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 15, 2010

Ch. 213 - Resolve, Directing the Department of Corrections To Coordinate Review of Due Process Procedures and To Ensure Transparency in Policies Regarding the Placement of Special Management Prisoners. (H.P. 1139, L.D. 1611)

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.