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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XL, No. 14

Friday, April 11, 2014

126TH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 517 - An Act To Protect Areas in Which Shellfish Conservation Gear Has Been Placed for Predator Control and Habitat Enhancement Purposes and Establish a Municipal Predator Control Pilot Program. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 536, L.D. 1452)

Ch. 518 - An Act To Encourage and Protect Innovation in Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Processing. (H.P. 1212, L.D. 1689)

Ch. 519 - An Act To Implement Certain Recommendations of the Criminal Law Advisory Commission Relative to the Maine Bail Code, the Maine Juvenile Code and the Maine Criminal Code and Related Statutes. (H.P. 1266, L.D. 1764)

Ch. 520 - An Act Relating to Nursing Facility and Inpatient Hospice Patients and Medical Marijuana Use. (S.P. 706, L.D. 1779)

Signed by the Governor
Saturday, April 5, 2014

Ch. 521 - An Act To Expedite the Foreclosure Process. (H.P. 992, L.D. 1389)

Ch. 522 - An Act To Establish Municipal Cost Components for Unorganized Territory Services To Be Rendered in Fiscal Year 2014-15. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1294, L.D. 1803)

Ch. 523 - An Act To Amend the Law Concerning the State Cost-share Program for Salt and Sand Storage Facilities. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1304, L.D. 1817)

Signed by the Governor
Sunday, April 6, 2014

Ch. 524 - An Act To Clarify the Law Governing the Maintenance of Veterans' Grave Sites. (S.P. 656, L.D. 1662)

Ch. 525 - An Act To Improve the Job Creation Through Educational Opportunity Program. (H.P. 1228, L.D. 1718)

Ch. 526 - An Act To Establish Guidelines for the Stocking and Administration of Epinephrine Autoinjectors in Schools. (H.P. 1235, L.D. 1727)

Ch. 527 - An Act To Amend Forester Licensing Requirements. (S.P. 687, L.D. 1735)

Ch. 528 - An Act To Amend Laws Relating to Health Care Data. (H.P. 1246, L.D. 1740)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 529 - An Act To Make Changes to and Clarify Maine Traveler Information Services Laws. (H.P. 1231, L.D. 1721)

Ch. 530 - An Act To Clarify the Enforcement Provisions Relating to Motor Carrier Registration. (H.P. 1279, L.D. 1787)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Ch. 531 - An Act Regarding Taste-testing Event Licenses. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 628, L.D. 1637)

Ch. 532 - An Act Regarding the Registration of Motor Vehicles of Deployed Members of the National Guard or Reserves of the United States Armed Forces. (H.P. 1241, L.D. 1733)

Ch. 533 - An Act To Eliminate Inactive Boards and Commissions. (H.P. 1293, L.D. 1801)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 534 - An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Franchise Laws. (S.P. 544, L.D. 1482)

Ch. 535 - An Act To Strengthen Disclosure about Provider Networks in Health Insurance Plans to Consumers and Providers. (H.P. 1199, L.D. 1676)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 536 - An Act To Prohibit Motorized Recreational Gold Prospecting in Class AA Waters and Certain Atlantic Salmon and Brook Trout Habitats. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 646, L.D. 1671)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ch. 537 - An Act To Assist Victims of Human Trafficking. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1238, L.D. 1730)

Ch. 538 - An Act To Amend Certain Provisions of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Laws. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 662, L.D. 1667)

Ch. 539 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Charitable Solicitations. (H.P. 1291, L.D. 1799)

Ch. 540 - An Act To Clarify and Update a Nurse's Authority To Administer Medication. (S.P. 701, L.D. 1766)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Monday, April 7, 2014

Ch. 27 - An Act To Protect Jobs in the Forest Product Industry. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1283, L.D. 1792)

Resolves

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 104 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 97, Private Non-Medical Institution Services, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1255, L.D. 1748)

Ch. 105 - Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Amend MaineCare Rules as They Pertain to the Delivery of Covered Services via Telecommunications Technology. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1167, L.D. 1596)

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 11, 2014

L.D. 1854, S.P. 752
An Act Regarding Compensation for the Panel of Mediators. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot)

L.D. 1855, S.P. 753
An Act To Validate Certain Proceedings Authorizing the Issuance of Bonds and Notes of the Town of Old Orchard Beach. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator VALENTINO of York)

L.D. 1856, H.P. 1343
Resolve, To Conduct a Market Analysis Regarding the Feasibility of Expanded Gaming in Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs pursuant to Public Law 2011, chapter 699, section 3, subsection 5.)

L.D. 1857, H.P. 1344
An Act To Expand Services to Persons Who Are Disabled or Elderly on Wait Lists by Reducing Revenue Sharing. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative AYOTTE of Caswell)

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/bills_126th/billtexts/.

Bill status information is available at http://legislature.maine.gov/LawMakerWeb/search.asp.