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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XL, No. 15

Friday, April 18, 2014

126TH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 541 - An Act To Include Natural Gas Expansion in the State Energy Plan. (H.P. 1193, L.D. 1621)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, April 14, 2014

Ch. 542 - An Act To Clarify Outcome-based Forestry. (S.P. 746, L.D. 1847)

Ch. 543 - An Act Regarding Bad Faith Assertions of Patent Infringement. (S.P. 654, L.D. 1660)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 544 - An Act To Amend the Reporting Requirements for the Business Equipment Tax Exemption. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 618, L.D. 1627)

Ch. 545 - An Act To Protect the State's Authority in Issues Concerning Federal Relicensing of Dams Located in the State. (H.P. 1315, L.D. 1826)

Ch. 546 - An Act To Amend the State's Tax Laws. (S.P. 673, L.D. 1707)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 547 - An Act To Conform Licensing Requirements for Real Estate Appraisers with Federal Law. (S.P. 685, L.D. 1724)

Ch. 548 - An Act To Protect the Public from Mosquito-borne Diseases. (H.P. 1299, L.D. 1808)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ch. 549 - An Act To Allow Signs for Areas of Local, Regional and Statewide Interest on the Interstate System. (H.P. 1320, L.D. 1831)

Resolves

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 106 - Resolve, Concerning Maine's Involuntary Treatment and Involuntary Commitment Processes. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1244, L.D. 1738)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 107 - Resolve, To Create the Task Force To End Student Hunger in Maine. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 729, L.D. 1819)

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 18, 2014

L.D. 1858, H.P. 1349
An Act To Achieve the Savings Required under Part F of the Biennial Budget and To Change Certain Provisions of the Law for Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2015. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs pursuant to Public Law 2013, chapter 368, Part F, section 3.)

L.D. 1859, H.P. 1353
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Poultry Processing. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative DILL of Old Town)

L.D. 1860, H.P. 1354
An Act To Provide for Temporary Commissioners at the Public Utilities Commission. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative RUSSELL of Portland)

L.D. 1861, H.P. 1355
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Create an Animal and Plant Disease and Insect Control Facility Administered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Service. (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 1862, H.P. 1357
An Act To Enhance the Availability of Special Restricted Licenses in Cases of Medical Need. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative FREDETTE 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/bills_126th/billtexts/.

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