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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XL, No. 16

Friday, April 25, 2014

126TH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ch. 550 - An Act To Clarify the Provisions of a Historic Preservation Tax Credit. (S.P. 655, L.D. 1661)

Ch. 551 - An Act To Provide Property Tax Relief to Maine Residents. (H.P. 1257, L.D. 1751)

Ch. 552 - An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Report Defining Cost Responsibility for Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Students Receiving Services from the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf. (S.P. 703, L.D. 1769)

Ch. 553 - An Act Regarding Compensation for the Panel of Mediators. (S.P. 752, L.D. 1854) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 554 - An Act To Provide for Temporary Commissioners at the Public Utilities Commission. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1354, L.D. 1860) (Governor's Bill)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 555 - An Act To Provide Model Language for Standard Sewer District Charters. (S.P. 579, L.D. 1532)

Ch. 556 - An Act To Assist Electric Utility Ratepayers. (S.P. 731, L.D. 1825)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 557 - An Act To Make Changes to the So-called Dig Safe Law. (S.P. 638, L.D. 1647)

Ch. 558 - An Act To Further the Implementation of the Rockweed Fishery Management Plan. (H.P. 1318, L.D. 1830)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 559 - An Act To Improve Business Certainty for Providers of Quality Child Care. (H.P. 1152, L.D. 1581)

Ch. 560 - An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Commission To Study Transparency, Costs and Accountability of Health Care System Financing. (S.P. 698, L.D. 1760)

Ch. 561 - An Act To Amend the Process Regarding the Transfer of Students between School Administrative Units. (H.P. 1336, L.D. 1852) (Governor's Bill)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 562 - An Act To Support Solar Energy Development in Maine. (S.P. 644, L.D. 1652)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Ch. 563 - An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Judicial Compensation Commission. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 263, L.D. 725)

Ch. 564 - An Act To Exempt from Sales and Use Tax Sales of Publications To Be Distributed without Charge and Printed Materials Included in Publications. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1232, L.D. 1722)

Ch. 565 - An Act To Provide a Mechanism To Allow Certain Commercial Motor Vehicle Weight Limits and Vehicle Dimension Standards To Be Exceeded in Order To Promote Economic Development while Ensuring Public Safety. (H.P. 769, L.D. 1076)

Ch. 566 - An Act To Increase the Amount of Funds Available to Counties for Witness Fees, Extradition Expenses and Prosecution Costs. (H.P. 1173, L.D. 1601)

Ch. 567 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Poultry Processing. (H.P. 1353, L.D. 1859) (Governor's Bill)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ch. 108 - Resolve, Directing the Director of the Bureau of Parks and Lands To Convey the Chesuncook Community Church Building in Chesuncook Township to the Greenville Union Evangelical Church. (H.P. 1240, L.D. 1732)

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. 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.