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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

From Robert B. Hunt, Clerk of the House
State House, Augusta, Maine

Volume XLI, No. 16

Friday, May 1, 2015

127TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Ch. 34 - An Act To Clarify Storm Water Management Standards for Expansions of Existing Projects. (H.P. 261, L.D. 395)

Ch. 35 - An Act To Amend the Health Care Practitioner Transparency Requirements. (S.P. 190, L.D. 521)

Ch. 36 - An Act To Clarify the Requirements for Notice of the Right To Cure a Mortgage Default. (S.P. 223, L.D. 630)

Ch. 37 - An Act To Authorize the Transfer of State-owned Real Estate to the City of Belfast. (S.P. 231, L.D. 638)

Ch. 38 - An Act To Improve Access to Capital. (H.P. 453, L.D. 672)

Ch. 39 - An Act To Clarify Filing Methods for Quarterly Payroll Reports. (H.P. 478, L.D. 702)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 30, 2015

Ch. 40 - An Act To Ensure Consistent Certification of Graduation Standards in Publicly Funded Secondary Schools. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 6, L.D. 3)

Ch. 41 - An Act Concerning the Salary of Sheriffs. (S.P. 30, L.D. 82)

Ch. 42 - An Act To Continue To Permit Persons 70 Years of Age and Older To Hunt with a Crossbow. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 266, L.D. 400)

Ch. 43 - An Act To Repeal Outdated Statutory Sections Relating to Regional Ride Share Programs. (S.P. 176, L.D. 447)

Ch. 44 - An Act To Make Minor Nonsubstantive Changes to the Laws Affecting the Office of the State Auditor. (H.P. 334, L.D. 495)

Ch. 45 - An Act To Create an Elver Exporter's License. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 710, L.D. 1027)

Ch. 46 - An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Commercial Learner's Permits. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 354, L.D. 515)

Ch. 47 - An Act To Amend the Maine Economic Development Venture Capital Revolving Investment Program. (S.P. 202, L.D. 586)

Ch. 48 - An Act To Amend the Laws Related to the Bolduc Correctional Facility. (S.P. 246, L.D. 688)

Ch. 49 - An Act Relating to Insurance Licensing. (H.P. 481, L.D. 705)

Ch. 50 - An Act Amending the Trap Limit for the Swans Island Lobster Conservation Area. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 35, L.D. 98)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Ch. 3 - An Act To Correct an Error in the Law That Allows a Break in Control of Access on William L. Clarke Drive in the City of Westbrook. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 483, L.D. 707)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 30, 2015

Ch. 4 - An Act To Allow School Administrative District No. 27 To Transfer Ownership of the St. Francis Elementary School to the Town of St. Francis. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 717, L.D. 1048)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Ch. 11 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 4: Maine Motor Carrier Safety Regulation, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Public Safety, Bureau of State Police. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 101, L.D. 143)

Ch. 12 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 500: Stormwater Management, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Environmental Protection. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 105, L.D. 147)

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. 207-287-1324.

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015

L.D. 1368, H.P. 929
An Act To Require the Documentation of the Use of Seclusion and Restraint at Mental Health Institutions in the State. (Presented by Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough)

L.D. 1369, S.P. 501
An Act To Restructure the Permitting Process for Wildlife and Exotic Species in Captivity. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 1370, S.P. 502
An Act To Improve the Quality of Teachers. (Presented by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 1371, S.P. 503
An Act To Encourage Greater Efficiency in the Unemployment Insurance System. (Presented by Senator VOLK of Cumberland)

L.D. 1372, H.P. 930
An Act To Encourage the Redevelopment of Upper Floors of Buildings in Downtowns and on Main Streets. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington)

L.D. 1373, H.P. 932
An Act To Create the Put ME To Work Program. (Presented by Speaker EVES of North Berwick)

L.D. 1374, S.P. 504
An Act To Expand the Educational Opportunity Tax Credit. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 1375, S.P. 505
An Act To Increase Accountability in Maine's Welfare Programs. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by President THIBODEAU of Waldo)

L.D. 1376, S.P. 506
An Act To Establish a Local Food Producers and Processors to Consumers Pilot Program. (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 1377, S.P. 507
Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Study the Reduction of Unfunded and Outdated Municipal Mandates. (Presented by President THIBODEAU of Waldo)

L.D. 1378, S.P. 508
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Issuance of Bonds and To Effectuate the Issuance of Bonds To Support Maine's Natural Resource-based Economy. (Presented by Senator KATZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1379, H.P. 934
An Act To Establish Transportation Network Company Insurance. (Presented by Representative BECK of Waterville)

L.D. 1380, H.P. 935
An Act To Legalize, Tax and Regulate Marijuana. (Presented by Representative RUSSELL of Portland)

L.D. 1381, H.P. 936
An Act To Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Reported by Representative HOBBINS of Saco for the Revisor of Statutes pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 94.)

L.D. 1382, S.P. 511
An Act To Assist Low-income Electricity Consumers. (Presented by Senator JOHNSON of Lincoln)

L.D. 1383, S.P. 512
An Act To Attract Young People to Maine by Expanding the Job Creation Through Educational Opportunity Program. (Presented by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1384, H.P. 937
An Act To Improve Workplace Safety by Simplifying and Improving Employers' Substance Abuse Policy Requirements. (Presented by Representative STETKIS of Canaan)

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 cannot mail bill text electronically.

Bill text is also available at the Maine Legislature Web Site http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_127th/billtexts/.

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