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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XLI, No. 19

Friday, May 22, 2015

127TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, May 15, 2015

Ch. 79 - An Act To Establish a Youth Bear Hunting Day. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 265, L.D. 399)

Ch. 80 - An Act To Amend the Emergency Rule-making Authority of the Department of Marine Resources. (S.P. 364, L.D. 1038)

Signed by the Governor
Saturday, May 16, 2015

Ch. 81 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Confidentiality of Library Records. (S.P. 127, L.D. 344)

Ch. 82 - An Act To Amend the Maine Emergency Medical Services Act of 1982. (S.P. 292, L.D. 818)

Ch. 83 - An Act To Modify the Laws Regarding the Collection and Recycling of Mercury-added Thermostats. (S.P. 371, L.D. 1045)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 84 - An Act To Require Payment by a Carrier for Health Care Services Provided to Enrollees of the Carrier. (S.P. 58, L.D. 124)

Ch. 85 - An Act To Prevent Organized Retail Crime. (S.P. 125, L.D. 310)

Ch. 86 - An Act To Create the Sex Offender Management and Risk Assessment Advisory Commission. (S.P. 147, L.D. 379)

Ch. 87 - An Act To Allow a Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Credit for a Vehicle No Longer in Use. (S.P. 173, L.D. 444)

Ch. 88 - An Act To Amend the Requirement for a Certificate of Title for Junk and Scrap Automobiles and Vehicles. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 188, L.D. 520)

Ch. 89 - An Act To Amend the Law Concerning Motor Vehicles at Railroad Crossings. (S.P. 198, L.D. 529)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 90 - An Act Regarding the Tracking of Wounded Animals with a Leashed Dog. (H.P. 214, L.D. 320)

Ch. 91 - An Act To Ensure Appropriate Health Insurance Coverage for Prescription Eye Drops. (H.P. 396, L.D. 572)

Ch. 92 - An Act Regarding Community Paramedicine Pilot Projects. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 222, L.D. 629)

Ch. 93 - An Act To Allow the Synchronization of Prescriptions. (S.P. 284, L.D. 810)

Ch. 94 - An Act To Establish a Private Support Organization for the Maine Commission for Community Service. (H.P. 636, L.D. 916)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 95 - An Act To Allow a Moose Permit To Be Transferred to a Family Member. (S.P. 141, L.D. 373)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 96 - An Act Regarding Gaming. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 355, L.D. 516)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 97 - An Act To Protect Students' Rights and Privacy Regarding Their School Records. (H.P. 53, L.D. 59)

Resolves

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 14 - Resolve, To Study Options for a State Demand Response Program. (H.P. 244, L.D. 357)

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 22, 2015

L.D. 1417, H.P. 964
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Change the Selection Process for the Attorney General. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative STETKIS of Canaan)

L.D. 1418, H.P. 965
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Provide for a Lieutenant Governor and Change the Line of Succession for Governor. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative STETKIS of Canaan)

L.D. 1419, H.P. 966
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Change the Selection Process for the Treasurer of State. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative STETKIS of Canaan)

L.D. 1420, S.P. 531
An Act Regarding Participation by Private School Students in Extracurricular and Interscholastic Activities at Public Schools. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox)

L.D. 1421, H.P. 967
An Act To Establish a Tax-free Savings Program for Individuals with Disabilities. (Presented by Representative POULIOT of Augusta)

L.D. 1422, H.P. 968
An Act To Allow Maine Residents To Personally Import Medications as Permitted under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 1423, S.P. 532
An Act To Expand Access to Workforce Development at Brunswick Landing. (Presented by Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1424, H.P. 970
Resolve, Authorizing Certain Land Transactions by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Bureau of Parks and Lands. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop)

L.D. 1425, H.P. 971
An Act To Amend the Laws Relating to Corporations and Limited Partnerships. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary pursuant to Joint Order 2015, H.P. 931.)

L.D. 1426, H.P. 972
An Act Regarding the Maine Registry of Certified Nursing Assistants and Direct Care Workers. (Presented by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester)

L.D. 1427, S.P. 535
Resolve, Regarding the Department of Environmental Protection's Rule Chapter 500: Stormwater Management. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Environment and Natural Resources pursuant to Joint Order 2015, S.P. 528.)

L.D. 1428, H.P. 974
An Act To Establish the Forensic Treatment Fund To Establish a Behavioral Assessment and Safety Evaluation Unit. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 1429, H.P. 975
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding On-premises and Off-premises Liquor Licenses. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs pursuant to Joint Order 2015, H.P. 954.)

L.D. 1430, S.P. 538
An Act To Allow Hunters Whose Religion Prohibits Wearing Hunter Orange Clothing To Instead Wear Red. (Presented by President THIBODEAU of Waldo)

L.D. 1431, S.P. 539
An Act To Help Facilitate New Career Opportunities and Attract Major Private Investment. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot)

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.