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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XLI, No. 20

Friday, May 29, 2015

127TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, May 22, 2015

Ch. 98 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Location of Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Collection for Motor Vehicles Owned by Public Utilities. (H.P. 353, L.D. 514)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 99 - An Act To Amend the Law Governing the Gathering of Signatures for Direct Initiatives and People's Veto Referenda. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 134, L.D. 176)

Ch. 100 - An Act To Provide for Direct Appeals under the Maine Juvenile Code to the Supreme Judicial Court. (H.P. 283, L.D. 416)

Ch. 101 - An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding the Sale of Liquor. (S.P. 192, L.D. 523)

Ch. 102 - An Act To Increase the Effectiveness of the Legislature. (H.P. 462, L.D. 681)

Ch. 103 - An Act To Support College Affordability in Maine. (H.P. 597, L.D. 878)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 104 - An Act To Allow the Electronic Transfer of Marriage Certificates. (H.P. 97, L.D. 139)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Ch. 105 - An Act Regarding the Removal of Moorings and Floating Docks in Great Ponds During Ice-in Conditions. (H.P. 21, L.D. 22)

Ch. 106 - An Act To Allow B.Y.O.B. Function Permit Holders To Hold Multiple Events at the Same Location. (S.P. 228, L.D. 635)

Ch. 107 - An Act To Modify Unemployment Insurance Successor Law. (H.P. 477, L.D. 701)

Ch. 108 - An Act To Sustain Maine's Primary Care Professional Workforce. (S.P. 270, L.D. 740)

Ch. 109 - An Act To Assist Victims of Crime To Obtain Restitution. (H.P. 527, L.D. 774)

Ch. 110 - An Act To Amend the Public Accountancy Laws. (H.P. 634, L.D. 914)

Ch. 111 - An Act To Promote Patient Choice and Access to Health Care. (H.P. 675, L.D. 978)

Ch. 112 - An Act To Make the Law Regarding Critical Incident Stress Management Teams More Beneficial and Effective. (S.P. 448, L.D. 1243)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 113 - An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Learner's Permits and Intermediate Licenses. (S.P. 267, L.D. 737)

Ch. 114 - An Act To Ensure the Administration of Written Driving Tests. (H.P. 463, L.D. 682)

Ch. 115 - An Act To Permit Rate-adjustment Mechanisms for Water Utilities. (H.P. 599, L.D. 880)

Private and Special Laws

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 6 - An Act To Provide for the 2015 and 2016 Allocations of the State Ceiling on Private Activity Bonds. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 408, L.D. 1139)

Resolves

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 15 - Resolve, Requiring a Review of and a Report on Pretrial and Post-conviction Use of Batterers' Intervention Programs. (H.P. 108, L.D. 150)

Ch. 16 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 11: Rules Governing the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 801, L.D. 1170)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Ch. 17 - Resolve, To Modify the Deed for a Parcel of Property in the Town of Carrabassett Valley. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 413, L.D. 1161)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 18 - Resolve, To Direct the Department of Health and Human Services To Report on Efforts To Reach in Rural Areas Persons Who Are Elderly, Disabled or Mentally Ill. (S.P. 194, L.D. 525)

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 29, 2015

L.D. 1432, H.P. 977
An Act To Consolidate the Investigation of Out-of-home Child Abuse and Neglect. (Presented by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea)

L.D. 1433, S.P. 540
An Act To Create the Office of the Public Defender and Amend the Duties of the Commission on Indigent Legal Services. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator BURNS of Washington)

L.D. 1434, H.P. 978
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Law Enforcement's Access to, and Access to Information about, Certain Persons in Hospitals and Mental Health Facilities. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative STETKIS of Canaan)

L.D. 1435, H.P. 979
An Act Regarding Ethanol-free Motor Fuel. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative O'CONNOR of Berwick)

L.D. 1436, H.P. 980
An Act To Better Serve the Seasonal Tourist Market during the 2015 Summer Season and Early Autumn with a Pilot Program To Extend the Authorized Hours during Which Liquor May Be Served. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative KINNEY of Limington)

L.D. 1437, H.P. 981
An Act To Establish Training Standards for Persons Investigating Domestic Abuse Complaints. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative HEAD of Bethel)

L.D. 1438, H.P. 982
An Act To Include Bows and Crossbows as Dangerous Weapons for Purposes of Protection from Abuse Orders. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative HEAD of Bethel)

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.