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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XLI, No. 21

Friday, June 5, 2015

127TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, May 29, 2015

Ch. 116 - An Act To Amend the Maine Clean Election Act Regarding Candidate Participation in Political Action Committees. (H.P. 132, L.D. 174)

Ch. 117 - An Act To Improve the Reporting of Child Abuse. (S.P. 74, L.D. 199)

Ch. 118 - An Act To Include Nonalcoholic Malt Beverages in the List of Exempt Products in the Law Regarding the Labeling of Genetically Engineered Products. (H.P. 295, L.D. 456)

Ch. 119 - An Act Concerning Commercial Vehicles at Canadian Weight Limits Traveling to Certain Points in the State. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 378, L.D. 554)

Ch. 120 - An Act To Amend the Military Bureau Laws. (S.P. 251, L.D. 693)

Ch. 121 - An Act To Amend Maine's Threatened and Endangered Species List. (S.P. 281, L.D. 807)

Ch. 122 - An Act To Amend and Clarify Certain Notice and Assessment Provisions of the Maine Condominium Act. (S.P. 294, L.D. 820)

Ch. 123 - An Act To Require That Certain Active Duty Military Personnel Are Eligible for the Resident Application Fee for a Concealed Handgun Permit. (H.P. 737, L.D. 1068)

Ch. 124 - An Act To Make Minor Changes and Corrections to Statutes Administered by the Department of Environmental Protection. (S.P. 397, L.D. 1128)

Ch. 125 - An Act To Repeal Authorization for Smelt Fishing in Mud Brook in Aroostook County. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 882, L.D. 1296)

Ch. 126 - An Act To Exempt Certain Agricultural Buildings from the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code. (H.P. 815, L.D. 1182)

Ch. 127 - An Act To Expand Turkey Hunting Opportunities. (S.P. 279, L.D. 781)

Ch. 128 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Number of Agency Liquor Stores Allowed in a Municipality. (H.P. 347, L.D. 508)

Ch. 129 - An Act To Allow a Sales Representative To Serve Alcoholic Beverages at a Tasting Event. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 251, L.D. 364)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 130 - An Act To Authorize Snowmobile Registration Reciprocity with the Provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec. (H.P. 71, L.D. 88)

Ch. 131 - An Act To Authorize a Temporary Medical Transfer of an Elver Individual Fishing Quota. (H.P. 240, L.D. 353)

Ch. 132 - An Act To Permit Hair Braiding without a Barbering or Cosmetology License. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 296, L.D. 847)

Ch. 133 - An Act Regarding Travel Insurance in the Maine Insurance Code. (H.P. 672, L.D. 975)

Ch. 134 - An Act To Penalize Legislators for Excessive Absences. (S.P. 372, L.D. 1046)

Ch. 135 - An Act Regarding the Board of Dental Examiners. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 794, L.D. 1156)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Ch. 136 - An Act To Eliminate the Minimum Age Requirement for a Junior Hunting License and Increase the Number of Times a Person May Hold an Apprentice Hunter License. (H.P. 114, L.D. 156)

Ch. 137 - An Act To Increase Access to Health Care through Telemedicine. (H.P. 443, L.D. 662)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 138 - An Act To Update Maine Law To Conform to New Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration Regulations. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 475, L.D. 699)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 139 - An Act To Eliminate Certain Fees for Security Freezes and Allow Security Freezes for Minors. (S.P. 150, L.D. 382)

Ch. 140 - An Act To Require Public Schools To Offer Instruction Related to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and the Use of an Automated External Defibrillator. (H.P. 380, L.D. 556)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, June 4, 2015

Ch. 141 - An Act To Clarify the Laws Governing the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services. (S.P. 426, L.D. 1199)

Ch. 142 - An Act To Authorize Free Samples of Liquor by a Restaurant. (H.P. 514, L.D. 761)

Ch. 143 - An Act Regarding Ethanol-free Motor Fuel. (H.P. 979, L.D. 1435) (Governor's Bill)

Private and Special Laws

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 7 - An Act To Release a Restriction on 2 Parcels of Former State Land in Greenbush Currently Owned by Anita P. Haskell. (H.P. 847, L.D. 1247)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Friday, May 29, 2015

Ch. 19 - Resolve, To Require the Director of the Bureau of Maine Veterans' Services To Make Recommendations To Ensure Equity in the Benefits Provided to Military Service Members. (H.P. 68, L.D. 74)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 20 - Resolve, Authorizing the Bureau of General Services To Offer Certain Property to Kennebec County for 6 Months Prior to Listing the Property with Private Real Estate Brokers. (S.P. 47, L.D. 114)

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, JUNE 5, 2015

L.D. 1439, S.P. 541
An Act To Establish a Secure Internet-based Background Check Center for Providers of Long-term Care, Child Care and In-home and Community-based Services. (Presented by Senator BURNS of Washington)

L.D. 1440, S.P. 542
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding the Department of Corrections. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator ROSEN of Hancock)

L.D. 1441, S.P. 543
An Act To Establish the Public Higher Education Systems Coordinating Committee. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs pursuant to Joint Order 2015, S.P. 185.)

L.D. 1442, H.P. 985
An Act To Establish a Bag Limit for Brook Trout on Portions of Webster Stream in Piscataquis County. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife pursuant to Joint Order 2015, H.P. 953.)

L.D. 1443, S.P. 544
An Act To Merge the Maine Educational Loan Authority with the Finance Authority of Maine. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

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.