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

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Maine House of Representatives: Weekly Legislative Report

weekly
LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XLI, No. 24

Friday, June 26, 2015

127TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, June 19, 2015

Ch. 218 - 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. (H.P. 978, L.D. 1434) (Governor's Bill)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 219 - An Act To Expand Deer Hunting Opportunities for Junior Hunters. (H.P. 100, L.D. 142)

Ch. 220 - An Act To Increase the Beneficial Reuse of Waste Materials. (S.P. 205, L.D. 589)

Ch. 221 - An Act To Increase the Minimum Population Requirement for a Municipality in Which the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations May Locate an Additional Agency Liquor Store. (S.P. 277, L.D. 779)

Ch. 222 - An Act To Allow the Establishment of Regional Municipal Utility Districts To Support Broadband Communications. (H.P. 632, L.D. 912)

Ch. 223 - An Act To Revise the Animal Welfare Laws. (H.P. 706, L.D. 1023)

Ch. 224 - An Act To Promote Economic Development. (S.P. 409, L.D. 1140)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Monday, June 22, 2015
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 225 - An Act To Preserve the Integrity of Maine's Shellfish Industry by Increasing the Penalty for Interfering with Permitted Harvest. (S.P. 93, L.D. 255)

Ch. 226 - An Act To Allow Nonresident College Students To Obtain Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Licenses at the Resident Fee and with Resident Privileges. (S.P. 94, L.D. 256)

Ch. 227 - An Act To Assist Persons with Breast Cancer. (H.P. 246, L.D. 359)

Ch. 228 - An Act To Amend the Laws Concerning the Registration of Professional Engineers. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 711, L.D. 1028)

Ch. 229 - An Act To Create Transparency in the Mortgage Foreclosure Process. (H.P. 267, L.D. 401)

Ch. 230 - An Act To Improve the Safety and Survival of 9-1-1 Callers and First Responders. (H.P. 856, L.D. 1256)

Ch. 231 - An Act To Expand Public Access to Epinephrine Autoinjectors. (H.P. 776, L.D. 1125)

Ch. 232 - An Act To Amend the Community-based Renewable Energy Program. (H.P. 888, L.D. 1310)

Ch. 233 - An Act To Prohibit Certain Payments with Respect to an Adoption. (H.P. 812, L.D. 1179)

Ch. 234 - An Act To Establish a Bag Limit for Brook Trout on Portions of Webster Stream in Piscataquis County. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 985, L.D. 1442)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 235 - An Act To Improve Access to Treatments for Lyme Disease. (H.P. 289, L.D. 422)

Ch. 236 - An Act To Improve the Process for Obtaining an Adjustment in State Valuation Due to Sudden and Severe Reduction in Municipal Valuation. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 374, L.D. 550)

Ch. 237 - An Act To Amend the Fees for Snowmobile Registrations and To Create the Snowmobile Trail Fund Donation Sticker. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 492, L.D. 716)

Ch. 238 - An Act To Promote Professional Training and Security in Maine Courts. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 819, L.D. 1186)

Ch. 239 - An Act Regarding Payment under the Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement Program. (H.P. 197, L.D. 279)

Ch. 240 - An Act To Allow Children's Residential Care Facilities To Ensure the Safety of Their Residents. (H.P. 309, Ch. 241 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Unlawful Cutting of Trees. (H.P. 451, L.D. 670)

Ch. 242 - An Act To Eliminate the Dual Licensing of Physician Assistants. (H.P. 564, L.D. 830)

Ch. 243 - An Act To Expedite Final Hearings in Certain Foreclosure Cases. (H.P. 580, L.D. 846)

Ch. 244 - An Act To Help Municipalities Dispose of Certain Abandoned Property. (H.P. 610, L.D. 891)

Ch. 245 - An Act To Expand Public Opportunities for Wildlife Management Education. (H.P. 633, L.D. 913)

Ch. 246 - An Act Regarding the Licensure of Funeral Service Providers. (H.P. 655, L.D. 952)

Ch. 247 - An Act To Further Define Duties for Persons Who Hold Powers of Attorney or Act as Agents for Residents of Long-term Care Facilities. (H.P. 718, L.D. 1049)

Ch. 248 - An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Right To Know Advisory Committee To Create a Remedy for Unduly Burdensome and Oppressive Requests. (H.P. 747, L.D. 1086)

Ch. 249 - An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Right To Know Advisory Committee Concerning Response Deadlines and Appeals. (H.P. 748, L.D. 1087)

Ch. 250 - An Act To Implement Recommendations of the Right To Know Advisory Committee. (H.P. 749, L.D. 1088)

Ch. 251 - An Act To Improve School Administrative Efficiency and Expand Capacity for Professional Growth for Educators with Regional Collaborative Programs and Services. (H.P. 805, L.D. 1173)

Ch. 252 - An Act Concerning Swim Area Permits. (H.P. 843, L.D. 1225)

Ch. 253 - An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Government Oversight Committee To Ensure Legislative Review of Reports Submitted by Quasi-independent State Agencies. (H.P. 945, L.D. 1395)

Ch. 254 - An Act To Amend the Laws Relating to Corporations and Limited Partnerships. (H.P. 971, L.D. 1425)

Ch. 255 - An Act To Provide Lower Energy Costs to Maine Businesses and Residences by Carrying Out the Legislature's Intent Regarding Funding of the Efficiency Maine Trust. (H.P. 833, L.D. 1215)

Ch. 256 - An Act To Enact the Student Information Privacy Act. (S.P. 183, L.D. 454)

Ch. 257 - An Act To Amend the Competitive Skills Scholarship Program To Allow for Participation in Early College and Career and Technical Education Programs. (S.P. 300, L.D. 856)

Ch. 258 - An Act To Make Damaging a Public Easement with a Motor Vehicle a Class E Crime. (S.P. 377, L.D. 1074)

Ch. 259 - An Act To Amend the Maine Business Corporation Act. (S.P. 405, L.D. 1136)

Ch. 260 - An Act To Provide Consumers of Health Care with Information Regarding Health Care Costs. (S.P. 229, L.D. 636)

Ch. 261 - An Act To Establish the Public Higher Education Systems Coordinating Committee. (S.P. 543, L.D. 1441)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 262 - An Act To Permit the Use of Firearm Noise Suppression Devices in Hunting and To Provide for a Chief Law Enforcement Officer's Certification for Certain Firearms. (S.P. 333, L.D. 942)

Private and Special Laws

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 11 - An Act To Create the Southwest Harbor Water and Sewer District. (S.P. 436, L.D. 1231)

Resolves

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Friday, June 19, 2015
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 30 - Resolve, To Ensure That MaineCare-eligible Children Have Equal Access to Providers of Dental, Hearing and Vision Services. (S.P. 242, L.D. 649)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Monday, June 22, 2015
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 31 - Resolve, To Support and Encourage the Development of an Adult Family Care Demonstration Project in Washington County. (S.P. 381, L.D. 1079)

Ch. 32 - Resolve, To Review and Report Recommendations on the Safety of Motorized Farm Rides Provided for a Fee to the Public. (H.P. 726, L.D. 1057)

Ch. 33 - Resolve, To Change the Requirements for Nursing Services in Home Health Care. (S.P. 398, L.D. 1129)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 34 - Resolve, To Implement the Recommendations of the Commission To Continue the Study of Long-term Care Facilities. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 70, L.D. 87)

Ch. 35 - Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Increase Public Awareness about and Access to Federal Resources Related to Vaccine Injuries. (H.P. 739, L.D. 1076)

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 26, 2015

L.D. 1449, S.P. 552
An Act To Amend the State Election Laws. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs pursuant to Joint Order 2015, S.P. 551.)

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.