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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XLII, No. 8

Friday, February 26, 2016

127TH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016

L.D. 1597, H.P. 1087
An Act To Provide Supplemental Appropriations and Deappropriations for the Judicial Department for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2016 and June 30, 2017. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative HOBBINS of Saco)

L.D. 1598, H.P. 1088
An Act To Amend Procedures for the Licensing of Architects and Foresters. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 3, section 955, subsection 4.)

L.D. 1599, H.P. 1090
Resolve, To Implement the Recommendations of the Commission To Strengthen and Align the Services Provided to Maine's Veterans by Authorizing MaineCare Transportation Services To Transport Veterans to Medical Appointments Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs pursuant to Resolve 2015, chapter 48, section 7.)

L.D. 1600, H.P. 1091
An Act Regarding Consent to Land Transfers to the Federal Government. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative STANLEY of Medway)

L.D. 1601, H.P. 1092
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Task Force To Ensure Integrity in the Use of Service Animals. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry pursuant to Resolve 2015, chapter 36, section 3.)

L.D. 1602, H.P. 1093
Resolve, To Implement the Recommendations of the Commission To Strengthen and Align the Services Provided to Maine's Veterans by Establishing a Pilot Project To Inform the Development of a Long-term Transportation Policy To Assist Veterans. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs pursuant to Resolve 2015, chapter 48.)

L.D. 1603, H.P. 1094
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Criminal Law Advisory Commission Relative to the Maine Criminal Code and Related Statutes. (Submitted by the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2.)

L.D. 1604, S.P. 645
An Act To Replace a Statue in the National Statuary Hall Collection. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs pursuant to Resolve 2015, chapter 51, section 2.)

L.D. 1605, S.P. 646
An Act To Extend the Time for Commencing an Action Relating to Death Caused by Homicide. (Presented by Senator VALENTINO of York)

L.D. 1606, S.P. 647
An Act To Provide Funding to the Maine Budget Stabilization Fund. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator HAMPER of Oxford)

L.D. 1607, H.P. 1095
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Maine Affordable Housing Working Group. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development pursuant to Public Law 2015, chapter 267, Part QQQQ, section 1.)

L.D. 1608, H.P. 1096
An Act To Allow the Placement of Road Signs Advertising Events That Benefit Certain Organizations and Allow Free Admission to Military Personnel. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington)

L.D. 1609, H.P. 1097
An Act To Designate the Maine Lobster as the State Crustacean. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative LYFORD of Eddington)

L.D. 1610, H.P. 1098
An Act To Clarify the Laws Governing Certain Benefits Provided to Veterans and Military Service Members. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs pursuant to Resolve 2015, chapter 19.)

L.D. 1611, H.P. 1099
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Commission To Strengthen and Align the Services Provided to Maine's Veterans by Establishing an Interagency Council To Coordinate Services for Homeless Veterans. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs pursuant to Resolve 2015, chapter 48, section 7.)

L.D. 1612, H.P. 1100
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Commission To Strengthen and Align the Services Provided to Maine's Veterans Regarding Enhancements to the Bureau of Maine Veterans' Services. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs pursuant to Resolve 2015, chapter 48, section 7.)

L.D. 1613, S.P. 651
An Act To Exempt from Sales Tax Meals Sold by Nonprofit Organizations. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 1614, S.P. 652
Resolve, To Provide Funding for the County Jail Operations Fund. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 34-A, section 1402, subsection 13.)

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.