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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XLII, No. 10

Friday, March 11, 2016

127TH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, March 3, 2016

Ch. 384 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Participating Local Districts in the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. (H.P. 690, L.D. 995)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 385 - An Act To Amend the Laws Pertaining to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 704, L.D. 1021)

Ch. 386 - An Act To Allow All Manufacturers Licensed by the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations To Provide Samples of Products to Retail Licensees. (S.P. 562, L.D. 1461)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 387 - An Act Regarding Sales Representatives Employed by Licensed Wholesalers. (S.P. 564, L.D. 1466)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Ch. 388 - An Act To Provide for Tax Conformity and Funding Methods. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 633, L.D. 1583)

Ch. 389 - An Act To Establish a Commission To Reform Public Education Funding and Improve Student Performance in Maine and Make Supplemental Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of the Department of Education and To Change Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2017. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1117, L.D. 1641) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 390 - An Act To Make Additional Technical Changes to Recently Enacted Tax Legislation. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 607, L.D. 1551)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Ch. 15 - An Act To Make Allocations from Maine Turnpike Authority Funds for the Maine Turnpike Authority for the Calendar Year Ending December 31, 2017. (H.P. 1053, L.D. 1546)

Resolves

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 57 - Resolve, Directing the Treasurer of State To Study the Most Effective Options for Maine Residents To Participate in Tax-advantaged Savings Accounts for Persons with Disabilities. (H.P. 967, L.D. 1421)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 58 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 30: Prior Approval Process and Stop Work Orders, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Bureau of Forestry. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 999, L.D. 1458)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Ch. 59 - Resolve, Authorizing the State Tax Assessor To Convey the Interest of the State in Certain Real Estate in the Unorganized Territory. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 559, L.D. 1457)

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, MARCH 11, 2016

L.D. 1637, H.P. 1114
An Act To Assist Maine Citizens Residing along Public Easements. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative HILLIARD of Belgrade)

L.D. 1638, H.P. 1115
An Act To Increase Payments to MaineCare Providers That Are Subject to Maine's Service Provider Tax. (Presented by Representative MALABY of Hancock)

L.D. 1639, S.P. 666
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Intergovernmental Pretrial Justice Reform Task Force. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary pursuant to Joint Order 2016, S.P. 650.)

L.D. 1640, S.P. 667
An Act To Provide Emergency Repair Funding for the Restoration of the Official State Vessel, the Schooner Bowdoin. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator ROSEN of Hancock)

L.D. 1641, H.P. 1117
An Act To Establish a Commission To Reform Public Education Funding and Improve Student Performance in Maine and Make Supplemental Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of the Department of Education and To Change Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2017. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 1642, S.P. 669
An Act Regarding Stolen Valor. (Presented by President THIBODEAU of Waldo)

L.D. 1643, H.P. 1118
An Act To Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Reported by Representative HOBBINS of Saco for the Revisor of Statutes pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 94.)

L.D. 1644, H.P. 1119
Resolve, Establishing the Commission To Study Ways To Support and Strengthen the Direct Care Workforce across the Long-term Care Continuum. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Speaker EVES of North Berwick)

L.D. 1645, S.P. 670
An Act To Address Employee Recruitment and Retention Issues at State Mental Health Institutions. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator KATZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1646, S.P. 671
An Act To Prevent Opiate Abuse by Strengthening the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot)

L.D. 1647, S.P. 672
An Act Relating to Penalties for Drug Offenses. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec)

L.D. 1648, S.P. 674
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program and To Review Limits on the Prescription of Controlled Substances. (Presented by Senator KATZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1649, H.P. 1120
An Act To Modernize Maine's Solar Power Policy and Encourage Economic Development. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology pursuant to Resolve 2015, chapter 37, section 2.)

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.