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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XLII, No. 12

Friday, March 25, 2016

127TH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, March 18, 2016

Ch. 401 - An Act To Allow a Nonresident Landowner Who Owns 25 or More Acres of Land To Hunt on Residents-only Deer Hunting Day. (H.P. 422, L.D. 609)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 402 - An Act To Promote Workforce Development. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 406, L.D. 1137)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Ch. 403 - An Act To Amend the Maine Traveler Information Services Laws. (S.P. 641, L.D. 1592)

Ch. 404 - An Act To Amend the Maine Guaranteed Access Reinsurance Association Act. (S.P. 605, L.D. 1545)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, March 24, 2016

Ch. 405 - An Act To Clarify the Use of Student Data from the Statewide Assessment Test. (H.P. 1000, L.D. 1459)

Ch. 406 - An Act To Expand the Early Processing of Absentee Ballots. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1050, L.D. 1539)

Private and Special Laws

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 16 - An Act To Allow the Director of the Bureau of Parks and Lands To Transfer Ownership of Snowmobile Trail Maintenance Equipment to Incorporated Nonprofit Snowmobile Clubs. (H.P. 1008, L.D. 1485)

Resolves

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 65 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 40: Rule for Medication Administration in Maine Schools, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1059, L.D. 1556)

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 25, 2016

L.D. 1665, H.P. 1135
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 120: Release of Data to the Public, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Maine Health Data Organization. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Maine Health Data Organization pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072 and approved for introduction by a majority of the Legislative Council.)

L.D. 1666, H.P. 1136
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 3: Maine Clean Election Act and Related Provisions, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072 and approved for introduction by a majority of the Legislative Council.)

L.D. 1667, H.P. 1137
An Act To Protect the Tax Base of Municipalities by Removing the Property Tax Exemption for Land Held for Conservation or Public Access Purposes. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative STETKIS of Canaan)

L.D. 1668, S.P. 682
An Act To Facilitate Internal Hiring by Reforming the Use of Registers in the State Civil Service System. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator VOLK of Cumberland)

L.D. 1669, H.P. 1138
An Act To Require the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations To Provide Annual Reports on Spirits Sales Revenues and Expenditures To Promote Lottery Sales. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 3, section 955, subsection 4.)

L.D. 1670, H.P. 1141
An Act To Attract Investment to Loring Commerce Centre. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 1671, H.P. 1142
Resolve, Compensating Susan Cloutier for Claims against the State. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop)

L.D. 1672, S.P. 684
An Act To Improve Priority of Tax Liens and the Collection of Sales Taxes. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator McCORMICK of Kennebec)

L.D. 1673, S.P. 685
An Act To Establish a Presidential Primary System in Maine. (Presented by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1674, S.P. 686
An Act To Create Community Substance Abuse Programs. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator ROSEN of Hancock)

L.D. 1675, H.P. 1143
Resolve, To Create the Task Force on Public-private Partnerships To Support Public Education. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs pursuant to Resolve 2015, chapter 52.)

L.D. 1676, S.P. 689
An Act To Establish a Process for Procurement of Renewable Resources. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology pursuant to Joint Order 2016, S.P. 668.)

L.D. 1677, H.P. 1144
Resolve, Directing the Department of Administrative and Financial Services and the Maine Public Employees Retirement System To Identify Retirees Whose Retirement Benefit Calculations Were Adversely Affected by Certain Pay Freezes and To Calculate Costs Associated with Authorizing Those Retirees To Include Such Lost Wages in Retirement Benefit Calculations. (Presented by Representative PICKETT of Dixfield)

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.