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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XLII, No. 14

Friday, April 8, 2016

127TH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 1, 2016

Ch. 422 - An Act To Protect Maine Voters from Intimidating Video Recording at the Polls. (S.P. 625, L.D. 1574)

Ch. 423 - An Act To Amend the Laws Relating to Endangered and Threatened Species. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 663, L.D. 1636)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 424 - An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Maine Affordable Housing Working Group. (H.P. 1095, L.D. 1607)

Ch. 425 - An Act To Exempt Certain Natural Gas Consumers from an Assessment and To Extend a Moratorium on Assessments for Other Large-volume Consumers of Natural Gas. (H.P. 1122, L.D. 1651)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, April 4, 2016

Ch. 426 - An Act To Designate the Maine Lobster as the State Crustacean. (H.P. 1097, L.D. 1609) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 427 - An Act To Protect Victims of Sexual Assault. (S.P. 575, L.D. 1477)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Ch. 428 - An Act To Amend Lobster and Crab Fishing License Laws. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1026, L.D. 1503)

Ch. 429 - An Act To Revise the Laws Regarding Dental Practices. (H.P. 1086, L.D. 1596)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 430 - An Act Regarding Maine Spirits. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 565, L.D. 1467)

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

Ch. 431 - An Act To Make Certain Statutory Changes in Light of the New Maine Rules of Unified Criminal Procedure. (H.P. 1108, L.D. 1632)

Ch. 432 - An Act To Establish Municipal Cost Components for Unorganized Territory Services To Be Rendered in Fiscal Year 2016-17. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1102, L.D. 1623)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Ch. 433 - An Act To Protect and Promote Access to Sport Shooting Ranges. (H.P. 1023, L.D. 1500)

Ch. 434 - An Act Regarding the Distribution and Off-site Storage of Spirits by Licensed Reselling Agents. (H.P. 1031, L.D. 1508)

Ch. 435 - An Act To Increase the Number of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Professionals in the State. (S.P. 676, L.D. 1655) (Governor's Bill)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 7, 2016

Ch. 436 - An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Intergovernmental Pretrial Justice Reform Task Force. (S.P. 666, L.D. 1639)

Ch. 437 - An Act Regarding Stolen Valor. (S.P. 669, L.D. 1642)

Ch. 438 - An Act To Reform the Veteran Preference in State Hiring and Retention. (H.P. 1128, L.D. 1658) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 439 - 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) (H.P. 1087, L.D. 1597)

Ch. 440 - An Act To Assist Small Distilleries. (H.P. 1152, L.D. 1687)

Ch. 441 - An Act To Change the Definition of "Hard Cider" for Consistency with Federal Law. (H.P. 1148, L.D. 1678)

Ch. 442 - An Act To Facilitate Internal Hiring by Reforming the Use of Registers in the State Civil Service System. (S.P. 682, L.D. 1668) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 443 - An Act To Protect Victims of Human Trafficking. (S.P. 593, L.D. 1531)

Ch. 444 - An Act To Ensure Children in the Care of Caretaker Relatives and Other Surrogates Can Access Health Care. (H.P. 1043, L.D. 1518)

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, APRIL 8, 2016

L.D. 1695, S.P. 701
An Act To Raise the Minimum Wage Incrementally to $10 Per Hour in 2020. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot)

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.