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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XLII, No. 17

Monday, May 2, 2016

127TH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 493 - An Act To Protect the Future of Harness Racing. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 705, L.D. 1022)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 494 - An Act To Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1118, L.D. 1643)

Ch. 495 - An Act To Define Prosthetic and Orthotic Devices for Purposes of the Sales Tax Law. (H.P. 695, L.D. 1000)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 496 - An Act To Resolve Inconsistencies in the Drug Laws. (S.P. 609, L.D. 1554)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Friday, April 29, 2016
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 497 - An Act To Protect Children in the State from Possible Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse by Persons Who Have Been Convicted of Crimes. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1154, L.D. 1689)

Ch. 498 - An Act To Reduce Electric Rates for Maine Businesses. (S.P. 519, L.D. 1398) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 499 - An Act To Authorize Advance Deposit Wagering for Horse Racing. (H.P. 875, L.D. 1279)

Ch. 500 - An Act To Improve the Evaluation of Elementary and Secondary Schools. (H.P. 853, L.D. 1253)

Ch. 501 - An Act To Amend the Child Protective Services Laws. (H.P. 842, L.D. 1224)

Ch. 502 - An Act To Ensure the Safety of Home Birth. (S.P. 248, L.D. 690)

Ch. 503 - An Act To Provide a Tax Reduction for Modifications To Make a Home More Accessible for a Person with a Disability. (H.P. 252, L.D. 365)

Ch. 504 - An Act To Amend the Finance Authority of Maine Act. (S.P. 694, L.D. 1686)

Ch. 505 - An Act To Address Employee Recruitment and Retention Issues at State Mental Health Institutions. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 670, L.D. 1645)

Ch. 506 - An Act Regarding the Long-term Care Ombudsman Program. (S.P. 655, L.D. 1617)

Ch. 507 - An Act To Reduce Morbidity and Mortality Related to Injected Drugs. (H.P. 1057, L.D. 1552)

Ch. 508 - An Act To Facilitate Access to Naloxone Hydrochloride. (H.P. 1054, L.D. 1547)

Ch. 509 - An Act To Protect All Students in Elementary or Secondary Schools from Sexual Assault by School Officials. (S.P. 601, L.D. 1540)

Ch. 510 - An Act To Create Equity among Essential Nonprofit Health Care Providers in Relation to the Sales Tax and the Service Provider Tax. (H.P. 1046, L.D. 1521)

Ch. 511 - An Act To Clarify Medicaid Ombudsman Services. (H.P. 1021, L.D. 1498)

Resolves

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 82 - Resolve, Related To Legislative Review of a Change to the MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapters II and III, Section 17. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1163, L.D. 1698)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 83 - Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Increase Reimbursement Rates for Home-based and Community-based Services. (H.P. 605, L.D. 886)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 84 - Resolve, Compensating Susan Cloutier for Claims against the State. (H.P. 1142, L.D. 1671) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 85 - Resolve, Establishing the Commission To Study the Economic, Environmental and Energy Benefits of the Maine Biomass Industry. (H.P. 1158, L.D. 1693)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Friday, April 29, 2016
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 86 - Resolve, To Improve the Safety of Ferries in the State. (S.P. 566, L.D. 1468)

Ch. 87 - Resolve, To Require the Department of Health and Human Services To Conduct a Study of Ambulance Services. (H.P. 1006, L.D. 1465)

Ch. 88 - Resolve, To Establish a Moratorium on Rate Changes Related to Rule Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Sections 13, 17, 28 and 65. (H.P. 1162, L.D. 1696)

Ch. 89 - Resolve, To Create the Task Force on Public-private Partnerships To Support Public Education. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1143, L.D. 1675)

Ch. 90 - Resolve, To Provide Funding for the County Jail Operations Fund. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 652, L.D. 1614)

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. 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.