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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XLII, No. 18

Friday, May 13, 2016

127TH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

LEGISLATURE ADJOURNED ON APRIL 29, 2016

END OF SESSION ISSUE

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Ch. 512 - An Act To Fund Agreements with Bargaining Units for Certain Executive Branch Employees. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 709, L.D. 1702)

Ch. 513 - An Act To Make a Technical Correction to Public Law 2015, Chapter 483. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 710, L.D. 1703)

SESSION LAWS BECOME EFFECTIVE

Regular Bills and Resolves passed during the Second Regular Session of the 127th Legislature become effective July 29, 2016. Emergency measures are effective when signed by the Governor.

1 BILL HELD BY THE GOVERNOR

Pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Maine Constitution. Bills to be signed by the Governor; proceedings, in case the Governor disapproves; allowing the Governor 10 days to act on legislation. Every bill or resolution, having the force of law, to which the concurrence of both Houses may be necessary, except on a question of adjournment, which shall have passed both Houses, shall be presented to the Governor, and if the Governor approves, the Governor shall sign it; if not, the Governor shall return it with objections to the House in which it shall have originated, which shall enter the objections at large on its journals, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such reconsideration, 2/3 of that House shall agree to pass it, it shall be sent together with the objections, to the other House, by which it shall be reconsidered, and, if approved by 2/3 of that House, it shall have the same effect as if it had been signed by the Governor; but in all such cases, the votes of both Houses shall be taken by yeas and nays, and the names of the persons, voting for and against the bill or resolution, shall be entered on the journals of both Houses respectively. If the bill or resolution shall not be returned by the Governor within 10 days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to the Governor, it shall have the same force and effect as if the Governor had signed it unless the Legislature by their adjournment prevent its return, in which case it shall have such force and effect, unless returned within 3 days after the next meeting of the same Legislature which enacted the bill or resolution; if there is no such next meeting of the Legislature which enacted the bill or resolution, the bill or resolution shall not be a law.

L.D. 1613, S.P. 651
An Act To Exclude from Sales Tax Certain Sales by Civic, Religious and Fraternal Organizations. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

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.