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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XLIII, No. 1

Friday, January 6, 2017

128TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Initiated Bills

Public Approval Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Effective Date Saturday, January 7, 2017

Ch. 2 - An Act To Raise the Minimum Wage. (I.B. 4, L.D. 1661)

Ch. 3 - An Act To Establish Ranked-choice Voting. (I.B. 2, L.D. 1557)

Effective Date Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Ch. 4 - An Act To Establish the Fund To Advance Public Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education. (I.B. 3, L.D. 1660)

Effective Date Monday, January 30, 2017

Ch. 5 - An Act To Legalize Marijuana. (I.B. 6, L.D. 1701)

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, JANUARY 6, 2017

L.D. 1, H.P. 3
An Act To Repeal the Law Regulating Reflective and Tinted Glass in Automobiles. (Presented by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester)

L.D. 2, H.P. 4
An Act To Prevent Bad Faith Assertions of Patent Infringement. (Presented by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle)

L.D. 3, H.P. 5
An Act To Grant Plantations the Power To Control Consumer Fireworks. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle)

L.D. 4, H.P. 6
An Act To Amend the Licensing Requirements for Beano Halls Leased by Veterans' Organizations. (Presented by Representative KINNEY of Limington)

L.D. 5, H.P. 7
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Exclude Wildlife Issues from Citizen Initiatives. (Presented by Representative WOOD of Greene)

L.D. 6, S.P. 10
An Act To Prohibit Insurance Carriers from Retroactively Reducing Payment on Clean Claims Submitted by Pharmacies. (Presented by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot)

L.D. 7, H.P. 8
An Act To Allow Conveyance of Land Previously Conveyed by the State to the Town of Bridgton. (Presented by Representative GINZLER of Bridgton)

L.D. 8, H.P. 9
An Act To Protect Maine's Forest Rangers. (Presented by Representative TUELL of East Machias)

L.D. 9, H.P. 10
An Act To Prohibit the Creation of a Firearms Owner Registry. (Presented by Representative COREY of Windham)

L.D. 10, H.P. 11
An Act To Build Greater Accountability into the General Assistance Program by Increasing the Penalty for Falsely Representing Information on an Application for General Assistance. (Presented by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield)

L.D. 11, H.P. 12
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Establish the Right To Hunt and Fish. (Presented by Representative WOOD of Greene)

L.D. 12, H.P. 13
An Act To Incorporate Protections for Living Donors into Maine Law. (Presented by Representative NADEAU of Winslow)

L.D. 13, H.P. 14
An Act To Require Certain Licensing Boards To Report Cases of Sexual Abuse of a Patient or Client by a Licensee to a Law Enforcement Agency or the Department of Health and Human Services. (Presented by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester)

L.D. 14, H.P. 15
An Act To Extend the Legal Hours for Harvesting Lobster. (Presented by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle)

L.D. 15, H.P. 16
An Act Concerning the Property Tax Levy Limit. (Presented by Representative HANLEY of Pittston)

L.D. 16, H.P. 17
An Act To Exempt Certain Individuals Who Are 70 Years of Age or Older from Maine Income Tax. (Presented by Representative FOLEY of Wells)

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_128th/billtexts/.

Bill status information is available at http://legislature.maine.gov/LawMakerWeb/search.asp.