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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XLIII, No. 10

Friday, March 17, 2017

128TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 2 - An Act To Make Supplemental Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government and To Change Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2017. (S.P. 88, L.D. 302) (Governor's Bill)

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 17, 2017

L.D. 981, S.P. 320
An Act Regarding State Investments and the Dakota Access Pipeline. (Presented by Senator CHIPMAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 982, S.P. 321
An Act To Protect Abused or Neglected Animals. (Presented by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook)

L.D. 983, S.P. 322
An Act To Increase Efficiency in the Enforcement of Restitution and Bail Orders. (Presented by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook)

L.D. 984, S.P. 323
An Act To Separate the Authorities under the Licenses for Property and Casualty Insurance Adjusters and Workers' Compensation Insurance Adjusters. (Presented by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset)

L.D. 985, S.P. 324
An Act To Promote Medical Care for Visiting Athletic Teams. (Presented by Senator BREEN of Cumberland)

L.D. 986, S.P. 325
An Act To Improve School Safety. (Presented by Senator DOW of Lincoln)

L.D. 987, S.P. 326
Resolve, To Direct the Department of Education To Form a Study Group To Improve Public Education. (Presented by Senator DOW of Lincoln)

L.D. 988, S.P. 327
An Act Regarding Possession of a Firearm on School Property. (Presented by Senator MASON of Androscoggin)

L.D. 989, S.P. 328
An Act Regarding Towed Vehicle Charges and Notice to the Secretary of State of Towed and Abandoned Vehicles. (Presented by Senator MASON of Androscoggin)

L.D. 990, S.P. 329
An Act To Protect Law Enforcement Officers by Creating the Crime of Aggravated Assault on an Officer. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 991, S.P. 330
An Act To Establish a Minimum Wage for Minors. (Presented by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec)

L.D. 992, S.P. 331
An Act To Authorize Moving the Town Line between Baileyville and Baring Plantation. (Presented by Senator MAKER of Washington)

L.D. 993, H.P. 694
An Act To Protect Pollinators from Neonicotinoid Pesticides. (Presented by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle)

L.D. 994, H.P. 695
An Act To Increase the Class of Crime for Viewing Animal Fighting. (Presented by Representative BAILEY of Saco)

L.D. 995, H.P. 696
An Act To Allow a Resident Veteran's Child Who Is Enrolled in an Out-of-state College or University To Take a Course in Maine at a State Postsecondary Education Institution for Free. (Presented by Representative STANLEY of Medway)

L.D. 996, H.P. 697
An Act To Maintain the Current Number of Appointees to the Maine Arts Commission. (Presented by Representative GINZLER of Bridgton)

L.D. 997, H.P. 698
An Act To Increase Funding to Schools by Repealing Unnecessary and Burdensome Regulations. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington)

L.D. 998, H.P. 699
An Act To Adequately Pay for Emergency Medical Services. (Presented by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea)

L.D. 999, H.P. 700
An Act To Provide a Healthy Learning Environment in Early Care Settings by Requiring Rules Concerning Nutrition and Physical Activity. (Presented by Representative TERRY of Gorham)

L.D. 1000, H.P. 701
Resolve, To Increase Access to Brain Injury Waiver Services. (Presented by Representative MALABY of Hancock)

L.D. 1001, H.P. 702
An Act To Promote Testing of Drinking Water for Maine Families. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Lewiston)

L.D. 1002, H.P. 703
An Act To Add .17 Caliber Hornady Magnum Rimfire Rifle Cartridges to the Cartridges Acceptable for Deer Hunting. (Presented by Representative LYFORD of Eddington)

L.D. 1003, H.P. 704
Resolve, To Require the State's Mitigation Plan under the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Agreement To Include the Use of Maine-generated Nonfossil Fuel Sources. (Presented by Representative RYKERSON of Kittery)

L.D. 1004, H.P. 705
An Act To Increase Fines for Certain Wage and Benefits Violations. (Presented by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston)

L.D. 1005, H.P. 706
An Act Regarding Minimum Wage Increases. (Presented by Representative STEWART of Presque Isle)

L.D. 1006, H.P. 707
An Act Regarding Housing Insecurity of Older Citizens. (Presented by Representative TALBOT ROSS of Portland)

L.D. 1007, H.P. 708
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Increase the Lengths of Terms and Decrease the Number of Terms of Members of the Legislature. (Presented by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea)

L.D. 1008, H.P. 709
An Act To Establish the Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial and Ethnic Populations. (Presented by Representative TALBOT ROSS of Portland)

L.D. 1009, H.P. 710
Resolve, To Require the Maine Turnpike Authority To Study the Feasibility of Constructing a Gorham Connector. (Presented by Representative McLEAN of Gorham)

L.D. 1010, H.P. 711
An Act To Allow for the Regulation of Transportation Network Companies at Airports by Municipalities. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative FARNSWORTH of Portland)

L.D. 1011, H.P. 712
An Act To Require Pedestrians To Wear Reflective Clothing on Public Ways after Sunset. (Presented by Representative STANLEY of Medway)

L.D. 1012, H.P. 713
An Act To Improve the Availability of Agency Liquor Stores in Underserved Areas and To Expand the Sale of Spirits in New Channels. (Presented by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth)

L.D. 1013, H.P. 714
An Act To Clarify the Law Allowing Certificate of Approval Holders and Manufacturers or Suppliers of Spirits To Offer Mail-in Rebates. (Presented by Representative KINNEY of Limington)

L.D. 1014, H.P. 716
An Act To Require A Person To Notify Law Enforcement Officers of the Possession of a Hypodermic Needle. (Presented by Representative HARRINGTON of Sanford)

L.D. 1015, H.P. 717
An Act To Improve the Student Transfer Process. (Presented by Representative STEARNS of Guilford)

L.D. 1016, H.P. 718
An Act To Provide Funding for Career and Technical Education Based on Projected Enrollment. (Presented by Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford)

L.D. 1017, H.P. 719
An Act To Strengthen Work Participation in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program. (Presented by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea)

L.D. 1018, H.P. 720
An Act To Prohibit Stocking Fish in or Using Live Fish as Bait on Tributaries to State Heritage Fish Waters. (Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton)

L.D. 1019, H.P. 721
An Act To Exempt Holders of Bear Hunting Permits from Archery Hunting License Requirements. (Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton)

L.D. 1020, H.P. 722
An Act To Minimize Crop Damage by Deer by Amending Certain Laws Governing Hunting. (Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton)

L.D. 1021, H.P. 723
Resolve, To Establish the Study Committee To Develop a Disposition Plan for Future Surplus State Property in York County. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford)

L.D. 1022, H.P. 724
An Act Regarding the Contents of a Commercial Vehicle Towed without the Consent of the Vehicle's Owner. (Presented by Representative PARRY of Arundel)

L.D. 1023, H.P. 725
An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption for Baling Twine. (Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton)

L.D. 1024, H.P. 726
Resolve, To Direct the Secretary of State To Initiate the Process To Redesign Special Veterans Registration Plates. (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 1025, S.P. 332
An Act To Allow Stepparents To Sign the Application for a Driver's License for a Minor. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 1026, S.P. 333
An Act To Assist Student Achievement. (Presented by Senator MASON of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1027, S.P. 334
An Act Regarding the Taxation of Certain Nonprofit Organizations. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 1028, S.P. 335
An Act To Improve Soil Quality and Profits for Maine Farms. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 1029, S.P. 336
An Act To Abolish the 5-year Cap for Retired State Employees Who Return to Work. (Presented by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook)

L.D. 1030, S.P. 337
An Act To Require Nondiscrimination Policies in Providing Health Care Services. (Presented by Senator CHENETTE of York)

L.D. 1031, S.P. 338
An Act To Establish Reasonable and Clinically Appropriate Exceptions to Opioid Medication Prescribing Limits. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot)

L.D. 1032, S.P. 339
An Act To Ensure Protection and Health Insurance of Patients. (Presented by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot)

L.D. 1033, S.P. 340
An Act To Eliminate the 24-hour Reporting Requirement under the Election Laws. (Presented by Senator MASON of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1034, S.P. 341
An Act Making Supplemental Allocations from the Highway Fund and Other Funds for the Expenditures of State Government and To Change Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2017. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator COLLINS of York)

L.D. 1035, H.P. 727
An Act To Require an Opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court on Direct Initiatives of Legislation. (Presented by Representative TURNER of Burlington)

L.D. 1036, S.P. 342
Resolve, To Study Repeal of Occupational Licensing Requirements for Certain Occupations. (Presented by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1037, S.P. 343
An Act To Provide for the 2017 and 2018 Allocations of the State Ceiling on Private Activity Bonds. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator VOLK of Cumberland)

L.D. 1038, S.P. 344
An Act To Allow Junior Hunters To Take an Antlered or Antlerless Deer in Any Wildlife Management District on Youth Deer Hunting Day. (Presented by Senator MAKER of Washington)

L.D. 1039, I.B. 2
An Act To Enhance Access to Affordable Health Care. (Transmitted to the Clerk of the 128th Maine Legislature by the Secretary of State on March 13, 2017 and ordered printed.)

L.D. 1040, H.P. 729
An Act Regarding Permitting under the Natural Resources Protection Act. (Presented by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield)

L.D. 1041, H.P. 730
An Act Regarding the Safe Discharge of Firearms during Deer Hunting Season. (Presented by Representative TUELL of East Machias)

L.D. 1042, H.P. 731
An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Road Associations. (Presented by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester)

L.D. 1043, S.P. 345
An Act To Promote Impartiality in the Probate Court. (Presented by Senator KATZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1044, S.P. 346
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Eligibility for Disability Retirement Benefits. (Presented by Senator KATZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1045, S.P. 347
An Act To Create More Transparency in the Setting of Normal Teacher Retirement Costs. (Presented by Senator KATZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1046, S.P. 348
An Act To Require Maine Clean Election Act Candidates To Purchase Services from Maine-based Companies. (Presented by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1047, S.P. 350
An Act To Protect Homeowners from Improper Foreclosure Fees. (Presented by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec)

L.D. 1048, S.P. 351
An Act To Reclassify Certain Offenses and Increase the Efficiency of the Criminal Justice System. (Presented by Senator VOLK of Cumberland)

L.D. 1049, H.P. 732
Resolve, Directing the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry To Convey Certain Lands to Roosevelt Conference Center Doing Business as Eagle Lake Sporting Camps. (Presented by Representative DUCHESNE of Hudson)

L.D. 1050, H.P. 733
An Act To Protect the Safety of Emergency Medical Services Personnel and Patients. (Presented by Representative SHEATS of Auburn)

L.D. 1051, H.P. 734
An Act To Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest. (Presented by Representative DUCHESNE of Hudson)

L.D. 1052, H.P. 735
An Act To Allow Drug Testing Prior to Providing Welfare Benefits. (Presented by Representative HANLEY of Pittston)

L.D. 1053, H.P. 736
Resolve, Concerning the Format of Birth Certificates of Deceased Persons. (Presented by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston)

L.D. 1054, H.P. 737
Resolve, To Expand Research To Fight Lyme Disease. (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 1055, H.P. 738
An Act To Update the Statutes under Which Maine's Credit Unions Are Chartered. (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 1056, H.P. 739
An Act To Protect Homeowners from Workers' Compensation Claims. (Presented by Representative MOONEN of Portland)

L.D. 1057, H.P. 740
An Act To Protect Condominium Owners in the Event of a Power Outage. (Presented by Representative ZEIGLER of Montville)

L.D. 1058, H.P. 741
An Act To Modernize Ballot Notices for City Elections. (Presented by Representative HAMANN of South Portland)

L.D. 1059, H.P. 742
An Act Concerning Bridges on Discontinued Town Ways. (Presented by Representative PARRY of Arundel)

L.D. 1060, H.P. 743
Resolve, Directing the Department of Administrative and Financial Services To Convene a Cybersecurity Commission. (Presented by Representative HAMANN of South Portland)

L.D. 1061, H.P. 744
An Act To Increase Investment and Regulatory Stability in the Electric Industry. (Presented by Representative PIERCE of Dresden)

L.D. 1062, H.P. 745
An Act To Expand the Availability of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Maine. (Presented by Representative RYKERSON of Kittery)

L.D. 1063, H.P. 746
An Act To Protect Substance-exposed Infants. (Presented by Representative HAMANN of South Portland)

L.D. 1064, H.P. 747
An Act To Require That Health Insurance Policies Cover Medical Marijuana. (Presented by Representative COLLINGS of Portland)

L.D. 1065, H.P. 748
An Act To Dedicate All Money Raised from the Moose Lottery and Permits to Research and Management of Moose. (Presented by Representative LYFORD of Eddington)

L.D. 1066, H.P. 749
An Act To Promote Life with Dignity. (Presented by Representative PARKER of South Berwick)

L.D. 1067, H.P. 750
An Act To Limit the Size of Scallop Drags. (Presented by Representative ALLEY of Beals)

L.D. 1068, H.P. 751
An Act To Require That State-funded Buildings Be Constructed with Wood Products. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington)

L.D. 1069, H.P. 752
Resolve, To Increase the Availability of Motorcycle Rider Education. (Presented by Representative BRADSTREET of Vassalboro)

L.D. 1070, S.P. 352
Resolve, To Alleviate Hunger in Rural Maine in Areas of High Unemployment. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1071, S.P. 353
An Act To Modify the Tax Increment Financing Laws. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 1072, S.P. 354
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Dealers in Secondhand Precious Metals. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 1073, S.P. 355
An Act To Clarify Laws Regarding Maine's Community Colleges. (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 1074, S.P. 356
An Act To Support Public Charter School Enrollment Options for Certain Students. (Presented by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox)

L.D. 1075, H.P. 753
An Act To Eliminate Drug Use among Welfare Recipients. (Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham)

L.D. 1076, H.P. 754
An Act To Replace Municipal Property Tax Revenue Lost Due to Land Acquisitions under the Land for Maine's Future Fund. (Presented by Representative HANINGTON of Lincoln)

L.D. 1077, H.P. 755
An Act To Reduce the Annual License Fee for High-stakes Beano and To Allow the Passamaquoddy Tribe To Operate 50 Slot Machines in the Tribe's High-stakes Beano Facility. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative DANA of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 1078, H.P. 756
An Act To Establish Municipal Cost Components for Unorganized Territory Services To Be Rendered in Fiscal Year 2017-18. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the administrator of the unorganized territory pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 36, section 1604.)

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, bill status and roll call information are available on the internet at http://legislature.maine.gov/LawMakerWeb/search.asp.