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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XLIII, No. 11

Friday, March 24, 2017

128TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, March 17, 2017

Ch. 1 - An Act To Change the Time and Location of the Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Kittery Water District. (H.P. 72, L.D. 104)

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 24, 2017

L.D. 1079, H.P. 757
An Act To Exempt from Criminal Liability Persons Reporting a Drug-related Medical Emergency. (Presented by Representative CARDONE of Bangor)

L.D. 1080, H.P. 758
An Act To Prevent Economic Hardship in Maine School Administrative District 44. (Presented by Representative HEAD of Bethel)

L.D. 1081, H.P. 759
An Act To Amend the Municipal Subdivision Laws Regarding the Exemption for Transfers to Owners of Abutting Land. (Presented by Representative DENNO of Cumberland)

L.D. 1082, H.P. 760
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Granting of a Variance from the Dimensional Standards of a Zoning Ordinance. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington)

L.D. 1083, H.P. 761
An Act To Increase the Penalties for Hunting Deer over Bait. (Presented by Representative TUELL of East Machias)

L.D. 1084, H.P. 762
An Act To Require That Certain Applicant Information for Certain Local Government and School Administrative Positions Be Public upon Application. (Presented by Representative SPEAR of South Thomaston)

L.D. 1085, H.P. 763
An Act To Amend the Requirements for Licensure as an Independent Practice Dental Hygienist. (Presented by Representative RYKERSON of Kittery)

L.D. 1086, H.P. 764
An Act To Amend the Laws on the Conduct of Elections and To Establish a Nonpartisan Primary Election System for State and Federal Candidates. (Presented by Representative RYKERSON of Kittery)

L.D. 1087, S.P. 358
An Act To Define When a Municipal Land Use Decision Is Considered Final for Purposes of an Appeal to Superior Court. (Presented by Senator BREEN of Cumberland)

L.D. 1088, S.P. 359
An Act To Require That Employees Be Informed of Potential Eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit. (Presented by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1089, S.P. 360
An Act To Prohibit the Use of Handheld Phones and Devices While Driving. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1090, S.P. 361
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Eluding an Officer. (Presented by Senator ROSEN of Hancock)

L.D. 1091, H.P. 765
An Act To Implement Certain Recommendations of the Criminal Law Advisory Commission Relative to the Maine Criminal Code and Related Statutes. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2.)

L.D. 1092, H.P. 766
An Act To Exempt United States Military Recruiters from Paying Fees for Criminal History Record Checks. (Presented by Representative MADIGAN of Waterville)

L.D. 1093, H.P. 767
An Act To Clarify That Involuntary Transfers of Teachers and Municipal Public Employees Are Subject to Collective Bargaining. (Presented by Representative SYLVESTER of Portland)

L.D. 1094, H.P. 768
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Review of Subdivisions. (Presented by Representative JORGENSEN of Portland)

L.D. 1095, H.P. 769
An Act To Establish the Maine Coastal Risks and Hazards Commission. (Presented by Representative BLUME of York)

L.D. 1096, H.P. 770
An Act To Improve Shoreland Zoning Rules and Enforcement To Support Municipalities. (Presented by Representative BLUME of York)

L.D. 1097, H.P. 771
An Act To Develop and Distribute Work Training Pamphlets To Educate State Agencies, Private Businesses and Other Organizations about Dementia. (Presented by Representative HARLOW of Portland)

L.D. 1098, H.P. 772
An Act To Ensure Reasonable Accommodations for Children for Whom Medical Marijuana Has Been Recommended. (Presented by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea)

L.D. 1099, H.P. 773
Resolve, To Require the State To Bring Suit against the Federal Government for Failure To Comply with the Federal Refugee Act of 1980. (Presented by Representative LOCKMAN of Amherst)

L.D. 1100, H.P. 774
An Act To Increase the Salaries of the Governor and Legislators. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Sinclair)

L.D. 1101, H.P. 775
Resolve, Directing the Secretary of State To Review and Recommend Updates to the Maine Motorcycle Driver Education Program. (Presented by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield)

L.D. 1102, H.P. 776
An Act To Discourage Tenants from Damaging Rental Property. (Presented by Representative WADSWORTH of Hiram)

L.D. 1103, H.P. 777
An Act To Require Correction of False Information Distributed in a Campaign. (Presented by Representative HARLOW of Portland)

L.D. 1104, H.P. 778
An Act To Exempt School Resource Officers from Department of Education Background Check and Fingerprinting Requirements. (Presented by Representative HAGGAN of Hampden)

L.D. 1105, H.P. 779
An Act To Promote Independent Living for People with Disabilities. (Presented by Representative GATTINE of Westbrook)

L.D. 1106, H.P. 780
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Dedicate All Sales Taxes from All Vehicle Sales and Any Vehicle-related Sales to the Highway Fund for Roads and Bridge Capital Improvements. (Presented by Representative PARRY of Arundel)

L.D. 1107, H.P. 781
An Act To Allow Municipalities To Adjust Times of Operation for Establishments That Serve Alcohol. (Presented by Representative PARRY of Arundel)

L.D. 1108, S.P. 362
An Act To Restore Public Health Nursing Services. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator CARSON of Cumberland)

L.D. 1109, S.P. 363
An Act To Improve General Assistance Reimbursements. (Presented by Senator CHIPMAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 1110, S.P. 364
An Act Concerning Medicaid for Incarcerated Persons about To Be Released. (Presented by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot)

L.D. 1111, S.P. 365
Resolve, To Establish a Task Force To Study the Causes of and Solutions to the Epidemic of Childhood Obesity in Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot)

L.D. 1112, S.P. 366
An Act Regarding the Maternal and Infant Death Review Panel. (Presented by Senator KEIM of Oxford)

L.D. 1113, S.P. 367
An Act To Improve Antihunger Programs in Maine Schools. (Presented by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec)

L.D. 1114, S.P. 368
An Act To Amend the Rules Regulating Invasive Terrestrial Plant Species. (Presented by Senator VOLK of Cumberland)

L.D. 1115, S.P. 369
An Act To Establish a Specialty License Plate for Female Veterans. (Presented by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1116, S.P. 370
An Act To Improve the Unemployment Compensation System. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1117, S.P. 371
Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Study the Phase-out of Subminimum Wage. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1118, H.P. 782
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Support Local Infrastructure. (Presented by Representative HERBIG of Belfast)

L.D. 1119, H.P. 783
An Act To Ensure Safe Drinking Water in Public Buildings. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Lewiston)

L.D. 1120, H.P. 784
Resolve, Directing the Maine Commission on Domestic and Sexual Abuse To Study Economic Abuse. (Presented by Representative FAY of Raymond)

L.D. 1121, H.P. 785
An Act Regarding the Exclusive Use of Tax Exempt Property. (Presented by Representative KINNEY of Limington)

L.D. 1122, H.P. 786
An Act To Amend the Campaign Reports and Finances Law and the Maine Clean Election Act. (Submitted by the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 1007.)

L.D. 1123, S.P. 372
An Act To Allow an Income Tax Deduction for Interest Paid on Student Loans. (Presented by Senator DION of Cumberland)

L.D. 1124, S.P. 374
An Act To Promote the Development of Solar Energy in Maine. (Presented by Senator BREEN of Cumberland)

L.D. 1125, S.P. 375
An Act To Establish a Recall Procedure for Elected Officials. (Presented by Senator CHENETTE of York)

L.D. 1126, H.P. 789
An Act To Support Tourism on Public Reserved Lands by Leasing Sites to Commercial Sporting Camps. (Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton)

L.D. 1127, H.P. 790
An Act To Provide Occupants of Motor Vehicles with Gold Star Family Registration Plates Free Entry to State Parks. (Presented by Representative SHEATS of Auburn)

L.D. 1128, H.P. 791
Resolve, To Establish the Committee To Study the Processing of Evidence from Sexual Assault Test Kits. (Presented by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick)

L.D. 1129, H.P. 792
An Act Regarding College Affordability. (Presented by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick)

L.D. 1130, H.P. 793
An Act To Provide Traffic Safety Education in Schools. (Presented by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick)

L.D. 1131, H.P. 794
An Act To Create Education Savings Accounts for Maine Students. (Presented by Representative HANLEY of Pittston)

L.D. 1132, H.P. 795
An Act To Create Education Savings Accounts for Students with Special Needs. (Presented by Representative GERRISH of Lebanon)

L.D. 1133, H.P. 796
An Act Regarding Access to Appropriate Residential Services for Individuals Being Discharged from Psychiatric Hospitalization. (Presented by Representative McCREIGHT of Harpswell)

L.D. 1134, H.P. 797
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Nursing Facilities To Permit Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Physician Assistants To Perform Certain Physician Tasks. (Presented by Representative STEWART of Presque Isle)

L.D. 1135, H.P. 798
An Act To Strengthen the Efficacy of the Medical Marijuana Laws. (Presented by Representative CHACE of Durham)

L.D. 1136, H.P. 799
Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Amend Its Rules Regarding Services Provided to Students. (Presented by Representative FARNSWORTH of Portland)

L.D. 1137, H.P. 800
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Crossbow Hunting. (Presented by Representative GERRISH of Lebanon)

L.D. 1138, H.P. 801
An Act To Require Notification of Long-term Care Policy Proposed Rate Increases. (Presented by Representative TEPLER of Topsham)

L.D. 1139, H.P. 802
An Act To Clarify Certain Right-of-way Limitations. (Presented by Representative STEARNS of Guilford)

L.D. 1140, H.P. 803
An Act To Preserve the Economic Viability of Maine's Historic Properties. (Presented by Representative GUERIN of Glenburn)

L.D. 1141, H.P. 804
An Act To Make Election Day a State Holiday. (Presented by Representative BATES of Westbrook)

L.D. 1142, H.P. 805
An Act To Repeal the Laws Establishing the Cumberland County Recreation Center and To Transfer Authority to Cumberland County. (Presented by Representative CHACE of Durham)

L.D. 1143, H.P. 806
Resolve, Providing for the Official Observance of the 200th Anniversary of the Formation of the State of Maine. (Presented by Representative HANDY of Lewiston)

L.D. 1144, H.P. 807
An Act To Support Maine Families by Increasing the Dependent Care Credit. (Presented by Representative HERBIG of Belfast)

L.D. 1145, H.P. 808
An Act To Allow the Department of Transportation To Recover Costs Incurred by the Department for Allowing Access to a Controlled Access Highway. (Presented by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth)

L.D. 1146, H.P. 809
Resolve, To Provide Wage Parity for Law Enforcement Officers in the Department of Corrections with Other Law Enforcement Officers. (Presented by Representative FREY of Bangor)

L.D. 1147, H.P. 810
An Act To Modernize the Renewable Portfolio Standard. (Presented by Representative DeCHANT of Bath)

L.D. 1148, H.P. 811
An Act To Safeguard the Rights of Private Child Care Businesses. (Presented by Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough)

L.D. 1149, H.P. 812
An Act To Provide Revenue To Fix and Rebuild Maine's Infrastructure. (Presented by Representative McLEAN of Gorham)

L.D. 1150, H.P. 813
Resolve, To Establish the Road Usage Charge Task Force. (Presented by Representative McLEAN of Gorham)

L.D. 1151, H.P. 814
An Act To Allow Promotional Allowances by Public Utilities. (Presented by Representative POULIOT of Augusta)

L.D. 1152, H.P. 815
An Act To Encourage the Hiring of Skilled Immigrants through Flexible Certification. (Presented by Representative CASÁS of Rockport)

L.D. 1153, H.P. 816
An Act To Establish a Village Corporation. (Presented by Representative AUSTIN of Gray)

L.D. 1154, H.P. 817
An Act To Provide a Voluntary Method of Determining Whether a Purchaser of a Firearm Is Prohibited from Possessing a Firearm without a Background Check. (Presented by Representative CASÁS of Rockport)

L.D. 1155, S.P. 376
An Act To Improve the Lives of Working Families. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1156, S.P. 377
An Act To Address Administrative Shortages in Maine Schools by Amending the Law Regarding the Salaries of Retired Public School Administrators Who Return to Service. (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 1157, S.P. 378
An Act To Create a Limited Microgrid Project To Stimulate Economic Development in Northern Maine. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1158, S.P. 379
An Act To Remove the Limit on the Number of Public Charter Schools That May Be Approved. (Presented by Senator MASON of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1159, S.P. 380
An Act To Support Healthy Workplaces and Healthy Families by Providing Paid Sick Leave to Certain Employees. (Presented by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 1160, S.P. 381
Resolve, To Require a Study of Wages and Working Conditions for Child Development Educators and Staff. (Presented by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 1161, S.P. 382
An Act To Amend the Insurance Laws Governing the Provision of Rebates. (Presented by Senator DOW of Lincoln)

L.D. 1162, S.P. 383
An Act To Reduce the Incidence of Obesity and Chronic Disease in Maine. (Presented by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1163, S.P. 384
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Provide Funding for a Program of Student Debt Cancellation and Refinancing. (Presented by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1164, S.P. 385
An Act To Facilitate Small Loans in Maine. (Presented by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot)

L.D. 1165, S.P. 386
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Licensure for Professional Engineers. (Presented by Senator VOLK of Cumberland)

L.D. 1166, S.P. 387
An Act Regarding Anesthesia Care in Rural Maine. (Presented by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot)

L.D. 1167, S.P. 388
An Act To Deregulate the In-state Extraction and Sale of Raw Honey. (Presented by Senator VOLK of Cumberland)

L.D. 1168, S.P. 389
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Establish a Victims' Bill of Rights. (Presented by President THIBODEAU of Waldo)

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.