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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XLIII, No. 15

Friday, April 21, 2017

128TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 20 - An Act To Incorporate Protections for Living Donors into Maine Law. (H.P. 13, L.D. 12)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 21 - An Act To Improve Officer Safety at Roadside Incidents. (H.P. 128, L.D. 172)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ch. 22 - An Act To Provide Opportunity for Energy Cost Reduction for Maine Businesses and Citizens. (S.P. 110, L.D. 344)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 23 - An Act To Establish Speed Limits at Loring Commerce Centre and Brunswick Landing. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 45, L.D. 97)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ch. 6 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 97, Private Non-Medical Institution Services, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 325, L.D. 458)

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, APRIL 21, 2017

L.D. 1452, H.P. 1002
An Act To Ensure Student Privacy in the Digital Age. (Presented by Representative SAMPSON of Alfred)

L.D. 1453, H.P. 1003
An Act To Regulate Hydraulic Fracturing To Prevent Threats to Maine's Drinking Water. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 1454, H.P. 1004
An Act To Extend the Time for an Appeal of Limited Entry Fishing License Denial for Members of the Military. (Presented by Representative BATTLE of South Portland)

L.D. 1455, H.P. 1005
An Act To Fund Research on and Management and Enforcement of the Eel and Elver Fisheries. (Presented by Representative SIMMONS of Waldoboro)

L.D. 1456, H.P. 1006
An Act To Return the Duties of the State Compensation Commission To Make Recommendations for the Salaries of the Governor and Judges. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 1457, S.P. 503
An Act To Rename and Repurpose the Mountain View Youth Development Center as the Mountain View Correctional Facility and To Eliminate the Charleston Correctional Facility as a Facility Separate from Mountain View. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator ROSEN of Hancock)

L.D. 1458, S.P. 504
An Act To Amend the Law Relating to the Crime of Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator ROSEN of Hancock)

L.D. 1459, S.P. 505
An Act To Protect the Public from Dangerous Buildings. (Presented by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1460, S.P. 506
An Act To Remove the Secretary of State's Authority To Authorize Agents To Issue Noncommercial Driver's License Renewals and Nondriver Identification Card Renewals. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset)

L.D. 1461, S.P. 507
An Act To Encourage the Construction of Affordable Housing. (Presented by Senator VOLK of Cumberland)

L.D. 1462, S.P. 508
Resolve, To Establish a Pilot Project To Facilitate the Acquisition of Basic Emergency Medical Training in Rural Communities in the State. (Presented by President THIBODEAU of Waldo)

L.D. 1463, S.P. 509
An Act To Amend the Laws Relating to Motor Vehicle Dealers. (Presented by Senator VOLK of Cumberland)

L.D. 1464, S.P. 510
An Act Regarding Unemployment Compensation for Full-time Seasonal Workers. (Presented by Senator VOLK of Cumberland)

L.D. 1465, S.P. 511
An Act To Protect Elders from Financial Exploitation and Ensure the Efficient Use of Litigation Resources for the State. (Presented by Senator HILL of York)

L.D. 1466, S.P. 512
An Act To Address Severe and Ongoing Shortfalls in the Funding of Direct Care Workers in Long-term Care Settings and To Establish the Commission To Study Long-term Care Workforce Issues. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1467, S.P. 513
An Act To Expand Competitive Skills Scholarships and Strengthen Maine's Workforce Development Programs. (Presented by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1468, S.P. 514
An Act To Expand Application of the Maine State Housing Authority's Arsenic Abatement Program. (Presented by President THIBODEAU of Waldo)

L.D. 1469, H.P. 1008
An Act Relating to Firearms Exclusions in Certain Locations. (Presented by Representative KINNEY of Knox)

L.D. 1470, H.P. 1009
An Act To Facilitate Voluntary Cooperation among School Systems. (Presented by Representative HUBBELL of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 1471, H.P. 1010
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Deduction for MaineCare Payments from a School Administrative Unit's State Subsidy. (Presented by Representative SPEAR of South Thomaston)

L.D. 1472, H.P. 1011
An Act To Lower the Costs of Broadband Service by Coordinating the Installation of Broadband Infrastructure. (Presented by Representative McLEAN of Gorham)

L.D. 1473, H.P. 1012
An Act To Make Minor Changes and Corrections to Statutes Administered by the Department of Environmental Protection. (Presented by Representative TUCKER of Brunswick)

L.D. 1474, H.P. 1013
An Act To Reduce the Regulation of Child Care Facilities. (Presented by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester)

L.D. 1475, H.P. 1014
An Act To Reduce Child Poverty by Leveraging Investments in Families Today. (Presented by Speaker GIDEON of Freeport)

L.D. 1476, H.P. 1015
An Act To Ensure Continued Coverage for Essential Health Care. (Presented by Representative McCREIGHT of Harpswell)

L.D. 1477, H.P. 1016
An Act To Coordinate and Enforce Existing Workplace Training Requirements. (Presented by Representative AUSTIN of Gray)

L.D. 1478, H.P. 1017
An Act To Provide Support for Sustainable Economic Development in Rural Maine. (Presented by Representative HERBIG of Belfast)

L.D. 1479, H.P. 1018
An Act To Modernize and Improve Maine's Property Tax System. (Presented by Representative STANLEY of Medway)

L.D. 1480, H.P. 1019
An Act To Improve the Disclosure of Major Contributors Influencing Maine Elections. (Submitted by the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 1009.)

L.D. 1481, H.P. 1020
Resolve, To Establish a Pilot Project To Provide Travel Vouchers to Persons with Disabilities in Rural Communities. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services pursuant to Public Law 2015, chapter 452, section 3.)

L.D. 1482, H.P. 1021
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Right To Know Advisory Committee Concerning Existing Public Records Exceptions. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 411, subsection 6, paragraph G.)

L.D. 1483, H.P. 1022
An Act To Safeguard Student Contact Information Provided to Schools. (Presented by Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough)

L.D. 1484, H.P. 1023
An Act Authorizing the Deorganization of the Town of Atkinson. (Presented by Representative HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft)

L.D. 1485, S.P. 515
An Act Regarding MaineCare Coverage for Telehealth Services. (Presented by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot)

L.D. 1486, H.P. 1025
An Act To Clarify the Status of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers under the Maine Insurance Code. (Presented by Representative FOLEY of Wells)

L.D. 1487, S.P. 516
An Act To Control Electricity Transmission Costs through the Development of Nontransmission Alternatives. (Presented by Senator DION of Cumberland)

L.D. 1488, S.P. 517
An Act To Require That Landowners with Property Enrolled in the Tree Growth Tax Program Receive Timely Notice of Changes in Valuation of That Property. (Presented by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1489, S.P. 518
An Act To Authorize the Revocation, Suspension or Denial of a Guide License under Specified Circumstances. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 1490, S.P. 519
An Act Regarding Community Corrections Funds. (Presented by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec)

L.D. 1491, S.P. 520
An Act To Provide for Safety, Quality and Transparency in the Retail Marijuana Industry. (Presented by Senator KATZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1492, S.P. 521
An Act To Attract, Educate and Retain New Mainers To Strengthen the Workforce. (Presented by Senator KATZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1493, H.P. 1026
An Act To Strengthen Enforcement of Support Orders. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative HARRINGTON of Sanford)

L.D. 1494, H.P. 1027
An Act To Increase the Availability of Foster Homes. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea)

L.D. 1495, H.P. 1028
An Act To Break the Generational Cycle of Domestic Violence. (Presented by Representative HEAD of Bethel)

L.D. 1496, H.P. 1029
An Act To Clarify the Scope of the Maternal and Infant Death Review Panel. (Presented by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea)

L.D. 1497, H.P. 1030
An Act To Correct and Clarify Maine's Fish and Wildlife Laws. (Presented by Representative WOOD of Greene)

L.D. 1498, H.P. 1031
An Act To Clarify the Applicability of the Records Preservation Surcharge within County Registries of Deeds. (Presented by Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford)

L.D. 1499, S.P. 524
An Act To Better Regulate Marijuana. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1500, S.P. 525
An Act To Modernize Data Collection and Reporting and Information Access for the Department of Labor. (Presented by Senator VOLK of Cumberland)

L.D. 1501, S.P. 526
An Act To Increase Success and Promote Growth among Maine Small Businesses. (Presented by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1502, S.P. 527
An Act To Transfer Responsibility for Licensing of Land-based Aquaculture from the Department of Marine Resources to the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 1503, S.P. 528
An Act To Amend Criteria for Issuing a Certificate of Approval for Certain Projects under the Finance Authority of Maine Act. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator VOLK of Cumberland)

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.