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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XLIII, No. 16

Friday, April 28, 2017

128TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 24 - An Act To Update References to the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986 Contained in the Maine Revised Statutes. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 285, L.D. 885)

Ch. 25 - An Act To Allow Vehicles Hauling Animal Bedding To Travel over County or Town Ways without a Permit. (H.P. 164, L.D. 208)

Ch. 26 - An Act To Allow Alternate Flashing Headlights on a School Bus. (H.P. 29, L.D. 28)

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 28, 2017

L.D. 1504, S.P. 529
An Act Regarding Solar Power for Farms and Businesses. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 1505, S.P. 530
An Act To Create Consistency in the Regulation of Pesticides. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 1506, S.P. 531
An Act To Amend the Usage and Consumer Protections of Guaranteed Asset Protection Waivers. (Presented by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset)

L.D. 1507, S.P. 532
An Act To Establish a Student Loan Bill of Rights To License and Regulate Student Loan Servicers. (Presented by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1508, S.P. 533
An Act To Improve Animal Control in Maine. (Presented by Senator CHIPMAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 1509, H.P. 1033
An Act To Prohibit Retired State Employees and Teachers from Returning to Work While Collecting Retirement Benefits. (Presented by Representative SAMPSON of Alfred)

L.D. 1510, H.P. 1034
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Fund Wastewater Infrastructure Projects for Ratification by Voters in the June 2017 Election. (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 1511, H.P. 1035
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for the Protection of Public Health and Marine Resources and To Achieve Cost Savings in State Facilities Owned by the Department of Marine Resources. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative PIERCE of Dresden)

L.D. 1512, H.P. 1036
An Act To Protect the Health and Safety of First Responders. (Presented by Representative HARRINGTON of Sanford)

L.D. 1513, H.P. 1037
An Act To Provide for Affordable Long-term Energy Prices in Maine. (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 1514, H.P. 1038
An Act To Provide Maine Landlords Advance Notice of Water Disconnection Postings. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative WADSWORTH of Hiram)

L.D. 1515, H.P. 1039
An Act To Reduce Electric Rates for Maine Businesses by Amending the Laws Governing Spending from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Trust Fund. (Presented by Representative WADSWORTH of Hiram)

L.D. 1516, H.P. 1040
An Act To Encourage Broadband Development through Private Investment. (Presented by Representative WADSWORTH of Hiram)

L.D. 1517, H.P. 1041
An Act To Ensure Access to Behavioral Health Services. (Presented by Representative PERRY of Calais)

L.D. 1518, H.P. 1042
An Act To Formalize the Governance of the Maine Educational and Attainment Research Navigation System, a Longitudinal Data Series for Workforce Information. (Presented by Representative VACHON of Scarborough)

L.D. 1519, H.P. 1043
An Act To Define the Intertidal Zone for the Management and Enforcement of Shellfish Conservation Ordinances. (Presented by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle)

L.D. 1520, H.P. 1044
An Act To Create an Aquaculture License. (Presented by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle)

L.D. 1521, H.P. 1045
An Act To Amend the Property Tax Laws. (Presented by Representative HILLIARD of Belgrade)

L.D. 1522, H.P. 1046
An Act To Authorize a Local Option Sales Tax. (Presented by Representative SYLVESTER of Portland)

L.D. 1523, H.P. 1047
An Act To Exempt Motor Vehicles Less than 12 Years Old from Inspection. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 1524, H.P. 1048
An Act To Amend Maine Motor Vehicle Laws. (Presented by Representative HANINGTON of Lincoln)

L.D. 1525, H.P. 1049
An Act To Clarify the Laws Governing Alcohol Manufacturer Licenses. (Presented by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth)

L.D. 1526, H.P. 1050
An Act To Provide Funds for Access to Federal Training Facilities for First Responders. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CASÁS of Rockport)

L.D. 1527, H.P. 1051
An Act To Ensure Safety, Quality and Transparency in the Medical Marijuana Market and To Ensure Sufficient Funding for Regulation and Enforcement with Respect to the Retail Marijuana Industry. (Presented by Representative PERRY of Calais)

L.D. 1528, S.P. 534
An Act To Validate Certain Proceedings Authorizing the Issuance of Bonds and Notes of Regional School Unit No. 5. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator CARSON of Cumberland)

L.D. 1529, S.P. 535
An Act To Protect Consumers during Residential Construction. (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 1530, S.P. 536
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Unemployment Compensation. (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 1531, S.P. 537
An Act To Amend Education Statutes. (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 1532, H.P. 1052
An Act To Modernize the Laws Governing Maine Harness Racing. (Presented by Representative MAREAN of Hollis)

L.D. 1533, H.P. 1053
An Act To Update the Laws Relating to Liquor Licensing and Enforcement. (Presented by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth)

L.D. 1534, H.P. 1054
An Act To Address Hunger, Support Maine Farms and Reduce Waste. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop)

L.D. 1535, H.P. 1055
An Act To Modernize the State's Procurement Laws. (Presented by Representative PICKETT of Dixfield)

L.D. 1536, H.P. 1056
An Act To Allow Maine Manufacturers To Sell Products for Off-premises Consumption at Taste-testing Events and Farmers' Markets and To Allow Taste Testings at Farmers' Markets. (Presented by Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop)

L.D. 1537, H.P. 1057
An Act To Replace the Educational Opportunity Tax Credit with the Student Loan Repayment Credit for Maine Residents. (Presented by Representative POULIOT of Augusta)

L.D. 1538, H.P. 1059
An Act To Provide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance to Veterans and Rental Assistance to Long-term Homeless Persons. (Presented by Representative HAMANN of South Portland)

L.D. 1539, H.P. 1060
An Act To Amend Maine's Medical Marijuana Law. (Presented by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea)

L.D. 1540, H.P. 1061
An Act To Protect Consumers' Freedom of Choice in Auto Collision Repairs. (Presented by Representative HAMANN of South Portland)

L.D. 1541, H.P. 1062
An Act To Protect Certain Administrative Licensing Files. (Presented by Representative GERRISH of Lebanon)

L.D. 1542, H.P. 1063
An Act To Support Lead Abatement in Older Residential Properties. (Presented by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston)

L.D. 1543, S.P. 538
An Act To Simplify the Licensing Process for Off-site Catering. (Presented by President THIBODEAU of Waldo)

L.D. 1544, S.P. 539
An Act To Update the Maine Insurance Code To Maintain Conformance with Uniform National Standards. (Presented by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset)

L.D. 1545, S.P. 540
An Act Regarding Disclosure of Health Care Information of a Deceased Person. (Presented by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1546, S.P. 541
An Act To Clarify the Language Defining Schedule W Drugs and To Add Drugs to the List of Schedule W Drugs. (Presented by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec)

L.D. 1547, H.P. 1065
An Act To Establish Primary Energy Goals for the State. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative WADSWORTH of Hiram)

L.D. 1548, H.P. 1066
An Act To Establish the Let's Grow Maine Program. (Presented by Representative HAMANN of South Portland)

L.D. 1549, H.P. 1067
An Act To Create a Tax on the Production of Electricity from Wind Resources. (Presented by Representative STEARNS of Guilford)

L.D. 1550, H.P. 1068
An Act To Tax Sugar-sweetened Beverages To Fund Programs To Provide Resources for Veterans and Others. (Presented by Representative HAMANN of South Portland)

L.D. 1551, H.P. 1069
An Act To Amend the Maine Tax Laws. (Presented by Representative BICKFORD of Auburn)

L.D. 1552, S.P. 543
An Act To Authorize Multiple General Fund Bond Issues To Improve Highways, Bridges and Multimodal Facilities. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator COLLINS of York)

L.D. 1553, S.P. 544
An Act To Protect the Rights of Public Employees To Determine Their Collective Bargaining Agent. (Presented by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot)

L.D. 1554, H.P. 1070
Resolve, Authorizing Claire Dean Perry and the Estate of William Dean To Bring Suit against the Surety Obtained by the Department of Health and Human Services in Its Capacity as Public Conservator. (Presented by Representative BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland)

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.