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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XLIII, No. 17

Friday, May 5, 2017

128TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 28, 2017

Ch. 27 - An Act To Require State Compliance with Federal REAL ID Guidelines. (S.P. 92, L.D. 306)

Ch. 28 - An Act To Require National Banks To Cooperate in the Administration of the General Assistance Program. (S.P. 85, L.D. 239)

Ch. 29 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Prior Employees of the Workers' Compensation Board. (S.P. 101, L.D. 313)

Ch. 30 - An Act To Make Technical Changes to the Laws Governing Child Support. (H.P. 270, L.D. 364)

Ch. 31 - An Act To Prohibit Taxpayer-funded Campaign Expenditures from Being Used on Post-election Parties. (S.P. 135, L.D. 408)

Ch. 32 - An Act To Extend the Legal Hours for Harvesting Lobster. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 15, L.D. 14)

Ch. 33 - An Act Regarding the Funding of Volunteer Fire Departments. (H.P. 108, L.D. 150)

Ch. 34 - An Act Regarding the Sale of Alcohol by a Manufacturer with an On-premises Retail License. (S.P. 129, L.D. 388)

Ch. 35 - An Act To Modify the Amount of Product Samples of Malt Liquor, Wine or Spirits That May Be Provided to Retail Licensees. (S.P. 142, L.D. 415)

Ch. 36 - An Act To Conform Maine Law Regarding Insurer Privacy Notices to Federal Law. (S.P. 220, L.D. 658)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 37 - An Act Requiring the Use of the Electronic Death Registration System. (H.P. 139, L.D. 183)

Ch. 38 - An Act To Ensure the Timely Final Disposition of Human Remains. (S.P. 69, L.D. 223)

Ch. 39 - An Act To Correct the Maine Uniform Trust Code Concerning Certain Beneficiaries. (H.P. 245, L.D. 331)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 40 - An Act To Clarify That the Department of Transportation Is Exempt from Property Assessment Liabilities When Acquiring Property by Condemnation. (H.P. 284, L.D. 393)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 41 - An Act To Designate a Maine Community Litter Cleanup Day. (H.P. 312, L.D. 432)

Ch. 42 - An Act To Amend the Law Regarding the Execution of Temporary Powers of Attorney. (H.P. 22, L.D. 21)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 21, 2017

Ch. 7 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 5: Maine Disaster Recovery Fund, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management, Maine Emergency Management Agency. (H.P. 409, L.D. 569)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 8 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 191: Health Maintenance Organizations and of the Final Repeal of Chapter 750: Standardized Health Plans, Major Substantive Rules of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Bureau of Insurance. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 398, L.D. 556)

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, MAY 5, 2017

L.D. 1555, H.P. 1071
An Act To Facilitate a Statewide Teacher Contract. (Presented by Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner)

L.D. 1556, H.P. 1072
An Act To Protect Children from Prenatal Drug and Alcohol Exposure. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative HEAD of Bethel)

L.D. 1557, H.P. 1073
An Act To Protect Maine Consumers from Unexpected Medical Bills. (Presented by Representative GROHMAN of Biddeford)

L.D. 1558, H.P. 1074
An Act To Require That Municipalities and Counties Recover the Cost of Opioid Antagonist Treatment from Repeat Recipients. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative HEAD of Bethel)

L.D. 1559, H.P. 1075
An Act To Remove the Law Mandating a Front License Plate. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 1560, H.P. 1076
An Act Regarding Veteran Homelessness. (Presented by Representative STEWART of Presque Isle)

L.D. 1561, H.P. 1077
An Act To Enact the Maine Citizens' Initiatives Clean Election Act. (Presented by Representative COREY of Windham)

L.D. 1562, S.P. 546
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Capitalize a Career and Technical Revolving Equipment and Renovation Fund. (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 1563, S.P. 547
Resolve, To Establish the Maine Health Advisory Committee. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot)

L.D. 1564, S.P. 548
An Act To Conform State Law to Federal Law While Promoting Safe Working Environments for Minors. (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 1565, H.P. 1078
An Act To Ensure the Effectiveness of Tax Increment Financing. (Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham)

L.D. 1566, H.P. 1079
An Act To Enact the Maine Fair Chance Employment Act. (Presented by Representative TALBOT ROSS of Portland)

L.D. 1567, S.P. 549
An Act To Amend the Archives and Records Management Law. (Presented by Senator KATZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1568, S.P. 550
An Act To Require That Principals of Corporations Remain the Same for a Specified Number of Years for the Corporation To Be Eligible for a Casino License. (Presented by Senator COLLINS of York)

L.D. 1569, H.P. 1080
An Act To Revise Certification Statutes for Educational Personnel. (Presented by Representative KORNFIELD of Bangor)

L.D. 1570, H.P. 1081
An Act To Make Technical Changes to Maine's Tax Laws. (Presented by Representative HILLIARD of Belgrade)

L.D. 1571, H.P. 1082
An Act To Amend the Election Laws Relating to Party Qualification. (Presented by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth)

L.D. 1572, H.P. 1083
An Act To Implement Recommendations of the Government Oversight Committee To Improve the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Legislative Reviews of Tax Expenditures. (Submitted by the Government Oversight Committee pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 3, section 1001, subsection 2.)

L.D. 1573, S.P. 551
An Act To Encourage Development in the Logging Industry by Requiring State and Local Government Agencies To Give Preference to Lumber and Solid Wood Products Harvested in the State. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1574, S.P. 552
Resolve, To Require Greater Clearing of Vegetation along Portions of Route 161 in the Town of Allagash. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1575, S.P. 553
An Act To Update the Statutes Governing the Bureau of Labor Standards To Promote Clarity for Workers and Employers. (Presented by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot)

L.D. 1576, S.P. 554
An Act To Enable Earlier Introduction of Career and Technical Education in Maine Schools. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 1577, H.P. 1084
An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Laws. (Presented by Representative McLEAN of Gorham)

L.D. 1578, H.P. 1085
An Act Regarding Educational Standards for Maine Students. (Presented by Representative TUELL of East Machias)

L.D. 1579, H.P. 1086
An Act To Amend and Add Consistency to the Maine Weights and Measures Law. (Presented by Representative KINNEY of Knox)

L.D. 1580, H.P. 1087
An Act To Clarify and Enhance Maine's Wildlife Laws. (Presented by Representative WOOD of Greene)

L.D. 1581, H.P. 1088
An Act To Simplify Maine Income Tax by Repealing or Terminating Certain Tax Credits and the Charitable Contribution Checkoff. (Presented by Representative BICKFORD of Auburn)

L.D. 1582, S.P. 555
An Act To Clarify and Enhance Maine's Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Laws. (Presented by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec)

L.D. 1583, S.P. 556
An Act To Amend the Electricians' Examining Board Licensing Laws. (Presented by Senator VOLK of Cumberland)

L.D. 1584, S.P. 557
An Act To Expand the Local Foods Economy by Promoting Local Foods Procurement. (Presented by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1585, S.P. 559
An Act To Transfer the Authority To Issue Nonconcealed Firearm Permits in Certain Cases from the Department of Public Safety to the Office of the Governor. (Presented by Senator ROSEN of Hancock)

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.