weekly
LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XLIII, No. 19

Friday, May 19, 2017

128TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 55 - An Act To Authorize the Department of Health and Human Services To Disclose Information to the Personal Representative of the Estate of an Incapacitated or Dependent Adult Who Dies While under Public Guardianship or Public Conservatorship. (S.P. 54, L.D. 135)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Ch. 56 - An Act To Enhance the Administration of the State's Group Health Plan. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 835, L.D. 1198)

Ch. 57 - An Act To Extend the Germination Testing Period for Cool-weather Lawn and Turf Seed from 9 to 15 Months. (H.P. 605, L.D. 856)

Ch. 58 - An Act To Remove Restrictions on the Membership of Regional Water Councils. (H.P. 477, L.D. 686)

Ch. 59 - An Act To Modify the Definition of "General Use Pesticide". (S.P. 209, L.D. 594)

Ch. 60 - An Act To Ensure Fair Compensation for Licensed Insurance Agents. (H.P. 267, L.D. 361)

Ch. 61 - An Act To Protect Landlords from Lawsuits for Damage or Harm Caused by Assistance Animals. (H.P. 154, L.D. 198)

Signed by the Governor
Friday, May 12, 2017

Ch. 62 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Burial or Cremation of Certain Persons. (S.P. 179, L.D. 518)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 63 - An Act To Update the Licensure Renewal Provision of the Board of Licensure in Medicine. (S.P. 208, L.D. 593)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 64 - An Act To Waive Background Checks for the Parent of a Child Who Is the Subject of an Adoption Proceeding. (H.P. 271, L.D. 365)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 65 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Sex Offender Registry. (S.P. 57, L.D. 138)

Ch. 66 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Domestic Violence and Setting Preconviction Bail. (S.P. 172, L.D. 511)

Ch. 67 - An Act To Repeal the Laws Governing Truck Camper Registration. (S.P. 273, L.D. 827)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 68 - An Act To Authorize the Construction of a Maine Turnpike Connector to Gorham. (H.P. 633, L.D. 905)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, May 12, 2017

Ch. 5 - An Act To Provide for the 2017 and 2018 Allocations of the State Ceiling on Private Activity Bonds. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 343, L.D. 1037)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 6 - An Act To Authorize Moving the Town Line between Baileyville and Baring Plantation. (S.P. 331, L.D. 992)

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 19, 2017

L.D. 1601, H.P. 1104
An Act To Reduce Costs to Businesses by Phasing Out the Pet Food Surcharge. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton)

L.D. 1602, H.P. 1105
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Agricultural Water Resource Development and Marketing. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative MAREAN of Hollis)

L.D. 1603, H.P. 1106
An Act To Provide Flexibility for Education Technology Programs in Maine Schools. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative GERRISH of Lebanon)

L.D. 1604, H.P. 1107
Resolve, To Amend Authorization To Sell Certain Property in Augusta. (Presented by Representative POULIOT of Augusta)

L.D. 1605, S.P. 563
An Act To Increase Consumer Prescription Drug Protections. (Presented by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1606, S.P. 564
An Act To Remove the Reporting Requirement of the Office of Victim Services. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator ROSEN of Hancock)

L.D. 1607, H.P. 1108
An Act To Prioritize Family Members as Surrogates for Medical Decisions. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative HAWKE of Boothbay Harbor)

L.D. 1608, H.P. 1109
An Act To Support Employment Opportunity in Maine. (Presented by Representative PARKER of South Berwick)

L.D. 1609, S.P. 565
An Act To Support Maine's Employers and Encourage Employers To Hire Young Workers. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot)

L.D. 1610, S.P. 566
An Act To Protect Privacy of Online Customer Personal Information. (Presented by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec)

L.D. 1611, S.P. 567
An Act To Protect Persons Who Cultivate, Process, Buy and Sell Hemp. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox)

L.D. 1612, H.P. 1110
An Act To Support Maine Families through Universal Family Care. (Presented by Representative GATTINE of Westbrook)

L.D. 1613, S.P. 568
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Assist in the Commercialization of Maine Products and Services. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator VOLK of Cumberland)

L.D. 1614, S.P. 570
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Fund the Maine Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Loan Program. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator VOLK of Cumberland)

L.D. 1615, H.P. 1111
An Act To Facilitate Substance Abuse Treatment for Certain Applicants for and Recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Benefits. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea)

L.D. 1616, H.P. 1112
An Act To Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Reported by Representative MOONEN of Portland for the Revisor of Statutes pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 94.)

L.D. 1617, H.P. 1113
An Act To Initiate the Process of Terminating the Maine Turnpike Authority. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester)

L.D. 1618, H.P. 1114
An Act To Support Maine's Working Families through Universal Child Care. (Presented by Representative SYLVESTER of Portland)

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.