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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XLIII, No. 21

Friday, June 2, 2017

128TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 79 - An Act To Allow Learner's Permits To Be Issued by Driver Education Schools. (H.P. 626, L.D. 877)

Signed by the Governor
Friday, May 26, 2017

Ch. 80 - An Act To Allow a Physical Therapist To Administer Certain Coagulation Tests in a Patient's Home. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 581, L.D. 801)

Ch. 81 - An Act To Repeal Certain Requirements Concerning the Sale and Purchase of Firearms. (H.P. 256, L.D. 350)

Ch. 82 - An Act To Allow Hunters Whose Religion Prohibits Wearing Hunter Orange Clothing To Instead Wear Red. (H.P. 306, L.D. 426)

Ch. 83 - An Act To Allow Promotional Allowances by Gas Utilities. (H.P. 814, L.D. 1151)

Ch. 84 - An Act To Amend the Insurance Laws Governing the Provision of Rebates. (S.P. 382, L.D. 1161)

Ch. 85 - An Act To Provide Greater Authority to the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife over the Management of Wild Turkeys. (S.P. 46, L.D. 98)

Ch. 86 - An Act To Make Creating a Police Standoff a Class E Crime. (H.P. 135, L.D. 179)

Ch. 87 - An Act To Allow Hospitals To More Efficiently Monitor the Prescribing of Controlled Substances by Amending the Laws Governing Access to Prescription Monitoring Information. (H.P. 140, L.D. 184)

Ch. 88 - An Act To Amend the Laws Pertaining to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. (S.P. 136, L.D. 409)

Ch. 89 - An Act To Recognize Preexisting Land Uses. (H.P. 391, L.D. 549)

Ch. 90 - An Act To Allow Law Enforcement Agencies and Associations To Engage Directly in Fund-raising under Certain Circumstances. (S.P. 203, L.D. 588)

Ch. 91 - An Act Making Supplemental Allocations from the Highway Fund and Other Funds for the Expenditures of State Government and To Change Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2017. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 341, L.D. 1034) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 92 - An Act To Modernize the Voluntary Response Action Program Funding Process. (S.P. 421, L.D. 1258)

Ch. 93 - An Act To Repeal the Laws Governing the Mental Health Homicide, Suicide and Aggravated Assault Review Board. (S.P. 495, L.D. 1425)

Ch. 94 - 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. (S.P. 527, L.D. 1502) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 95 - An Act To Amend Criteria for Issuing a Certificate of Approval for Certain Projects under the Finance Authority of Maine Act. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 528, L.D. 1503)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 96 - An Act To Improve Moose Hunting. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 400, L.D. 558)

Ch. 97 - An Act To Allow Open Snowmobile and All-terrain Vehicle Weekends and Events. (H.P. 147, L.D. 191)

Ch. 98 - An Act Regarding Political Action Committee Expenditures. (H.P. 387, L.D. 543)

Ch. 99 - An Act To Allow for Consistent Application of Credit for Driver's License Suspensions Imposed by the Court. (S.P. 232, L.D. 670)

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

Ch. 100 - An Act To Expand Disabled Veteran Eligibility for Complimentary Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Licenses. (H.P. 208, L.D. 275)

Ch. 101 - An Act Regarding the Chain of Custody in Crematories. (S.P. 223, L.D. 661)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Ch. 102 - An Act Regarding the Payment of Back Child Support. (S.P. 30, L.D. 81)

Ch. 103 - An Act Regarding the Eviction Process. (S.P. 55, L.D. 136)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ch. 104 - An Act To Streamline the Municipal Review Process When Dividing a Structure into 3 or More Dwelling Units and To Amend the Process for Recording Subdivision Variances. (S.P. 250, L.D. 805)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Ch. 105 - An Act Regarding Court Orders for Completion of a Batterers' Intervention Program in Domestic Violence Cases. (S.P. 259, L.D. 814)

Ch. 106 - An Act To Improve the Foreclosure Process by Regulating Mortgage Loan Servicers. (S.P. 444, L.D. 1292)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 107 - An Act To Allow for Accurate Credit for a License Suspension for Operating under the Influence. (S.P. 233, L.D. 671)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, May 26, 2017

Ch. 7 - An Act To Amend the Charter of the Richmond Utilities District. (H.P. 537, L.D. 757)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Friday, May 26, 2017

Ch. 9 - Resolve, To Name the Bridge over the Androscoggin River between the Towns of Peru and Mexico the PFC Buddy Wendall McLain Memorial Bridge. (H.P. 969, L.D. 1395)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Ch. 10 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 29, Allowances for Support Services for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism Spectrum Disorder, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 977, L.D. 1419)

Ch. 11 - Resolve, Authorizing the State Tax Assessor To Convey the Interest of the State in Certain Real Estate in the Unorganized Territory. (H.P. 979, L.D. 1421)

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, JUNE 2, 2017

L.D. 1622, S.P. 575
An Act To Allow the Androscoggin County Commissioners To Establish Reasonable Office Hours for County Offices. (Presented by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1623, S.P. 576
An Act To Make a Needed Clarification to the Term "Heroin" as Used in the Maine Criminal Code. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec)

L.D. 1624, S.P. 577
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Implement Ranked-choice Voting. (Presented by Senator BREEN of Cumberland)

L.D. 1625, S.P. 578
An Act To Repeal the Ranked-choice Voting Law. (Presented by Senator MASON of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1626, H.P. 1121
Resolve, Authorizing the Bureau of General Services within the Department of Administrative and Financial Services To Assume Ownership of the Forest City Project. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative TURNER of Burlington)

L.D. 1627, H.P. 1122
An Act To Protect the Integrity of Maine Elections by Requiring Photographic Identification for the Purpose of Voting. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative GERRISH of Lebanon)

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.