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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XLIII, No. 22

Friday, June 9, 2017

128TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Ch. 108 - An Act To Amend the Military Bureau Laws and Veterans Service Laws. (H.P. 891, L.D. 1278)

Ch. 109 - An Act To Support Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Maine's Economic Future. (H.P. 918, L.D. 1324)

Ch. 110 - An Act To Conform the State Workforce Board and Workforce Development Programs to the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. (S.P. 468, L.D. 1360)

Ch. 111 - An Act To Update the Operations of the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services and To Conform to the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. (S.P. 470, L.D. 1362)

Ch. 112 - An Act Governing Direct Primary Care Service Agreements. (S.P. 472, L.D. 1385)

Ch. 113 - An Act To Reduce Regulations for Small Nonalcoholic Beverage Producers. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 487, L.D. 1409)

Ch. 114 - An Act To Support Maine Military Charities. (H.P. 1001, L.D. 1449)

Ch. 115 - 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. (H.P. 1025, L.D. 1486)

Ch. 116 - An Act To Clarify the Applicability of the Records Preservation Surcharge within County Registries of Deeds. (H.P. 1031, L.D. 1498)

Ch. 117 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Unemployment Compensation. (S.P. 536, L.D. 1530)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 118 - An Act To Protect Personal Information of Participants in a Community Well-being Check Program. (H.P. 152, L.D. 196)

Ch. 119 - An Act To Promote Medical Care for Visiting Athletic Teams. (S.P. 324, L.D. 985)

Ch. 120 - An Act Regarding the Contents of a Commercial Vehicle Towed without the Consent of the Vehicle's Owner. (H.P. 724, L.D. 1022)

Signed by the Governor
Friday, June 2, 2017

Ch. 121 - An Act To Establish Municipal Cost Components for Unorganized Territory Services To Be Rendered in Fiscal Year 2017-18. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 756, L.D. 1078)

Ch. 122 - An Act To Add an Exception to Prescription Monitoring Program Requirements. (H.P. 206, L.D. 273)

Ch. 123 - An Act Regarding Transfers of Liquor between Licensed Manufacturers' Facilities. (S.P. 194, L.D. 579)

Ch. 124 - An Act To Amend the Maine Guaranteed Access Reinsurance Association Act. (S.P. 221, L.D. 659)

Ch. 125 - An Act To Establish a 6-day Nonresident Archery License. (H.P. 721, L.D. 1019)

Ch. 126 - An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Dealers in Secondhand Precious Metals. (S.P. 354, L.D. 1072)

Ch. 127 - An Act To Repeal the Former Interstate Compact for Juveniles. (S.P. 411, L.D. 1220)

Ch. 128 - An Act To Clarify and Amend Certain Provisions of Law Regarding Victim Services. (S.P. 412, L.D. 1221)

Ch. 129 - An Act To Ensure Life Insurance Claims Are Paid. (H.P. 851, L.D. 1229)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 130 - An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding the Municipality of Responsibility for General Assistance Applicants Released from a State Correctional Facility or County Jail Facility. (S.P. 67, L.D. 221)

Ch. 131 - An Act Regarding Restrictions on the Purchase of Certain Animals. (S.P. 169, L.D. 508)

Ch. 132 - An Act To Improve Safety and Traffic Efficiency near School Grounds. (H.P. 565, L.D. 785)

Ch. 133 - An Act To Protect a Homeowner's Equity of Redemption in a Foreclosure Action. (S.P. 280, L.D. 880)

Ch. 134 - An Act To Increase Investment and Regulatory Stability in the Electric Industry. (H.P. 744, L.D. 1061)

Ch. 135 - An Act To Protect Children from Sex Trafficking. (S.P. 424, L.D. 1261)

Ch. 136 - An Act To Protect the Public from Dangerous Buildings. (S.P. 505, L.D. 1459)

Ch. 137 - An Act To Make Minor Changes and Corrections to Statutes Administered by the Department of Environmental Protection. (H.P. 1012, L.D. 1473)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 138 - An Act To Repeal the Sunset Date on the Children's Guardians Ad Litem Law. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 324, L.D. 457)

Ch. 139 - An Act To Amend the Requirements for Licensure as an Independent Practice Dental Hygienist. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 763, L.D. 1085)

Ch. 140 - An Act To Include 50 Milliliter and Smaller Liquor Bottles in the Laws Governing Returnable Containers. (H.P. 43, L.D. 56)

Ch. 141 - An Act To Improve the Administration of Election Recounts. (H.P. 230, L.D. 297)

Ch. 142 - An Act To Protect Maine's Clean Water and Taxpayers from Mining Pollution. (S.P. 265, L.D. 820)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 143 - An Act To Update the Statutes under Which Maine's Credit Unions Are Chartered. (H.P. 738, L.D. 1055)

Private and Special Laws

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 8 - An Act To Require the State To Maintain an Interest-bearing Account of Privately Donated Funds for Saxl Park in the City of Bangor. (H.P. 598, L.D. 849)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Friday, June 2, 2017

Ch. 12 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: Maine Unified Special Education Regulation Birth to Age 20, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 95, L.D. 127)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 13 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 3: Maine Clean Election Act and Related Provisions, a Major Substantive Rule of the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 326, L.D. 459)

Ch. 14 - Resolve, To Require a Review of the State Employee and Teacher Retirement Plan. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 645, L.D. 917)

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 9, 2017

L.D. 1628, H.P. 1123
An Act To Increase the Penalty for Failing To Carry Proof of Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative THERIAULT of China)

L.D. 1629, H.P. 1124
An Act To Protect the Elderly from Tax Lien Foreclosures. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester)

L.D. 1630, S.P. 580
An Act To Improve the Effectiveness of Notices Required by State Law. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1631, S.P. 581
An Act To Repeal the Law Permitting Advance Deposit Wagering. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1632, S.P. 586
An Act To Establish the Manufacturing Jobs Energy Program. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator DILL of Penobscot)

L.D. 1633, H.P. 1126
An Act Concerning Private Personal Information of Public Employees and Licensed Individuals. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 411, subsection 6, paragraph G.)

L.D. 1634, H.P. 1127
An Act To Update the Scheduling Guidelines for Review of Agencies or Independent Agencies under the State Government Evaluation Act. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology pursuant to Joint Order 2017, H.P. 1116.)

L.D. 1635, H.P. 1128
Resolve, Authorizing Certain Land Transactions by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Bureau of Parks and Lands. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 1636, H.P. 1129
An Act To Allow Municipalities To Establish Ordinances Banning or Restricting Marijuana Caregivers within 500 Feet of a School. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 1637, S.P. 588
An Act To Ensure Maine Is in Compliance with Certain Federal Drug Laws. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec)

L.D. 1638, S.P. 589
An Act To Promote Workforce Education Attainment. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs pursuant to Joint Order 2017, S.P. 293.)

L.D. 1639, S.P. 591
An Act To Promote Major Business Headquarters Expansions in Maine, Promote the Commercialization of Research and Development in Maine and Create Jobs. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

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.