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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XLIII, No. 23

Friday, June 16, 2017

128TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Ch. 144 - An Act Regarding Service of Criminal Process on Electronic Communication Service Providers and Remote Computing Service Providers. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 246, L.D. 332)

Ch. 145 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Nursing Facilities To Permit Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Physician Assistants To Perform Certain Physician Tasks. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 797, L.D. 1134)

Ch. 146 - An Act To Make Technical Changes to Maine's Marine Resources Laws. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 843, L.D. 1207)

Ch. 147 - An Act To Facilitate the Continued Operation of the Department of Corrections Intensive Mental Health Unit. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 414, L.D. 1223)

Ch. 148 - An Act To Rename and Repurpose the Mountain View Youth Development Center as the Mountain View Correctional Facility and To Eliminate the Charleston Correctional Facility as a Facility Separate from Mountain View. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 503, L.D. 1457)

Ch. 149 - An Act To Amend the Law Relating to the Crime of Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 504, L.D. 1458)

Ch. 150 - An Act To Update Maine's Fishing Laws. (S.P. 182, L.D. 547)

Ch. 151 - An Act To Clarify the Financial Authority of Sewer and Sanitary Districts. (H.P. 539, L.D. 759)

Ch. 152 - An Act To Separate the Authorities under the Licenses for Property and Casualty Insurance Adjusters and Workers' Compensation Insurance Adjusters. (S.P. 323, L.D. 984)

Ch. 153 - An Act To Clarify the Law Allowing Certificate of Approval Holders and Manufacturers or Suppliers of Spirits To Offer Mail-in Rebates. (H.P. 714, L.D. 1013)

Ch. 154 - An Act Concerning Bridges on Discontinued Town Ways. (H.P. 742, L.D. 1059)

Ch. 155 - An Act To Exempt School Resource Officers from Department of Education Background Check and Fingerprinting Requirements. (H.P. 778, L.D. 1104)

Ch. 156 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Forensic Examination Kits. (S.P. 410, L.D. 1219)

Ch. 157 - An Act Regarding the Threatened Use of Force in the Crime of Robbery. (S.P. 474, L.D. 1387)

Ch. 158 - An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Right To Know Advisory Committee Concerning Advance Payment of Costs for Public Records Requests. (H.P. 986, L.D. 1432)

Ch. 159 - An Act To Improve the Aquaculture Leasing and Licensing Laws. (H.P. 993, L.D. 1438)

Ch. 160 - An Act To Designate the Maine Farm Agricultural Resource Management and Sustainability Recognition Program. (H.P. 997, L.D. 1445)

Ch. 161 - An Act To Extend the Time for an Appeal of Limited Entry Fishing License Denial for Members of the Military. (H.P. 1004, L.D. 1454)

Ch. 162 - An Act To Coordinate and Enforce Existing Workplace Training Requirements. (H.P. 1016, L.D. 1477)

Ch. 163 - An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Right To Know Advisory Committee Concerning Existing Public Records Exceptions. (H.P. 1021, L.D. 1482)

Ch. 164 - An Act To Correct and Clarify Maine's Fish and Wildlife Laws. (H.P. 1030, L.D. 1497)

Ch. 165 - An Act To Amend Maine Motor Vehicle Laws. (H.P. 1048, L.D. 1524)

Ch. 166 - An Act To Protect Consumers during Residential Construction. (S.P. 535, L.D. 1529)

Ch. 167 - An Act To Update the Laws Relating to Liquor Licensing and Enforcement. (H.P. 1053, L.D. 1533)

Ch. 168 - An Act To Allow Maine Manufacturers To Sell Spirits at Farmers' Markets and To Allow Taste Testings at Farmers' Markets. (H.P. 1056, L.D. 1536)

Ch. 169 - An Act To Update the Maine Insurance Code To Maintain Conformance with Uniform National Standards. (S.P. 539, L.D. 1544)

Ch. 170 - An Act To Make Technical Changes to Maine's Tax Laws. (H.P. 1081, L.D. 1570)

Ch. 171 - An Act To Enable Earlier Introduction of Career and Technical Education in Maine Schools. (S.P. 554, L.D. 1576) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 172 - An Act To Amend and Add Consistency to the Maine Weights and Measures Law. (H.P. 1086, L.D. 1579)

Ch. 173 - An Act To Remove Barriers to Professional Licensing for Veterans. (H.P. 1096, L.D. 1592) (Governor's Bill)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, June 12, 2017

Ch. 174 - An Act To Provide Support for Sustainable Economic Development in Rural Maine. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1017, L.D. 1478)

Ch. 175 - An Act To Prohibit the Creation of a Firearms Owner Registry. (H.P. 10, L.D. 9)

Ch. 176 - An Act To Clarify the Laws Governing Hunting from a Vehicle. (H.P. 484, L.D. 693)

Ch. 177 - An Act To Protect Retirement Accounts from Creditor Collection. (H.P. 149, L.D. 193)

Ch. 178 - An Act To Amend the Usage and Consumer Protections of Guaranteed Asset Protection Waivers. (S.P. 531, L.D. 1506)

Ch. 179 - An Act To Clarify Laws Regarding Maine's Community Colleges. (S.P. 355, L.D. 1073)

Ch. 180 - An Act To Maintain the Current Number of Appointees to the Maine Arts Commission. (H.P. 697, L.D. 996)

Ch. 181 - An Act To Require Disclosures Relating to the Sale of Residential Property Accessible by a Public Way and Any Means Other than a Public Way. (H.P. 620, L.D. 871)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 182 - An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Super Cribbage Tournaments. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 877, L.D. 1254)

Ch. 183 - An Act To Strengthen the Farm and Open Space Tax Law. (H.P. 85, L.D. 117)

Ch. 184 - An Act To Establish a Pilot Project for Medicaid Reimbursement for Acupuncture Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders. (H.P. 141, L.D. 185)

Ch. 185 - An Act Relating to the Provision of Nicotine Replacement Products by Pharmacists. (H.P. 322, L.D. 455)

Ch. 186 - An Act To Inform Patients of the Dangers of Addicting Opioids. (H.P. 342, L.D. 479)

Ch. 187 - An Act Regarding Guardianships. (S.P. 252, L.D. 807)

Ch. 188 - An Act Regarding Anesthesia Care in Rural Maine. (S.P. 387, L.D. 1166)

Ch. 189 - An Act Relating to the Licensure of Physicians. (H.P. 837, L.D. 1200)

Ch. 190 - An Act To Require Insurance Coverage for Contraceptive Supplies. (H.P. 860, L.D. 1237)

Ch. 191 - An Act To Adjust the Procedure for Recounts in Certain Municipal Elections. (H.P. 881, L.D. 1269)

Ch. 192 - An Act To Require the Secretary of State To Inform Commercial Drivers about Human Trafficking Prevention. (H.P. 890, L.D. 1277)

Ch. 193 - An Act To Allow Voluntary Payments in Lieu of Taxes in the Unorganized Territory. (S.P. 441, L.D. 1289)

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

Ch. 194 - An Act To Clarify Certain Right-of-way Limitations. (H.P. 802, L.D. 1139)

Ch. 195 - An Act To Repeal the Laws Establishing the Cumberland County Recreation Center and To Transfer Authority to Cumberland County. (H.P. 805, L.D. 1142)

Ch. 196 - An Act To Amend and Remove the Need for Periodic Update of the Laws Governing the Validation of Title Defects. (H.P. 888, L.D. 1275)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Ch. 197 - An Act To Improve the Enforcement of Maine's Lobster Laws. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 190, L.D. 575)

Ch. 198 - An Act To Amend the Electricians' Examining Board Licensing Laws. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 556, L.D. 1583)

Ch. 199 - An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Joint Use of Certain Utility and Telecommunications Infrastructure. (S.P. 133, L.D. 406)

Ch. 200 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Membership of the Advisory Committee on College Savings. (H.P. 418, L.D. 602)

Ch. 201 - An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Nontransmission Alternatives Investigations Required for Proposed Transmission Lines and Projects. (H.P. 535, L.D. 755)

Ch. 202 - An Act To Increase the Penalties for Hunting Deer over Bait. (H.P. 761, L.D. 1083)

Ch. 203 - An Act Regarding the Maternal and Infant Death Review Panel. (S.P. 366, L.D. 1112)

Ch. 204 - An Act To Authorize the Revocation, Suspension or Denial of a Guide License under Specified Circumstances. (S.P. 518, L.D. 1489)

Ch. 205 - An Act To Clarify and Enhance Maine's Wildlife Laws. (H.P. 1087, L.D. 1580)

Ch. 206 - 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. (S.P. 559, L.D. 1585)

Ch. 207 - An Act To Amend Laws Relating to Agricultural Pulling Events. (H.P. 390, L.D. 548)

Ch. 208 - An Act To Ban the Purchase of Retail Marijuana and Retail Marijuana Products with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program Benefits. (H.P. 976, L.D. 1418)

Ch. 209 - An Act To Raise the Debtor's Exemption on Vehicles. (S.P. 497, L.D. 1442)

Ch. 210 - An Act To Update Professional and Occupational Licensing Laws. (S.P. 498, L.D. 1443)

Ch. 211 - An Act To Amend the Maine Tax Laws. (H.P. 1069, L.D. 1551)

Ch. 212 - An Act To Allow the Androscoggin County Commissioners To Establish Reasonable Office Hours for County Offices. (S.P. 575, L.D. 1622)

Private and Special Laws

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 9 - An Act To Authorize the Town of Atkinson To Withdraw from School Administrative District No. 41. (H.P. 928, L.D. 1334)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Ch. 15 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 21, Allowances for Home and Community 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. 841, L.D. 1205)

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 16, 2017

L.D. 1640, S.P. 590
Resolve, To Allow the Issuance of Open Burn Permits through Private Online Services. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

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.