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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XLIII, No. 24

Friday, June 23, 2017

128TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, June 16, 2017

Ch. 213 - An Act To Clarify the Opioid Medication Prescribing Limits Laws. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 338, L.D. 1031)

Ch. 214 - An Act To Improve the Management of Inmates in County and Regional Jails. (S.P. 177, L.D. 516)

Ch. 215 - An Act To Recognize Local Control Regarding Food Systems. (S.P. 242, L.D. 725)

Ch. 216 - An Act To Promote Fiscal Responsibility in the Purchasing of Debt. (H.P. 836, L.D. 1199)

Ch. 217 - An Act To Amend the Laws Relating to Motor Vehicle Dealers. (S.P. 509, L.D. 1463)

Ch. 218 - An Act To Protect Maine Consumers from Unexpected Medical Bills. (H.P. 1073, L.D. 1557)

Ch. 219 - An Act To Update the Statutes Governing the Bureau of Labor Standards To Promote Clarity for Workers and Employers. (S.P. 553, L.D. 1575)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Friday, June 16, 2017
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 220 - An Act To Allow Corrections Officers To Administer Naloxone. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 238, L.D. 324)

Ch. 221 - An Act To Increase Efficiency in the Enforcement of Restitution and Bail Orders. (S.P. 322, L.D. 983)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 222 - An Act To Implement an Owner-Operator Requirement in the Scallop and Sea Urchin Fisheries. (H.P. 55, L.D. 68)

Ch. 223 - An Act To Amend Certain Laws Affecting the Judicial Branch. (H.P. 427, L.D. 611)

Ch. 224 - An Act Regarding Certain Shellfish Certificates and Permits Issued by the Department of Marine Resources. (H.P. 461, L.D. 647)

Ch. 225 - An Act To Prohibit Feeding or Baiting Deer During Certain Parts of the Year. (H.P. 547, L.D. 767)

Ch. 226 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Tagging of Harvested Animals. (H.P. 618, L.D. 869)

Ch. 227 - An Act To Prohibit Possession of Black Powder and Muzzle-loading Firearms by Certain Persons. (H.P. 926, L.D. 1332)

Ch. 228 - An Act To Prohibit Posing as a Governmental Entity in Commerce. (H.P. 956, L.D. 1377)

Ch. 229 - An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Laws. (H.P. 1084, L.D. 1577)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Monday, June 19, 2017
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 230 - An Act To Ensure Safe Drinking Water for Families in Maine. (H.P. 321, L.D. 454)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, June 19, 2017

Ch. 231 - An Act To Modernize the Laws Governing Maine Harness Racing. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1052, L.D. 1532)

Ch. 232 - An Act To Encourage Maine Consumers To Comparison-shop for Certain Health Care Procedures and To Lower Health Care Costs. (S.P. 147, L.D. 445)

Ch. 233 - An Act To Reduce the License Fee for High-stakes Beano. (H.P. 755, L.D. 1077)

Ch. 234 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Maine State Housing Authority. (S.P. 454, L.D. 1340)

Ch. 235 - An Act To Revise Certification Statutes for Educational Personnel. (H.P. 1080, L.D. 1569)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 236 - An Act To Allow the Storage of Tents, Campers, Trailers and Other Devices Used for Camping in Campgrounds in the Unorganized Townships. (H.P. 363, L.D. 519)

Ch. 237 - An Act To Increase Access to Hearing Aids. (H.P. 541, L.D. 761)

Ch. 238 - An Act To Improve Antihunger Programs in Maine Schools. (S.P. 367, L.D. 1113)

Ch. 239 - An Act To Lower the Age at Which a Person May Hunt with a Crossbow during Any Open Season. (H.P. 800, L.D. 1137)

Ch. 240 - An Act Regarding Certain Abandoned Vehicles and Notice to the Secretary of State Regarding Those Vehicles. (H.P. 874, L.D. 1251)

Ch. 241 - An Act To Clarify Appeals of Municipal Land Use Decisions. (H.P. 960, L.D. 1381)

Ch. 242 - An Act To Return the Duties of the State Compensation Commission To Make Recommendations for the Salaries of the Governor and Judges. (H.P. 1006, L.D. 1456)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 243 - An Act To Report Limited Information to the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program Concerning Methadone. (H.P. 1118, L.D. 1619)

Ch. 244 - An Act To Ensure Continued Availability of High-speed Broadband Internet at Maine's Schools and Libraries. (H.P. 189, L.D. 256)

Ch. 245 - An Act To Require Remote Sellers To Collect and Remit Sales and Use Tax on Sales into Maine. (S.P. 483, L.D. 1405)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 246 - An Act To Improve Voter Access to Information Regarding Referendum Questions on the Ballot. (H.P. 575, L.D. 795)

Ch. 247 - An Act To Protect Students from Identity Theft. (H.P. 469, L.D. 678)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 248 - An Act To Amend the Election Laws. (S.P. 471, L.D. 1384)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Monday, June 19, 2017

Ch. 16 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 11: Rules Governing the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program and Prescription of Opioid Medications, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 940, L.D. 1363)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 17 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 97: Private Non-Medical Institution Services, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 941, L.D. 1364)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 18 - Resolve, To Direct Legislative Staff To Recodify and Revise Title 28-A of the Maine Revised Statutes. (S.P. 313, L.D. 957)

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 23, 2017

L.D. 1641, H.P. 1132
An Act To Amend the Marijuana Legalization Act Regarding Retail Marijuana Testing Facilities. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Select Committee on Marijuana Legalization Implementation pursuant to Joint Order 2017, H.P. 96.)

L.D. 1642, H.P. 1133
An Act To Clarify Licensing Provisions for the Manufacture and Sale of Liquor. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth)

L.D. 1643, H.P. 1134
An Act To Provide Funding to the Loring Development Authority of Maine for Implementation Grants. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative STEWART of Presque Isle)

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.