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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XLIII, No. 25

Friday, June 30, 2017

128TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 249 - An Act Regarding the Dispensing of Naloxone Hydrochloride by Pharmacists. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1098, L.D. 1594)

Ch. 250 - An Act To Promote and Encourage the Sustainability of the Elver Fishery. (H.P. 219, L.D. 286)

Ch. 251 - An Act To Clarify the Application of the Statute of Limitations under Article 3-A of the Uniform Commercial Code. (H.P. 377, L.D. 533)

Ch. 252 - An Act To Limit the Exclusion of a Patient from Eligibility for an Organ Transplant Based on Medical Marijuana Use. (H.P. 544, L.D. 764)

Ch. 253 - An Act To Adopt the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. (S.P. 467, L.D. 1359)

Ch. 254 - An Act To Amend the Election Laws Relating to Party Qualification. (H.P. 1082, L.D. 1571)

Ch. 255 - An Act To Update the Scheduling Guidelines for Review of Agencies or Independent Agencies under the State Government Evaluation Act. (H.P. 1127, L.D. 1634)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 256 - An Act To Amend the Requirements of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program. (H.P. 250, L.D. 336)

Ch. 257 - An Act To Improve the Tax Appeal Process for Maine Businesses and Consumers. (S.P. 198, L.D. 583)

Ch. 258 - An Act To Adopt the Nurse Licensure Compact. (S.P. 488, L.D. 1410)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 259 - An Act To Promote Workforce Education Attainment. (S.P. 589, L.D. 1638)

Ch. 260 - An Act To Simplify the Licensing Process for Off-site Catering. (S.P. 538, L.D. 1543)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 261 - An Act Regarding State Hiring and Retention for Persons with Disabilities. (S.P. 469, L.D. 1361)

Ch. 262 - An Act Relating to the Use and Leasing of Public Reserved Lands. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 789, L.D. 1126)

Ch. 263 - An Act To Increase Funds Deposited into the Companion Animal Sterilization Fund through the Pet Food Surcharge. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1104, L.D. 1601) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 264 - An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Government Oversight Committee To Improve the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Evaluations of the State's Investments in Economic Development. (H.P. 849, L.D. 1217)

Ch. 265 - An Act To Remove Barriers to Workforce Development in Alcohol and Drug Counseling. (H.P. 955, L.D. 1376)

Ch. 266 - An Act To Implement Recommendations of the Government Oversight Committee To Improve the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Legislative Reviews of Tax Expenditures. (H.P. 1083, L.D. 1572)

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

Ch. 267 - An Act To Prohibit Certain Gifts to Health Care Practitioners. (H.P. 639, L.D. 911)

Ch. 268 - An Act To Increase Reporting on Wage and Hour Violations. (H.P. 705, L.D. 1004)

Ch. 269 - An Act To Provide Youth Mental Health First Aid Training to Secondary School Health Educators. (H.P. 929, L.D. 1335)

Ch. 270 - An Act Regarding the Licensure of Appraisal Management Companies. (H.P. 939, L.D. 1349)

Signed by the Governor
Friday, June 23, 2017

Ch. 271 - An Act To Allow Municipalities To Establish Ordinances Banning or Restricting Marijuana Caregivers within 500 Feet of a School. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1129, L.D. 1636)

Ch. 272 - An Act To Restore the Tip Credit to Maine's Minimum Wage Law. (S.P. 235, L.D. 673)

Ch. 273 - An Act To Provide a Definition of "Primary Residence" for Purposes of Property Tax Abatements Based on Hardship or Poverty. (S.P. 401, L.D. 1180)

Ch. 274 - An Act To Clarify the Language Defining Schedule W Drugs and To Add Drugs to the List of Schedule W Drugs. (S.P. 541, L.D. 1546)

Ch. 275 - An Act To Provide Consistency with Regard to Jury Duty Exemption. (S.P. 26, L.D. 46)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 276 - An Act To Make Community Paramedicine Services Permanent. (H.P. 981, L.D. 1427)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 277 - An Act To Amend the Direct Initiative Signature Gathering Process. (H.P. 917, L.D. 1323)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Ch. 278 - An Act To Amend the Marijuana Legalization Act to Provide Licensing, Rulemaking and Regulatory and Enforcement Authority within the Department of Administrative and Financial Services; Assign Rulemaking, Regulatory and Enforcement Authority Related to Agricultural Purposes to the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry; and Allocate Funds for Implementation. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 176, L.D. 243)

Ch. 279 - An Act To Extend the Allowed Time for the Interchange of Educators between School Administrative Units and the Department of Education. (H.P. 354, L.D. 491)

Ch. 280 - An Act To Clarify Licensing Provisions for the Manufacture and Sale of Liquor. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1133, L.D. 1642)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 281 - An Act To Improve the Funding of County Jails. (H.P. 329, L.D. 463)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Friday, June 23, 2017

Ch. 19 - Resolve, Authorizing Certain Land Transactions by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Bureau of Parks and Lands. (H.P. 1128, L.D. 1635) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 20 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 115: Certification, Authorization and Approval of Education Personnel, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the State Board of Education. (H.P. 295, L.D. 404)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 21 - Resolve, To Establish the Task Force To Recognize Computer Science in the Path to Proficiency. (H.P. 289, L.D. 398)

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 30, 2017

L.D. 1644, H.P. 1135
An Act To Fund the Agreement with Executive Branch Employees. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Speaker GIDEON of Freeport)

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.