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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XLIII, No. 28

Friday, August 4, 2017

128TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Monday, July 24, 2017

Ch. 293 - An Act To Fund the Agreement with Executive Branch Employees. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1135, L.D. 1644) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 294 - An Act To Support Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Diagnosed with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. (H.P. 597, L.D. 848)

Ch. 295 - An Act To Align State Relocation Assistance with That of the Federal Government and Make Technical Changes to Recently Enacted Laws. (H.P. 915, L.D. 1318)

Ch. 296 - An Act To Create an Aquaculture License. (H.P. 1044, L.D. 1520)

Ch. 297 - An Act To Promote Major Business Headquarters Expansions in Maine, Promote the Commercialization of Research and Development in Maine and Create Jobs. (S.P. 591, L.D. 1639) (Governor's Bill)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 298 - An Act To Provide Funding to the Loring Development Authority of Maine for Implementation Grants. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1134, L.D. 1643) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 299 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Improve Highways, Bridges and Multimodal Facilities and Upgrade Municipal Culverts. (S.P. 543, L.D. 1552) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 300 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Certain Sexual Offenses. (S.P. 216, L.D. 654)

Ch. 301 - An Act Regarding the Taxation of Flavored Malt Beverages. (H.P. 574, L.D. 794)

Ch. 302 - An Act To Create the Emergency Medical Services Registration Plate. (H.P. 872, L.D. 1249)

Ch. 303 - An Act To Regulate Fantasy Sports Contests. (S.P. 449, L.D. 1320)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 304 - An Act To Amend Principles of Reimbursement for Residential Care Facilities. (S.P. 178, L.D. 517)

Ch. 305 - An Act To Ensure Access to Opiate Addiction Treatment in Maine. (S.P. 307, L.D. 952)

Ch. 306 - An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Notice of Claim Recordings by Statutory Road Associations. (H.P. 908, L.D. 1311)

Ch. 307 - An Act Regarding MaineCare Coverage for Telehealth Services. (S.P. 515, L.D. 1485)

Ch. 308 - An Act To Reduce Youth Access to Tobacco Products. (S.P. 391, L.D. 1170)

Ch. 309 - An Act To Amend the Marijuana Legalization Act Regarding Retail Marijuana Testing Facilities. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1132, L.D. 1641)

Ch. 310 - An Act To Expand the Types of Nonprofit Organizations to Which Surplus Property May Be Sold by the State. (H.P. 462, L.D. 648)

Ch. 311 - An Act To Protect Firefighters by Establishing a Prohibition on the Sale and Distribution of New Upholstered Furniture Containing Certain Flame-retardant Chemicals. (H.P. 138, L.D. 182)

Ch. 312 - An Act To Restore Public Health Nursing Services. (S.P. 362, L.D. 1108)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Monday, July 24, 2017

Ch. 23 - Resolve, Authorizing the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Assume Ownership of the Forest City Project. (H.P. 1121, L.D. 1626) (Governor's Bill)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 24 - Resolve, To Assess the Need for Mental Health Care Services for Veterans in Maine and To Establish a Pilot Program To Provide Case Management Services to Veterans for Mental Health Care. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 853, L.D. 1231)

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor

Ch. 25 - Resolve, Providing for the Official Observance of the 200th Anniversary of the Formation of the State of Maine. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 806, L.D. 1143)

Ch. 26 - Resolve, To Establish the Task Force To Identify Special Education Cost Drivers and Innovative Approaches to Services. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 456, L.D. 642)

Ch. 27 - Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Streamline Veterans' Licensing and Certification. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 170, L.D. 214)

Ch. 28 - Resolve, To Increase the Affordability of Safe Drinking Water for Maine Families. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 426, L.D. 1263)

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, AUGUST 4, 2017

L.D. 1646, H.P. 1137
An Act To Bring Maine's Ranked-choice Voting Law into Constitutional Compliance. (Presented by Representative ACKLEY of Monmouth)

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.