| Session - 128th Maine Legislature
C "A", Filing Number H-556, Sponsored by
Amend the bill by inserting after the enacting clause and before section 1 the following:
Amend the bill by striking out all of sections 30, 34, 35, 36, 39, 41, 46, 56, 57, 58, 60 and 61.
Amend the bill by inserting after section 64 the following:
Sec. B-1. 5 MRSA §1742, sub-§26, as corrected by RR 2011, c. 2, §2, is amended to read:
Notwithstanding any other provision of law and except when the Governor in the case of an emergency pursuant to Title 37-B, section 742 or 744 needs money for disaster relief , in which case the Governor may transfer no more than 10% of the balance of the rental income, the department also may recommend that:
Sec. B-2. 8 MRSA §1037, sub-§2, ¶E, as enacted by PL 2011, c. 358, §6 and amended by c. 657, Pt. W, §6, is further amended to read:
Sec. B-3. 8 MRSA §1037, sub-§3, as enacted by PL 2011, c. 358, §6 and amended by c. 657, Pt. W, §6, is further amended to read:
Sec. B-4. 30-A MRSA §4722, sub-§1, ¶N, as enacted by PL 1987, c. 737, Pt. A, §2 and Pt. C, §106 and amended by PL 1989, c. 6; c. 9, §2; and c. 104, Pt. C, §§8 and 10, is further amended to read:
(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, proceeds of bonds issued under this subsection may be used for persons other than persons of low income.
(2) The income on any bonds issued by the Maine State Housing Authority shall must be included in gross income under the Maine Income Tax Law if the income on those bonds is includable in the gross income of the holders of the bonds under the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1954, Title 26, Section 7701(a)(29) 1986, or any subsequent corresponding revenue law of the United States;
Sec. B-5. 36 MRSA §191, sub-§2, ¶ZZ, as repealed and replaced by PL 2015, c. 490, §3 and c. 494, Pt. A, §42, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:
Sec. B-6. 36 MRSA §191, sub-§2, ¶AAA, as enacted by PL 2015, c. 490, §4 and c. 494, Pt. A, §43, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:
Sec. B-7. 36 MRSA §653, sub-§1, ¶I, as amended by PL 1989, c. 501, Pt. Z, is further amended to read:
Sec. B-8. 36 MRSA §4641-C, sub-§4, as amended by PL 2005, c. 519, Pt. SSS, §1 and affected by §2, is further amended to read:
Sec. B-9. PL 1987, c. 735, §73, amending clause is amended to read:
Sec. 73. P&SL 1865, c. 532, §4, sub-§3, as enacted by P&SL 1983, c. 33, §1 and amended by PL 1985, c. 779, §§90 and 91, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:
Sec. B-10. P&SL 2007, c. 22, Pt. A, §3, sub-§6 is amended to read:
6. The district shall maintain its books and records in a manner that creates separate divisions for its water and wastewater operations. These divisions must maintain the assets, liabilities, operating revenues and expenses in a manner that allows the Public Utilities Commission to set rates for the district's water operations. The assets and liabilities of the Augusta Water District must be maintained in the books of the water division of the Greater Augusta Utilities Utility District. The assets and liabilities of the Augusta Sanitary District and Hallowell Water District's wastewater division must be maintained in the books and records of the Greater Augusta Utility District's wastewater division.
Sec. C-1. 9-B MRSA §864, sub-§2, ¶B, as amended by PL 1993, c. 655, §1, is further amended to read:
Sec. C-2. 20-A MRSA §12706, sub-§9, as amended by PL 2017, c. 179, §5, is further amended to read:
Sec. C-3. 32 MRSA §18134-A, as enacted by PL 2015, c. 207, §1, is amended to read:
§ 18134-A. Exception; bleeding of a residential home heating oil burner
Notwithstanding section 18134, paragraph C section 18102, a home heating oil delivery driver may bleed a residential home heating oil burner without direct supervision if the delivery driver has documentation of having completed a board-approved training course in bleeding oil burners. If the oil burner fails to operate after bleeding, the delivery driver shall refer the problem to a journeyman oil and solid fuel burning technician or master oil and solid fuel burning technician.
Sec. C-4. Effective date. Those sections of this Part that amend the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 9-B, section 864, subsection 2, paragraph B and Title 20-A, section 12706, subsection 9 take effect 90 days after adjournment of the First Regular Session of the 128th Legislature.’
Amend the bill in the emergency clause in the 2nd line (page 19, line 26 in L.D.) by inserting after the following: "when approved" the following: ', except as otherwise indicated'
Amend the bill by relettering or renumbering any nonconsecutive Part letter or section number to read consecutively.
This amendment designates the contents of the bill as Part A. Sections of the bill containing errors or conflicts that have been resolved by the enactment of other public laws or that are otherwise not needed are deleted from the bill. Sections of the bill containing errors or conflicts that this amendment further amends are moved to the new Part B.
The amendment adds Part B, which makes technical corrections, and Part C, which makes corrections that are or could be interpreted as being substantive.
Part B of the amendment does the following.
Section 1 corrects a clerical error in the law governing the use of income from the rental of facilities in Limestone.
Sections 2 and 3 correct grammatical errors in the reporting requirements concerning agricultural fairs that receive slot machine revenue.
Section 4 revises section 34 of the bill, concerning the powers and duties of the Maine State Housing Authority, to remove paragraph O, which is amended in another bill that includes the same corrections.
Sections 5 and 6 repeal and replace 2 exceptions from the prohibition on sharing tax information to resolve conflicts created by Public Law 2015, chapter 490 and Public Law 2015, chapter 494. Section 5 repeals and replaces the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 36, section 191, subsection 2, paragraph ZZ, which addresses information concerning Pine Tree Development Zones. Section 6 repeals and replaces Title 36, section 191, subsection 2, paragraph AAA, which addresses sharing of information with the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability to facilitate the review of tax expenditures. Section 6 also acknowledges that Public Law 2017, chapter 211 enacts a new subsection 2, paragraph CCC, so there is no longer a need for "and" at the end of paragraph AAA.
Sections 7 and 8 change the term "husband and wife" to "spouses" in the tax laws governing property tax exemptions for veterans and the real estate transfer tax.
Section 9 amends an amending clause in a public law chapter by adding a reference to a public law chapter that was erroneously omitted and that amended the composition of the Board of Trustees of the University of Maine System.
Section 10 amends a clerical error in the name of the Greater Augusta Utility District in the original private and special law.
Part C of the amendment does the following.
Section 1 corrects a drafting error made in Public Law 2017, chapter 143, and section 4 provides that the changes are effective 90 days after the Legislature adjourns, which is the effective date of Public Law 2017, c. 143.
Section 2 corrects a drafting error in Public Law 2017, chapter 179 concerning contracts involving the Maine Community College System. This section corrects the provision to provide that a contract that contains one or more of the listed prohibited provisions is not void, as the language in chapter 179 states, but that the provisions are void; the rest of the contract is not affected. Section 4 provides that the changes are effective 90 days after the Legislature adjourns, which is the effective date of Public Law 2017, chapter 179.
Section 3 amends a statute governing home heating oil delivery drivers to correct a cross-reference to a provision that would otherwise prohibit home heating oil delivery drivers from bleeding a residential home heating oil burner because they lack a license from the Maine Fuel Board. Section 39 of the bill incorrectly addressed this issue.
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