Sec. B-1. 4 MRSA §153, sub-§9, as amended by PL 1969, c. 501, §1, is further amended to read:
9. Northern Cumberland. Northern Cumberland consists of all municipalities in the County of Cumberland not included within the divisions of
Eastern and Southern Cumberland and Bath-Brunswick, and consists of the municipalities of Brownfield, Denmark, Hiram, Fryeburg, Lovell, Sweden, Stow and Porter in the County of Oxford. The District Court for Northern Cumberland shall must be held at Bridgton.
Sec. B-2. 5 MRSA §191, as amended by PL 1989, c. 410, §13, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:
§191. Duties; salary; fees; full time
1. Attorney General; office; salary. The Attorney General is the executive head of the Department of the Attorney General. The Attorney General shall keep an office at the seat of government and is entitled to receive an annual salary in full for all services. The Attorney General is entitled to receive actual expenses incurred in the performance of official duties.
2. Full time; prohibited activities. The Attorney General shall devote full time to the duties of the office and may not engage in the private practice of law during the Attorney General's term of office, nor may the Attorney General during that term be a partner or associate of any person in the practice of law. During the term of service, the Attorney General may not be an officer or director of any corporation engaged in business for profit within the State.
3. Representation by Attorney General, deputies, assistants and staff attorneys. The Attorney General or a deputy, assistant or staff attorney shall appear for the State, the head of any state department, the head of any state institution and agencies of the State in all civil actions and proceedings in which the State is a party or interested, or in which the official acts and doings of the officers are called into question, in all the courts of the State and in those actions and proceedings before any other tribunal when requested by the Governor or by the Legislature or either House of the Legislature. All such actions and proceedings must be prosecuted or defended by the Attorney General or under the Attorney General's direction.
A. Writs, summonses or other processes served upon those officers must be transmitted by them to the Attorney General.
B. All legal services required by those officers, boards and commissions in matters relating to their official duties must be rendered by the Attorney General or under the Attorney General's direction. The officers or agencies of the State may not act at the expense of the State as counsel, nor employ private counsel except upon prior written approval of the Attorney General. In all instances where the Legislature has authorized an office or an agency of the State to employ private counsel, the Attorney General's written approval is required as a condition precedent to the employment.
4. Fees. The Attorney General is entitled to receive the following fees:
A. For approval of certificate of organization of corporations under Title 9-B, section 313, subsection 3, $10 in advance; and
B. For certificate that any corporation has ceased to transact business and is excused from filing annual returns, as authorized in Title 13-C, section 1621, subsection 4, $5.
The Attorney General shall collect the legal and usual fees payable to the Attorney General by virtue of the Attorney General's office and shall pay them over to the Treasurer of State.
Sec. B-3. Effective date. That section of this Part that repeals and replaces the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 191 takes effect July 1, 2003.
Sec. B-4. 12 MRSA §6404-B, as amended by PL 2001, c. 327, §2, is further amended to read:
§6404-B. Suspension based on conviction of fishing on closed days for sea urchin fishing
The commissioner shall suspend the sea urchin fishing license of any license holder convicted in court of violating section
6749-W 6749 or any rule adopted under section 6749. The suspension must be for one year from the date of conviction.
Sec. B-5. 20-A MRSA §4706, sub-§2, as amended by PL 2001, c. 403, §1 and c. 454, §20, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:
2. Maine studies. Maine history, including the Constitution of Maine, Maine geography and environment and the natural, industrial and economic resources of Maine and Maine's cultural and ethnic heritage, must be taught. A required component of Maine studies is Maine Native American studies, which must be included in the review of content standards and performance indicators of the learning results conducted in accordance with section 6209, subsection 4. The Maine Native American studies must address the following topics:
A. Maine tribal governments and political systems and their relationship with local, state, national and international governments;
B. Maine Native American cultural systems and the experience of Maine tribal people throughout history;
C. Maine Native American territories; and
D. Maine Native American economic systems.
Sec. B-6. 22 MRSA §330, sub-§5, as enacted by PL 2001, c. 664, §2, is repealed.
Sec. B-7. 22 MRSA §3028, sub-§7, as amended by PL 2001, c. 291, §7 and c. 345, §2, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:
7. Written report. Upon completing an investigation, the medical examiner or the person expressly authorized by the Chief Medical Examiner shall submit a written report of the investigator's findings to the Chief Medical Examiner on forms provided for that purpose. The investigator shall retain one copy of the report.
If an investigator reports suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation to the Chief Medical Examiner, the Chief Medical Examiner, by reporting that information to the department on behalf of the investigator, fulfills the medical examiner's mandatory reporting requirement under section 3477 or 4011-A.
Sec. B-8. 22 MRSA §5118, sub-§4, ¶C, as enacted by PL 1981, c. 470, Pt. A, §117, is amended to read:
C. In the administration of the plan, there is a failure to comply substantially with any
such provision of subsection 1, paragraphs A to I, the director shall notify the area agency that no further payments from its allotments under sections section 5115 and Section 306 and 5115 of the federal Older Americans Act of 1965, 42 United States Code, Section 3026 will be made to the agency or, in his the director's discretion, that further payments to the agency will be limited to projects under or portions of the area plan not affected by the failure, until he the director is satisfied that there will no longer be any failure to comply. Until he the director is so satisfied, no further payments may not be made to the agency from its allotments under section 5115, or payments may be limited to projects under or portions of the area plan not affected by the failure. The director shall, in accordance with regulations he shall prescribe rules adopted by the director, disburse funds so withheld directly to any public or nonprofit private organization or agency of the area, submitting an approved plan in accordance with section 5116. Any payment or payments shall must be matched in the proportions specified in section 5116.
Sec. B-9. 25 MRSA §1550, as enacted by PL 1975, c. 763, §10, is amended to read:
Any person who fails to comply with the provisions of section
1542, subsections 1542-A, subsection 1 or 3, or with the provisions of section 1542 1542-A, subsection 4, imposing a duty to transmit criminal fingerprint records to the State Bureau of Identification, or with the provisions of sections 1544, 1547 or 1549 commits a civil violation for which a forfeiture fine of not more than $100 may be adjudged.
Sec. B-10. 32 MRSA §2102, sub-§2-A, as amended by PL 2003, c. 204, Pt. H, §1, is further amended to read:
2-A. Advanced practice registered nursing. "Advanced practice registered nursing" means the delivery of expanded professional health care by an advanced practice registered nurse that is:
B. Within the advanced practice registered nurse's scope of practice as specified by the board by rulemaking, taking into consideration any national standards that exist; and
C. In accordance with the standards of practice for advanced practice registered nurses as specified by the board by rulemaking, taking into consideration any national standards that may exist. Advanced practice registered nursing includes consultation with or referral to medical and other health care providers when required by client health care needs.
A certified nurse practitioner or a certified nurse midwife who qualifies as an advanced practice registered nurse may prescribe and dispense drugs or devices, or both, in accordance with rules adopted by the board.
In adopting such rules, the board shall invite and consider comment from the Joint Practice Council on Advanced Practice Registered Nursing.
A certified nurse practitioner who qualifies as an advanced practice registered nurse must practice, for at least 24 months, under the supervision of a licensed physician or must be employed by a clinic or hospital that has a medical director who is a licensed physician. The certified nurse practitioner must submit written evidence to the board upon completion of the required clinical experience.
The board shall adopt rules necessary to effectuate the purposes of this chapter relating to advanced practice registered nursing.
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