Laws of Maine


Resolves


Chapter 1
Resolve, Relating to Federal Stimulus Funds for Energy Programs

Chapter 2
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 181: Child Development Services System: Regional Provider Advisory Boards, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education

Chapter 3
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 10: Exemptions to the Ban on Flavored Cigarettes and Cigars, a Major Substantive Rule of the Office of the Attorney General

Chapter 4
Resolve, To Rename the Father Curran Bridge in Augusta

Chapter 5
Resolve, To Name Part of Route 16 the Alton E. Worcester Highway

Chapter 6
Resolve, To Name the Gorham Bypass

Chapter 7
Resolve, Authorizing the State Tax Assessor To Convey the Interest of the State in Certain Real Estate in the Unorganized Territory

Chapter 8
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 33: Rules for the Certification of Family Child Care Providers, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services

Chapter 9
Resolve, To Allow the Department of Transportation To Transfer Certain Land to the Greater Grand Isle Historical Society

Chapter 10
Resolve, Authorizing the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services To Sell or Lease the Interests of the State in Certain Real Property Located at 17 School Street in Benedicta, Aroostook County

Chapter 11
Resolve, To Fund the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program

Chapter 12
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 115: Certification, Authorization, and Approval of Education Personnel, Part I and Part II, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education

Chapter 13
Resolve, Directing the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation To Amend Its Rules Governing Pastoral Counselors

Chapter 14
Resolve, Regarding the Retention of Dealer Plates in Light of Recent Economic Conditions

Chapter 15
Resolve, To Facilitate the Creation of a Memorial for the Families and Friends of Children Who Have Died by Violence

Chapter 16
Resolve, To Evaluate Climate Change Adaptation Options for the State

Chapter 17
Resolve, To Designate the Great South Bridge in the Town of Milbridge as the Harold West Bridge

Chapter 18
Resolve, To Identify Funding Available To Promote the Use of Energy-efficient Furnaces

Chapter 19
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 2: Administration of Trust, Budgeting, Project Selection Criteria and Procedures, Monitoring and Evaluation Requirements, a Major Substantive Rule of the Energy and Carbon Savings Trust

Chapter 20
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 313: Net Energy Billing Rule To Allow Shared Ownership, a Major Substantive Rule of the Public Utilities Commission

Chapter 21
Resolve, To Increase the Blood Supply

Chapter 22
Resolve, To Encourage the Preservation of Dark Skies

Chapter 23
Resolve, To Direct the Department of Marine Resources To Study the Issues Surrounding the Harvest of Bait Fish within Territorial Waters

Chapter 24
Resolve, Directing the Secretary of State To Conduct a Pilot Program for Early Voting for the November 2009 Election

Chapter 25
Resolve, To Review and Update Sales Tax Exemptions for Products Purchased for Agricultural Use

Chapter 26
Resolve, To Ensure All Children Covered by MaineCare Receive Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Services

Chapter 27
Resolve, Directing the State Tax Assessor To Work with Local Law Enforcement Agencies To Improve Tax Collection and Enforcement along the Border of the State

Chapter 28
Resolve, To Establish a Pilot Program To Provide Greater Cooperation and Coordination between the University of Maine System and the Maine Community College System

Chapter 29
Resolve, Directing the Department of Education To Take Measures To Assist Blind and Visually Impaired Students

Chapter 30
Resolve, To Direct State Agencies To Develop Policies To Guide Employees When Accessing Private Woodland, Farmland or Coastal Lands

Chapter 31
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 4: Water-based Fire Protection Systems, a Major Substantive Rule of the Office of the State Fire Marshal

Chapter 32
Resolve, Directing a Review of the Management of Risks Associated with Surface Uses on Public Water Supplies

Chapter 33
Resolve, To Provide Reimbursement in the MaineCare Program for Board-certified Behavior Analysts

Chapter 34
Resolve, To Direct the Board of Dental Examiners To Review the Definition of “Edentulous Arch” in the Rules Governing Denturists

Chapter 35
Resolve, To Develop a Management Plan for the Nonwildlife Components of Swan Island and Little Swan Island in Perkins Township, Sagadahoc County

Chapter 36
Resolve, Directing the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources To Study Equine Husbandry Practices in the State

Chapter 37
Resolve, To Allow for the Support, Preservation and Maintenance of Maine Monuments in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Chapter 38
Resolve, To Ensure Transparency in Funding Certain Programs within the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Chapter 39
Resolve, To Establish a Working Group of Stakeholders To Review the Current and Future Needs of Blind and Visually Impaired Individuals and To Establish Long-term Solutions To Fund Those Needs

Chapter 40
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 97, Private Non-Medical Institution Services, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of MaineCare Services, Division of Policy and Performance

Chapter 41
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 10: Definitions and Terms, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, Board of Pesticides Control

Chapter 42
Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Study Ways To Reduce Energy Use and Promote Efficiency along Major Transportation Corridors

Chapter 43
Resolve, Pertaining to Vacation Leave Earned by Seasonal Employees of the Baxter State Park Authority

Chapter 44
Resolve, To Name the Bridge in Orland the Ralston C. Gray Bridge

Chapter 45
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of the Proposed Plan Dated March 19, 2009 Submitted by the Maine State Housing Authority for the Use of Federal Energy Stimulus Funds

Chapter 46
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Approval of the Public Utilities Commission's Plan for the Use of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Funds

Chapter 47
Resolve, To Direct the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Conduct an Evaluation of Its Sport Fishing Program

Chapter 48
Resolve, To Direct the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Explore Opportunities and Issues Surrounding Wild Turkey Hunting

Chapter 49
Resolve, Regarding On-bill Financing Programs for Energy Efficiency

Chapter 50
Resolve, Directing the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Conduct a Study To Enhance Maine's Recreational Fishing Economy

Chapter 51
Resolve, Regarding Maine’s Renewable Resource Portfolio Requirements

Chapter 52
Resolve, To Study Aging and Outdated Long-term Care Facilities

Chapter 53
Resolve, To Provide Assistance to Private Sellers of Firearms

Chapter 54
Resolve, To Convene a Work Group To Design and Implement a Statewide Disposable Checkout Bag Reduction Campaign, with Benchmarks

Chapter 55
Resolve, Directing the Secretary of State To Report on the Accuracy of Election Results

Chapter 56
Resolve, To Establish Uniform Protocols for the Use of Controlled Substances

Chapter 57
Resolve, To Require the Department of Environmental Protection To Review Emerging Technologies and the Laws Regarding Incinerators

Chapter 58
Resolve, Directing the Board of Trustees of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy To Amend Its Minimum Standards for the Law Enforcement Use of Force Policy

Chapter 59
Resolve, To Improve Continuity of Coverage for Participants in Medicare Advantage Plans

Chapter 60
Resolve, To Establish a Working Group To Increase Child Support Collections

Chapter 61
Resolve, To Establish a Working Group To Increase Protection for Victims of Domestic Violence

Chapter 62
Resolve, To Facilitate the Creation and Expansion of an Identified Business Sector

Chapter 63
Resolve, Directing the Commissioner of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources To Develop Best Management Practices for Poultry Production

Chapter 64
Resolve, Authorizing Certain Land Transactions by the Department of Conservation, Bureau of Parks and Lands

Chapter 65
Resolve, To Provide Grants to Public Educational and Municipal Entities for Feasibility Studies of Renewable Energy Projects

Chapter 66
Resolve, To Create a Working Group To Provide Transparency Concerning Operating Expenses for Hospitals

Chapter 67
Resolve, To Direct the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services To Implement Strategies To Increase the Provision of Oral Health Screenings to Preschool Children and Children Entering School

Chapter 68
Resolve, To Review the Maine Registry of Certified Nursing Assistants

Chapter 69
Resolve, Regarding New Utility Line Extension Construction

Chapter 70
Resolve, To Study Safety Measures Relating to Open Trenches and Excavations

Chapter 71
Resolve, To Require a Study of Economic Development Incentives in the Unorganized Territory

Chapter 72
Resolve, Directing the Bureau of Maine Veterans' Services To Report on Homeless Veterans

Chapter 73
Resolve, Directing the Commissioner of Professional and Financial Regulation To Conduct a Sunrise Review Regarding a Proposal To License Wetland Scientists

Chapter 74
Resolve, Directing the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation To Conduct a Sunrise Review Regarding the Proposal To License Certain Mechanical Trades

Chapter 75
Resolve, To Encourage Regional Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Initiatives

Chapter 76
Resolve, To Develop a Watercraft Safety Education Plan

Chapter 77
Resolve, To Direct the Maine Children's Growth Council To Study the Connections between Higher Education and Early Childhood Education

Chapter 78
Resolve, To Require the Office of Employee Health and Benefits To Report on Its Demonstration Project To Provide Access to Fitness Programs for State Employees

Chapter 79
Resolve, To Create a Working Group on the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Concussive Head Injuries in Student-athletes

Chapter 80
Resolve, Directing the Study of a Potato Variety Demonstrating Resistance to the Colorado Potato Beetle

Chapter 81
Resolve, To Promote Cogeneration of Energy at Maine Sawmills

Chapter 82
Resolve, Requiring Rulemaking by the Maine Health Data Organization in Consultation with the Maine Quality Forum Regarding Clostridium Difficile and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

Chapter 83
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: Establishment of the Capital Investment Fund, a Major Substantive Rule of the Governor's Office of Health Policy and Finance

Chapter 84
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 120: Release of Data to the Public, a Major Substantive Rule of the Maine Health Data Organization

Chapter 85
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 21, Home and Community Benefits for Members with Mental Retardation or Autistic Disorder, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of MaineCare Services

Chapter 86
Resolve, To Establish a Working Group Concerning Domestic Violence and Firearms

Chapter 87
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 182: Formula for Distribution of Funds to Child Development Services Regional Sites, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education

Chapter 88
Resolve, Directing the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices To Develop Recommendations for Ethical Standards for the Executive Branch

Chapter 89
Resolve, Directing the State Planning Office To Prepare a Reorganization Plan

Chapter 90
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 3: Maine Clean Election Act and Related Provisions - Matching Funds and Property and Equipment, a Major Substantive Rule of the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices

Chapter 91
Resolve, Regarding the Maine State Cultural Building in Augusta

Chapter 92
Resolve, To Assist Artists, Art Galleries and Art Dealers

Chapter 93
Resolve, To Direct Action on Health Disparities of the Passamaquoddy Tribe and Washington County

Chapter 94
Resolve, Directing the Secretary of State To Conduct a Pilot Program for Ongoing Absentee Voter Status

Chapter 95
Resolve, To Review the Adjustments in the School Funding Formula Related to School Administrative Units That Are Eligible for the Minimum State Share of Their Total Allocation

Chapter 96
Resolve, Directing the Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services To Establish a Work Group To Clarify the Working Status of Respite Care and Shared Living Residential Service Providers for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Chapter 97
Resolve, Regarding Low-profit Limited Liability Companies

Chapter 98
Resolve, To Understand and Assist in Efforts To Promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education

Chapter 99
Resolve, To Facilitate Training and Education on Dating Violence Prevention

Chapter 100
Resolve, To Provide a Program Model for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Chapter 101
Resolve, Related to the Maine Estate Tax

Chapter 102
Resolve, Regarding the Sale of Certain Real Property in the City of Hallowell

Chapter 103
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 3: Maine Clean Election Act and Related Provisions - Increase of Seed Money to $150,000, a Major Substantive Rule of the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices

Chapter 104
Resolve, To Study Implementation of Shared Decision Making To Improve Quality of Care and Reduce Unnecessary Use of Medical Services

Chapter 105
Resolve, To Examine Concepts and Competencies from Family and Consumer Science for Achieving Educational Goals

Chapter 106
Resolve, Directing the Department of Education and the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources To Convene a Work Group To Strengthen Farm-to-school Efforts in the State

Chapter 107
Resolve, To Provide for the Long-term Funding of Programs of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Chapter 108
Resolve, Directing the ConnectME Authority To Create the Broadband Strategy Council

Chapter 109
Resolve, To Encourage Alternative Compensation Models for Teachers and School Administrators

Chapter 110
Resolve, To Implement Select Recommendations of the Joint Select Committee on Future Maine Prosperity

Chapter 111
Resolve, To Reform Public Retirement Benefits and Eliminate Social Security Offsets

Chapter 112
Resolve, To Examine Data Discrepancies and Adequately Identify and Serve Children with Brain Injuries

Chapter 113
Resolve, Regarding Continuity of Care in the Child Development Services System

Chapter 114
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 22: Standards for Outdoor Application of Pesticides by Powered Equipment in Order To Minimize Off-target Deposition, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, Board of Pesticides Control

Chapter 115
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 28: Notification Provisions for Outdoor Pesticide Applications, a Major Substantive Rule of the Board of Pesticides Control

Chapter 116
Resolve, Directing the State Tax Assessor To Adjust the State Valuation for the Town of Topsham

Chapter 117
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 131: The Maine Federal, State, and Local Accountability Standards, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education

Chapter 118
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 41: Special Restrictions on Pesticide Use, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, Board of Pesticides Control

Chapter 119
Resolve, To Further Regulate the Use of Tanning Booths by Minors

Chapter 120
Resolve, Directing a Study of Domestic Violence and Parental Rights and Responsibilities

Chapter 121
Resolve, Regarding the Classification of Wildlife Management District 2

Chapter 122
Resolve, To Improve the Continuity of Care for Individuals with Behavioral Issues in Long-term Care

Chapter 123
Resolve, To Review Statutes, Rules and Policies Regarding Mental Retardation, Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Other Cognitive and Developmental Disorders

Chapter 124
Resolve, Authorizing the Finance Authority of Maine To Oversee an Obligation Owed to the State by Lincoln Paper and Tissue, LLC

Chapter 125
Resolve, To Establish a Transition Adjustment for Fiscal Year 2009-10

Chapter 126
Resolve, To Facilitate Disclosure of Information to Taxpayer Representatives

Chapter 127
Resolve, Relating To Review of Certain Changes in the Application of the Sales and Use Tax Law

Chapter 128
Resolve, To Reduce Funding to Maine Clean Election Act Candidates

Chapter 129
Resolve, To Recognize Women Veterans in the State House Hall of Flags

Chapter 130
Resolve, To Examine Environmental Effects of the Resource Recovery System

Chapter 131
Resolve, To Expand Access to Renewable Energy Programs

Chapter 132
Resolve, Relating to a Review of International Trade Agreements and the Management of Groundwater Resources

Chapter 133
Resolve, To Stimulate the Maine Economy by Allowing the Federal First-time Home Buyer Tax Credit To Be Used at Closing of a Real Estate Transaction

Chapter 134
Resolve, Regarding Building Energy Efficiency and Carbon Performance Ratings

Chapter 135
Resolve, To Conduct an Updated Study of the Feasibility of Establishing a Single-payor Health Care System in the State and the Impact of Any Federal Health Care Reform

Chapter 136
Resolve, To Establish the Task Force on Kinship Families

Chapter 137
Resolve, To Create a Working Group To Study Landlord and Tenant Issues

Chapter 138
Resolve, To Establish the Study Commission Regarding Teachers' Compensation

Chapter 139
Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Secure Funding To Complete the Aroostook North-South Highway Project

Chapter 140
Resolve, To Review Changing the Duties of the State Board of Education

Chapter 141
Resolve, Authorizing the Joint Standing Committee on Legal and Veterans Affairs To Report Out Legislation Regarding the Expansion of Slot Machine and Casino-style Gambling

Chapter 142
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 61: State Board of Education Rules for Major Capital School Construction Projects, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education

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