Laws of Maine

Public Laws

Chapter 462
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Initiative To Streamline State Government and To Make Other Necessary Changes to Law
Parts: A B C D E F G H I J K L

Chapter 463
An Act To Clarify the State's Initiative Involving the Federal Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008

Chapter 464
An Act To Allow the Board of Dental Examiners To Grant Permits to Qualified Individuals To Practice as Dental Residents

Chapter 465
An Act To Correct Errors in the Laws Relating to Unlicensed Practice and Other Provisions of the Professional and Occupational Licensing Laws

Chapter 466
An Act To Make Maine Laws Consistent with Recent Amendments to the United States Trade Act of 1974

Chapter 467
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Task Force on the Sustainability of the Dairy Industry in Maine

Chapter 468
An Act To Adjust the Milk Handling Fee

Chapter 469
An Act To Improve Safety on Maine's Primary and Secondary Roads, Reduce Road Maintenance Costs and Improve the Environment and the Economy by Allowing Certain Heavy Commercial Vehicles on the Interstate Highway System in Maine

Chapter 470
An Act To Expand Tax Incentives for Visual Media Productions

Chapter 471
An Act To Ensure the Perpetual Care of Maine Veterans' Cemeteries

Chapter 472
An Act Regarding Mobile Service Bars at Municipal Golf Courses

Chapter 473
An Act To Provide Continued Protection of Benefits for Retirees of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System

Chapter 474
An Act To Bring the Laws of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System into Compliance with the Federal Internal Revenue Code

Chapter 475
An Act To Enhance the Small Enterprise Growth Fund

Chapter 476
An Act To Clarify the Application of Certain Statutory Requirements to Foreclosures
Parts: A B

Chapter 477
An Act To Authorize Municipal Officers To Resolve Road-naming Disputes

Chapter 478
An Act To Require That Marine Resources Dealers Purchase Only from Licensed Harvesters

Chapter 479
An Act To Update Laws Regulating the Maine Emergency Management Agency

Chapter 480
An Act To Make Technical Changes to the Laws Governing the Practice of Law

Chapter 481
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the We Support Our Troops Registration Plates

Chapter 482
An Act To Expand the Use of Ignition Interlock Devices

Chapter 483
An Act To Create Regional Quality of Place Investment Strategies for High-value Jobs, Products and Services in Maine

Chapter 484
An Act To Provide for the Safety of Maine Athletes

Chapter 485
An Act Relating to the Maine Aeronautical Advisory Board

Chapter 486
An Act To Update the Laws Concerning the Maine School of Science and Mathematics

Chapter 487
An Act Regarding Gaming by Charitable Organizations
Parts: A B

Chapter 488
An Act To Encourage Veterinary Practice in Maine and Make Revisions to Related Medical Education Programs Administered by the Finance Authority of Maine

Chapter 489
An Act To Protect Elderly Residents from Losing Their Homes Due to Taxes or Foreclosure

Chapter 490
An Act To Authorize Sanitary Districts, Water Utilities and Sewer Districts To Waive an Automatic Lien Foreclosure

Chapter 491
An Act To Change the Requirements for the Sales Tax Exemption for Snowmobile Trail Grooming Equipment

Chapter 492
An Act To Assist in Reviewing Wind Energy Applications

Chapter 493
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding the Unlawful Use of License or Identification Card

Chapter 494
An Act To Enhance Public Awareness of Lyme Disease

Chapter 495
An Act To Change the Penalties for Writing Bad Checks

Chapter 496
An Act Concerning Technical Changes to the Tax Laws

Chapter 497
An Act To Amend the Loan Originator Registration Laws

Chapter 498
An Act To Improve the Ability of the Commissioner of Corrections To Respond in Special Situations

Chapter 499
An Act To Eliminate the 3-trap Limit in the Waters of the State

Chapter 500
An Act To Facilitate Uniformity Regarding Exemption from Registration of Certain Securities Offerings

Chapter 501
An Act To Amend Laws Administered by the Department of Environmental Protection

Chapter 502
An Act To Protect Consumers from Charges after a Free Trial Period

Chapter 503
An Act To Streamline the Renewal Process for a Permit To Carry a Firearm

Chapter 504
An Act To Clarify the Laws Governing Instant Redeemable Coupons Included with a Spirits Product

Chapter 505
An Act To Modernize the Bingo Laws

Chapter 506
An Act To Facilitate Establishment of Watershed Districts

Chapter 507
An Act To Expedite Rulemaking Concerning Agronomic Utilization of Sludge

Chapter 508
An Act To Align Education Laws with Certain Federal Laws

Chapter 509
An Act To Amend the Laws Relating to Government Records

Chapter 510
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Taste Testing of Alcoholic Beverages

Chapter 511
An Act To Maintain Compliance of Maine's Insurance Laws with National Standards
Parts: A B C D E

Chapter 512
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

Chapter 513
An Act Regarding Accidental Death Benefits for Beneficiaries of Deceased Firefighters

Chapter 514
An Act To Enhance Newborn Blood Spot Screening To Conform to Federal Newborn Screening Standards

Chapter 515
An Act Regarding Maine Public Employees Retirement System Life Insurance Policies

Chapter 516
An Act To Provide Leadership Regarding the Responsible Recycling of Consumer Products

Chapter 517
An Act To Facilitate Recovery Zone Facility Bonds, Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds and Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds

Chapter 518
An Act To Enhance Maine's Clean Energy Opportunities

Chapter 519
An Act To Adopt a Drug Benefit Equity Law

Chapter 520
An Act To Enhance Cooperation between the Workers' Compensation Board's Abuse Investigation Unit and Other State Agencies and To Ensure Equal Application of the Requirement To Obtain Coverage

Chapter 521
An Act To Amend the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992 Regarding Coordination of Benefits

Chapter 522
An Act To Update and Modernize Maine's Floodplain Mapping

Chapter 523
An Act To Amend the Lobster Meat Laws and Expand Economic Opportunity for Maine's Lobster Industry

Chapter 524
An Act To Improve Disclosure of Campaign Finance Information and the Operation of the Maine Clean Election Act

Chapter 525
An Act To Protect Confidential Consumer Records in Self-service Storage Facilities

Chapter 526
An Act To Protect Maine Citizens' Credit

Chapter 527
An Act To Create a Commercial Pelagic and Anadromous Fishing License and Establish the Pelagic and Anadromous Fisheries Fund

Chapter 528
An Act To Clarify the Marine Resources Laws To Provide for the Protection of Public Safety and Welfare

Chapter 529
An Act To Clarify the Status of Prisoners

Chapter 530
An Act Regarding Liquor Licenses for Qualified Catering Services

Chapter 531
An Act Regarding the Maternal and Infant Death Review Panel

Chapter 532
An Act To Promote Opportunity for Workers in the Maine Woods

Chapter 533
An Act Enabling Expedited Partner Therapy

Chapter 534
An Act To Extend the Temporary Reduction in High-stakes Beano License Fees

Chapter 535
An Act To Amend Mercury Stack Testing Requirements for Certain Air Emission Sources

Chapter 536
An Act Concerning Litigation Brought by the Attorney General To Enforce Provisions of the Forest Practices Laws

Chapter 537
An Act To Close Loopholes in Environmental Laws

Chapter 538
An Act To Amend the Election Laws and Other Related Laws

Chapter 539
An Act To Create a Smart Grid Policy in the State

Chapter 540
An Act To Include All Children in the Conditions of Education Report

Chapter 541
An Act To Streamline Collections for Consumer-owned Consolidated Water and Wastewater Utilities

Chapter 542
An Act To Amend the Electric Utility Industry Laws as They Relate to Renewable Resources

Chapter 543
An Act To Ensure Search and Rescue Dogs Are Afforded Access to Public Accommodations without an Extra Charge

Chapter 544
An Act Concerning the National Animal Identification System

Chapter 545
An Act To Authorize an Alternative Calculation of the Property Growth Factor for Municipalities with Exempt Personal Property

Chapter 546
An Act To Stimulate the Economy by Expanding Opportunities for Direct Support Aides

Chapter 547
An Act To Amend the Definition of "Farmers' Market"

Chapter 548
An Act To Amend the Animal Welfare Laws

Chapter 549
An Act To Clarify the Informed Growth Act

Chapter 550
An Act To Amend Provisions of Certain Laws Relating to Fish and Wildlife

Chapter 551
An Act To Amend the Law Pertaining to Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Chapter 552
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Regarding Review of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources under the State Government Evaluation Act

Chapter 553
An Act To Strengthen the Job Creation Through Educational Opportunity Program
Parts: A B

Chapter 554
An Act To Establish Emergency Zones on Public Ways To Minimize Accidents

Chapter 555
An Act To Strengthen Protection from Abuse and Protection from Harassment Laws

Chapter 556
An Act To Amend the Maine Certificate of Need Act of 2002 Concerning Right of Entry and Investigation

Chapter 557
An Act To Expand Options in Child Protection Proceedings for Children in Foster Care

Chapter 558
An Act To Clarify the Child Abuse or Neglect Substantiation Process

Chapter 559
An Act To Create a Saltwater Recreational Fishing Registry

Chapter 560
An Act Regarding the Laws Governing Data Collection and Marketing Practices Directed at Minors

Chapter 561
An Act To Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in Marine Resources Laws

Chapter 562
An Act Regarding the Law Governing Recreational Vehicle Manufacturers, Distributors and Dealers

Chapter 563
An Act To Facilitate Voting by Uniformed Service and Overseas Voters

Chapter 564
An Act To Improve Access to Data in the Central Voter Registration System

Chapter 565
An Act Regarding Community-based Renewable Energy

Chapter 566
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Working Group To Study Landlord and Tenant Issues

Chapter 567
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Right To Know Advisory Committee Concerning Public Records Exceptions

Chapter 568
An Act To Facilitate Communication between the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Revenue Services and the Department of Conservation, Bureau of Forestry

Chapter 569
An Act To Clarify the Construction Subcontractor Status of the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992

Chapter 570
An Act To Further Amend the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act of 1999

Chapter 571
An Act Making Supplemental Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, General Fund and Other Funds, and Changing Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2010 and June 30, 2011

Chapter 572
An Act To Provide Protections for Consumers Subject to Mandatory Arbitration Clauses

Chapter 573
An Act To Strengthen the Laws against Cruelty to Animals

Chapter 574
An Act To Expand the Opportunity for Persons To Acquire Health Care Coverage under the State's "Mini-COBRA" Program

Chapter 575
An Act Regarding Document Fees at County Registries of Deeds

Chapter 576
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Somerset County Budget Procedure

Chapter 577
An Act To Avoid Unnecessary Removal of Land from the Maine Tree Growth Tax Law Program

Chapter 578
An Act To Improve Dental Insurance Coverage for Maine Children

Chapter 579
An Act To Improve Toxics Use Reduction and Reduce Energy Costs by Maine Businesses
Parts: A B

Chapter 580
An Act To Improve the Laws Governing the Consolidation of School Administrative Units

Chapter 581
An Act To Improve Oversight of Pharmaceutical Purchasing

Chapter 582
An Act To Clarify the Enforcement Role of the Mixed Martial Arts Authority of Maine

Chapter 583
An Act To Establish the Silver Alert Program

Chapter 584
An Act To Revise Notification Requirements for Pesticides Applications Using Aircraft or Air-carrier Equipment

Chapter 585
An Act To Regulate the Transportation of Firewood

Chapter 586
An Act To Establish a Broadband Policy for Maine

Chapter 587
An Act To Amend the Rights and Liabilities of the Supervising Physician of a Physician Assistant

Chapter 588
An Act To Protect Health Care Consumers from Catastrophic Debt

Chapter 589
An Act To Update the Laws Affecting the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Chapter 590
An Act To Update the Laws Affecting the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services

Chapter 591
An Act To Increase the Affordability of Clean Energy for Homeowners and Businesses

Chapter 592
An Act To Strengthen Collection of Unredeemed Beverage Container Deposits

Chapter 593
An Act To Implement Recommendations Concerning Domestic Violence and Parental Rights and Responsibilities

Chapter 594
An Act To Support the Dairy Industry

Chapter 595
An Act To Establish the Universal Childhood Immunization Program

Chapter 596
An Act To Conform the Maine Tax Laws for 2009 to the United States Internal Revenue Code

Chapter 597
An Act To Make Corrections to the Life Settlement Laws

Chapter 598
An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Laws

Chapter 599
An Act To Allow a Maine-chartered Financial Institution To Conduct a Savings Promotion Raffle

Chapter 600
An Act To Make Supplemental Allocations from the Highway Fund and Other Funds for the Expenditures of State Government and To Change Certain Provisions of State Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2010 and June 30, 2011
Parts: A B C D E F G H

Chapter 601
An Act To Allow Electronic Filing of Vital Records and Closing of Records To Guard against Fraud and Make Other Changes to the Vital Records Laws

Chapter 602
An Act To Provide for Legislative Review of Recently Proposed Revisions to Certain Rules Adopted Pursuant to the Site Location of Development Laws and the Storm Water Management Laws

Chapter 603
An Act To Require Insurance Companies To Cover the Cost of Prosthetics Containing Microprocessors

Chapter 604
An Act To Improve Maine's Air Quality and Reduce Regional Haze at Acadia National Park and Other Federally Designated Class I Areas

Chapter 605
An Act To Regulate the Use of Automated License Plate Recognition Systems

Chapter 606
An Act To Make Maine's Laws Consistent with the Federal Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

Chapter 607
An Act To Clarify Safety Requirements in Acadia National Park

Chapter 608
An Act Containing the Recommendations of the Criminal Law Advisory Commission

Chapter 609
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Advisory Council on Health Systems Development Relating to Payment Reform

Chapter 610
An Act To Clarify Maine's Phaseout of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers

Chapter 611
An Act To Strengthen the Ballot Initiative Process

Chapter 612
An Act To Enable the Installation of Broadband Infrastructure

Chapter 613
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Maine Health Data Processing Center and the Maine Health Data Organization

Chapter 614
An Act To Align the Duties of School Boards Concerning Student Safety with the Requirements of the Federal Gun-Free Schools Act and To Prohibit the Discharge of Firearms within 500 Feet of Public and Private School Properties

Chapter 615
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Governor's Ocean Energy Task Force
Parts: A B C D E F G H

Chapter 616
An Act To Promote the Establishment of Innovative Schools

Chapter 617
An Act Relating to the Recommendations of the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability Regarding Emergency Communications Services

Chapter 618
An Act To Prohibit Surcharges on the Use of Debit Cards

Chapter 619
An Act To Establish Municipal Cost Components for Unorganized Territory Services To Be Rendered in Fiscal Year 2010-11 and To Make Certain Changes in the Laws Governing Tax Increment Financing Payments in the Unorganized Territories
Parts: A B

Chapter 620
An Act To Reduce the Sales Tax on Certain Watercraft

Chapter 621
An Act To Amend Licensing, Certification and Registration Requirements for Health Care Providers and Other Facilities

Chapter 622
An Act To Distribute Funds Received from the Racino in Bangor to the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Substance Abuse

Chapter 623
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Legislative Youth Advisory Council

Chapter 624
An Act To Reduce Noise Caused by Motorcycles and Improve Public Health

Chapter 625
An Act To Amend the Tax Laws

Chapter 626
An Act To Increase Maine's High School Graduation Rates

Chapter 627
An Act To Create Jobs and Stimulate Economic Development by Making Captive Insurers Eligible for Pine Tree Development Zone Benefits

Chapter 628
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Authority over and Oversight of Certified Nursing Assistant Educational Programs

Chapter 629
An Act To Replace the Maine Limited Liability Company Act
Parts: A B

Chapter 630
An Act To Protect Retirement Income

Chapter 631
An Act To Amend the Maine Medical Marijuana Act

Chapter 632
An Act Pertaining to Sales Tax Exemptions for Products Purchased for Agricultural Use

Chapter 633
An Act To Stimulate Capital Investment for Innovative Businesses in Maine

Chapter 634
An Act To Require Private Insurance Coverage for Certain Services for Children with Disabilities

Chapter 635
An Act To Reform Insurance Coverage To Include Diagnosis and Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Chapter 636
An Act To Improve Tribal-State Relations
Parts: A B C D

Chapter 637
An Act To Protect Maine Workers

Chapter 638
An Act To Amend the Unemployment Compensation Laws Regarding Vacation Pay

Chapter 639
An Act Relating to Road Noise

Chapter 640
An Act Relating to the Membership of the Workers' Compensation Board

Chapter 641
An Act To Enhance the Redevelopment of the Brunswick Naval Air Station

Chapter 642
An Act To Provide Predictable Benefits to Maine Communities That Host Wind Energy Developments
Parts: A B

Chapter 643
An Act Concerning Certain MaineCare Rules Regarding Services Provided through the Child Development Services System and School Administrative Units

Chapter 644
An Act To Decriminalize Violations of Rules or Permit Conditions of the Baxter State Park Authority

Chapter 645
An Act To Authorize Bond Issues for Ratification by the Voters for the June 2010 Election and November 2010 Election
Parts: A B C D E F G H I J

Chapter 646
An Act To Encourage the Use of Models in the Collection and Use of Student Achievement Data

Chapter 647
An Act To Adopt the Common Core State Standards Initiative

Chapter 648
An Act To Stimulate the Maine Economy and Promote the Development of Maine's Priority Transportation Infrastructure Needs
Parts: A B

Chapter 649
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Misclassification of Construction Workers

Chapter 650
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Election of Androscoggin County Commissioner District Budget Committee Members

Chapter 651
An Act Regarding Mental Health Treatment

Chapter 652
An Act To Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine
Parts: A B C D E F

Chapter 653
An Act To Establish a Residential Wood Stove Replacement Fund

Chapter 654
An Act To Improve Water Quality through the Phaseout of Overboard Discharges and the Improvement of the Boat Pump-out Laws

Chapter 655
An Act Regarding Energy Infrastructure Development
Parts: A B C
Office of the Revisor of Statutes
State House, Room 108
Augusta, ME 04333