Governor Mills Signs 54 Bills Into Law

Governor Janet Mills has signed the following bills into law:

  1. LD 36 “An Act To Change the Composition of the Board of Pesticides Control”
  2. LD 121 “An Act To Require the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Implement a Firearm Safety and Firearm Violence Prevention Program”
  3. LD 239 “Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Explore the Development of a Behavioral Health Unit at the Cumberland County Jail”
  4. LD 264 “An Act Regarding the Taking of a Blood Sample from an Operator of a Motor Vehicle Involved in a Fatal Accident”         
  5. LD 300 “An Act To Protect Hourly School Personnel Pay During School Days Missed Due to Weather or Emergency Closures”
  6. LD 412 “An Act To Restore System Administration Allocations in Maine School Administrative Units to the Level Prescribed for Fiscal Year 2017-18”
  7. LD 458 “An Act To Require Motorists To Yield to Transit Buses”
  8. LD 492 “An Act To Extend from 6 Months to One Year the Notice Period Required under the Maine Tort Claims Act”
  9. LD 538 “An Act To Ensure Access to Medical Cannabis for Visiting Qualifying Patients” (Emergency)
  10. LD 541 “Resolve, To Reduce Food Waste in Schools”
  11. LD 595 “An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Unlawful Cutting of Trees”
  12. LD 708 “An Act To Expand Maine’s Moose Lottery To Benefit Wounded Service Members and Veterans”(Emergency)
  13. LD 773 “An Act Regarding Secondary School Education Concerning Sexual Activity and Sexual Assault”
  14. LD 831 “An Act To Ensure Grandparents and Great-grandparents Have Visitation Rights”
  15. LD 841 “An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Damages Awarded for Wrongful Death”
  16. LD 865 “An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Funding Sources of the Maine Controlled Moose Hunt Season”
  17. LD 868 “An Act To Require That the Terms of a Settlement to Which a Local Unit of Government Is a Party Be Made Available to the Public”
  18. LD 894 “An Act To Expressly Allow Nonprofit Corporations To Conduct Electronic Voting”
  19. LD 934 “Resolve, To Review the Implementation of the Maine Background Check Center Act”
  20. LD 946 “An Act To Protect the Privacy of Online Customer Information”
  21. LD 956 “An Act To Allow Student License Holders To Fish for or Take Lobsters during a Closed Season”(Emergency)
  22. LD 976 “An Act To Require Additional Lead Screening for Children”
  23. LD 984 “Resolve, To Increase Funding for Children’s Behavioral Health Issues in Order To Return to the State Children Who Are Currently Housed in Residential Treatment Systems outside of the State and To Suspend Certain Contracts Related to Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities”
  24. LD 985 “An Act To Maintain High School Diploma Standards by Repealing Proficiency-based Diploma Standards”
  25. LD 1047 “An Act To Prohibit Consideration of Naloxone Purchases in Life Insurance Underwriting”
  26. LD 1109 “An Act Regarding the Size and Weight of All-terrain Vehicles, the Operation of Motor Vehicles on Designated All-terrain Vehicle Trails and the Operation of All-terrain Vehicles on Trails Posted with Size or Weight Limits”
  27. LD 1129 “An Act To Clarify Certain Provisions of the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act”
  28. LD 1173 “An Act To Allow the Direct Sale of Electricity”
  29. LD 1275 “An Act To Support Access to Health Services for Homeless Youth in Maine”
  30. LD 1306 “An Act To Promote Safe Schools through the Creation of the Safe School Climate Council”
  31. LD 1307 “An Act To Promote Snowmobiling in Maine”
  32. LD 1314 “An Act To Extend Protections for Genetic Information”
  33. LD 1318 “Resolve, To Increase Access to Housing-related Support Services”
  34. LD 1319 “An Act To Prohibit Employer Disciplinary Action against Firefighters and Emergency Medical Services Persons Responding to an Emergency”
  35. LD 1341 “An Act To Provide Flexibility for Efficient and Effective Management of School Management and Leadership Centers”
  36. LD 1356 “Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapters II and III, Section 40: Home Health Services, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services” (Emergency)
  37. LD 1397 “An Act To Ensure That Statements Made by a Juvenile or a Juvenile’s Parents, Guardian or Legal Custodian While Participating in Informal Adjustment Processes Are Not Admissible in Court”
  38. LD 1401 “An Act To Study Transmission Solutions To Enable Renewable Energy Investment in the State”
  39. LD 1408 “An Act To Allow Law Enforcement Officers To Wear Insignia on Their Uniforms To Indicate That They Are Veterans”
  40. LD 1469 “An Act To Amend the Charter of the Rumford-Mexico Sewerage District”
  41. LD 1482 “An Act To Clarify Provisions of the Blueberry Tax”
  42. LD 1517 “An Act To Facilitate the Deployment of Small Wireless Facilities in Maine”
  43. LD 1538 “An Act Regarding Compensation Equity for Positions in the Maine Community College System”
  44. LD 1541 “An Act To Establish “Ballad of the 20th Maine” as the Official State Ballad”
  45. LD 1551 “An Act To Clarify Fishing Laws between the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the Department of Marine Resources as They Relate to Striped Bass in Inland Waters”
  46. LD 1552 “An Act To Make Technical Changes to Maine’s Marine Resources Laws”
  47. LD 1557 “An Act To Authorize an Additional Position in the Office of the Public Advocate”
  48. LD 1566 “An Act To Increase the Number of Recipients under the Tuition Waiver Program for Participants in Foster Care”
  49. LD 1578 “An Act To Improve Administration of the Maine Aeronautical Advisory Board and the Public Transit Advisory Council”(Emergency)
  50. LD 1643 “An Act To Establish Municipal Cost Components for Unorganized Territory Services To Be Rendered in Fiscal Year 2019-20”(Emergency)
  51. LD 1649 “An Act To Implement Recommendations of the Department of Environmental Protection Regarding the State’s Product Stewardship Program Framework Laws”
  52. LD 1682 “An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Removal of Unlawful Signs”
  53. LD 1699 “An Act To Make a Technical Correction to the Law Governing Certification of Seed Potatoes”
  54. LD 1732 “An Act To Eliminate the Scallop Drag Size Limitation in Blue Hill Bay”