Friday, May 24, 2013
Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee; public hearings; room 214; Cross Building
L.D. 291, "An Act To Transfer Responsibility for the Returnable Beverage Container Laws from the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry to the Department of Environmental Protection": Transfers the administrations of the returnable beverage containers to the Department of Environmental Protection.
L.D. 312, "An Act To Release a Restriction on Former State Land in Passadumkeag Currently Owned by Dale Ross": Directs the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry to issue the deed of the former Passadumkeag land to Dale Ross, releasing the restrictions on that land.
Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee; public hearings; room 216; Cross Building
L.D. 175, "An Act To Update the Laws Governing Energy Efficiency Building Performance Standards": Changes rules and definitions dealing with the energy efficiency building performance standards to reflect the changes made by the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code.
Health and Human Services Committee; public hearings; room 209; Cross Building
L.D. 374, "An Act To Eliminate the Child Support Collecting Fee Charged to a Person Who Has Never Received Assistance under a State Program": provides that the state may not impose a fee for collection of child support on an individual who never received assistance under a state program if the individual would have been eligible for such assistance.
L.D. 434, "An Act To Provide a Safe Working Environment for Home Care Workers": requires home health care providers to provide safe working conditions for their employees, including checking the sex offender registry for information on a client before sending an employee to the home of the client.
L.D. 447, "An Act To Increase Patient Choice in Health Care Facilities and Health Care Settings": requires the disclosure of information to a patient being discharged to a nursing facility, hospice provider, or home health agency; physicians; nursing facilities; hospice providers; home health agencies and hospitals the patient's health care options and business connections among hospitals nursing facilities, hospice providers and home health agencies.
L.D. 460, "An Act To Protect Newborn Infants by Requiring Birthing Facilities To Screen for Congenital Heart Disease Using Pulse Oximetry": an emergency bill that requires a licensed health care facility that provides birthing and newborn care services to perform pulse oximetry to screen for congenital heart disease in a newborn in its care no sooner than 24 hours after the birth of that newborn.
L.D. 468, "An Act To Protect Public Health at Public Institutions of Higher Education": prohibits smoking on the grounds of any campus of the University of Maine System, the Maine Community College System or the Maine Maritime Academy.
L.D. 487, "Resolve, To Establish MaineCare Eligibility for Young Adults Who Were Formerly in Foster Care": directs the Department of Health and Human Services to submit to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services an application for a waiver under the Medicaid program to allow MaineCare to cover a young adult 19 to 25 years of age who was in the custody of the State on their 19th birthday.
Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee; public hearings; room 206; Cross Building
L.D. 100, "An Act To Allow Municipalities To Stock Ponds": authorizes a municipality to stock a pond with fish when the pond is located entirely within the municipality's boundaries, the municipality purchases the fish from the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, provide public boat access to the stocked pond and the municipality must pay costs incurred by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for their stocking activity.
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