Politics

May 1, 2013

State House calendar, May 1, 2013

STAFF REPORTS

1 p.m.

Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee; public hearing; room 436; State House

L.D. 1079, “An Act To Provide for Alternatives for the Courts To Address Settlement of Fines in Certain Cases”: allows the court, prior to the default hearing, to offer the offender of a class D or E crime, the option of performing community service work under the same terms and conditions as community service work ordered after the default hearing.

Environment and Natural Resources Committee; work sessions; room 216; Cross Building

L.D. 1058, “Resolve, Directing the Department of Environmental Protection To Set the Motor Vehicle Fuel Volatility Level for the State”: directs the Department of Environmental Protection to adopt rules to allow gasoline with a Reid Vapor Pressure of 9.0 psi to be sold in all counties of the state year-round.

L.D. 1359, “An Act To Update and Simplify Maine Gasoline Requirements”: requires beginning Jan. 1, 2014 a retailer who sells gasoline in York, Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Androscoggin, Kennebec, Knox or Lincoln County to sell only reformulated gasoline in those counties and study the use of single type gasoline throughout the state and report by Dec. 4.

Insurance and Financial Services Committee; public hearings; room 220; Cross Building

L.D. 727, “An Act Establishing Health Care Practitioner Transparency Requirements”: ensures that patients receive accurate health care information by prohibiting deceptive or misleading advertising or misrepresentation in the provision of health care services.

L.D. 1236, “An Act To Amend the Maine Insurance Code To Ensure Fair and Reasonable Coverage and Reimbursement of Chiropractic Services”: requires that coverage and payment by health insurers and health maintenance organizations for services within the scope of practice of chiropractic doctors be at least equal to and consistent with coverage for services provided by allopathic or osteopathic doctors.

L.D. 1367, “An Act To Require Health Insurance Carriers and the MaineCare Program To Cover the Cost of Transition Services To Bridge the Gap between High School and Independence”: requires the Department of Health and Human Services to require providers of behavioral and mental health services for children to establish or participate in so-called bridge teams for the purpose of ensuring continuity of care for students receiving behavioral and mental health services who are likely to be in need of such services following graduation.

Judiciary Committee; work sessions; room 438; State House

L.D. 777, “An Act To Protect Working Mothers Who Breast-feed”: provides that it is unlawful employment discrimination under the Maine Human Rights Act for an employer to fail to provide certain workplace accommodations for an employee with a nursing child.

L.D. 830, “An Act To Further Protect Pregnant Women under the Maine Human Rights Act”: provides that it is unlawful employment discrimination under the Maine Human Rights Act for a covered entity to fail to provide an employee who is pregnant the same reasonable accommodations applicable to a qualified individual with a disability.

L.D. 982, “An Act To Create a Gambling Offset To Enhance the Collection of Child Support”: requires that licensees that operate slot machines and table games intercept the gambling winnings of individuals with outstanding child support debt and forward the amount owed to the Department of Health and Human Services.

L.D. 1034, “An Act To Increase Child Support Collections by Requiring the Interception of Certain Gambling Winnings”: requires that licensees that operate slot machines and licensees that conduct pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing and table games intercept the gambling winnings of individuals with outstanding child support debt and forward the amount owed to the Department of Health and Human Services.

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