February 17, 2013

State House calendar, week of Feb. 17, 2013



1 p.m.

Agricultural, Conservation and Forestry Committee; public hearings; room 214; Cross Building

L.D. 218 “An Act To Promote Small-scale Poultry Farming” Exempts poultry farmers from inspection that either process less than 1,000 birds annually, and those that process more than 999 and fewer than 2,000 birds annually.

L.D. 259 “An Act To Allow a Person Who Owns a Slaughterhouse To Slaughter Poultry for Other People” This emergency bill allows for a slaughterhouse to rent their house for the purpose of slaughtering poultry, as long as the slaughtering is performed by the owner/ operator of the house, the poultry is not being sold or transported out of state, and the information is printed on the label.

Energy, Utilities and Technology; public hearings; room 211; Cross Building

L.D. 131 “An Act To Secure the Safety of Electrical Power Transmission Lines” Requires the Public Utilities Commission that transmission line petitions include a description of design measures that limit damage from electromagnetic field levels and geomagnetic storms and requires the commission consider electromagnetic pulses and geomagnetic storms for all transmission lines and in the future and under construction upon the effective date of this bill.

L.D. 179 “An Act To Amend the Anson and Madison Water District Charter” Makes the end date for terms of the trustees of the Anson and Madison Water Districts the dates of the respective annual town meetings. No longer makes the water district to submit legislation to repeal their charters upon their dissolution.

Health and Human Services Committee; public hearings; room 209; Cross Building

L.D. 123 “An Act To Ensure Proper Anatomical Recovery of Human Bodies and Body Parts” Requires that people or entities that perform anatomical recovery register as such, punishes for those who do not and requires records of receipt, use, processing, transplantation, transfer and disposal of human bodies and body parts be kept.

L.D. 180 “An Act Concerning the Use of Tobacco Settlement Funds for Children’s Health Care” Requires that the Fund for a Healthy Maine funding for children’s health care not be reduced in order to address a budget deficit.

L.D. 181 “Resolve, To Require Hospitals To Provide Information Regarding Testing for Krabbe Disease for Parents of Infants” Requires the DHHS and CDC develop a pamphlet on testing for Krabbe disease for distribution by a hospital to all parents of newborn infants or to parent of any child 6 months old currently being treated by Dec. 1.

L.D. 252 “An Act Regarding Registration and Correction of Death Information on Death Certificates” Adds the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner as a certifier of cause of death to accommodate the electronic death registration system and permits the office to electronically submit amendments to the death certificate using the electronic death registration system.

L.D. 253 “An Act Regarding Registration of Fetal Deaths” Allows fetal death certificates to be filed with the Registrar of Vital Statistics and the municipal clerk, authorizes preparation of fetal death certificates with medical information provided by a doctor or witness.

Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee; public hearing; room 206; Cross Building

L.D. 96 “An Act To Enhance the Deer Population by Increasing Control of Coyotes through Local Conservation Organizations” Authorizes the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and wildlife to establish a coyote bounty to be paid from federal funding and sets coyote trapping season from Oct. 15 to Feb. 15.

Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee; work sessions; room 206; Cross Building

L.D. 41 “An Act To Allow a Person 65 Years of Age or Older To Fish with Bait in any Inland Water” Allows people 65 and older to use bait in inland waters and troll a fly in inland waters restricted to fly-fishing only.

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