Under The Dome: 2013 Summary Of New Maine Laws & Carried Over Legislation - State Of Maine 126th Legislature, 1st Regular Session December 5, 2012 – July 10, 2013

Pierce Atwood LLP is pleased to provide a summary of selected new Maine laws enacted during the 126th Maine Legislature’s 1st Regular Session, as well as legislation carried over to next year’s 2nd Regular Session. Laws and bills summarized are those most relevant to our clients. This Summary includes legislation that was either:

- Enacted as emergency legislation

- Enacted as regular legislation

- Defeated but noteworthy

- Carried over to 2nd Regular Session that will commence on January 8, 2014

In This Issue:

- Introduction

- User Guide

- For More Information

- Disclaimer

- Overview of the Legislative Session


..Key Issues Addressed

..Looking Ahead

- Business

..Banking & Financial Services

..Commerce and Trade

..Economic Development

..Entity Formation and Governance

- Education

..Primary Education

..Higher Education

- Employment

..Workers' Compensation


- Energy & Telecommunications





- Environmental & Natural Resources


..Air Quality and Boilers

..Building Codes

..Chemical Control and Products

..Environmental Enforcement and Liability

..Environmental Permitting and Land Use


..Historic Preservation

..Mining and Natural Resources

..Renewable Energy

..Waste and Recycling


..Wildlife and Fisheries Management

- Government & Public Affairs

..Bond Issues


..Campaign Financing and Election Procedures

..Freedom of Access

..Legislative/Executive Process

- Healthcare

..Healthcare Delivery

..Health Information Technology

..Healthcare Insurance


- Insurance


..Closing Protection

..Health Insurance - See Healthcare Insurance

..Long-Term Care


..Property and Casualty

- Litigation

..Automotive Related

..Judicial Process Reforms


- Real Estate



- State and Local Tax / Federal Tax

- Firm Overview

..Pierce Atwood. There’s a Reason…

..Honors & Distinctions

..Office Locations

Please see full Newsletter below for more information.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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