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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

From Joseph W. Mayo, Clerk of the House
State House, Augusta, Maine

Volume XXV, No. 15

Monday, April 19, 1999

119th LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 9, 1999

Ch. 59 - An Act Relating to the Protection of Maine Consumers in the Telecommunications Market. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 428, L.D. 570)

Ch. 60 - An Act to Clarify the Jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission with Regard to Wireless Carriers. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 399, L.D. 541)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, April 14, 1999

Ch. 61 - An Act to Amend the Law regarding Reportable Motor Vehicle Accidents. (S.P. 123, L.D. 320)

Ch. 62 - An Act to Allow the State's Laboratory Certification Program to be Consistent with National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program Standards. (S.P. 263, L.D. 758)

Ch. 63 - An Act to Amend the Beano and Games of Chance Statutes. (S.P. 61, L.D. 131)

Ch. 64 - An Act to Change the Percent of Gross Sales of Tri-State Lotto That May Be Paid Out As Prizes. (S.P. 373, L.D. 1074)

Ch. 65 - An Act to Amend the Law Regarding the Evaluation of Juvenile Sex Offenders. (H.P. 571, L.D. 811)

Ch. 66 - An Act to Clarify the Probate Code Regarding Durable Financial Powers of Attorney. (H.P. 442, L.D. 605)

Ch. 67 - An Act to Clarify the Laws Governing Service of Protection from Abuse Orders in Court. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 798, L.D. 1121)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 9, 1999

Ch. 4 - An Act to Amend the Charter of the Mars Hill Utility District. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 96, L.D. 109)

Ch. 5 - An Act to Amend the Mexico Water District Charter. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 50, L.D. 64)

Ch. 6 - An Act to Amend the Lien Enforcement Procedure for the Topsham Sewer District. (H.P. 409, L.D. 551)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, April 14, 1999

Ch. 10 - Resolve, Authorizing the Transfer of Certain State Historic Site Property. (H.P. 398, L.D. 540)

(Chaptered copies of the above measures may be obtained from the Engrossing Department, Room 126, State House, 7 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0007, Ph. 207-287-1649.)

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 1999

L.D. 2184, H.P. 1531
An Act to Exempt from the Sales Tax Feminine Hygiene Products. (Presented by Representative BAKER of Bangor)

L.D. 2185, H.P. 1532
An Act to Promote Workplace Safety. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 2186, H.P. 1533
An Act to Authorize York County to Hold Bond Referenda for New County Facilities. (Presented by Representative CHICK of Lebanon)

L.D. 2187, H.P. 1534
Resolve, to Implement the Study and Report on the Problems of Homeless Youth. (Presented by Representative QUINT of Portland)

L.D. 2188, H.P. 1535
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Certain Sections of Chapter II, Section 67, Nursing Facility Services, of Chapter 101: Maine Medical Assistance Manual, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Human Services pursuant to Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 2189, H.P. 1536
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 231: Rules Relating to Drinking Water, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Human Services pursuant to Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 2190, S.P. 780
An Act to Reestablish the Maine Meat Inspection Act. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 2191, S.P. 782
An Act to Establish the Maine Tobacco Endowment Fund Using Tobacco Settlement Funds. (Presented by Senator AMERO of Cumberland)

L.D. 2192, H.P. 1537
An Act to Prohibit Law Suits by Municipalities Against Firearm or Ammunition Manufacturers. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 2193, H.P. 1538
An Act to Allow the Fort Kent Utility District to be Dissolved and Combined With the Town of Fort Kent. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 2194, S.P. 783
An Act Regarding Doing Business with Burma. (Presented by Senator CATHCART of Penobscot)

L.D. 2195, H.P. 1541
An Act to Allow a Specialty Wine Store to Provide Free Wine Samples. (Presented by Representative MACK of Standish)

L.D. 2196, H.P. 1542
An Act Concerning the Formation of the Central Maine Regional Public Safety Communication Center. (Presented by Representative COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 2197, H.P. 1543
Resolve, for Laying of the County Taxes and Authorizing Expenditures of Kennebec County for the Year 1999. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government pursuant to Joint Order H.P. 1158)

L.D. 2198, H.P. 1544
An Act to Fund the Costs Associated with Determining Eligibility for Certain Marine Resources Licenses. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources pursuant to Public Law 1997, chapter 693, section 2.)

L.D. 2199, S.P. 784
An Act Concerning Licensure of Chiropractors. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by President LAWRENCE of York)

L.D. 2200, S.P. 785
An Act to Permit Persons Out-of-state to Ship Malt Liquor and Wine to Maine Residents. (Presented by President LAWRENCE of York)

L.D. 2201, S.P. 789
Resolve, to Establish the John H. Reed-Kenneth M. Curtis Peace Fellowship. (Presented by Senator BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 2202, H.P. 1546
An Act to Improve the Effectiveness of the Driver Education and Evaluation Programs. (Presented by Representative BRENNAN of Portland)

Copies of the Bills may be obtained from the Document Room, Third Floor, State House, Augusta, Maine 04333-0002 - Ph: 207-287-1408 or by e-mailing a request to webmaster_house@state.me.us. Please include your mailing address as we can not yet mail bill text electronically.

Bill text is also available at the Maine Legislature Web Site /legis - choose "Session Information" to go to the list of available bills. New bills are added every couple of days.