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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXV, No. 18

Monday, May 10, 1999

119th LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 30, 1999

Ch. 104 - An Act to Clarify the Definition of "Area of Operation" for Municipal Housing Authorities. (S.P. 512, L.D. 1513)

Ch. 105 - An Act to Establish Thresholds for Delegated Purchasing Authorities and Requirements for Competitive Bidding. (H.P. 641, L.D. 891)

Ch. 106 - An Act Authorizing County Commissioners to Enact Animal Control Ordinances in Unorganized Territories. (H.P. 108, L.D. 139)

Ch. 107 - An Act to Require Legislative Review of Motor Vehicle Fuel Standards. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 929, L.D. 1306)

Ch. 108 - An Act to Require Reflective Material or Lamps on the Front of Utility Trailers. (H.P. 673, L.D. 929)

Ch. 109 - An Act to Provide Post-judgment Interest in Small Claims Actions. (H.P. 977, L.D. 1375)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, May 3, 1999

Ch. 110 - An Act to Assist the Department of Public Safety in Implementing the Requirements of Fingerprint-based Background Checks. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 534, L.D. 741)

Ch. 111 - An Act to Allow the State Police to Accept Revenue for Providing Services to Municipalities and Counties. (H.P. 572, L.D. 812)

Ch. 112 - An Act Concerning the Method of Taking of Soft Shell Clams. (H.P. 513, L.D. 720)

Ch. 113 - An Act to Update Insurance Financial Standards. (S.P. 401, L.D. 1192)

Ch. 114 - An Act to Allow for Continuing Law Enforcement Certification of the Commissioner of Public Safety and the Assistant to the Commissioner. (H.P. 477, L.D. 684)

Ch. 115 - An Act to Revise Maine's Trespass Laws. (H.P. 531, L.D. 738)

Ch. 116 - An Act to Prohibit Surveillance of Dressing Rooms, Bathrooms and Similar Places. (H.P. 415, L.D. 557)

Ch. 117 - An Act to Amend the Laws Pertaining to the Movement of a Mobile Home Over a Public Way and the Movement of Objects Requiring an Overlimit Movement Permit. (H.P. 553, L.D. 774)

Ch. 118 - An Act to Change the Application of the Durable Financial Power of Attorney Provisions. (H.P. 721, L.D. 1011)

Ch. 119 - An Act to Provide for Resident State Police Officers for Municipalities Without a Police Force. (H.P. 863, L.D. 1220)

Ch. 120 - An Act to Expand Term Limits of Maine Employers' Mutual Insurance Company Directors. (S.P. 540, L.D. 1602)

Ch. 121 - An Act to Encourage Payment of Certain Workers' Compensation Premiums Owed to a Previous Insurer. (H.P. 1099, L.D. 1546)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 4, 1999

Ch. 122 - An Act to Amend the Laws Regarding Reporting Requirements for the Maine Health and Higher Educational Facilities Authority. (H.P. 261, L.D. 365)

Ch. 123 - An Act to Increase the Frequency With Which Message Boards May Change Their Message. (H.P. 585, L.D. 825)

Ch. 124 - An Act to Include a Denturist on the Board of Dental Examiners. (S.P. 163, L.D. 483)

Ch. 125 - An Act to Exempt the Requirement that All Municipal Taxes Be Paid in Advance of Moving a Mobile Home. (H.P. 776, L.D. 1099)

Ch. 126 - An Act to Broaden Victim Notification of Release of Defendant Placed in Institutional Confinement Following a Verdict of Not Criminally Responsible by Reason of Insanity. (H.P. 1160, L.D. 1671)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, May 6, 1999

Ch. 127 - An Act to Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 18, L.D. 3)

Ch. 128 - An Act to Amend the Law Regarding Conflict of Interest. (H.P. 956, L.D. 1354)

Ch. 129 - An Act to Amend the Real Estate Brokerage Law. (S.P. 382, L.D. 1083)

Ch. 130 - An Act to Update and Amend the Maine Pharmacy Act. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 434, L.D. 576)

Ch. 131 - An Act to Amend Certain Aviation Laws. (S.P. 271, L.D. 764)

Ch. 132 - An Act Pertaining to Maturity Dates of Bonds of the Maine Turnpike Authority. (H.P. 511, L.D. 718)

Ch. 133 - An Act to Amend the Licensing Provisions Under the Propane and Natural Gas Act. (H.P. 538, L.D. 745)

Ch. 134 - An Act Regarding Juvenile Hunters. (H.P. 449, L.D. 612)

Ch. 135 - An Act Concerning Municipal Public Library Trust Funds. (S.P. 255, L.D. 689)

Ch. 136 - An Act to Increase the Late Fee for Licensing a Dog. (H.P. 475, L.D. 682)

Ch. 137 - An Act to Simplify the Process of Claiming Abandoned Vehicles. (S.P. 375, L.D. 1076)

Ch. 138 - An Act to Clarify the Governance of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. (H.P. 882, L.D. 1239)

Ch. 139 - An Act to Allow Police Officers to Prosecute Their Own Traffic Infractions in District Court. (H.P. 814, L.D. 1137)

Ch. 140 - An Act to Make Confidential Certain Information Collected from Maine Farmers and Agricultural Business. (H.P. 536, L.D. 743)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Monday, May 3, 1999

Ch. 9 - An Act to Reestablish the Municipal Boundary between Pownal and Durham. (H.P. 650, L.D. 900)

Ch. 10 - An Act to Strengthen the Criminal Justice Response to Domestic Violence. (S.P. 342, L.D. 996)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 30, 1999

Ch. 15 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 125: Health Care Information that Directly Identifies an Individual, Major Substantive Rules of the Maine Health Data Organization. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 298, L.D. 406)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, May 3, 1999

Ch. 16 - Resolve, to Study Limited Effort in the Scallop Fishery. (S.P. 130, L.D. 327)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 4, 1999

Ch. 17 - Resolve, Establishing the Replacement Simultaneously of State Correctional Facilities in Cumberland and Washington Counties as the First Priority If Additional General Obligation Bond Issues or Lease Appropriation Bonds are Authorized by the Legislature. (H.P. 65, L.D. 78)

Ch. 18 - Resolve, Requiring the Commissioner of Transportation to Report to the Joint Standing Committee on Transportation on Recreational Access to Water Bodies and Snowmobile Access Across Bridges. (H.P. 195, L.D. 273)

Ch. 19 - Resolve, to Ensure Proper Funding of the Public Utilities Commission. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 192, L.D. 581)

(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, MAY 7, 1999

L.D. 2219, S.P. 807
An Act Relating to the Kennebec Regional Development Authority. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator KONTOS of Cumberland)

L.D. 2220, H.P. 1572
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Sections 61, 62, 63, 68, 69 and 73 of 10-149, Chapter 5: Bureau of Elder and Adult Services Policy 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. 2221, H.P. 1573
An Act to Restore Majority State Funding of Public Education in Maine. (Presented by Representative BRENNAN of Portland)

L.D. 2222, S.P. 816
An Act to Retain Jobs at Paper Production Facilities in the State. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MICHAUD of Penobscot)

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.