weekly
LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXV, No. 25

Monday, June 28, 1999

119th LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

Adjourned June 19, 1999

END OF SESSION ISSUE

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, June 17, 1999

Ch. 513 - An Act to Establish the Northern Maine Transmission Corporation. (H.P. 1034, L.D. 1456)

Ch. 514 - An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $50,000,000 to Finance the Acquisition of Lands and Interests in Lands for Conservation, Water Access, Outdoor Recreation, Wildlife and Fish Habitat and Farmland Preservation and to Access $25,000,000 in Matching Contributions from Public and Private Sources. (H.P. 1607, L.D. 2253)

Ch. 515 - An Act to Ensure the Quality and Safety of Child Care and to Expand Home Visiting Services. (H.P. 938, L.D. 1315)

Ch. 516 - An Act Relating to the Sales Tax Treatment of Certain Rentals and Leases. (H.P. 252, L.D. 356)

Ch. 517 - An Act to Allow Honorably Discharged Veterans to Be Buried in the Veterans' Memorial Cemetery. (S.P. 116, L.D. 313)

Ch. 518 - An Act to Change the Tax Treatment of Truck Campers. (H.P. 767, L.D. 1090)

Ch. 519 - An Act to Improve Alcohol Server Education Courses. (S.P. 320, L.D. 954)

Ch. 520 - An Act to Conform the Maine Tax Laws for 1998 With the United States Internal Revenue Code. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1053, L.D. 1484)

Ch. 521 - An Act to Make Minor Substantive Changes in the Tax Laws. (H.P. 131, L.D. 162)

Ch. 522 - An Act to Increase Access to Cub Care for Children. (H.P. 1255, L.D. 1809)

Ch. 523 - An Act to Provide Fairness to Victims of Medical Malpractice. (S.P. 450, L.D. 1325)

Ch. 524 - An Act Requiring That the Costs of Transporting Highway Construction and Maintenance Materials to Isle au Haut by Barge or Ferry be Paid from the Highway Fund. (H.P. 1522, L.D. 2172)

Ch. 525 - An Act to Clarify the Solid Waste Laws as They Relate to the Exception to the Ban on New Commercial Landfills. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 839, L.D. 2238)

Ch. 526 - An Act to Amend the Tax Law Regarding Tax Liability of Innocent or Injured Spouses. (S.P. 308, L.D. 910)

Ch. 527 - An Act Concerning the Review of State Solid Waste Management Policies. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 391, L.D. 1170)

Ch. 528 - An Act to Restore Municipal Revenue Sharing. (H.P. 701, L.D. 968)

Ch. 529 - An Act to Improve the Accountability of the Maine Children's Trust and to Explicitly Include High-quality Child Care as an Integral Part of its Mission. (S.P. 390, L.D. 1169)

Ch. 530 - An Act to Amend the Nutrient Management Laws. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 846, L.D. 2246)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, June 23, 1999

Ch. 531 - An Act to Make Corrections to Laws Recently Enacted by the 119th Legislature. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1612, L.D. 2255) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 532 - An Act to Update the Statutes of the Maine Conservation Corps. (S.P. 859, L.D. 2257) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 533 - An Act to Improve Financing Opportunities for the Cranberry Industry. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1615, L.D. 2258)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, June 17, 1999

Ch. 57 - An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $9,400,000 to Enable Maine Public Broadcasting to Implement the Federally Mandated Conversion to Digital Broadcasting. (S.P. 279, L.D. 797)

Ch. 58 - An Act to Create the Capital Riverfront Improvement District. (S.P. 760, L.D. 2136)

Became law notwithstanding the veto of the Governor
Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Wednesday, June 23, 1999

Ch. 59 - An Act to Ensure Adequate Nutrition Services for Maine's Elderly. (S.P. 518, L.D. 1552)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, June 23, 1999

Ch. 60 - An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $12,500,000 to Construct Water Pollution Control Facilities and Make Other Environmental Improvements. (S.P. 748, L.D. 2107) (Governor's Bill)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, June 10, 1999
(accidentally omitted from Weekly Legislative Report #24)

Ch. 63 - Resolve, to Establish the Task Force on State Office Building Location, Other State Growth-related Capital Investments and Patterns of Development. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 226, L.D. 304)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, June 17, 1999

Ch. 74 - Resolve, to Study Current Regulations Imposed on Small Businesses to Require Greater Efficiency. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 99, L.D. 112)

Ch. 75 - Resolve, to Establish the Commission to Study Bulk Purchasing of Prescription Drugs and Medical Supplies. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 144, L.D. 206)

Ch. 76 - Resolve, to Increase Certain Reimbursement Rates under the Medicaid Program. (H.P. 1313, L.D. 1896)

Ch. 77 - Resolve, to Modify the State Valuation for the City of Westbrook and the Town of Livermore Falls for Purposes of Education Funding. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1593, L.D. 2241)

Ch. 78 - Resolve, to Study Standardized Periods of Military Service and Other Matters Related to the Award of State of Maine Veterans' Benefits. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 76, L.D. 89)

Ch. 79 - Resolve, to Implement the Recommendations of the Task Force to Study Strategies to Support Parents as Children's First Teachers. (H.P. 689, L.D. 956)

Ch. 80 - Resolve, to Establish a Task Force to Study the Improvement of Public Water Supply Protection. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1103, L.D. 1550)

Ch. 81 - Resolve, Establishing a Task Force to Study the Need for an Agricultural Vitality Zone Program. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 393, L.D. 1172)

Ch. 82 - Resolve, Establishing a Commission to Study the Needs and Opportunities Associated with the Production of Salmonid Sport Fish in Maine. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 332, L.D. 986)

Ch. 83 - Resolve, to Create a Committee to Establish a Memorial Dedicated to the Civilian Conservation Corps. (H.P. 1394, L.D. 1999)

Ch. 84 - Resolve, to Establish the Commission to Propose an Alternative Process for Forensic Examinations for Sexual Assault Victims. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1414, L.D. 2021)

Ch. 85 - Resolve, to Establish a Task Force to Study the Operation of and Support for the Board of Environmental Protection. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 899, L.D. 1256)

Ch. 86 - Resolve, to Establish the Citizens' Advisory Committee to Secure the Future of Maine's Wildlife and Fish. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 725, L.D. 2045)

Ch. 87 - Resolve, to Establish the Commission to Study Children in Need of Services. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 643, L.D. 1825)

Ch. 88 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 565: Nutrient Management Rules, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 460, L.D. 623)

Ch. 89 - Resolve, to Establish the Blue Ribbon Commission to Establish a Comprehensive Internet Policy. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 763, L.D. 2155)

Constitutional Resolutions

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Thursday, June 3, 1999

Ch. 1 - RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Amend the Timing of Elections Following the Submission of a Petition for People's Veto. (S.P. 52, L.D. 122)

Ch. 2 - RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Promote Historic and Scenic Preservation. (S.P. 429, L.D. 1266)

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.

THREE HUNDRED AND EIGHTEEN BILLS
HELD OVER BY LEGISLATURE

The following matters are held over to any special or regular session of the 119th Legislature by vote of the House and Senate:

Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

H.P. 333, L.D. 449 - An Act Requiring Disclosures to be Made to Purchasers of Land Abutting Agricultural Land.

S.P. 157, L.D. 477 - An Act Requiring Legislative Approval of Ecological Reserves.

H.P. 615, L.D. 855 - An Act to Improve the Management of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway.

S.P. 490, L.D. 1475 - An Act to Clarify the Tree Growth Tax Law.

H.P. 1108, L.D. 1567 - An Act to Help Farmers to Protect the Quality of Milk.

H.P. 1163, L.D. 1674 - An Act to Exempt from Certain Regulations Crabmeat That Does Not Cross State Lines.

H.P. 1378, L.D. 1985 - An Act to Require the Labeling of Irradiated Food Sold at Retail.

H.P. 1400, L.D. 2005 - Resolve, to Establish the Maine Forest Policy Round Table Study Commission.

S.P. 736, L.D. 2086 - An Act to Preserve the State's Farm Economy and Heritage.

Appropriations and Financial Affairs

H.P. 25, L.D. 35 - An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue to Create Affordable Housing.

H.P. 90, L.D. 103 - An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Commission to Study Poverty Among Working Parents with Regard to State Earned Income Credit.

S.P. 62, L.D. 132 - An Act to Increase the Cap on the Maine Rainy Day Fund.

H.P. 104, L.D. 135 - An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $25,000,000 to Help Increase Fish Production at the State Hatcheries.

H.P. 123, L.D. 154 - An Act to Provide Funding to the Maine Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

S.P. 88, L.D. 191 - An Act to Provide Equitable Treatment of Visitor Information Centers.

H.P. 191, L.D. 269 - An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for the Repair and Renovation of Schools.

H.P. 193, L.D. 271 - An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $25,000,000 to Build or Rehabilitate Regional Psychiatric Facilities.

H.P. 346, L.D. 462 - An Act to Require That All Fines Collected by State Agencies Be Deposited in the General Fund.

H.P. 385, L.D. 516 - An Act to Restore and Improve Family Planning and Pregnancy Prevention Services.

S.P. 289, L.D. 807 - RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine Establishing a Rainy Day Fund.

H.P. 624, L.D. 864 - An Act to Establish the Expenditure Forecasting Committee.

H.P. 681, L.D. 937 - An Act to Improve Access to Health Care for School-age Children.

S.P. 400, L.D. 1191 - An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $5,000,000 to Promote the Cranberry Industry.

H.P. 881, L.D. 1238 - An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $10,000,000 for Historic Preservation.

H.P. 962, L.D. 1360 - An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Joint Committee on Substance Abuse.

H.P. 1031, L.D. 1453 - An Act to Expand the Homestead Exemption Program Based Upon the Level of Funds in a Homestead Tax Relief Fund.

H.P. 1131, L.D. 1590 - An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $10,000,000 to Support the Construction of the Gulf of Maine Aquarium.

S.P. 582, L.D. 1662 - An Act to Protect the Public's Health through State-funded Rabies Testing.

S.P. 659, L.D. 1881 - RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Limit the Debt Issued by the Maine Governmental Facilities Authority.

H.P. 1328, L.D. 1911 - An Act to Relocate the Maine Legislative Law and Reference Library to Comply with the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act.

S.P. 688, L.D. 1934 - Resolve, to Reinstate Emergency Assistance for Dependents of Veterans.

H.P. 1511, L.D. 2159 - An Act to Reimburse Androscoggin County for Shortfalls in State Reimbursement for Jail Costs.

S.P. 790, L.D. 2203 - An Act to Appropriate Funds for the Welfare-to-work Program.

H.P. 1553, L.D. 2210 - An Act to Encourage Expanded Use of Maine's Port Facilities.

Banking and Insurance

H.P. 543, L.D. 750 - An Act to Establish a Patient's Bill of Rights.

S.P. 346, L.D. 1000 - An Act to Provide Insurance Parity for Substance Abuse Treatment.

H.P. 835, L.D. 1158 - An Act to Ensure Equality in Mental Health Coverage for Children and Adults.

H.P. 1062, L.D. 1493 - An Act Regarding Private Long-term Disability Insurance for Mental Illnesses.

S.P. 557, L.D. 1619 - An Act to Create a Patients' Bill of Rights.

S.P. 573, L.D. 1640 - An Act Regarding Service Contracts.

S.P. 622, L.D. 1787 - An Act Regarding Dependent and Family Coverage in the State Employee Health Insurance Program.

H.P. 1422, L.D. 2029 - An Act to Update and Amend the Preferred Provider Arrangement Act.

S.P. 723, L.D. 2043 - An Act to Clarify Underinsured Motor Vehicle Coverage.

H.P. 1435, L.D. 2058 - An Act Relative to Insurance Compliance Self-audit.

H.P. 1494, L.D. 2138 - An Act to Permit the Transfer of Liabilities by a Member of a Workers' Compensation Group Self-insurer.

H.P. 1578, L.D. 2225 - An Act to Permit Certain Referrals by Health Care Practitioners.

Business and Economic Development

S.P. 65, L.D. 168 - An Act to License Home Inspectors.

H.P. 348, L.D. 464 - An Act Concerning Notification by Oil Burner Technicians of Inadequate Chimneys.

H.P. 395, L.D. 526 - Resolve, Creating the Commission to Study Economic Development Opportunities for Lewiston and Auburn.

S.P. 253, L.D. 675 - An Act to Amend Consumer Protection Laws with Respect to Internet Service.

S.P. 318, L.D. 952 - An Act to Reduce Unsolicited Communications from the Internet.

H.P. 771, L.D. 1094 - An Act to Promote Economic Development in Northern Maine.

H.P. 824, L.D. 1147 - An Act to Decriminalize Resource Protection Violations by Seafood Dealers.

H.P. 842, L.D. 1176 - An Act to Amend the Real Estate Brokerage Laws Regarding Property Disclosure.

H.P. 848, L.D. 1182 - An Act to Amend the Qualifications of Weighmasters.

H.P. 896, L.D. 1253 - An Act to Create the Board of Cemetery and Crematory Services.

S.P. 476, L.D. 1414 - Resolve, to Support Downtown Revitalization through the Location of State Facilities and Targeting Economic Development Funding.

S.P. 585, L.D. 1665 - Resolve, to Promote Natural Resource-based Industries.

S.P. 603, L.D. 1726 - An Act to Ensure Fair Competition within the Motor Fuels Industry.

S.P. 624, L.D. 1789 - An Act to Improve the Licensing Procedures for Veterinarians.

H.P. 1285, L.D. 1846 - An Act to Require Motion Picture Distributors to Give Exhibitors an Equal Opportunity to Bid for the Right to Exhibit Motion Pictures.

H.P. 1312, L.D. 1895 - An Act to Establish Enterprise Zones to Fund Businesses in Areas of High Unemployment.

H.P. 1327, L.D. 1910 - An Act to Promote Economic Development in Central Maine.

H.P. 1334, L.D. 1917 - An Act to Encourage Growth and Development in Cumberland County.

H.P. 1336, L.D. 1919 - An Act to Promote Economic Development in Eastern Maine.

H.P. 1339, L.D. 1922 - An Act to Establish the Maine Internet Policy Act.

S.P. 681, L.D. 1931 - An Act to Amend the Franchise Law.

H.P. 1364, L.D. 1962 - An Act to Establish the State Revolving Loan Fund for Small Business Initiatives.

H.P. 1434, L.D. 2057 - An Act to Amend the Regulation of Dentists Regarding the Use of Anesthesia.

H.P. 1437, L.D. 2060 - An Act to License Home Building Contractors.

S.P. 746, L.D. 2105 - An Act to Improve the Maine Economy Through Small Businesses.

H.P. 1475, L.D. 2115 - An Act to Promote Economic Development in Western Maine.

H.P. 1498, L.D. 2142 - An Act to Change Laws Pertaining to the Loring Development Authority of Maine.

H.P. 1515, L.D. 2163 - An Act to Require Contractor Registration.

H.P. 1566, L.D. 2217 - An Act to Promote Economic Development in Androscoggin County.

Criminal Justice

H.P. 188, L.D. 266 - An Act to Require Records Checks for Persons Providing Direct Care to Clients of the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services.

S.P. 111, L.D. 308 - An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the 118th Legislative Joint Select Committee to Implement a Program for the Control, Care and Treatment of Sexually Violent Predators.

H.P. 249, L.D. 353 - An Act Regarding the Administration of Polygraph Tests to Prospective Law Enforcement Personnel.

H.P. 250, L.D. 354 - An Act to Establish Certain Crimes of Domestic Violence.

H.P. 338, L.D. 454 - An Act to Establish the Crime of Rendering a Telephone Inoperable during a Domestic Violence Incident.

S.P. 154, L.D. 474 - An Act Relating to the Crime of Murder and to the Murder of Children.

H.P. 404, L.D. 546 - An Act to Exempt Certain Law Enforcement Officers from the Full Course of Training at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.

H.P. 466, L.D. 629 - An Act to Create a Seamless Treatment Plan for the Juvenile Offender with Substance Abuse Problems.

S.P. 215, L.D. 637 - An Act to Amend the Law Enforcement Officer Certification Standards.

H.P. 471, L.D. 678 - An Act to Require Completion of an Ambulance Operator Course.

H.P. 653, L.D. 903 - An Act to Amend the Concealed Weapons Permit Laws.

H.P. 772, L.D. 1095 - An Act to Expand the Geographic Availability of the Supervised Community Confinement Program.

S.P. 413, L.D. 1202 - An Act to Ensure Just Sentences.

H.P. 902, L.D. 1280 - An Act to Provide Funding for School Drug Awareness and Education Programs.

H.P. 971, L.D. 1369 - An Act to Transfer Responsibility for Youth Corrections from the Department of Corrections to the Department of Human Services.

H.P. 1124, L.D. 1583 - An Act to Amend the Definition of Sex Offender and to Require Sheriffs to Notify the State Bureau of Identification of a Sex Offender's Release from Jail for Purposes of Registration and Notification.

S.P. 636, L.D. 1803 - An Act to Revoke Probation and Require Incarceration for Repeated Domestic Abuse.

H.P. 1297, L.D. 1858 - An Act to Amend the Possession of Firearms by Felons.

H.P. 1316, L.D. 1899 - Resolve, to Require the Department of Public Safety to Study the Security and Protection of State Government Employees.

S.P. 687, L.D. 1933 - An Act to Promote Sharing of Information Between Schools and Criminal Justice Agencies.

H.P. 1448, L.D. 2069 - An Act to Establish a Critical Incident Review Panel Regarding Physical Force Used by Officers Causing Serious Bodily Injury or Death to Another Person.

S.P. 775, L.D. 2174 - An Act to Protect the Citizens of Maine from the Dangers of Counterfeit Consumer Goods.

H.P. 1542, L.D. 2196 - An Act Concerning the Formation of the Central Maine Regional Public Safety Communication Center.

Education and Cultural Affairs

H.P. 365, L.D. 490 - An Act to Assist Students with Disabilities.

S.P. 298, L.D. 870 - An Act to Improve School Safety and Learning Environments.

H.P. 677, L.D. 933 - An Act to Permit the Submission of Citizens' Initiatives and Citizens' Vetoes to School Districts.

S.P. 424, L.D. 1261 - An Act to Require the Training of School Personnel Who Administer Medications.

H.P. 928, L.D. 1305 - An Act to Establish and Fund Conflict Resolution Programs in the Public Schools.

H.P. 949, L.D. 1346 - An Act to Amend the Laws Regarding the School Administrative District Budget Approval Process.

S.P. 528, L.D. 1561 - An Act to Require High School Students to Earn a Certificate of Mastery Before Graduating.

S.P. 602, L.D. 1725 - An Act to Allow the Towns of Wells and Ogunquit to Withdraw from Their Community School District.

H.P. 1251, L.D. 1799 - An Act Regarding the School Funding Formula.

H.P. 1366, L.D. 1964 - An Act to Establish the Charter School Authority.

H.P. 1420, L.D. 2027 - An Act to Enable the Formation of Public Charter Schools.

H.P. 1431, L.D. 2054 - An Act to Extend New Teachers' Probationary Periods.

Health and Human Services

S.P. 403 - Joint Order to Establish a Study Commission to Assess the Health Care Delivery System for the Elderly.

H.P. 33, L.D. 42 - An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Commission to Examine the Rate Setting and Financing of Maine's Long-term Care Facilities.

H.P. 101, L.D. 114 - An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Task Force to Study the Need for an Ombudsman for the Department of Human Services and the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services Relating to the Department of Human Services.

H.P. 178, L.D. 256 - An Act to Enhance the Health of Maine Citizens by Improving Community Health Programs.

H.P. 397, L.D. 528 - An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Task Force to Study the Need for an Ombudsman for the Department of Human Services and the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services Relating to the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services.

H.P. 708, L.D. 975 - An Act to Establish a Mental Health, Human Services and Corrections Ombudsman.

H.P. 912, L.D. 1290 - An Act to Create the Position of Ombudsman in the Department of Human Services.

S.P. 447, L.D. 1322 - An Act to Ensure the Availability of Home-based Care.

H.P. 980, L.D. 1378 - An Act to Ensure Access to Long-term Care Services for Persons with Dementia.

H.P. 1021, L.D. 1432 - An Act to Improve Care to Nursing Home Residents by Requiring Adequate Staff to Provide Hands-on Care.

S.P. 492, L.D. 1477 - An Act to Promote Healthy Maine Families.

H.P. 1138, L.D. 1623 - An Act to Provide Services for Children in Need of Supervision.

S.P. 588, L.D. 1668 - An Act to Create the Drive ME Wheels-to-work Program.

S.P. 610, L.D. 1733 - An Act to Amend the Laws Regarding the Provision of Services to Persons with Alzheimer's Disease.

H.P. 1253, L.D. 1807 - Resolve, to Encourage Access and Quality Care for People with Alzheimer's Disease in Residential Care Facilities.

H.P. 1260, L.D. 1814 - An Act Establishing the Newborn Hearing Program.

H.P. 1277, L.D. 1838 - An Act to Include Mental Retardation, Developmental Disability and Substance Abuse Services in the Community Service System of the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services and to Consolidate Those Advisory Bodies to the Department.

H.P. 1278, L.D. 1839 - An Act to Maintain High-quality Services in Long-term Care in Maine.

H.P. 1352, L.D. 1952 - An Act to Simplify the Process of Determining the Eligibility of Homeless Persons for General Assistance.

H.P. 1365, L.D. 1963 - An Act to Establish the Maine Council on Aging.

H.P. 1377, L.D. 1984 - An Act to Establish Department of Human Services Review Panels.

S.P. 726, L.D. 2046 - An Act to Amend the Powers of Hospital Administrative District No. 1.

H.P. 1479, L.D. 2119 - An Act to Enhance Competition and Public Health.

H.P. 1490, L.D. 2128 - An Act to Amend the Laws Governing the Licensure of Dental Hygienists.

H.P. 1507, L.D. 2150 - An Act to Ensure Community-based Services for Persons With Mental Retardation or Autism.

H.P. 1532, L.D. 2185 - An Act to Promote Workplace Safety.

H.P. 1534, L.D. 2187 - Resolve, to Implement the Study and Report on the Problems of Homeless Youth.

H.P. 1555, L.D. 2212 - An Act to Revise Laws Regarding Persons with Mental Retardation.

Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

S.P. 16, L.D. 8 - An Act to Allow Hunting from Motor Vehicles for Persons Limited in Their Ability to Walk.

S.P. 56, L.D. 126 - An Act to Expand Maine's Moose Hunt.

S.P. 113, L.D. 310 - An Act to Allow Children to Fish from the Banks of Rivers Designated as Quality Fishing Rivers.

H.P. 239, L.D. 343 - An Act to Protect Deer in Wintering Areas.

H.P. 267, L.D. 371 - An Act to Allow A Disabled Person to Use a Crossbow during Archery Hunting Season.

S.P. 161, L.D. 481 - An Act to Keep Public Lands Open to Hunting, Fishing and Trapping.

H.P. 523, L.D. 730 - An Act to Allow Certain Disabled Persons to Fly-fish With Open-faced Reels.

H.P. 606, L.D. 846 - An Act to Allow Elderly License Holders and Children to Fish by Any Method.

H.P. 704, L.D. 971 - An Act to Allow Three Hunters to Hunt Deer Together.

H.P. 736, L.D. 1026 - An Act to Allow Crossbow Use During Archery Season by a Person who has Lost the Use of a Hand.

S.P. 348, L.D. 1052 - An Act to Assist Disabled Fly-fishing Anglers.

H.P. 868, L.D. 1225 - Resolve, to Direct the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to Review Rules for Compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

H.P. 936, L.D. 1313 - An Act to Give the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife the Sole Discretion to Determine the Need for and Location of Boat Launches.

S.P. 457, L.D. 1332 - An Act to Prohibit Hunting Animals in Enclosed Areas.

H.P. 941, L.D. 1338 - An Act to Provide a Free Hunting License to a Person Who Has Lost the Use of One Arm.

H.P. 972, L.D. 1370 - An Act to Reduce the Age at which a Maine Citizen May Obtain a Free Fishing and Hunting License and to Provide Free Licenses for Military Personnel.

H.P. 992, L.D. 1390 - An Act to Expand Hunting Options for Disabled Military Veterans.

H.P. 1024, L.D. 1435 - An Act to Promote Equitable and Professional Management of Moose.

H.P. 1266, L.D. 1820 - An Act to Decriminalize Certain Fish and Wildlife Statutes.

H.P. 1269, L.D. 1830 - An Act to Provide Complimentary Hunting and Fishing Licenses to Persons on Active Military Duty and Low-cost Licenses to Their Families.

H.P. 1321, L.D. 1904 - Resolve, to Study Issues Related to the Muzzle-loading Season.

Judiciary

H.P. 182, L.D. 260 - An Act to Enhance the Enforcement of Civil and Criminal Violations.

H.P. 243, L.D. 347 - An Act to Amend the Installment Payment Order Capability of the Disclosure Court.

H.P. 354, L.D. 470 - An Act Requiring Compensation for Loss of Property Value Due to State or Local Regulation.

H.P. 480, L.D. 687 - An Act Regarding Wrongful Death Actions.

H.P. 720, L.D. 1010 - An Act Regarding the Family Court.

H.P. 894, L.D. 1251 - An Act to Change the Reimbursement Rate for Law Enforcement Personnel Who Testify in Court.

H.P. 916, L.D. 1294 - An Act to Provide for a Limited Waiver of Immunity.

H.P. 926, L.D. 1303 - An Act to Amend the Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice.

H.P. 1049, L.D. 1471 - An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Wrongful Death.

S.P. 523, L.D. 1557 - An Act to Expand a Judge's Powers for Contemptuous Failure to Pay.

S.P. 541, L.D. 1603 - An Act to Amend the Wrongful Death Laws.

H.P. 1135, L.D. 1620 - Resolve, to Extend the Statute of Limitations for Victims of Abuse at the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf.

S.P. 593, L.D. 1717 - An Act to Make Privileged Communication Between a Licensed Counseling Professional and a Patient.

H.P. 1242, L.D. 1771 - An Act to Establish a Limit on Noneconomic Damages in Medical Malpractice Actions.

S.P. 630, L.D. 1795 - An Act to Validate Pierringer Releases and Reform Procedures in Multiparty Lawsuits.

S.P. 695, L.D. 1941 - An Act Regarding Involuntary Commitment for Substance Abuse.

H.P. 1363, L.D. 1961 - An Act to Amend the Right of Entry Clauses.

S.P. 696, L.D. 1971 - An Act Regarding Property Tax Liens.

H.P. 1383, L.D. 1990 - An Act to Require Economic and Taking Impact Analyses to Protect Individual Rights.

H.P. 1409, L.D. 2014 - An Act to Institutionalize Substance Abuse Treatment Courts in Maine.

H.P. 1428, L.D. 2051 - An Act to Clarify the Immunity of Law Enforcement Officers in Enforcing Protective Orders.

H.P. 1446, L.D. 2067 - An Act to Expand Pretrial Services for the Bail and Supervision of Criminal Defendants Statewide.

H.P. 1451, L.D. 2072 - An Act to Clarify the Admissibility of Electronic Records and Signatures.

H.P. 1481, L.D. 2121 - An Act Regarding Regulations and Compensation to Property Owners.

H.P. 1525, L.D. 2178 - An Act to Amend the Act to Implement the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Concerning the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians.

H.P. 1557, L.D. 2213 - An Act to Create and Regulate the Profession of Legal Document Technician.

H.P. 1579, L.D. 2226 - An Act Relating to Remedies for Unlawful Housing Discrimination.

S.P. 840, L.D. 2239 - An Act to Ensure Civil Rights and Prevent Discrimination.

H.P. 1601, L.D. 2245 - An Act to Adopt the Model Revised Article 9 Secured Transactions.

Labor

H.P. 105, L.D. 136 - An Act to Forbid Hiring Replacement Workers during a Strike.

H.P. 253, L.D. 357 - An Act Raising the Minimum Wage.

S.P. 197, L.D. 586 - An Act to Abolish Apportionment in Workers' Compensation Claims.

S.P. 292, L.D. 810 - An Act to Encourage Responsible Employment Practices.

H.P. 595, L.D. 835 - Resolve, Establishing a Commission to Study the Interrelationship Among the Maine State Retirement System, Social Security and Tax-advantaged Accounts.

S.P. 333, L.D. 987 - An Act to Validate Voluntary Collective Bargaining Provisions that May Affect Educational Policies.

H.P. 729, L.D. 1019 - An Act to Limit Mandatory Overtime.

H.P. 768, L.D. 1091 - An Act to Amend Maine State Retirement System Rules to Allow Monthly Partial Direct Service Payments to Purchase Service Credit.

S.P. 386, L.D. 1165 - An Act Regarding the Retirement Plan for Rangers in the Law Enforcement Bargaining Unit at Baxter State Park.

S.P. 387, L.D. 1166 - An Act to Establish Occupational Health and Safety Standards for Operators of Video Display Terminals.

H.P. 889, L.D. 1246 - An Act to Protect the Rights of Judicial Employees.

S.P. 425, L.D. 1262 - An Act to Increase the Minimum Wage in Maine.

H.P. 959, L.D. 1357 - Resolve, to Create a Commission to Study the Hearing Process of the Workers' Compensation Board.

H.P. 960, L.D. 1358 - An Act to Promote Stability in Labor Management Relations in the Public Sector.

H.P. 979, L.D. 1377 - Resolve, Directing the Department of Labor to Establish Standards for Providing Heat in Buildings.

S.P. 607, L.D. 1730 - An Act to Increase Health Insurance Benefits for Retired Educators.

H.P. 1238, L.D. 1767 - An Act to Allow Recovery of Provisional Payments by Employee Benefit Plans.

S.P. 625, L.D. 1790 - An Act to Amend the Laws Governing the Designation of a Beneficiary of Maine State Retirement System Benefits.

H.P. 1303, L.D. 1864 - An Act Concerning the Political Use of Union Dues.

H.P. 1325, L.D. 1908 - An Act to Establish as an Employee Any Person Who Collects Signatures on Petitions for Direct Initiative or People's Veto Legislation for Any Person, Firm or Organization that Contracts, Subcontracts or Agrees to Collect the Signatures for Anything of Value.

S.P. 677, L.D. 1927 - An Act to Ensure that an Eligible Work Force is Promptly Certified for Trade Act Assistance and Has Full Access to Training and Education Services as Provided by Law.

H.P. 1381, L.D. 1988 - An Act to Provide for Benefits to Surviving Dependents of Employees Who Die as a Result of Work Injuries.

H.P. 1382, L.D. 1989 - An Act to Amend Binding Arbitration to Include Salaries, Pensions and Insurance for State, Legislative and Municipal Employees and to Provide a Process for Voting when a Public Employer's Last Offer is Not Selected.

H.P. 1390, L.D. 1995 - An Act to Clarify the Workers' Compensation Laws Regarding the Agricultural Laborer Exemption.

H.P. 1454, L.D. 2075 - An Act to Amend the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992 as it Pertains to Occupational Health.

H.P. 1455, L.D. 2076 - An Act to Move the Monitoring, Auditing and Enforcement of Workers' Compensation Payments to the Bureau of Insurance.

S.P. 745, L.D. 2104 - An Act to Provide Equity for Unemployment Compensation.

H.P. 1484, L.D. 2124 - An Act to Change the State Retirement System from a Defined Benefit Plan to a Defined Contribution Plan.

H.P. 1503, L.D. 2147 - An Act to Ensure Just Cause Termination in Employment.

S.P. 778, L.D. 2177 - An Act to Require the Spouse of a Member of the Maine State Retirement System to Receive the Member's Death Benefits.

S.P. 783, L.D. 2194 - An Act Regarding Doing Business with Burma.

S.P. 852, L.D. 2251 - An Act to Provide Health Insurance Benefits to Dwight Parsons.

Legal and Veterans Affairs

H.P. 120, L.D. 151 - An Act to Prohibit Mandatory Maine National Guard Membership.

S.P. 302, L.D. 873 - An Act to Clarify Municipal Responsibility for the Maintenance of Veterans' Gravesites.

H.P. 745, L.D. 1035 - An Act to Require Maine's Off-track Betting Facilities to Promote Maine Racing.

H.P. 826, L.D. 1149 - An Act to Require the Municipal Clerk to Attend at Least One Training Session that is Approved by the Secretary of State Every 2 Years Regarding the Conduct of Elections.

S.P. 412, L.D. 1201 - An Act to Require Licensing Fees of Tobacco Products Manufacturers.

S.P. 420, L.D. 1257 - An Act to Regulate Push Polling.

S.P. 478, L.D. 1438 - An Act to Allow for Expeditious Improvements to Commercial Tracks.

S.P. 479, L.D. 1439 - An Act to Ensure the Preservation of Maine's Commercial Racetracks.

S.P. 503, L.D. 1504 - An Act to Amend the Lobbyist Registration Fee Provisions.

H.P. 1097, L.D. 1544 - An Act to Study the Effectiveness of Harness Racing Promotions.

H.P. 1147, L.D. 1644 - An Act to Clarify Laws Governing Simulcasting.

H.P. 1205, L.D. 1715 - An Act to Allow Charitable Nonprofit Organizations to Conduct Limited Video Gaming.

S.P. 605, L.D. 1728 - Resolve, Authorizing Certain Members of the Sullivan Family to Bring Suit Against the State.

H.P. 1214, L.D. 1743 - An Act to Preserve Live Harness Racing in the State.

S.P. 631, L.D. 1796 - An Act to Improve the Absentee Voting Process.

H.P. 1318, L.D. 1901 - An Act to Prohibit the Scalping of Entertainment Tickets.

S.P. 682, L.D. 1932 - An Act to Create the Beano and Games of Chance Commission.

H.P. 1413, L.D. 2020 - Resolve, Directing the Bureau of Liquor Enforcement to License an Agency Liquor Store in the City of Caribou.

S.P. 710, L.D. 2032 - An Act to Clarify Maine's Campaign Finance Laws.

S.P. 757, L.D. 2133 - Resolve, Directing the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices to Simplify the Reporting Form for Candidates.

H.P. 1497, L.D. 2141 - An Act to Remove the Limit on the Amount of Complimentary Wine that a Wine Retailer may Receive Annually.

H.P. 1505, L.D. 2148 - An Act to Improve Harness Racing in the State.

H.P. 1508, L.D. 2153 - An Act to Modify the Campaign Finance Laws with Regard to Running for Federal Office.

H.P. 1514, L.D. 2162 - RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Allow Persons with Mental Illness to Vote.

H.P. 1530, L.D. 2183 - An Act to Clarify Provisions of the Laws Administered by the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices.

H.P. 1541, L.D. 2195 - An Act to Allow a Specialty Wine Store to Provide Free Wine Samples.

S.P. 785, L.D. 2200 - An Act to Permit Persons Out-of-state to Ship Malt Liquor and Wine to Maine Residents.

Marine Resources

S.P. 59, L.D. 129 - An Act to Prohibit the Harvesting of Elvers.

S.P. 70, L.D. 173 - An Act to Outlaw the Use of Fyke Nets in the Taking of Elvers.

S.P. 299, L.D. 871 - An Act to Amend the Process for Granting Aquaculture Leases.

S.P. 304, L.D. 906 - An Act to Improve Elver Fishery Management.

S.P. 567, L.D. 1634 - An Act to Allow Certain Aquaculture Activities by Rule.

S.P. 647, L.D. 1827 - An Act to Establish the North Atlantic Cold Water Observatory.

Natural Resources

H.P. 1591 - JOINT RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE EFFORTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IN PROTECTING THE PEOPLE AND RESOURCES OF MAINE FROM OIL SPILLS.

H.P. 11, L.D. 21 - An Act to Eliminate the Use of MTBE in Maine.

S.P. 379, L.D. 1080 - An Act to Direct State Capital Investments to Locally Designated Growth Areas.

H.P. 852, L.D. 1209 - An Act Regarding Property Owners Whose Land Abuts a Solid or Special Waste Landfill.

H.P. 934, L.D. 1311 - An Act to Repeal the Emissions Testing Program in Cumberland County.

H.P. 1035, L.D. 1457 - An Act to Decrease Restrictions on the Sale of Land.

S.P. 505, L.D. 1506 - Resolve, to Require the Department of Environmental Protection to Reimburse Homeowners for Malfunctioning On-site Peat Sewage Disposal Systems.

H.P. 1072, L.D. 1519 - An Act to Encourage Environmental Management Systems.

S.P. 529, L.D. 1562 - An Act to Establish the Environmental Leadership Program.

S.P. 734, L.D. 2084 - An Act to Reduce the Release of Mercury into the Environment from Consumer Products.

H.P. 1529, L.D. 2182 - An Act to Improve Air Quality through Market Incentives for the Purchase of Cleaner Vehicles.

S.P. 825, L.D. 2228 - An Act to Provide for Alternative Treatment of Biomedical Waste.

State and Local Government

H.P. 73, L.D. 86 - An Act to Establish a Children's Bureau within the Executive Department to Serve the Department of Human Services, the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, the Department of Education and the Department of Corrections.

H.P. 175, L.D. 253 - Resolve, to Cable Televise the Proceedings of the Legislature.

H.P. 221, L.D. 299 - An Act to Create a Governance System for Unorganized Towns.

H.P. 283, L.D. 391 - An Act to Develop a Department of Children.

H.P. 332, L.D. 448 - An Act Regarding the Maintenance of Private Roads.

S.P. 173, L.D. 529 - An Act Regarding Retainage on Major State and School Construction Projects.

S.P. 179, L.D. 533 - An Act to Prohibit the State from Competing with Private Industry.

H.P. 612, L.D. 852 - Resolve, to Study Outdated, Contradictory and Unenforced Laws.

H.P. 711, L.D. 1001 - An Act to Repeal Term Limits.

H.P. 1288, L.D. 1849 - An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Public Easements and the Discontinuance of Town Ways.

S.P. 654, L.D. 1876 - An Act to Reform County Governance.

S.P. 737, L.D. 2087 - An Act to Establish the Public Resources and Information for Maine Foundation.

S.P. 777, L.D. 2176 - An Act to Prohibit State Government from Using Automated Telephone Answering Equipment During Business Hours.

Taxation

S.P. 63, L.D. 166 - An Act to Amend the Public Property Tax Exemption.

H.P. 219, L.D. 297 - An Act to Exempt Capital Gains from the Maine Income Tax.

H.P. 402, L.D. 544 - An Act to Value Homestead Exemption Farm Land at Current Use.

S.P. 291, L.D. 809 - An Act to Create a Local Option Sales and Use Tax.

S.P. 360, L.D. 1064 - An Act to Stimulate Job Creation and Investment in Maine by Amending the Income Tax Apportionment Formula.

H.P. 799, L.D. 1122 - An Act to Return a Percentage of the Meals and Lodging Tax to the Municipality in Which Those Taxes were Levied.

H.P. 1128, L.D. 1587 - An Act to Allow the Surviving Veteran Spouse of a Veteran to Continue to Receive the Property Tax Exemption.

S.P. 532, L.D. 1594 - An Act to Promote Equity Among Health Care Clinics.

S.P. 642, L.D. 1824 - An Act to Encourage Equity Equivalent Loans or Investments in Community Development Financial Institutions.

S.P. 661, L.D. 1883 - An Act to Ensure that Certain Land Transfers Accomplished through Stock Transfers are not Exempt from the Transfer Tax.

H.P. 1338, L.D. 1921 - An Act to Promote Land Conservation at the Local Level.

S.P. 694, L.D. 1940 - An Act to Create Standards of Eligibility Governing Certain Tax-exempt Organizations and to Phase in a Reduction of the Rate of Exemption to Reflect the Cost of Providing Essential Municipal Services.

H.P. 1416, L.D. 2023 - An Act to Authorize a Local Option Tax on Wages Earned in a Municipality.

H.P. 1417, L.D. 2024 - An Act to Establish the Local Option Tax on Liquor, Meals and Lodging.

S.P. 713, L.D. 2035 - An Act to Clarify That Sales Catalogs and Fliers are Exempt from Sales Tax when Purchased for Redistribution at No Charge.

S.P. 742, L.D. 2101 - An Act to Enhance the Maine State College Savings Program.

H.P. 1482, L.D. 2122 - An Act to Base the Rate of Tax Imposed on Married Couples Solely on Income Earned in this State.

H.P. 1550, L.D. 2207 - An Act to Eliminate the Personal Property Tax and Make Other Changes in the Tax Laws.

H.P. 1613, L.D. 2256 - An Act to Conform the Tax Laws of this State for 1998 With the United States Internal Revenue Code.

Transportation

H.P. 160, L.D. 222 - An Act to Alter the Firefighter License Plate.

H.P. 187, L.D. 265 - An Act to Provide for License Plates in Support of Domestic Violence Prevention Programs.

S.P. 114, L.D. 311 - An Act to Create a Registration Plate for Members of the Maine Snowmobile Association.

S.P. 122, L.D. 319 - An Act to Require Commercial Vehicle Operators Involved in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents to Submit to Drug Testing.

S.P. 124, L.D. 321 - An Act to Create a License Plate for Veterans Who Served in Iwo Jima, Normandy or Desert Storm.

H.P. 845, L.D. 1179 - An Act to Amend Weight Requirement Inequalities Between Hauling Wood Products and Hauling Other Products.

H.P. 940, L.D. 1337 - An Act Regarding Taxation of Clean Vehicle Fuels.

H.P. 1117, L.D. 1576 - An Act to Strengthen the Motor Vehicle Laws Pertaining to Registration of Motor Vehicles.

H.P. 1120, L.D. 1579 - An Act to Evaluate the Compensation of Members of the Maine Turnpike Authority.

S.P. 566, L.D. 1633 - An Act to Create a Transporter License Plate for Light Trailers.

H.P. 1506, L.D. 2149 - An Act to Amend Motor Vehicle Title Laws.

H.P. 1521, L.D. 2171 - Resolve, to Require the Department of Transportation to Build a Truck Escape Ramp on Route 16 in Bingham.

H.P. 1551, L.D. 2208 - An Act to Remove Restrictions on Changeable Signs.

Utilities and Energy

S.P. 709 - Joint Order to Establish a Task Force to Study the E-911 System.

H.P. 92, L.D. 105 - An Act to Clarify Great Northern Paper, Inc.'s Status to Furnish Electricity.

H.P. 411, L.D. 553 - An Act to Amend the Charter of the Kennebec Water District.

H.P. 1042, L.D. 1464 - An Act to Amend the No Trespassing Zone Around the Water Intake Pipes of the Portland Water District.

H.P. 1069, L.D. 1500 - An Act to Establish a Trust Fund to Provide Statewide Assistance to Low-income Electric Consumers.

H.P. 1256, L.D. 1810 - An Act to Protect the Drinking Water Supply of the Portland Water District.

H.P. 1496, L.D. 2140 - An Act to Enhance the Economic Security of Low-income Households with Respect to Utility Service.

Joint Select Committee on Research and Development

H.P. 1081, L.D. 1528 - An Act to Provide Funds for Applied Research and Development Relevant to the Maine Economy.

INTERIM STUDIES
(Approved as of June 22, 1999)

Task Force to Study the Need for an Agricultural Vitality Zone Program (Chapter 81, Resolves of 1999)

Committee to Establish a Memorial Dedicated to the Civilian Conservation Corps (Chapter 83, Resolves of 1999)

Subcommittee Study on the Advisability of Reassigning Certain regulatory Responsibilities Administered by the Land Use Regulation Commission and the Department of Environmental Protection (Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry)

Staff Study on Proposed Statutory and Regulatory Changes Regarding Milk and Milk Products (Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry)

Blue Ribbon Commission to Establish a Comprehensive Internet Policy (Chapter 89, Resolves of 1999)

Commission to Study Current Regulations Imposed on Small Businesses to Require Greater Efficiency (Chapter 74, Resolves of 1999)

Business Advisory Commission on Quality Child Care Financing (Chapter 66, Resolves of 1999)

Commission to Propose an Alternative Process for Forensic Examinations for Sexual Assault Victims (Chapter 84, Resolves of 1999)

Commission to Study the Enhancement of Fire Protection Services throughout the State (Chapter 65, Resolves of 1999)

Task Force on Early Care and Education (Chapter 79, Resolves of 1999)

Task Force to Study the Implementation of Alternative Programs and Interventions for Violent and Chronically Disruptive Students (Joint Order S.P. 598)

Task Force to Review the Educational Program and the Governance System of the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf (Joint Order H.P. 1587)

Commission to Study Children in Need of Services (Chapter 87, Resolves of 1999)

Commission to Study Bulk Purchasing of Prescription Drugs and Medical Supplies (Chapter 75, Resolves of 1999)

Study of Long Term Health Care Issues (Committee on Health and Human Services)

Major Substantive Rules Review of the Pharmaceutical Rebate Program (Committee on Health and Human Services)

Commission to Study the Needs and Opportunities Associated with the Production of Salmonid Sport Fish in Maine (Chapter 82, Resolves of 1999)

Citizens' Advisory Committee to Secure the Future of Maine's Wildlife and Fish (Chapter 86, Resolves of 1999)

Commission to Encourage Incorporations in Maine (Chapter 67, Resolves of 1999)

Task Force to Study Standardized Periods of Military Service and Other Matters Related to the Award of State of Maine Veterans' Benefits (Chapter 78, Resolves of 1999)

Committee to Examine the Adequacy of Services at the Togus Veterans Administration Medical Center (Joint Order H.P. 1052)

Study of L.D. 1827, An Act to Establish the North Atlantic Cold Water Observatory (Committee on Marine Resources and Joint Select Committee on Research and Development)

Task Force to Study the Improvement of Public Water Supply Protection (Chapter 80, Resolves of 1999)

Task Force to Study the Operation of and Support for the Board of Environmental Protection (Chapter 85, Resolves of 1999)

Task Force Concerning the Review of State Solid Waste Management Issues (Chapter 527, Public Laws of 1999)

Task Force on State Office Building Location, Other State Growth-related Capital Investments and Patterns of Development (Chapter 63, Resolves of 1999)

Commission to Study Single-sales Factor Apportionment (Joint Order S.P. 771)

Study of the Application of Real Estate Transfer Tax to Corporations (Committee on Taxation)

Study of the Issue of Pension Equity (Joint Order S.P. 860)

Commission to Review Traffic Congestion along the Route 1 York Corridor and the Route 236 Corridor (Chapter 64, Resolves of 1999)

Staff Study to Undertake an Examination of Laws Outside Title 35-A: Public Utilities (Committee on Utilities and Energy)

Committee on Sawmill Biomass (Joint Order H.P. 1583)

Joint Select Committee on the Year 2000 Computer Problem (Joint Order S.P. 190)

Committee to Address the Recognition of the Tribal Government Representatives of Maine's Native Sovereign Nations in the Legislature (Joint Order H.P. 1524)

SESSION LAWS BECOME EFFECTIVE

Regular Bills and Resolves passed during the First Regular Session of the 119th Legislature become effective September 18, 1999. Emergency measures are effective when signed by the Governor.