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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXVI, No. 1

Monday, December 20, 1999

119th LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

ENACTED BILLS

Initiated Bill

Public Approval November 2, 1999
Effective Date Thursday, December 23, 1999

Ch. 1 - An Act to Permit the Medical Use of Marijuana. (I.B. 2, L.D. 2109)

(Chaptered copies of the above measure 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, DECEMBER 17, 1999

L.D. 2259, S.P. 861
An Act to Amend the Maine Banking Code Pertaining to Interlocking Directors. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 2260, S.P. 862
An Act to Provide Degree-granting Authority to the SALT Center for Documentary Field Studies. (Presented by President LAWRENCE of York)

L.D. 2261, S.P. 863
An Act to Make Technical Changes in the Law Authorizing the Capital Riverfront Improvement District. (Presented by Senator DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 2262, S.P. 864
An Act to Prohibit the Sale of Items in Storage Owned by a 3rd Party. (Presented by Senator AMERO of Cumberland)

L.D. 2263, S.P. 865
An Act to Amend the State's Fair Debt Collection Practices Laws and to Provide for Nonprofit Debt Management Services. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 2264, S.P. 866
An Act Relating to Certain Commercial Insurance Contracts. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 2265, H.P. 1618
An Act to Allow a Person with a Disability to Ride in Vehicles Being Towed. (Presented by Representative CARR of Lincoln)

L.D. 2266, H.P. 1619
An Act to Provide Equity Between Private and Public Electrical Training Programs. (Presented by Representative GAGNE of Buckfield)

L.D. 2267, H.P. 1620
An Act to Amend the Definition of Marital Property. (Presented by Representative THOMPSON of Naples)

L.D. 2268, H.P. 1621
An Act to Provide Freedom of Access to All Reports Commissioned by the State. (Presented by Representative CHICK of Lebanon)

L.D. 2269, H.P. 1622
An Act to Make Changes to the Cub Care Program. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 2270, H.P. 1623
An Act to Amend the Law Regarding Disability License Plates. (Presented by Representative SANBORN of Alton)

L.D. 2271, H.P. 1624
An Act to Clarify the Laws Governing Service of Protection from Harassment Orders in Court. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative SCHNEIDER of Durham)

L.D. 2272, H.P. 1625
An Act to Increase the Availability of Family Foster Homes. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 2273, H.P. 1626
An Act Regarding Asthma Management Education. (Presented by Representative DESMOND of Mapleton)

L.D. 2274, H.P. 1627
An Act to Clarify the Authority of Maine Game Wardens to Stop Motor Vehicles. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 2275, H.P. 1628
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing the Work Center Product and Services Set Aside. (Presented by Representative WESTON of Montville)

L.D. 2276, H.P. 1629
An Act to Revise the Spousal Support Statute. (Presented by Representative THOMPSON of Naples for the Family Law Advisory Commission pursuant to Maine Revised Statutes, Title 19-A, section 354, subsection 2.)

L.D. 2277, S.P. 867
An Act to Conform the Maine Tax Laws for 1999 with the United States Internal Revenue Code. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator RUHLIN of Penobscot)

L.D. 2278, S.P. 868
An Act to Amend the Low-emission Vehicle Program. (Presented by Senator LIBBY of York)

L.D. 2279, S.P. 869
An Act to Amend the Charter of the Maine Science and Technology Foundation. (Presented by Senator KONTOS of Cumberland)

L.D. 2280, S.P. 870
Resolve, Authorizing the State Tax Assessor to Convey the Interest of the State in Certain Real Estate in the Unorganized Territory. (Presented by Senator RUHLIN of Penobscot)

L.D. 2281, S.P. 873
An Act to Grant Municipalities Greater Flexibility in their Arrangements for Tax Base Sharing Agreements. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 2282, S.P. 874
An Act to Clarify the Treatment of Certain Small Consumer-owned Transmission and Distribution Utilities. (Presented by Senator PINGREE of Knox)

L.D. 2283, S.P. 875
An Act to Realign Capital Requirements for Specialty Bank Charters. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 2284, H.P. 1632
An Act to Maintain the Eel and Elver Management Fund and Regulate Permits for Eel Weirs. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 2285, H.P. 1633
An Act to Amend Maine's Probate Code. (Presented by Representative THOMPSON of Naples)

L.D. 2286, H.P. 1634
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Paternity Establishment. (Presented by Representative THOMPSON of Naples)

L.D. 2287, H.P. 1636
An Act to Expand the Maine Technology Institute Board. (Presented by Representative TESSIER of Fairfield)

L.D. 2288, H.P. 1637
An Act to Eliminate Regulation of Public Heating Utilities. (Presented by Representative DAVIDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 2289, H.P. 1638
An Act to Provide Standard-offer Service to Certain Customers. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative DAVIDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 2290, H.P. 1639
An Act to Improve Business Entity Filings and Authorize Mergers, Consolidations and Conversions of Various Business Entities. (Presented by Representative THOMPSON of Naples)

L.D. 2291, H.P. 1640
An Act to Make Organizational Changes in the Maine State Cultural Affairs Council. (Presented by Speaker ROWE of Portland)

L.D. 2292, S.P. 877
An Act to Allow Other New England States to Join the Tri-state Lotto Compact. (Presented by Senator CAREY of Kennebec)

L.D. 2293, S.P. 878
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Municipal Elections. (Presented by Senator ABROMSON of Cumberland)

L.D. 2294, S.P. 879
An Act to Promote Competition in the Natural Gas Industry. (Presented by Senator CAREY of Kennebec)

L.D. 2295, S.P. 880
An Act to Clarify Granting Authority Under the Agricultural Development Grant Program. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 2296, S.P. 881
An Act to Clarify the Rule-making Authority of the Commissioner of Human Services in Relation to Health Maintenance Organizations and Other Health Plans. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 2297, S.P. 882
An Act to Appropriate Funds to Match a Federal Department of Energy Research and Development Award. (Presented by Senator KONTOS of Cumberland)

L.D. 2298, S.P. 883
An Act to Clarify the Law Relating to the Renewal of Liquor Licenses. (Presented by Senator DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 2299, S.P. 884
An Act to Set Minimum Air Quality Standards for Schools. (Presented by Senator DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 2300, S.P. 885
An Act to Make Minor Changes to the Community Development Definitions to Maintain Compatibility with Federal Regulations. (Presented by Senator DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 2301, S.P. 886
An Act to Establish a Targeted Need Teacher Certificate. (Presented by Senator BERUBE of Androscoggin)


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 will also be available after the first of the year at the Maine Legislature Web Site http://www.state.me.us/legis - choose "Session Information" to go to the list of available bills. New bills are added every couple of days.