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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXVI, No. 13

Monday, March 13, 2000

119th LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, March 3, 2000

Ch. 536 - An Act Relating to the Crime of Murder and to the Murder of Children. (S.P. 154, L.D. 474)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, March 6, 2000

Ch. 537 - An Act to Amend Maine State Retirement System Rules to Allow Monthly Partial Direct Service Payments to Purchase Service Credit. (H.P. 768, L.D. 1091)

Ch. 538 - An Act Relating to Certain Commercial Insurance Contracts. (S.P. 866, L.D. 2264)

Ch. 539 - An Act to Realign Capital Requirements for Specialty Bank Charters. (S.P. 875, L.D. 2283)

Ch. 540 - An Act to Make Minor Changes to the Community Development Definitions to Maintain Compatibility with Federal Regulations. (S.P. 885, L.D. 2300)

Ch. 541 - An Act to Expand the Maine Technology Institute Board. (H.P. 1636, L.D. 2287)

Ch. 542 - An Act to Clarify the Laws Governing Service of Protection from Harassment Orders in Court. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1624, L.D. 2271)

Ch. 543 - An Act to Amend the Laws Governing the Work Center Product and Services Set Aside. (H.P. 1628, L.D. 2275)

Ch. 544 - An Act to Amend the Law Regarding Disability License Plates. (H.P. 1623, L.D. 2270)

Ch. 545 - An Act to Clarify the Requirements for Certifying Driving Time Prior to Obtaining a License. (H.P. 1654, L.D. 2323)

Ch. 546 - An Act to Amend the Maine Banking Code Pertaining to Interlocking Directors. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 861, L.D. 2259)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Monday, March 6, 2000

Ch. 63 - An Act to Amend the No Trespassing Zone Around the Water Intake Pipes of the Portland Water District. (H.P. 1042, L.D. 1464)

Ch. 64 - An Act to Provide Degree-granting Authority to the SALT Institute for Documentary Field Studies. (S.P. 862, L.D. 2260)

(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, MARCH 10, 2000

L.D. 2606, H.P. 1870
An Act to Amend the Laws Regarding Foster Parents. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative COTE of Lewiston)

L.D. 2607, H.P. 1871
An Act Concerning Previous Passamaquoddy Indian Territory Legislation. (Presented by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 2608, H.P. 1872
An Act to Improve Educational Programming at Juvenile Correctional Facilities. (Presented by Representative BRENNAN of Portland)

L.D. 2609, S.P. 1029
Resolve, to Ensure Adequate Funding for the Lewiston District Court. (Presented by Senator BERUBE of Androscoggin)

L.D. 2610, H.P. 1873
An Act to Provide Consumer Safety Certification for Snowmobiles and All-terrain Vehicles. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Holden)

L.D. 2611, S.P. 1031
An Act to Appropriate Matching Funds for the Study of Nondefense Uses of the United States Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. (Presented by President LAWRENCE of York)

L.D. 2612, H.P. 1875
An Act to Adopt a New Interstate Compact Regarding Adults Who are on Probation or Parole. (Presented by Representative MUSE of South Portland)

L.D. 2613, H.P. 1877
An Act to Clarify Application of the Employment Leave Law for Victims of Violence. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 2614, H.P. 1878
An Act to Establish Consistent Requirements in Maine State Retirement System Plans for Minimum Creditable Service for Eligibility to Receive Retirement Benefits. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 2615, H.P. 1879
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 119: Motor Vehicle Fuel Volatility Limit, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Environmental Protection. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 2616, H.P. 1881
An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $17,250,000 to Construct Water Pollution Control Facilities, to Close and Clean Up Municipal Solid Waste Landfills, to Make Drinking Water System Improvements and to Construct New or Retrofit Existing Pollution Control Structures on Maine Farms to Protect the Environment. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 2617, H.P. 1882
Resolve, to Direct the Department of Transportation to Review the Opportunities to Avoid the Need to Widen I-295. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative NORBERT of Portland)

L.D. 2618, H.P. 1883
An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources Relating to the Review of the Maine Sardine Council Under the State Government Evaluation Act. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources pursuant to Maine Revised Statutes, Title 3, section 955, subsection 4.)

L.D. 2619, S.P. 1034
An Act to Fund the Construction of Court Facilities in Maine. (Presented by Senator PINGREE of Knox)

L.D. 2620, H.P. 1884
An Act to Amend the Farmington Falls Standard Water District. (Presented by Representative GOOLEY of Farmington)

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 http://janus.state.me.us/legis - choose "Session Information" to go to the list of available bills. New bills are added every couple of days.

New this year: bill status information is now available at http://janus.state.me.us/legis/session.