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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXVI, No. 16

Monday, April 3, 2000

119th LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, March 28, 2000

Ch. 590 - An Act to Prevent Misuse of Mortuary Trust Funds. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 922, L.D. 2373)

Ch. 591 - An Act to Change the Aquaculture Lease Process. (H.P. 1758, L.D. 2464)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, March 29, 2000

Ch. 592 - An Act to Establish Standards and Conditions for Designation of Ecological Reserves on Lands Managed by the Bureau of Parks and Lands. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 157, L.D. 477)

Ch. 593 - An Act to Specify Eligibility for Land Purchases Under the Agricultural Marketing Loan Fund. (H.P. 1674, L.D. 2340)

Ch. 594 - An Act to Clarify the Laws Relating to Corporate and Other Entities. (H.P. 1664, L.D. 2333)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, March 28, 2000

Ch. 69 - An Act to Establish the Administrative Operating Budget for the Maine State Retirement System for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2001. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1685, L.D. 2352)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, March 29, 2000

Ch. 70 - An Act to Amend the Charter of Hospital Administrative District No. 4. (S.P. 997, L.D. 2559)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, March 29, 2000

Ch. 93 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 267: License Fees to Sell Nursery Stock, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1813, L.D. 2544)

Ch. 94 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 305: Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Traffic Movement Permits, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Transportation. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1819, L.D. 2553)

(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 31, 2000

L.D. 2655, S.P. 1061
An Act to Amend and Clarify the Powers and Duties of the Lake Arrowhead Community, Incorporated. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator LIBBY of York)

L.D. 2656, S.P. 1062
An Act to Provide Affordability in New Home Construction for Maine Families. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator LIBBY of York)

L.D. 2657, H.P. 1909
An Act to Clarify the Tuition Waiver Program for Persons Who Resided in Foster Care as Children. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs pursuant to Joint Order H.P. 1874.)

L.D. 2658, H.P. 1910
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 1: Rights of Recipients of Mental Health Services Who are Children in Need of Treatment, Section A-VII, Rights to Due Process With Regard to Grievances and Section A-IX, Confidentiality of and Access to Mental Health Records, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services pursuant to Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 2659, H.P. 1913
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Sections 61, 62, 63, 68 and 73 of 10-49, 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. 2660, S.P. 1067
Resolve, Authorizing the Refund of Sales Tax Overpayments to a Maine Business. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Taxation pursuant to Joint Order S.P. 1032.)

L.D. 2661, H.P. 1916
An Act to Implement Recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs Relating to the Review of the State Cultural and Other Agencies under the State Government Evaluation Act. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs pursuant to Maine Revised Statutes, Title 3, section 955, subsection 4.)

L.D. 2662, S.P. 1069
An Act to Amend the Maine Milk Laws. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry pursuant to Public Law 1999, chapter 362, section 18.)

L.D. 2663, S.P. 1070
An Act Relating to Reporting Requirements for Political Action Committees on the Flexibility of the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices to Assess Fines. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Legal and Veterans Affairs pursuant to Joint Order S.P. 1066.)

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.