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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXVI, No. 19

Monday, April 24, 2000

119th LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Correction to Weekly Legislative Report No. 18, Ch. 626:
Ch. 626
- An Act to Promote Historic and Scenic Preservation (S.P. 983, L.D. 2537)

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 13, 2000

Ch. 691 - An Act Regarding Water Quality Testing for Property Abutting a Special Waste Landfill. (H.P. 852, L.D. 1209)

Ch. 692 - An Act to Require Warranty Certification for Snowmobiles and All-terrain Vehicles. (H.P. 1873, L.D. 2610)

Ch. 693 - An Act Regarding Waiting Lists for Limited-entry Lobster Management Zones. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1846, L.D. 2583)

Ch. 694 - An Act Relating to Telemarketing. (H.P. 1855, L.D. 2591)

Ch. 695 - An Act to Provide for Statewide Standards for Timber Harvesting in Shoreland Areas and to Modify Regulation of Stream Crossings. (H.P. 1919, L.D. 2665)

Ch. 696 - An Act to Enter Into the International Emergency Management Assistance Compact. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 1058, L.D. 2648) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 697 - An Act to Implement Municipal Recommendations Regarding Surface Water Use on Great Ponds. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1925, L.D. 2671)

Ch. 698 - An Act to Repeal the Sales Tax on Snack Food Except Candy and Confections. (I.B. 6, L.D. 2602)

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 14, 2000

Ch. 699 - An Act to Adopt the Model Revised Article 9 Secured Transactions. (H.P. 1601, L.D. 2245)

Ch. 700 - An Act to Clarify Responsibilities for the Maintenance of Veterans' Grave Sites. (S.P. 302, L.D. 873)

Ch. 701 - An Act to Extend the Time Period for Municipalities to Make Recommendations Concerning Great Pond Surface Use Restrictions (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1680, L.D. 2346)

Ch. 702 - An Act to Protect the Health and Well-being of a Nursing Infant of Separated or Divorcing Parents. (S.P. 888, L.D. 2307)

Ch. 703 - An Act to Amend the Felony-operating-under-the-influence Laws. (H.P. 1700, L.D. 2406)

Ch. 704 - An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Paternity Establishment. (H.P. 1634, L.D. 2286)

Ch. 705 - An Act to Increase Access to High-quality Jobs Through the Federal Workforce Investment Act. (S.P. 957, L.D. 2498)

Ch. 706 - 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. (H.P. 1916, L.D. 2661)

Ch. 707 - An Act Relating to Eligibility for the Elderly Low-cost Drug Program. (H.P. 1900, L.D. 2644)

Ch. 708 - An Act Concerning Technical Changes to the Tax Laws. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 981, L.D. 2524)

Ch. 709 - An Act Relating to MTBE. (H.P. 11, L.D. 21)

Ch. 710 - An Act to Improve the School Administrative District and Community School District Budget Development and Approval Process. (H.P. 949, L.D. 1346)

Ch. 711 - An Act to Clarify Signature Requirements on Certain Legal Documents. (H.P. 1451, L.D. 2072)

Ch. 712 - An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Municipal Elections. (S.P. 878, L.D. 2293)

Ch. 713 - An Act to Provide Assistance in the Cleanup of the Plymouth Waste Oil Site. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1672, L.D. 2339)

Ch. 714 - An Act Regarding Oil Storage Facilities and Groundwater Protection. (H.P. 1731, L.D. 2437)

Ch. 715 - An Act to Amend Investment-related Provisions of the Maine Insurance Code. (S.P. 974, L.D. 2520)

Ch. 716 - An Act to Amend the Control of the Revenue Generated by Games of Chance at the Agricultural Fairs. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1756, L.D. 2462)

Ch. 717 - An Act to Clarify the Process for a County Bond Referendum Election. (H.P. 1706, L.D. 2412)

Ch. 718 - An Act Relating to Underground Facility Plants. (H.P. 1721, L.D. 2427)

Ch. 719 - An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Commission to Propose an Alternative Process for Forensic Examinations for Sexual Assault Victims. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1927, L.D. 2673)

Ch. 720 - An Act Regarding Discharges from Small Fish Hatcheries That Operated Prior to 1986. (H.P. 1789, L.D. 2509)

Ch. 721 - An Act to Extend the Use of Emotional Disability as an Indicator in the Identification of Exceptional Children. (H.P. 1858, L.D. 2593)

Ch. 722 - An Act to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Aquatic Plants. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1843, L.D. 2581)

Ch. 723 - An Act to Revise the Law Protecting Farmers' Right to Farm and to Provide for Nutrient Management Plans to be Confidential. (H.P. 1861, L.D. 2596) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 724 - An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Relating to Review of the State Board of Pesticides Control Under the State Government Evaluation Act. (H.P. 1893, L.D. 2634)

Ch. 725 - An Act to Clarify the Enforcement Authority of the Manufactured Housing Board. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 1059, L.D. 2650)

Ch. 726 - An Act to Require Nutrient Management Plans for Fish Hatcheries Except for Aquaculture. (S.P. 1052, L.D. 2642)

Ch. 727 - An Act to Require Rules on Temporary Campgrounds to be Major Substantive Rules. (S.P. 1077, L.D. 2681)

Ch. 728 - An Act to Improve Oversight and Accountability of Student Loan Programs Funded with an Allocation of the State Ceiling on Private Activity Tax-exempt Bonds. (S.P. 1079, L.D. 2684)

Ch. 729 - An Act Relating to Reporting Requirements for Political Action Committees on the Flexibility of the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices to Assess Penalties. (S.P. 1070, L.D. 2663)

Ch. 730 - An Act Concerning Certain Contracts Affected by Electric Industry Restructuring. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1937, L.D. 2680)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 13, 2000

Ch. 79 - An Act to Authorize School Administrative Units to Utilize Alternative Delivery Methods for a Limited Range and Number of School Construction Projects, Including the use of an Owner's Representative for Certain School Construction Projects. (S.P. 892, L.D. 2311)

Ch. 80 - An Act to Amend the Farmington Falls Standard Water District. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1884, L.D. 2620)

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 14, 2000

Ch. 81 - An Act to Amend and Clarify the Powers and Duties of the Lake Arrowhead Community, Incorporated. (S.P. 1061, L.D. 2655)

Ch. 82 - An Act to Provide for the Year 2000 Allocations of the State Ceiling on Private Activity Bonds. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 1010, L.D. 2578) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 83 - An Act to Allow the Towns of Wells and Ogunquit to Withdraw from Their Community School District. (S.P. 602, L.D. 1725)

Ch. 84 - An Act to Amend the Powers of Hospital Administrative District No. 1. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 726, L.D. 2046)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 13, 2000

Ch. 113 - Resolve, to Recognize Veterans of the Vietnam War in the State House Hall of Flags. (H.P. 1765, L.D. 2471)

Ch. 114 - Resolve, Authorizing the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services to Sell or Lease the Interests of the State in the Maine State Prison in Thomaston. (H.P. 1650, L.D. 2319)

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 14, 2000

Ch. 115 - Resolve, Relating to Protection from Bloodborne Pathogens for Maine Workers. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1532, L.D. 2185)

Ch. 116 - Resolve, to Require the Board of Environmental Protection and the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission to Adopt Consistent Rules Regarding Cutting and Removal of Vegetation. (H.P. 1868, L.D. 2604)

Ch. 117 - 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) (H.P. 1910, L.D. 2658)

Ch. 118 - 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) (H.P. 1913, L.D. 2659)

(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, APRIL 21, 2000

L.D. 2691, S.P. 1088

An Act to Clarify the Law Enforcement Authority of Game Wardens. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

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.