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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

From Millicent M. MacFarland, Clerk of the House
State House, Augusta, Maine

Volume XXVII, No. 13

Monday, April 2, 2001

120th LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, March 22, 2001

Ch. 6 - An Act to Allow the Transfer of a Valid Turkey Permit to a Juvenile or Senior Citizen. (H.P. 45, L.D. 54)

Ch. 7 - An Act to Designate the First Saturday in September as Colonel Freeman McGilvery Day. (H.P. 108, L.D. 112)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, March 28, 2001

Ch. 8 - An Act to Establish the Dairy Industry Fund. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1022, L.D. 1371)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, March 22, 2001

Ch. 1 - Resolve, to Simplify the System of Licenses Issued by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. (H.P. 67, L.D. 76)

(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 30, 2001

L.D. 1744, S.P. 572
An Act to Ensure Patient Access to Medicines. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Penobscot)

L.D. 1745, S.P. 573
An Act to Address Issues in the Maine Health Insurance Market. (Presented by Senator ABROMSON of Cumberland)

L.D. 1746, H.P. 1283
An Act to Amend the Workers' Compensation Laws to Provide for a Rebuttable Presumption of Eligibility for Benefits for Hepatitis or Hepatic Disease for Firefighters and Emergency Medical Services Personnel. (Presented by Representative DUPLESSIE of Westbrook)

L.D. 1747, H.P. 1284
An Act Regarding School Funding Based on Essential Programs and Services. (Presented by Representative RICHARD of Madison)

L.D. 1748, H.P. 1285
An Act to Implement Recommendations of the Commission to Study Economically and Socially Just Policies for Foreign Investments and Foreign Purchasing by the State. (Submitted by the Commission to Study Economically and Socially Just Policies for Foreign Investments and Foreign Purchasing by the State pursuant to Resolve 1999, chapter 135.)

L.D. 1749, H.P. 1286
Resolve, to Establish a Commission to Review Internet Policy. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Business and Economic Development pursuant to Joint Order H.P. 1155.)

L.D. 1750, S.P. 574
An Act to Authorize the Surrender of Concealed Firearms Permits of Persons Who are the Subjects of Permanent Protection Orders. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 1751, H.P. 1287
An Act to Amend the Maine Commission on Domestic Abuse. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative NORBERT of Portland)

L.D. 1752, H.P. 1288
An Act to Update the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management Laws. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 1753, S.P. 575
An Act Regarding the Treatment of American Indian Tribes Under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1754, S.P. 576
An Act to Amend the Laws of the Maine State Retirement System. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1755, S.P. 577
An Act to Provide for a Smoking Cessation Program for Pregnant Women. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 1756, S.P. 578
An Act to Improve Services for Children with Autism. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 1757, S.P. 579
An Act to Encourage Savings for Higher Education. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 1758, S.P. 580
An Act to Amend the Laws Pertaining to the Department of Corrections. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 1759, S.P. 581
An Act To Change the Membership of Certain Boards to Include The Department of Administrative and Financial Services. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 1760, S.P. 582
An Act to Implement Maine's System of Learning Results. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Penobscot)

L.D. 1761, S.P. 585
An Act to Enhance Governance of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1762, H.P. 1294
An Act to Address Maine's School Facilities Needs. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative DESMOND of Mapleton)

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.

Bill status information is available at http://janus.state.me.us/legis/session.