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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXVII, No. 15

Monday, April 16, 2001

120th LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 6, 2001

Ch. 10 - An Act to Allow Funeral Escort Vehicles in a Funeral Procession to be Equipped with Flashing Yellow Lights. (H.P. 37, L.D. 46)

Ch. 11 - An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Commission on Child Abuse. (H.P. 27, L.D. 27)

Ch. 12 - An Act to Correct the Judicial Retirement Laws Regarding Administrative Court Judges. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 440, L.D. 561)

Ch. 13 - An Act to Increase the Fine for Allowing a Dog to Roam at Large. (S.P. 22, L.D. 38)

Ch. 14 - An Act Providing for the Revocation of a Driver's License upon Conviction for Certain Crimes. (H.P. 165, L.D. 176)

Ch. 15 - An Act to Amend the Animal Trespass Laws. (H.P. 128, L.D. 139)

Ch. 16 - An Act to Clarify Insurance Coverage for Victims of Domestic Violence. (S.P. 49, L.D. 217)

Ch. 17 - An Act to Provide Uniformity and Consistency in the Appeals from the Trial Courts to the Law Court. (H.P. 438, L.D. 559)

Ch. 18 - An Act to List the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price on the Certificate of Title. (H.P. 65, L.D. 74)

Ch. 19 - An Act to Establish Destroyer Escort Day. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 210, L.D. 245)

Ch. 20 - An Act to Enable Small Wineries to do Business in Maine. (S.P. 61, L.D. 225)

Ch. 21 - An Act to Specify the Permissible Hours for Sale of Liquor By Wholesale Licensees. (S.P. 76, L.D. 296)

Ch. 22 - An Act to Establish the State's Recycling and Waste Reduction Goals. (S.P. 160, L.D. 504)

Ch. 23 - An Act to Authorize the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission to Receive Real Estate Transfer Tax Forms for Municipalities in its Jurisdiction. (S.P. 67, L.D. 263)

Ch. 24 - An Act to Facilitate State Park Campsite Reservations through the Internet. (S.P. 118, L.D. 394)

Ch. 25 - An Act to Clarify the Duties of the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council. (H.P. 250, L.D. 286)

Ch. 26 - An Act to Clarify the Substance Abuse Law. (S.P. 139, L.D. 462)

Ch. 27 - An Act to Authorize Representation by the Public Advocate of Consumer Interests on Regional Decision-making Bodies. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 89, L.D. 316)

Ch. 28 - An Act to Permit an Unspent Balance in the Public Advocate Regulatory Fund to be Carried Forward in Full for Fiscal Years 2000-01 and 2001-02. (H.P. 205, L.D. 240)

Ch. 29 - An Act to Require Notice to Telephone Customers in Maine Prior to Price Increases. (S.P. 87, L.D. 314)

Ch. 30 - An Act Regarding the Enforcement of Laws in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 12 by Passamaquoddy Wardens. (H.P. 103, L.D. 107)

Ch. 31 - An Act Concerning the Requirements for Exits for Boardinghouses and Lodging Houses. (H.P. 237, L.D. 274)

Ch. 32 - An Act to Enhance Collectibility of the Penalty for Failure to File the Municipal Valuation Tax Return. (S.P. 99, L.D. 325)

Ch. 33 - An Act to Allow Sheriffs to Use Modern Record-keeping Technologies in the Maintenance of Jail Records. (H.P. 458, L.D. 579)

Ch. 34 - An Act to Remove the Weight Limit Restrictions on Vanity Registration Plates. (H.P. 109, L.D. 113)

Ch. 35 - An Act Concerning Disability Registration Plates and Placards. (H.P. 563, L.D. 718)

Ch. 36 - An Act to Establish Maine Small Business Week. (H.P. 291, L.D. 369)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, April 10, 2001

Ch. 37 - An Act to Expand the Lifetime Hunting License. (H.P. 60, L.D. 69)

Ch. 38 - An Act to Provide Clarification on the Use of Impact Fees. (H.P. 268, L.D. 346)

Ch. 39 - An Act to Require the Department of Transportation to Coordinate with Municipalities Regarding Landscaping and Planting. (S.P. 149, L.D. 493)

Ch. 40 - An Act to Remove Redundant Written Authorization Requirements. (H.P. 449, L.D. 570)

Ch. 41 - An Act to Allow the Maine Turnpike Authority to Construct Communications Facilities. (S.P. 107, L.D. 333)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 6, 2001

Ch. 2 - An Act to Amend the Charter of the South Berwick Sewer District. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 24, L.D. 24)

Ch. 3 - An Act to Clarify the Division Line Between the Towns of Deer Isle and Stonington. (S.P. 10, L.D. 2)

Ch. 4 - An Act to Establish the Administrative Operating Budget for the Maine State Retirement System for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2002. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 25, L.D. 25)

Ch. 5 - An Act to Revise the Hampden Water District Charter. (H.P. 118, L.D. 122)

Ch. 6 - An Act to Amend the Charter of the Lewiston-Auburn Water Pollution Control Authority. (H.P. 345, L.D. 435)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, April 10, 2001

Ch. 7 - An Act to Amend the Charter of the Portland Water District to Conform to Changes in the Municipal Election Date for the City of Portland. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 497, L.D. 637)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 6, 2001

Ch. 3 - Resolve, to Create a Greenhouse Gas Registry. (H.P. 78, L.D. 87)

Ch. 4 - Resolve, Authorizing the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services to Purchase Land in Charleston, Maine. (S.P. 39, L.D. 207)

(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 13, 2001

L.D. 1769, H.P. 1305
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 55.58: Penobscot River Fishing Closure, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Marine Resources. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Marine Resources pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1770, H.P. 1307
An Act Regarding Conversions of Nonprofit Entities to For-profit Entities. (Presented by Speaker SAXL of Portland)

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.