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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXVII, No. 16

Monday, April 23, 2001

120th LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, April 10, 2001

Ch. 42 - An Act to Extend and Amend the Requirement for Giving Prior Notice of Acquisitions of Solid Waste Businesses. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 33, L.D. 131)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, April 11, 2001

Ch. 43 - An Act to Provide an Opportunity for Minors Under 16 Years of Age to Work in Nonprofit Moving Image Archives. (H.P. 390, L.D. 511)

Ch. 44 - An Act to Change the Name of the Bureau of Banking in Order to Accurately Reflect the Scope and Variety of Entities Regulated by the Bureau. (H.P. 339, L.D. 429)

Ch. 45 - An Act to Change the Deadline for the Reporting of a Pilot Project Regarding Ambulance Drivers. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 522, L.D. 677)

Ch. 46 - An Act Concerning Recordkeeping in Relation to Employment of Minors. (H.P. 244, L.D. 280)

Ch. 47 - An Act to Amend the Credit for Reinsurance Provisions of the Maine Insurance Code. (H.P. 341, L.D. 431)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 12, 2001

Ch. 48 - An Act to Extend Workers' Compensation Twenty-four-hour Pilot Projects. (H.P. 152, L.D. 163)

Ch. 49 - An Act Concerning Commercial Shooting Areas. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 155, L.D. 166)

Ch. 50 - An Act to Provide the Right to a Jury Trial in Civil Actions for Civil Rights Violations. (H.P. 47, L.D. 56)

Ch. 51 - An Act to Amend the Law Pertaining to the Maine Community Policing Institute Surcharge Fund. (S.P. 32, L.D. 130)

Ch. 52 - An Act to Require Background Checks for Adoptions. (H.P. 815, L.D. 1070)

Ch. 53 - An Act to Require Telephone Utility Participation in Enhanced 9-1-1. (H.P. 312, L.D. 390)

Ch. 54 - An Act to Facilitate Passenger Rail Transportation by Limiting Liability. (S.P. 202, L.D. 767)

Ch. 55 - An Act to Clarify the Testing Process for the Licensing of Guides. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 167, L.D. 586)

Ch. 56 - An Act to Amend Certain Provisions of Maine's Wild Turkey Hunting Season. (H.P. 269, L.D. 347)

Ch. 57 - An Act to Update the Probate Code. (S.P. 218, L.D. 783)

Ch. 58 - An Act to Change the Criteria for Intervenor Status. (H.P. 151, L.D. 162)

Ch. 59 - An Act to Encourage Smoke-free Hospitals in Maine. (H.P. 293, L.D. 371)

Ch. 60 - An Act Concerning Workers' Compensation Health Care Providers. (H.P. 757, L.D. 976)

Ch. 61 - An Act to Ensure Parity in the Sale of Securities by Maine Financial Institutions. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 297, L.D. 375)

Ch. 62 - An Act to Protect Animals and Ensure the Public Has Notice Regarding Veterinary Fees and Care. (H.P. 228, L.D. 265)

Ch. 63 - An Act to Amend the Harness Racing Laws to Provide for Staggered Terms. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 265, L.D. 912)

Ch. 64 - An Act Regarding Variances to the Implementation Dates of the Nutrient Management Law. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 266, L.D. 913)

Ch. 65 - An Act to Clarify Mutual Aid Agreements Between Law Enforcement Agencies. (H.P. 632, L.D. 832)

Ch. 66 - An Act to Clarify the Laws Relating to Corporate and Other Entities. (H.P. 813, L.D. 1068)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, April 11, 2001

Ch. 8 - An Act to Clarify the Act of Separation of Frye Island from the Town of Standish. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 156, L.D. 500)

Ch. 9 - An Act to Reallocate a Portion of the Calendar Year 1999 Allocation of State Ceiling. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 196, L.D. 668)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, April 11, 2001

Ch. 5 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter (unassigned): Rules Providing for the Licensing of Child Placing Agencies With and Without Adoption Programs, Addition of Home Certification Process, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Human Services, Community Services Center. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 6, L.D. 6)

Ch. 6 - Resolve, to Require the Building of a Full Boat Launch on the Northern End of Cobbosseecontee Lake. (H.P. 179, L.D. 190)

(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 20, 2001

L.D. 1771, S.P. 598
Resolve, to Establish the Maine Cattle Health Assurance Program. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 1772, H.P. 1309
Resolve, for Laying of the County Taxes and Authorizing Expenditures of Kennebec County for the Year 2001. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government pursuant to 2001 Joint Order, H.P. 1247.)

L.D. 1773, H.P. 1310
An Act to Revise the Salaries of Certain Kennebec County Officers. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government pursuant to 2001 Joint Order, H.P. 1247.)

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.