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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXVII, No. 19

Monday, May 14, 2001

120th LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 8, 2001

Ch. 84 - An Act to Clarify the Use of 2-sided Ballots. (H.P. 195, L.D. 206)

Ch. 85 - An Act to Allow the Awarding of High School Diplomas to Veterans of World War II and the Korean Conflict. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 21, L.D. 21)

Ch. 86 - An Act to Protect the Academic Integrity of Maine's Public Institutions of Higher Education. (H.P. 136, L.D. 147)

Ch. 87 - An Act to Waive Immunization Requirements for Students Participating in Distance Programs. (H.P. 748, L.D. 967)

Ch. 88 - An Act Related to the Financial Regulation of Health Maintenance Organizations. (S.P. 387, L.D. 1284)

Ch. 89 - An Act to Amend the Standard Valuation Law for Life Insurance and to Restrict Limitation of Liability for Death by Suicide in Group Life Insurance Policies. (H.P. 873, L.D. 1152)

Ch. 90 - An Act to Clarify the Use of the Municipal Investment Trust Fund. (S.P. 197, L.D. 669)

Ch. 91 - An Act to Amend the Laws Pertaining to the Control of Disease in Poultry. (S.P. 259, L.D. 906)

Ch. 92 - An Act to Permit Grievance Mediation by the Panel of Mediators. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 392, L.D. 513)

Ch. 93 - An Act Concerning the Lobster Management Fund. (S.P. 323, L.D. 1091)

Ch. 94 - An Act to Extend the Repeal of the Lobster Trap Tag Freeze. (H.P. 266, L.D. 344)

Ch. 95 - An Act to Revise the Maine Science and Technology Foundation's Charter and Revise the Charter of the Centers for Innovation. (H.P. 1094, L.D. 1463)

Ch. 96 - An Act to Establish the Maine Regulatory Fairness Board. (S.P. 279, L.D. 990)

Ch. 97 - An Act to Authorize a Major Medical Insurance Program for Prisoners Incarcerated in County Jails. (S.P. 150, L.D. 494)

Ch. 98 - An Act to Enhance the Professional Skills of Maine's Educational Technicians. (H.P. 1036, L.D. 1393)

Ch. 99 - An Act to Limit Nuisance Claims Against Commercial Fishing Operations and Activities. (S.P. 158, L.D. 502)

Ch. 100 - An Act Relating to the Celebration of Veterans' Week. (S.P. 277, L.D. 988)

Ch. 101 - An Act to Modify Municipal Shellfish Ordinances. (H.P. 997, L.D. 1334)

Ch. 102 - An Act to Amend the Time the Registrar is Required to be at a Municipal Caucus. (H.P. 243, L.D. 279)

Ch. 103 - An Act to Prohibit the Delay in Provisional Payment of Certain Disability Benefits. (H.P. 413, L.D. 534)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 8, 2001

Ch. 13 - An Act to Amend the Charter of the Corinna Water District. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 700, L.D. 904)

Ch. 14 - An Act to Provide for the 2001 and 2002 Allocations of the State Ceiling on Private Activity Bonds. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1233, L.D. 1680) (Governor's Bill)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 8, 2001

Ch. 9 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 125.17D: Regulations Governing Timeout Rooms, Therapeutic Restraints and Aversives in Public Schools and Approved Private Schools, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 22, L.D. 22)

Ch. 10 - Resolve, to Assess the Condition of Historical Records in Maine Historical Records Repositories. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 776, L.D. 1020)

Ch. 11 - Resolve, to Regulate the Harvesting of Horseshoe Crabs. (H.P. 259, L.D. 308)

(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, MAY 11, 2001

L.D. 1791, H.P. 1337
Resolve, Authorizing a Land Transaction by the Bureau of Parks and Lands. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative FOSTER of Gray)

L.D. 1792, S.P. 612
Resolve, Authorizing Certain Land Transactions by the Bureau of Parks and Lands. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1793, H.P. 1338
Resolve, to Establish the Commission to Review the Child Protective System. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary pursuant to Joint Order 2001, H.P. 1303.)

L.D. 1794, H.P. 1339
An Act Requiring Cigarette Distributors to Determine Compliance of Manufacturers with Tobacco Manufacturers Laws. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Speaker SAXL of Portland)

L.D. 1795, S.P. 615
Resolve, Authorizing the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services to Convey by Sale or Lease to the Warren Sanitary District the State's Interests in Certain Real Property in the Town of Warren in Connection with the Construction of the Maine State Prison at Warren. (Presented by Senator SAVAGE of Knox)

L.D. 1796, H.P. 1342
An Act to Facilitate the Implementation of Maine's On-line Sportsman's Electronic System. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife pursuant to Joint Order 2001, H.P. 1240.)

L.D. 1797, S.P. 616
Resolve, to Establish the Blue Ribbon Commission on Postsecondary Educational Achievement. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by President MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 1798, H.P. 1343
An Act to Amend the Charter of the Buckfield Village Corporation. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative GAGNE of Buckfield)

L.D. 1799, S.P. 619
An Act to Strengthen the Certificate of Need Law. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by President MICHAUD of Penobscot)

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.