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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXVII, No. 24

Monday, June 18, 2001

120th LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, June 8, 2001

Ch. 368 - An Act to Allow County Corrections Personnel to Participate in the Same Retirement Plan as Other Corrections Personnel. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 963, L.D. 1276)

Ch. 369 - An Act to Encourage the Creation of an Alliance for the Purpose of Purchasing Health Insurance. (H.P. 193, L.D. 204)

Ch. 370 - An Act Relating to Discovery Procedures under the Maine Unfair Trade Practices Act. (H.P. 733, L.D. 953)

Ch. 371 - An Act to Amend Maine Credit Laws. (H.P. 1276, L.D. 1736)

Ch. 372 - An Act Adopting and Implementing the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact. (S.P. 545, L.D. 1691)

Ch. 373 - An Act to Further Reduce Mercury Emissions from Consumer Products. (H.P. 1224, L.D. 1665)

Ch. 374 - An Act to Establish the Maine Military Authority. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 441, L.D. 1495)

Ch. 375 - An Act to Implement Changes in Cost-sharing Agreements in School Districts. (H.P. 977, L.D. 1301)

Ch. 376 - An Act Regarding Contracts for Energy Conservation and Air Quality Improvements in School Buildings. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 448, L.D. 1502)

Ch. 377 - An Act to Ensure Telecommunications Protections for Deaf and Hard-of-hearing People. (S.P. 348, L.D. 1162)

Ch. 378 - An Act Authorizing Patients to Designate Visitors. (H.P. 1160, L.D. 1560)

Ch. 379 - An Act to Strengthen the Maine Rx Program. (H.P. 376, L.D. 478)

Ch. 380 - An Act to Encourage Savings for Higher Education. (S.P. 579, L.D. 1757) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 381 - An Act Regarding the Treatment of American Indian Tribes Under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act. (S.P. 575, L.D. 1753) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 382 - An Act to Ensure Retailer Compliance with the Tax on Tobacco Products. (H.P. 1361, L.D. 1818)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, June 11, 2001

Ch. 383 - An Act to Implement Recommendations of the MCJUSTIS Board Pursuant to the Study Required by Resolve 1997, Chapter 105. (H.P. 1280, L.D. 1740)

Ch. 384 - An Act Regarding the Use of Tokens or Tickets for Games of Chance at Agricultural Fairs. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1359, L.D. 1814)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, June 12, 2001

Ch. 385 - An Act to Address the Health Effects of Mercury Fillings. (S.P. 429, L.D. 1409)

Ch. 386 - An Act to Amend the Laws Pertaining to the Department of Corrections. (S.P. 580, L.D. 1758)

Ch. 387 - An Act to Revise Certain Provisions of Maine's Fish and Wildlife Laws. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 546, L.D. 1692)

Ch. 388 - An Act to Define the Responsibilities of the Chief Information Officer and to Make Membership Changes on Technical Boards. (S.P. 581, L.D. 1759)

Ch. 389 - An Act to Amend the Maine Criminal Code to Reduce the Incentive to Commit Theft. (H.P. 1071, L.D. 1434)

Ch. 390 - An Act to Ensure that the Annual Inflation Adjustment for Partial Compensation for Injuries occurring Prior to November 20, 1987 is Fully Recognized and Paid. (H.P. 723, L.D. 943)

Ch. 391 - An Act to Permit the Salvage of Pulpwood. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 628, L.D. 1811)

Ch. 392 - An Act to Amend the Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement Program. (H.P. 1365, L.D. 1822)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, June 13, 2001

Ch. 393 - An Act to Strengthen Maine's Worker Advocate Program. (S.P. 198, L.D. 670)

Ch. 394 - An Act to Offer Greater Financial Incentives Promoting Quality Child Care. (S.P. 48, L.D. 216)

Ch. 395 - An Act to Increase the Penalty for Furnishing Liquor to a Minor if Injury or Death Results. (H.P. 42, L.D. 51)

Ch. 396 - An Act Concerning Technical Changes to the Tax Laws. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1190, L.D. 1613)

Ch. 397 - An Act to Enhance the Safety and Health of Students in Public School Facilities. (H.P. 1249, L.D. 1697)

Ch. 398 - An Act to Streamline the Administration and Enforcement of the Work Permit Provisions of Child Labor Laws and to Enhance the Use of the Occupational Safety Loan Fund. (S.P. 550, L.D. 1708)

Ch. 399 - An Act to Clarify, Enhance and Strengthen the Animal Welfare Laws of Maine. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1260, L.D. 1695)

Ch. 400 - An Act to Create Uniform Underwriting Standards for Determining Eligibility for Certain Group Policies. (S.P. 379, L.D. 1217)

Ch. 401 - An Act to Amend the State's Overtime Law. (S.P. 314, L.D. 1082)

Ch. 402 - An Act to Amend Certain Laws Pertaining to the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission. (S.P. 365, L.D. 1203)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Friday, June 8, 2001

Ch. 49 - Resolve, Authorizing a Study of the Governance and Administrative Structure of the Workers' Compensation System and Authorizing One-time Uses of the Workers' Compensation Board Reserve Account. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 77, L.D. 297)

Ch. 50 - Resolve, to Establish a Task Force to Examine the Establishment and Implementation of State Standards for Indoor Air Quality in Maine Schools. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 725, L.D. 945)

Ch. 51 - Resolve, Directing Responsible State Agencies to Secure Public Access to Class 2 Waters. (S.P. 350, L.D. 1164)

Ch. 52 - Resolve, Authorizing Certain Land Transactions by the Bureau of Parks and Lands. (S.P. 612, L.D. 1792) (Governor's Bill)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, June 11, 2001

Ch. 53 - Resolve, Authorizing a Land Transaction by the Bureau of Parks and Lands. (H.P. 1337, L.D. 1791) (Governor's Bill)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, June 12, 2001

Ch. 54 - Resolve, to Ensure Comprehensive and Accurate Medical Eligibility Assessments. (H.P. 161, L.D. 172)

Ch. 55 - Resolve, to Provide a Process for Amending the Cost-sharing Method Used in School Administrative District No. 33. (S.P. 283, L.D. 994)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, June 13, 2001

Ch. 56 - Resolve, Regarding Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Benefits. (S.P. 636, L.D. 1816)

(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, JUNE 15, 2001

L.D. 1828, H.P. 1372
An Act to Clarify the Laws Regarding the Extension of Water and Wastewater Service to the Town of Raymond. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BRUNO of Raymond)

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.