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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXVIII, No. 7

Monday, January 21, 2002

120th LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, January 15, 2002

Ch. 44 - An Act to Fund the Collective Bargaining Agreements and Benefits of State Employees Who are Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council No. 93. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1554, L.D. 2057) (Governor's Bill)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, January 15, 2002

Ch. 70 - Resolve, to Validate the Assessment, Commitment and Tax Collection of the Town of Wells for the Fiscal Year 2001. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 663, L.D. 1854)

(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, JANUARY 18, 2002

L.D. 2072, H.P. 1567
An Act to Permit Municipalities to Protect their Citizens Against Dangerous Dogs. (Presented by Representative MURPHY of Berwick)

L.D. 2073, H.P. 1568
An Act to Amend the Charter of the Portland Water District for the Purpose of Redistricting Trustee Representation to Reflect 2000 Census Data. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative McLAUGHLIN of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 2074, S.P. 744
An Act to Increase the Debt Limit of the Calais School District. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SHOREY of Washington)

L.D. 2075, H.P. 1569
An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Committee to Study the Needs of Persons with Mental Illness Who are Incarcerated Relating to Treatment and Aftercare Planning in County Jails. (Submitted by the Committee to Study the Needs of Persons with Mental Illness Who Are Incarcerated pursuant to Joint Order 2001, H.P. 1383, section 8.)

L.D. 2076, H.P. 1571
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Amendments to Chapter 305, Permit by Rule Standard and Chapter 310, Wetland Protection Regarding Cutting and Removal of Vegetation, Major Substantive Rules of the Department of Environmental Protection. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 2077, H.P. 1572
An Act to Require Logging Contractors to Notify Landowners and Employees of the Cancellation of Workers' Compensation Insurance Coverage. (Submitted by the Round Table to Study Economic and Labor Issues Relating to the Forest Products Industry pursuant to Resolve 1999, chapter 124.)

L.D. 2078, S.P. 746
An Act to Ban the Use of Aircraft While Hunting. (Presented by Senator CARPENTER of York)

L.D. 2079, H.P. 1573
An Act to Clarify the Law Enforcement Authority of Capitol Security Personnel. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Speaker SAXL of Portland)

L.D. 2080, H.P. 1574
An Act to Make Supplemental Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government and to Change Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2002 and June 30, 2003. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative BERRY of Livermore)

L.D. 2081, H.P. 1575
An Act to Implement the Unanimous and the Majority Recommendations of the Commission to Study Equity in the Distribution of Gas Tax Revenues Attributable to Snowmobiles, All-terrain Vehicles and Watercraft. (Submitted by the Commission to Study Equity in the Distribution of Gas Tax Revenues Attributable to Snowmobiles, All-terrain Vehicles and Watercraft pursuant to Resolve 2001, chapter 68.)

L.D. 2082, H.P. 1576
An Act to Amend the Subdivision Review Criteria for Traffic. (Submitted by the Joint Study Committee to Study Growth Management pursuant to Joint Order 2001, H.P. 1330.)

L.D. 2083, H.P. 1577
An Act to Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Revisor of Statutes pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 94.)

L.D. 2084, H.P. 1578
An Act Regarding Workers' Compensation and Liability Immunity Coverage for Emergency Management Forces. (Submitted by the Commission to Study the Implementation of a Unified Emergency Response for Emergency Releases and Spills of Toxic or Hazardous Materials pursuant to Resolve 2001, chapter 65, section 7.)

L.D. 2085, S.P. 751
An Act Relating to the Transfer to GNE, LLC of Certain Privileges Bestowed by the Legislature upon Great Northern Paper, Inc.. (Presented by President Pro Tem MICHAUD of Penobscot)

Copies of the Bills may be obtained from the Document Room, First 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.